No Other (2003) Long out of print, the former Byrd's big-budget 1974 flop was reputed to be a sort of folk-rock Sgt. Pepper, an overproduced mess that earned… 2003-04-08 Gene Clark
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No Other (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2003; Lead Performance: Gene Clark

Long out of print, the former Byrd's big-budget 1974 flop was reputed to be a sort of folk-rock Sgt. Pepper, an overproduced mess that earned equal amounts of admiration and derision. As with many such lost artifacts, the reality is somewhat different -- the sound is for the most part tasteful and modest, extreme only when compared with Clark's earlier work. Some of the backing vocals are a bit excessive, but more often the production flourishes add rather than subtract. Think of it as a missing link between '60s folkie Fred Neil and Beck's Sea Change.

Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints