"One of the greatest singer/songwriter albums ever made." — AllMusic
Intervention Records introduces its next 180-gram LP in its (Re)Discover reissue series, Gene Clark's stunning 1971 classic, White Light.
White Light is a bittersweet and knowing statement from a singer/songwriter at the peak of his creative powers. Having fronted The Byrds, Clark on his own here is stripped down in guitarist Jesse Ed Davis' stark production. The lyrics, singing and guitar playing are so powerful that less production here is immeasurably more, musically.
Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before.
The resulting album, White Light, produced by renowned guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene's most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several domestic Best Album of the Year lists and being voted "Album of the Year" by rock critics in the Netherlands. Songs like "For a Spanish Guitar," "With Tomorrow," and "Where My Love Lies Asleep" are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene's appreciation for country music. "One in a Hundred" harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions.
White Light's 180-gram LP is 100% Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from the best source available — phenomenal-sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. The results are amazing! The beautiful guitar playing is full and rich, and listeners can hear the full body of the instruments, not just the strings. Gene's aching vocals have never been so emotive and immediate.
The album art is beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and housed in a film-laminated, old style "tip-on" jacket printed by Stoughton.
Features: • 100% Analog Mastering From 1/2" Safety Copies of Original Stereo Master Tapes • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio • Ultra-Quiet 180g Vinyl • Pressed at RTI • Album Art Beautifully Restored by Tom Vadakan • Old-Style, "Tip-On" Single Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock & Film-Laminated
Selections: Side 1: 1. The Virgin 2. With Tomorrow 3. White Light 4. Because Of You 5. One In A Hundred Side 2: 1. Spanish Guitar 2. Where My Love Lies Asleep 3. Tears Of Rage 4. 1975