So durable a record
fu wai | Hong Kong, not applicable Hong Kong | 07/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A heavenly collaboration of ex-byrd Gene Clark and Carla Olson. They collaborated very well. Duo accoustic guitars + accoustic bass and percussions... very clear and pure... and only listen to 3 songs the record is worthing its price... 1. Gypsy Rider, 2. Fair and Tender Ladies, 3.Every Angel in Heaven. SO durable, I never felt bored even I listened and listened to these three songs again and again. Other songs are less durable, though, but also of high standard. Don't be dragged by the poor CD cover... buy it."
Magic meeting of two generations
Randall E. Adams | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You can certainly be forgiven for not expecting much of this collaboration between the Hamlet-like founding Byrd member and the smart Texas cowpunk/new wave chick. But have faith and buy!Gene Clark and Carla Olson put together a fine dozen songs consisting of a few by each of them and wonderful selections from other writers (Gram Parsons' "Hot Burrito No.1", John Fogerty's "Almost Saturday Night," Joe South's "Don't It Make You Wanta Go Home" and Woody Guthrie's forever relevant "Deportee"). Their two voices mix wonderfully, Clark's soulful world-weary plaint and Olson's throaty contralto complementing each other. The instrumentation is a scintillating all-acoustic platform that makes me wish more people made records without amplifiers. This album will never date.The only complaint for this release is a greedy one: I wish they had done more than twelve tracks."