180g Vinyl Reissue 100% Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio & Pressed At RTI
As a founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by '69, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before. The stark simplicity and stripped down arrangements - with just acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice - evidence a deeper insight into life and an overall optimism rarely found in his previous work.
The resulting singer/songwriter masterpiece, White Light, produced by renown guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene's most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several Best Album of the Year lists. Bittersweet songs like "For A Spanish Guitar," "With Tomorrow" and "Where My Love Lies Asleep" are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene's appreciation for country music and "One In A Hundred" harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions. Buoyed by his new surroundings, friendships, marriage, a feeling of contentment in his rural retreat and the imminent birth of his first child, White Light reveals Gene Clark at the absolute top of his game.
Intervention Records' ultra-quiet 180g vinyl LP reissue of White Light was 100% analog mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from the best source available - phenomenal-sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. The results are amazing! The beautiful guitar playing is finally full and rich, and you can hear the full body of the instruments like never before, not just the strings. And Gene's aching vocals have never been so emotive and immediate. The album art has been beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the LP comes housed in a film-laminated, Old Style "Tip-On" jacket printed by Stoughton.
• 180-gram vinyl reissue from Intervention Records
• 100% analog mastering from the real analog tapes by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio
• Pressed at RTI
• Beautifully restored "Old Style" jacket printed by Stoughton