The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark

The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark

by Gene Clark
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The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark

Gene Clark was the greatest underrated singer/songwriter to emerge from the '60s rock explosion, and deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Neil Young. This album, his debut as a duo with virtuoso banjoist/guitarist Doug Dillard, is perhaps his most brilliant recording. Out of the ashes of the Byrds and a brilliant false start of a solo career (the excellent Echoes album), the 1968 Dillard & Clark project found Clark collecting some of his finest material (basically the entire album) and putting it in the familiar context of bluegrass and country, a good year before these elements became vogue in the pop world. But Gene Clark was always ahead of his time. Bookended by two exquisite autobiographical explorations into consciousness -- "Out on the Side" and "Something's Wrong" -- the album's other tracks run from mournful ballad statements such as "Radio Song" to joyous celebrations like "With Care from Someone." There is also a very hot cover of the gospel number "Git It on Brother," which features Chris Hillman on mandolin. Doug Dillard's playing on the record is uniformly excellent. Not only a virtuoso musician, Dillard is a truly smart player who never gets in the way of the songs. Graceful, spellbinding, and tasteful all at the same time. Absolutely essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2011
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771626424
catalogNumber: 6264
Rank: 47538

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Clark   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica
Doug Dillard   Banjo,Guitar,Violin
Chris Hillman   Mandolin
Andy Belling   Electric Harpsichord
Don Beck   Dobro,Mandolin
David Jackson   String Bass
Joel Larson   Drums
Bernie Leadon   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Dillards   Composer
Lester Flatt   Composer
Gene Clark   Composer
Larry Marks   Producer
Bob Garcia   Liner Notes
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction
John Einarson   Liner Notes,Annotation
Dick Bogart   Engineer

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