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Genres: Pop, Rock
A lot of people think this is Gene Clark's best solo record, & a lot of people think it's his worst. What is not in doubt is that it's his most ambitious, Asylum had given the ex-Byrd a $100,000 budget, & Gene made darn ... more »
A lot of people think this is Gene Clark's best solo record, & a lot of people think it's his worst. What is not in doubt is that it's his most ambitious, Asylum had given the ex-Byrd a $100,000 budget, & Gene made darn sure to use it, bringing in choirs, woodwinds, piano & fiddle to create & ethereal blend of gospel, country & psychedelic. Collector's Choice. 2002.
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Jean-claude Marchal | 09/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
I'm Belgian living in Brussels and my languages are French and Flemish (I mean Dutch). My english is not perfect, sorry. I bought three CD's of Gene Clark because it's impossible to find this kind of product here in Belgium. I am a great fan of american pop music, especially from the West Coast. I like especially country and bluegrass music too. Why Gene Clark, dead in 1991? I saw his name on the CD of Alison Kraus & Robert Plant "Raising Sand" (tribute to G. Clark, by the reprise of two songs "Through the Morning Trough the Night" and "Polly Come Home"). I already knew Gene Clark by the way of the legendary band "The Byrds" (he worked on the first and second records - beautifuf songs, "Set You free This Time" for example). I own allmost everything of the Byrds, reissued on CD's.One of the greatest American poet played once with this band, his name is Gram Parsons. Gene Clark is a great poet and musician too. He makes all,words an music. I recommend those three CD's from the seventies: "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark/Through the Mornin, Through the Night", "Gene Clark" and "No Other". This last (1974)was "overproducted" (too much choruses, for example) - on the CD, I prefer the bonus tracks, the same songs musically lightened. I consider "Silver Raven" as one of the most beautiful songs I ever listened.
Great Album - avoid the "remastered & expanded" version
Brad Averill | Eugene, Oregon United States | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album. Most reviewers give it 5 stars and it deserves every one of them. However, do yourself a favor. Avoid the remixed, remastered and expanded version. The remastering is not good. It is harsh and hard to listen to. Seek out the original version with 8 cuts. It is the original mix and is much better. The remastered version overamps everything with the end result that it is almost painful to listen to. Why someone felt it was necessary to "improve" on what most critics consider a masterpiece is beyond me! Trust me on this one - I have both versions and have just played them one after the other."
Give it time, play it loud....it's a masterpiece all right.
Mr. Stephen Reid | Liverpool, England | 06/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think `No Other' is one of those epiphany albums. I bought my copy about 6 months ago. I liked it, but wondered what all the fuss was about. I would come back to it every couple of weeks, it sounded good (but I still wasn't sure what all the fuss was about). Then I listened to it again just this week. This was the epiphany moment. Now I can't stop playing the damn thing! This an album that should be played very loud to be really appreciated. It demands attention from the listener, it can't be treated as background noise or a superficial soundtrack to a busy day like so much music often is. There is too much going on in each cut - apart from the in the fine Gene Clark vocals - that really draws the listener in and rewards the attention given. Now I know what all the fuss was about. I got there in the end and the journey was well worthwhile.