Fantastic Expedition & Through the Morning Import, Original recording remastered
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The best thing about it is the songwriting. These are simple, accessible songs that will stick in your head and make you happy and eager to listen again. By the time I'd listened once, I found myself racing home to hear "Train Leaves Here This Mornin'", "In the Plan", and especially "With Care From Someone" again.
Besides the songwriting, there's also great vocal harmonies all over the place, not as just ornamentation, but integral to many of the songs, like "Why Not Your Baby", "Out On the Side" and again, "With Care From Someone".
There are toe-tappers ("Rocky Top", "No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine"), gospel hoe-downs ("Git It On, Brother", "I Bowed My Head and Cried Holy"), and well crafted I/IV/V blues tunes ("Kansas City Southern"), and sad, swaying steel guitar country tunes ("Through the Morning, Through the Night"). There's plenty of hot banjo picking and fiddle, but this CD is all about great songs. Buy it.
This set pulls together both of the Dillard & Clark Expedition albums along with a small handful of extra tracks from that same time. The first album "Fantastic Expedition" includes a number of Gene Clark's career bests such as "Out on the Side," "She Darked the Sun," "This Train Leaves Here this Mornin'," "With Care from Someone" and the jaw-dropping "Something's Wrong." What an amazing string of great songs! How the British commentary on the packaging can call this album a "minor classic" escapes me; it's a major classic.
The second album "Through the Morning, Through the Night" has the wonderful title track, another great Clark original in "Kansas City Southern" and some really nice covers. It is a much more country oriented album. It is not at all on the level of "Fantastic Expedition," but it's still worth having.
Two of the extra tracks "Why Not Your Baby" and "Lyin' Down the Middle" are quite strong.
The four star rating reflects the five star value of "Fantastic Expedition" and the three star rating of "Through the Morning, Through the Night."
The first album is far and away the best.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these albums on vinyl since when they were first released, and always wanted them on CD for the car. now, I can listen to them whenever I want to. Great stuff.Published 3 months ago by J. Murphy
Gene Clark is truly an American original. He wrote and sang in a very specific idiosyncratic style, but that style managed to be accessible and beautiful nonetheless. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gary T. Kleemann
Great! I love it! Gene Clark is one of my absolute favorite writers and vocalist of American music and his own compositions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ran Collins
But be aware if you're longing for complete liner notes. The booklet in my copy has a wrapper with D&C pictures. The rest of the booklet was inexplicably devoted to Natalie Cole.Published on April 21, 2014 by Jonathan K. Probber
After a year or so of struggling to find the right musical direction, following his abrupt departure from The Byrds, Gene Clark hooked up with Doug Dillard and proceeded to invent... Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by ptk13
Never heard Dillard & Clark before. Bought it because I love Clark's White Light album and because 2 songs are on the Krauss/Plant album Raising Sand.
Enjoyed both albums. Read more