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Guy Clark|The Essential Guy Clark

The Essential Guy Clark

Guy Clark

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It took until 1997 for RCA to get it together and replace their Best of Guy Clark with this package, The Essential Guy Clark. The major differences: almost all of the 20 tracks here were cut by Guy Clark on two separate RCA albums -- Old No. 1 and Texas Cookin' -- although "It's About That Time," and "Good to Love You Lady" have been cut from the latter album. RCA's Best of Guy Clark contained only 16 tracks. In their place is a true Guy Clark rarity: a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Don't Let the Sunshine Fool You." Secondly, this collection is represented by an adequate set of liner notes that give all the credits and production information. Lastly, with recordings this important, they are given first-rate sound treatment. All of the cuts on this set have been remastered in 20-bit sound from the original source tapes. Therefore, the original versions of tracks like "Rita Ballou," "The Last Gunfighter Ballad," "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," and "That Old Time Feelin'" along with as many others, sound better here than they do on any import recordings that are known of. The only complaint concerning this LP is using the term "essential" in the title instead of just using straight reissues of the albums as two-fers with their given titles (The Essential Guy Clark is part of a series RCA had going), which makes it confusing for both the fan and the casual listener. Given this, neither of these records are actually out of print, except individually under their own names, which is ridiculous.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
Texas 1947
00:03:11

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

2
Desperados Waiting For A Train
00:04:32

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer

(P) 1975 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Like A Coat From The Cold
00:03:20

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer - Al Pachucki, Engineer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

4
Instant Coffee Blues
00:03:18

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

5
Let Him Roll
00:04:05

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer - Al Pachucki, Engineer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

6
Rita Ballou
00:02:50

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

7
L.A. Freeway
00:04:58

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer - Al Pachucki, Engineer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

8
She Ain't Going Nowhere
00:03:29

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

9
A Nickle For The Fiddler
00:02:48

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer - Al Pachucki, Engineer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

10
That Old Time Feeling
00:04:14

Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Performer - Al Pachucki, Engineer

(P) 1975 BMG Music

11
Texas Cookin'
00:03:49

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

12
Anyhow, I Love You
00:03:55

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

13
Virginia's Real
00:02:59

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

14
Broken Hearted People
00:04:44

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

15
Black Haired Boy
00:03:11

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer - Susanna Clark, Composer - Susanna Clark, Lyricist

(P) 1976 BMG Music

16
Me I'm Feelin' The Same
00:03:32

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

17
The Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint
00:03:51

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

18
Don't Let The Sunshine Fool You
00:02:55

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

19
The Last Gunfighter Ballad
00:02:50

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

20
Fools For Each Others
00:04:16

Benny Quinn, Re-Mastering Engineer - Neil Wilburn, Producer - Guy Clark, Composer - Guy Clark, Lyricist - Guy Clark, Vocal - Steve Lindsey, Re-Issue Producer

(P) 1976 BMG Music

Album Description

It took until 1997 for RCA to get it together and replace their Best of Guy Clark with this package, The Essential Guy Clark. The major differences: almost all of the 20 tracks here were cut by Guy Clark on two separate RCA albums -- Old No. 1 and Texas Cookin' -- although "It's About That Time," and "Good to Love You Lady" have been cut from the latter album. RCA's Best of Guy Clark contained only 16 tracks. In their place is a true Guy Clark rarity: a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Don't Let the Sunshine Fool You." Secondly, this collection is represented by an adequate set of liner notes that give all the credits and production information. Lastly, with recordings this important, they are given first-rate sound treatment. All of the cuts on this set have been remastered in 20-bit sound from the original source tapes. Therefore, the original versions of tracks like "Rita Ballou," "The Last Gunfighter Ballad," "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," and "That Old Time Feelin'" along with as many others, sound better here than they do on any import recordings that are known of. The only complaint concerning this LP is using the term "essential" in the title instead of just using straight reissues of the albums as two-fers with their given titles (The Essential Guy Clark is part of a series RCA had going), which makes it confusing for both the fan and the casual listener. Given this, neither of these records are actually out of print, except individually under their own names, which is ridiculous.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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