Friday, February 5, 2010

Gene Clark ❏

Latest update of post: December 2015.

Please check back in a few weeks for the addition about the Jack & Paul Kendall documentary “The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark”. Film was aired in the UK by the BBC4 channel on March 2014 and got an EU DVD release. Lee is amongst the interviewees along with ex-Byrd members, producers, and relatives and friends of Gene Clark’s.

You may take a look at some very rare images from the “No Other” recording sessions right at the bottom of post. Thanks!

Gene Clark - No Other
Asylum 7E-1016 (1974) - US LP
Asylum/Warner Strategic Marketing 8122 73701-2 (2003) - US/EU CD - Remastered & expanded edition

Side One

1 - Life’s Greatest Fool*
2 - Silver Raven*
3 - No Other*
4 - Strength Of Strings*

Side Two

5 - From A Silver Phial*
6 - Some Misunderstanding*
7 - The True One*
8 - Lady Of The North*

remastered and expanded CD bonus tracks (all previously unreleased)

9 - Train Leaves Here This Morning*
10 - Life’s Greatest Fool*
- alternate version
11 - Silver Raven* - aternate version
12 - No Other* - alternate version
13 - From A Silver Phial* - alternate version
14 - Some Misunderstanding* - alternate version
15 - Lady Of The North* - alternate version

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the remastered and expanded CD reissue. 2) No US catalog # could be found for the remastered and expanded reissue. 3) According to liner notes in the remastered and expanded edition, track 9 is an outtake from the album sessions. CD credits list no specific drummer for this track. 4) There do not appear to be drums on track 11.

Gene Clark - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)*
Russ Kunkel (as Russ Kunkle) - Drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15)
Butch Trucks - Drums (3, 7, 12)
Jerry McGee - Guitar
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar (as Danny Kootch)
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Steve Bruton - Guitar
Buzzy Feiten - Guitar
Mike Utley - Keyboards (as Michael Utley)
Craig Doerge - Keyboards
Bill Cuomo - Rheem Organ
Richard Greene - Violin
Chris Hillman - Mandolin
Ted Machell - Cello
Joe Lala - Percussion (1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13)
Ronnie Barron - Vocals
Cindy Bullens - Vocals
Claudia Lennear - Vocals
Venetta Fields - Vocals
Clydie King - Vocals
Shirley Matthews - Vocals
Carlena Williams - Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit - Vocals (as Tim Schmit)

Produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye

Gene Clark - Arrangements
Thomas Jefferson Kaye - Arrangements

Tony Reale - Recording Engineer
Joe Tuzen - Assistant

Recording Studio:
The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles

Mallory Earl - Mixing Engineer

Mixing Studio:
Wally Heider Recording, Studio D, San Francisco

Ea. - Cover Art
Linda Dietrich - Photography
John Dietrich - Art Direction, Design
Clothes Designed by: Pleasure Dome, Hollywood

Reissue Additional Credits

Re-issue Produced For Release by: Rick Conrad
Andrew Sandoval - Sound Producer, Remastering Engineer
Dan Hersch - Remastering Engineer

Remastering Studio:
Digiprep, Los Angeles

Sid Griffin - Liner Notes (foreward)
Johnny Rogan - Liner Notes

Phil Smee at Waldo’s Design & Dream Emporium - CD re-issue package

“Special Thanks // Erik James at, Dan Chalmers at wsm. Int’l, Peter Pasternak and Jennifer Auh at, Andrew Sandoval and Brian Kehew, Bill Inglot, Dan Hersch and Warren Sayler at Digiprep, Sid Griffin, Johnny Rogan, Mick Houghton and Phil Smee.”.

Gene Clark
Douglas Dillard
Additional Songwriter (CD reissue):
Bernie Leadon

source/pic: my records
US LP catalog # and side one/two breakdown: the web

“No Other” - Scrapbook

All of the following pictures were taken during the recording sessions of “No Other” and come from an original contact sheet acquired by Whin Oppice from the John Dietrich estate sale. The following is a note from Mr. Oppice himself explaining more about these images and their origin.

“I can verify that the Scrapbook Lee Sklar “No Other” photos came from the John Dietrich estate. Whether they were taken by John or Linda, I don't know. I acquired original contact sheets and negatives from these No Other Sessions from the John Dietrich estate sale, Lake Havasu City, AZ, July of 2007. In January 2008 I emailed Lee and included scans of the photos from the Dietrich contact sheets. Glad you like the photos. - Whin Oppice”.

Thanks again to Whin Oppice and Lee Sklar for allowing the reproduction of this material. All rights reserved (please read → here).