No Other

Gene Clark

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  • Genre: Americana / Country
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released Date: 8th November 2019
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Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue.

“One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for its obscurity, ‘No Other’ is now celebrated for its magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” – The Guardian

On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, ‘No Other’. Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds’ shortlived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with ‘No Other’; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make. Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with.

However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th Anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished ‘No Other’, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s ‘Third/Sister Lovers’ and Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’,” with the album now being increasingly recognised as one of the greatest of its time, if not all time.

45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD are giving ‘No Other’ the reappraisal it deserves. The original eight track album is being released on both CD and LP (with poster), while a double CD edition in a hardbound book cover includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of ‘Train Leaves Here This Morning’ (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon).

Excitingly, the deluxe box set edition fans have been waiting decades for has also been lovingly curated. The lavish silver box contains the LP, three SACDs (the original album in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve plus two more discs of session mixes), an exclusive 7”, a comprehensive Blu-Ray disc which includes HD versions of all tracks, a stunning 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary by Paul Kendall (the director responsible for the acclaimed 2013 film, The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark) and a hardbound 80 page book featuring essays by the likes of Andrew Perry, Jon Einarson, Johnny Rogan, Martin Aston and Sid Griffin, extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos.

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Track Listings

‘No Other’ (Remastered)

Life’s Greatest Fool
Silver Raven
No Other
Strength Of Strings
From A Silver Phial
Some Misunderstanding
The True One
Lady Of The North

‘No Other (Sessions 1)’ *

From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
Silver Raven (Version 2)
Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2)
Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
Lady Of The North (Version 2)
The True One (Version 2)
Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
No Other (Version 2)

‘No Other (Sessions 2)’ **

From A Silver Phial (Version 1)
Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 1)
No Other (Version 1)
Lady Of The North (Version 1)
Some Misunderstanding (Version 1)
Silver Raven (Version 1)
Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)
The True One (Version 1)
Strength Of Strings (Version 1)
Life’s Greatest Fool (Single Version)
Silver Raven (Single Edit)

7” **

Life’s Greatest Fool (Single Version)
Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)

Blu-ray **
‘The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Making of No Other’
by Paul Kendall
‘No Other’ (Alternate Audio Versions)
‘No Other’ (HD Audio Remaster)
‘No Other’ (5.1 Surround Mix)
‘No Other’ (1974 Vinyl Master)
‘No Other’ (2019 Stereo Remix)
* = 2CD & Box Set Only
** = Box Set Only

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