Gene Clark - White Light
Gene Clark - White Light
Gene Clark - White Light
Gene Clark - White Light

Gene Clark - White Light

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Gene Clark – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Jesse Ed Davis – electric guitar, bottleneck guitar

John Selk – acoustic guitar

Chris Ethridge – bass

Gary Mallaber – drums

Mike Utley – organ

Ben Sidran – piano

Bobbye Hall – congas, percussion


1LP, Old Style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket Art printed by Stoughton

Original analog Master tape : YES (1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape)

Heavy Press : 180g Ultra-quiet vinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : RTI

Label : Intervention Records

Original Label : A&M records

Recorded Spring 1971 at A&M Studios and Village Recorders, Los Angeles

Engineered by Joe Zagarino

Produced and mixed by Jesse Ed Davis

Mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio

Originally released in 1971

Reissued in 2018



Side A :

  1. The Virgin
  2. With Tomorrow
  3. White Light
  4. Because Of You
  5. One In A Hundred

Side B:

  1. Spanish Guitar
  2. Where My Love Lies Asleep
  3. Tears Of Rage
  4. 1975



Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 49/100!


Reviews :

« Gene Clark's 1971 platter, with its stark black cover featuring his silhouette illuminated by the sun, was dubbed White Light -- though the words never appear on the cover -- and if ever a title fit a record, it's this one. Over its nine original tracks, it has established itself as one of the greatest singer/songwriter albums ever made. After leaving the Byrds in 1966, recording with the Gosdin Brothers, and breaking up the Dillard & Clark group that was a pioneering country-rock outfit, Clark took time to hone his songwriting to its barest essentials. The focus on these tracks is intense, they are taut and reflect his growing obsession with country music. Produced by the late guitarist Jesse Ed Davis (who also worked with Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Link Wray, and poet John Trudell, among others), Clark took his songs to his new label with confidence and they supported him. The band is comprised of Flying Burrito Brothers' bassist Chris Ethridge, the then-Steve Miller Band-pianist (and future jazz great) Ben Sidran, organist Michael Utley, and drummer Gary Mallaber. Clark's writing, as evidenced on "The Virgin," the title cut, "For a Spanish Guitar," "One in a Hundred," and "With Tomorrow," reveals a stark kind of simplicity in his lines. Using melodies mutated out of country, and revealing that he was the original poet and architect of the Byrds' sound on White Light, Clark created a wide open set of tracks that are at once full of space, a rugged gentility, and are harrowingly intimate in places. His reading of Bob Dylan's "Tears of Rage," towards the end of the record rivals, if not eclipses, the Band's. Less wrecked and ravaged, Clark's song is more a bewildered tome of resignation to a present and future in the abyss. Now this is classic rock. » Review by Thom Jurek


"There's not a less than compelling tune on this album but the standouts are 'Because of You' and 'Spanish Guitar', both of which take full effect every play thanks to Clark's searing vocals and the intimacy of the recordings, which have never before sounded this pure and transparent, nor has Chris Ethridge's bass been reproduced with such weight and texture. Lacquers were cut from original analog tape safety copy. The laminated cover and 'Tip on' jacket add to the reissue's attractiveness. I'm compiling a list of 100 'must have' all-analog in print records and this one has been added to the list. Highly recommended, even if, no, especially if you have a treasured original A&M pressing. This reissue kills the original in every possible way!" - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,61 / 5 , Michael Fremer : Music 9/10, Sound 9/10

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