Thursday, November 23, 2023

Gene Clark's LP re-released on blue vinyl with 7" single bonus with unreleased track


It went rather unnoticed but the latest vinyl re-release of Gene Clark and Carla Olson's LP « So Rebellious A Lover » on blue vinyl has a bonus 7’’ vinyl single with an unreleased Clark/Olson « home recorded » song.

Says Carla Olson:

« A blue vinyl version of my album with Gene, ‘So Rebellious A Lover’, has just been re-released in the summer and it includes a 7 inch single of Gene singing a song in his house, and me singing the song with him in the house, it was recorded in his lounge on a little cassette deck. It is really a wonderful addition to the many reissues of that album »

The LP was released on Sunset Blvd Records with reference LP-SBR-7021.

The single is as follows:


Side A

Gypsy Rider 

Recorded at Criterion Recording Studio, Hollywood, Ca. 1985

Bass – Joe Read

Drums – Phil Seymour

Guitar – George Callins

Pedal Steel Guitar – Ed Black

Recorded By, Mixed By – Guy Roche

Written-By, Producer, Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark


Side B 

Recorded at Gene's House, Sherman Oaks, Ca. 1989 

Number One Is To Survive

Guitar, Vocals – Gene Clark

Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Carla Olson


The mention that Gene And Carla’s "Number One Is To Survive" is an unreleased track was based on what Carla Olson said in a recent interview. Actually, our regular correspondent JPM just let us know that it’s not unreleased, as it appears on Gene and Carla’s double CD “Gene Clark With Carla Olson In Concert” released by Collector’s Choice Music as long ago as 2007, with the note “Gene & Clara In Gene’s Living Room, 1989”


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Yet another Chris Hillman participation (2007)


It had escaped me until now but I just found out that Chris Hillman plays mandolin and sings harmony vocal on The Psychedelic Cowboys’ “Jangle Waltz” album from 2007.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Uncredited Byrds track?

I hadn’t listened to the “Candy” soundtrack LP for years.

I did a couple of days ago, and when listening to “Ascension To Virginity” by Dave Grusin, I couldn’t help thinking I was hearing The Byrds.

Some research led me to someone who plays on the album; he said it was Dave Grusin on keyboards, Gene Parsons on drums, Clarence White on guitar and probably John York on bass. He couldn’t remember about McGuinn being there as well.

Seems like an uncredited Byrds track to me.

Make your own opinion here:

UPDATE Nov 8, 2023:

Both Gene Parsons and John York were contacted by e-mail and confirmed that the track is by the both of them and Clarence White. McGuinn's participation is not confirmed.