Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Usually ships within 5 to 7 days.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by SKLmarketing
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Cd is in excellent condition light case wear. From personal collection, rarely played.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.35
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Roadmaster
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Roadmaster Import


See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, June 16, 1994
$15.79
$9.00 $4.99

Amazon's Gene Clark Store

Visit Amazon's Gene Clark Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Roadmaster + Gene Clark (aka White Light) + No Other
Price for all three: $35.17

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 16, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Edsel Records UK
  • ASIN: B0000011SZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,049 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She's The Kind Of Girl
2. One In A Hundred
3. Here Tonight
4. Full Circle Song
5. In A Misty Morning
6. Rough And Rocky
7. Roadmaster
8. I Really Don't Want To Know
9. I Remember The Railroad
10. She Don't Care About Time
11. Shooting Star

Editorial Reviews

Roadmaster is a collection of various Gene Clark recordings after leaving The Byrds, all the original Byrds are present on three tracks.

Customer Reviews

I am passionate about it and, if you give it a listen, you will be too.
Carlisle Wheeling
Crosby's harmonies and McGuinn's leads are icing on the cake while Chris Hillman's bass playing is outstanding - easily one of the best bass players of our time.
Kenneth Jones
It is so sad that he is gone; no one else has ever played steel quite like he did.
Brad Averill

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By S. F Gulvezan on March 25, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD is made up primarily of sessions Gene Clark, co-founder of the Byrds, did on A&M records, which were abruptly cancelled by the record company. Several years later, some of the songs from these sessions, along with two Gene Clark songs recorded by the original Byrds, "One In a Hundred" and "She's the Kind of Girl" were released in Holland - where Clark has always had a strong following - under the title, ROADMASTER. Needless to say, the entire entire album is Gene Clark in his prime, once again ahead of his time with a soulful mix of country, folk, and rock sounds. Songs from this CD such as "Here Tonight" and "In a Misty Morning," have become underground classics, while the two Byrds tunes are considered by many to be the best reunion work the original group ever did. A classic.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Steven Kosakowski on November 22, 1998
Format: Audio CD
A delightful odds 'n' sods collection; a couple of lovely tracks cut with the original Byrds in '69 or '70, one with the post-Parsons Flying Burrito Brothers, and eight tracks from a solo album attempt in '72 with various Byrd/Burrito types playing backup. 'In a Misty Morning' in particular will get right under your skin, and qualifies this for inclusion in any 'Grievous Angels' collection. Fans of Gram Parsons, early Joe Ely, and/or Whiskeytown will like this one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mark Blevins on August 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Listening to this disc, it's hard to believe these are a group of outtakes. The songs, overall, are strong and some of Clark's best. The original members of the Byrds backed Clark on two songs, while assorted members of the Flying Burrito Brothers backed him on several other songs.

I prefer the sound of "Roadmaster" to the sparse and acoustic "White Light," but others may disagree. Both have stand-out tracks. The title track itself is a slow bluesy rocker, which feels out of place and is the weakest on the disc. Also, Clark may have felt the need to re-make the classic Byrd song "She Don't Care About Time," but the re-make can't match the Byrds version.

Despite these two drawbacks, the rest of the album is wonderful. Songs such as "Full Circle Song," "I Remember the Railroad," and "Shooting Star" are some of the best Clark ever wrote. For these three songs alone, it's hard to fathom that this album wasn't even released in the U.S. Of all of Clark's albums, this one has some songs that could have been hits. Thankfully, Clark's discography is being re-evaluated and re-discovered. For Gene Clark fans, this is an essential disc.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
While called "Roadmaster" this wasn't the album that Gene Clark had intended to release after "White Light" (aka "Gene Clark"). The "Roadmaster" sessions collapsed admit chaos due to drugs. Evidently Sly Stone came in while Gene wasn't working on the album and ran up the tab in the same studio (with Gene's producer at the helm)causing the project to go overbudget (food and drugs contributed to that) and A&M ultimately cancelled the album sessions.

The late Jim Dickson convinced A&M to issue this on vinyl back in the day overseas because Clark had such a huge European following. The Bob Irwin remaster improves slightly on the Edsel from twenty years ago. The album was unfinished with only eight completed tracks so Dickson filled out the album with two reunion tracks with Clark's former bandmates The Byrds and a track where Clark was backed by The Flying Burrito Brothers.

I'm not sure if Irwin had better tapes to work with or not but the EQ choices here are certainly a bit more pleasing. The difference isn't huge between the two versions and this would be an essential rebuy IF they had included Doug Hinshaw's mixes (two of which were included on Flying High) where you could hear Clarence White's guitar parts better and even hear other musicians that are not evident on Dickson's mixes.

Nicely housed in a digipak we get liner notes that gives us a bit of background on the album (although for the definitive info on the making of the album I'd readMr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Book)).

Should you buy this and will it sound better? Well I suppose it depends on your ears and equipment. It has also been reissued on vinyl by Sundazed as well.
Highly recommended if you don't have it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Blizard on August 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In a burned out basement back in 1986, bare-bulb ceiling and a fan in the window (as I recall it was an unusually hot summer, we sat mesmerized listening to Roadmaster. There is something haunting about Byron Berlin's fiddle as it weaves together Gene's smooth vocals... In a Misty Morning... Captivated, we spoke of Gene as a savior (though some would call him a slave). We drove endlessly through our memories and desires, capturing the occassional glimpse of the beauty of the cosmos offered in his voice. I have almost every song that Gene recorded (at least those which have been released), and still I return and find this recording, at once, as compelling as a stranger's smile, and as close as my own thought. Gene was a mystic for he speaks directly to our soul.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By William J. Walker on May 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Released in 1973 by A&M Holland and not released in the UK until 1986(and later still in the US) this is essentialy an archival compilation of unissued studio material. Not perhaps the most promising of prospect but when Gene Clark is in the equation you learn to expect to find nuggets of gold in the most unlikely places.

The first two tracks(She's the Kind of Girl' and 'One In a Hundred')are Byrds backed(from a shelved 1970 album project)and would have been stand out tracks on any Byrds album.'One In a Hundred' appears on the 'White Light' album in a pared down form (which is very different but also excellent)and was actually recorded after this version.One can only echoe the thoughts voiced by others, what if he'd been allowed to remain with the Byrds?
'Here Tonight'(track 3) was recorded with the 'Flying Burrito Brothers'and is one one the sweetest and most instantly lovable melodies I've ever heard.It's followed by two more high quality Gene Clark originals 'Full Circle Song'(sequestered onto the Byrds reunion album with a slightly shortened title) and the fantastic 'In a Misty Morning' a country tinged gem.
To be honest the rest of the album doesn't quite match the first five songs (no disgrace in that) following on are a couple of pleasant covers and the title track itself, probably the least 'Gene Clark' song you could imagine; a rather basic R&B workout with lyrics to match("I'm a roadmaster baby and I spend my life on the road...").
The final three tracks feature are all Clark originals two of which are performed in a delicate country style and sandwich the track I was most intrigued to hear; a reworking of one of my favourite ever songs:'She don't Care About Time'.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?