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Gene Clark - 'No Other' Out Now
Gene Clark : 'No Other' Out Now
8th November 2019

No Other, the stunning record by Gene Clark, is finally reissued on 4AD today - giving the masterpiece the treatment it deserves.

Gene Clark

One of the most beautiful records ever made” - Record Collector *****
Gives this excellent album the treatment it deserves” - Q *****
A misunderstood touchstone of cosmic American music” - Shindig *****
A cult classic” - Long Live Vinyl (9/10)
Shows how deep and far he was willing to go to capture – and share – the salvation in a song
MOJO ****
A masterpiece” - The Quietus
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A set of extraordinarily poetic and beautiful songs" - The Economist
"The results are spectacular" - LA Times

+ No Other is out now across four formats on 4AD - CD, Limited Double CD, LP and a Limited Deluxe Boxset +
+ You can buy and listen here +


The original eight-track album is being released on both CD and LP with the design kept as close to the 1974 original as possible.

A limited run double CD edition housed in a hardbound book cover sees the original album being released alongside a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of 'Train Leaves Here This Morning' (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by both Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon).

Excitingly, the deluxe boxset edition fans have been waiting for has also been lovingly curated. An extremely limited item, the box contains the LP pressed on silver vinyl, three SACDs (a multi-layer SACD of the original album housed in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve printed by the Ichikudo Company plus two further SACDs of session mixes and radio edits), an exclusive 7”, a comprehensive Blu-ray disc package which includes HD versions of all tracks, a 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary by Paul Kendall (an edit of his acclaimed 2013 film, The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark), and a hardbound 80 page book which features essays, extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos.

Coming on the eve of Gene’s 75th birthday, this reissue serves as both a celebration for fans and an introduction to soon-to-be fans.  There really is no other like No Other.

Recorded at the Village Recorder in West Hollywood and produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, No Other was originally released in 1974 on Asylum Records, coming a year after the Byrds short-lived reunion.  Reaching for the stars, Gene delivered a visionary record of psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul which famously cost a small fortune to make (“It took a lot of time in the studio before we could actually get the songs to the point we wanted them,” Gene said in 1977).  Although warmly received by critics, No Other was a commercial failure and was subsequently deleted shortly after.

However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with No Other now being increasingly recognised as one of the greatest of its time, if not all time.  Another sign of the album's enduring charm came that year when feted Baltimore duo Beach House decided to “spread awareness” of Gene's master work by enlisting friends - most of whom weren't born when No Other was released - from bands such as Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and The Walkmen to tour the album note-for-note in both the UK and the US.  You can watch them performing it in New York here.

Five years on from then and No Other is finally getting the reappraisal it deserves.  The original tapes have been remastered at Abbey Road, a stunning 5.1 Surround mix of this album created for the first time (done by Neil Wilkes & B.J. Cole at Opus Productions), and both the in the studio and promotional photoshoots have been located.  Furthermore, all the studio takes have been forensically worked on and mixed by the duo of Gene Clark aficionado, author and Long Ryders frontman Sid Griffin and John Wood, the producer famed for his work with the likes of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny.  More than just bonus material, these tracks offer fans an insight in to how Gene approached recording No Other; no track has been edited or composited in any way, allowing for things to be heard exactly as they went down in the studio and before any overdubbing took place.

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Limited Deluxe Boxset (4AD0071MXX)

Beautiful Silver Boxset Containing No Other LP (Pressed on Silver Vinyl with Poster),
Exclusive 7”, Three SACDs, Blu-ray & An 80 Page Hardbound Book.
Multi-layer SACD Version of Album Presented in an Exclusive Japanese Ichikudo Vinyl Replica Sleeve.
All Boxset Orders from the 4AD store include Two Exclusive Flexi 7”s.




No Other
Formats: LP, Multi-Layer SACD, Blu-ray
Album Remastered at Abbey Road
1 Life’s Greatest Fool, 2 Silver Raven, 3 No Other, 4 Strength Of Strings, 5 From A Silver Phial, 6 Some Misunderstanding, 7 The True One, 8 Lady Of The North

No Other (Sessions 1)
Formats: SACD, Blu-ray
New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood
1 From A Silver Phial (Version 4), 2 Silver Raven (Version 2), 3 Some Misunderstanding (Version 3), 4 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2), 5 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2), 6 Lady Of The North (Version 2), 7 The True One (Version 2), 8 Strength Of Strings (Version 2), 9 No Other (Version 2)

No Other (Sessions 2)
Formats: SACD, Blu-ray
More New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood
1 From A Silver Phial (Version 1), 2 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 1), 3 No Other (Version 1), 4 Lady Of The North (Version 1), 5 Some Misunderstanding (Version 1),
6 Silver Raven (Version 1), 7 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1), 8 The True One (Version 1), 9 Strength Of Strings (Version 1), 10 Life’s Greatest Fool (1974 Single Version), 11 Silver Raven (1974 Single Edit)

7”
A Life’s Greatest Fool (1974 Single Version), AA Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)

No Other (Alternate Audio Versions)
HD Abbey Road Remaster (Multi-layer SACD stereo with CD layer and Blu-ray 24 bit/ 96 khz stereo)
HD 5.1 Surround Mix by Neil Wilkes & B.J. Cole (Opus Productions), Mastered by Neil Wilkes (Multi-layer SACD and Blu-ray 24 bit/ 96 khz)
HD 1974 Vinyl Master (Blu-ray 24 bit / 96 khz), Flat Transfer
HD 2019 Stereo Remix by Neil Wilkes and Nick Ward (Opus Productions), Mastered by Neil Wilkes (Blu-ray 24 bit / 96 khz)

Film (Blu-ray)
The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Making of No Other by Paul Kendall

Book
No Other: The Making of A Masterpiece Book, Edited by Steve Webbon
Essays by Johnny Rogan, John Einarson, Sid Griffin, Martin Aston & Andrew Perry
Previously Unpublished Photographs by John Dietrich, From The Collection of Whin Oppice
Extensive Liner Notes
Lyrics and Credits

Flexi 7” One (4AD0203SP) (Exclusive to the 4AD Store)
From A Silver Phial (Version 3)

Flexi 7” Two (4AD0204SP) (Exclusive to the 4AD Store)
Some Misunderstanding (Version 2)

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Limited Double CD (4AD0070CDX)
The Original Album Remastered, Plus Bonus Disc of New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood. Hardbound Book Cover.

Disc One - No Other
1 Life’s Greatest Fool, 2 Silver Raven, 3 No Other, 4 Strength Of Strings, 5 From A Silver Phial, 6 Some Misunderstanding, 7 The True One, 8 Lady Of The North

Disc Two - No Other (Sessions 1)
1 From A Silver Phial (Version 4), 2 Silver Raven (Version 2), 3 Some Misunderstanding (Version 3), 4 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2), 5 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2), 6 Lady Of The North (Version 2), 7 The True One (Version 2), 8 Strength Of Strings (Version 2), 9 No Other (Version 2)

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LP (4AD0070LP)
The Original Album with Poster, Remastered at Abbey Road



No Other
A1 Life’s Greatest Fool, A2 Silver Raven, A3 No Other, A4 Strength Of Strings
B1 From A Silver Phial, B2 Some Misunderstanding, B3 The True One, B4 Lady Of The North

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CD (4AD0070CD)
The Original Album, Remastered at Abbey Road



No Other
1 Life’s Greatest Fool, 2 Silver Raven, 3 No Other, 4 Strength Of Strings, 5 From A Silver Phial, 6 Some Misunderstanding, 7 The True One, 8 Lady Of The North

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