Editors’ Notes Though he is far from the most famous member of the Byrds — Roger Mcguinn, David Crosby, and of course Gram Parsons all cut more distinctive public profiles — Gene Clark’s startlingly beautiful melodic instincts and unerring songwriting skills provided the backbone to many of the Byrds’ most memorable songs. Echoes is a re-titled re-release of Gene Clark’s first solo effort, Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers, and it features some of the most authentic efforts at fusing country with rock ‘n’ roll ever to grace a vinyl record. Though it was largely overlooked upon its release, fans of Gram Parsons, and mid-period Stones will find themselves instinctively drawn to Clark’s elegant, country-tinged compositions. The fantastic “Tried So Hard,” with its cascading guitars and multi-layered country harmonies is undoubtedly the set’s centerpiece, but nearly every song here is a gem worthy of admiration. Country-rock fanatics would do well to familiarize themselves with Clark’s work, as his groundbreaking albums would have a significant influence on the development of the genre.

SONG
Boston
1
2:01
 
For Me Again
2
2:29
 
I Knew I'd Want You (Remixed Version)
3
2:17
 
Here Without You
4
2:36
 
Set You Free This Time
5
2:48
 
If You're Gone (Remixed Version)
6
2:45
 
Is Yours Is Mine (Remixed Version)
7
2:37
 
So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Remixed Version)
8
2:05
 
Tried So Hard (Remixed Version)
9
2:19
 
Needing Someone
10
2:02
 
Echoes
11
3:16
 
The Same One (Remixed Version)
12
3:29
 
Couldn't Believe Her (Remixed Version)
13
2:09
 
Keep On Pushin' (Remixed Version)
14
1:44
 
I Found You
15
2:58
 
Elevator Operator (Remixed Version)
16
2:54
 
Think I'm Gonna Feel Better (Remixed Version)
17
1:33
 
The French Girl (Remixed)
18
2:35
 
Only Colombe (Remixed)
19
3:07
 
So You Say You Lost Your Baby (Acoustic Demo Version)
20
3:10
 

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