Title - 'Two Sides to Every Story: Deluxe Edition'
Artist - Gene Clark
Two Sides to Every Story was originally released in 1977 under an unlucky star, like the notorious jinx which was almost routine for Gene Clark. First, it was overshadowed by his own seminal No Other album: how in the world could he surpass such an achievement? Moreover, the reunion with the Byrds was imminent, the concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon in April 1977, the prelude.
Most of the material on Two Sides To Every Story highlights the most important stages of Gene Clark's musical career and revisits the sounds of Dillard & Clark,"White Light, Roadmaster and No Other. The style of 'Marylou' and 'Kansas City Southern,' on the other hand, represents the hard rocking Club Band sound, a reference to the Silverados, with whom he previously toured in the American provinces.
Ultimately, it is the excellent song material itself, which makes all questions of style can seem minor. Instead of the Silverados, guest studio musicians are employed here, as they were in all his solo albums: a measure that is committed to serving the optimization of every single track.
So it is not surprising that almost every song sounds different with a completely unique character, held together only by Gene's incomparable vocal style. In addition to his own compositions, we get to hear for the first time on a Gene Clark album a song by Texas troubadour James Talley, 'Give My Love to Marie,' a choice suited for the wistful, melancholy mood of 'Two Sides To Every Story.'
The remastered sound on the CD reissue by High Noon Records is excellent, and the packaging is tasteful and generous. This new 2014 release comes as a Deluxe Edition Hard Bound Eco-Book with a 1st pressing limited numbered edition of 5,000. Inside is a 24-page full-color book with never-before-seen photos by Ed Caraeff and Torbjörn Calvero. Liner notes by John Einarson author, of acclaimed Gene Clark biography 'Mr. Tambourine Man'.
Even bonus cuts on an exclusive High Moon Records download card. Stunning live full-band performances from 1975 and never before aired 1974 interview by B. Mitchel Reed make this an honor, a real honor to have been listening to today.