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ARTIST
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Two Sides to Every Story
FORMAT
CD

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HMR 002CD HMR 002CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/11/2014

Two Sides to Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from Gene Clark, a founding member of The Byrds, is available as a deluxe CD reissue packaged in a hardbound eco-book. Finally available on CD, this remastered version of the 1977 RSO album features absolutely stunning sound. Two Sides to Every Story was voted #3 in the 2010 Uncut feature "Readers 50 Greatest Lost Albums." From the country-rocking "Kansas City Southern," to the to the achingly, melancholy, strings-and-synthesizer-draped "Sister Moon," Two Sides is a masterfully eclectic album that AllMusic proclaims "succeeds on many more levels than more heralded No Other. " Produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye (who also produced Clark's masterpiece No Other), the album features an all-star cast of musical co-conspirators: Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, banjo virtuoso Douglas Dillard, country violin legend Byron Berline, pedal-steel ace Al Perkins, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter on guitar. Gene Clark served as The Byrds' chief songwriter in the mid-'60s, penning some of their most essential songs, including "Feel a Whole Lot Better," "Eight Miles High" and "You Showed Me." Clark is widely considered to be the pioneer of three musical genres: folk-rock, country-rock, and psychedelic-rock. Gene Clark's inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influence countless artists, including: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy-winning Album of the Year, Raising Sand), Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, R.E.M., Tom Petty, Yo La Tengo, the Flamin' Groovies, Teenage Fanclub, and Wilco. Features bonus cuts on an exclusive download card with over 90 minutes of unheard Gene Clark in 24-bit WAV files.