Gene Clark The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark LP
Groundbreaking Album That Helped Define Country-Rock!
High Definition Vinyl! Sourced From Original A&M Analog Tapes!
In 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success
and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America's answer to the
Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like "Mr. Tambourine
Man", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", and "Eight Miles High". Gene was front and center as
tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early
1966 he flew the Byrds' coop. A gifted songwriter, expectations ran high for a
stellar solo career, but those hopes were dashed when his debut solo album and
single both failed to chart. Dropped by Columbia Records the following year,
Gene's career remained in limbo until teaming up with banjo player
extraordinaire Doug Dillard.
What emerged from a series of informal jam sessions in and around Laurel Canyon
was a loose-knit group of pickers seeking to break bluegrass music out of its
traditional confines and redefine it in a contemporary country-rock context. The
Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is a groundbreaking album that helped
define country-rock and set the template not only for that genre but the entire
alt.country, Americana and Roots Rock movements of the '90s. Together with
future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who co-wrote "Train Leaves Here This Morning", with
Gene (featured both on the Fantastic Expedition album and later on the Eagels'
debut release), the Dillard & Clark merger represents a high-water mark in Gene
Clark's impressive anon of recordings and one of the most satisfying periods in
his often troubled career.
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark ranks among a handful of seminal
1960s country-rock experiments. "I think we made our mark in country rock,"
muses Doug Dillard. "We Didn't make the charts but we sure influenced a lot of
people." To insure that their influence carries on, Sundazed proudly presents
this newly mastered edition, sourced from the original A&M analog tapes,
available on resonant high-definition vinyl packaged in a vibrant recreation of
the original cover artwork. This is an expedition you'll want to take time and
• High-definition Vinyl
• Sourced from Original A&M Analog Tapes
1. Out On The Side
2. She Darked The Sun
3. Don't Come Rollin'
4. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
1. With Care From Someone
2. The Radio Song
3. Git It On Brother (Git In Line Brother)
4. In The Plan
5. Something's Wrong