Gene Clark: “No Other” Deluxe Reissue, Nov 8

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  1. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks. Thread Starter

  2. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Didn't see that one coming.
  3. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Interested but the 2003 CD has seven alternate takes while this double CD has nine. I wonder what the box set tracklist is. It’s been remastered at Abbey Road so that could be good.
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  4. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    Yet another gift that will be under the Christmas tree this year.
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  5. Trainspotting

    Trainspotting Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    Surround mix? Just take my money.
  6. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

    London, UK
    On Amazon UK there’s a single CD with the album on it, a vinyl release with the album on it and this 2-CD set for £19.99:

    Disc: 1
    1. Lifes Greatest Fool
    2. Silver Raven
    3. No Other
    4. Strength Of Strings
    5. From A Silver Phial
    6. Some Misunderstanding
    7. The True One
    8. Lady Of The North
    Disc: 2
    1. From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
    2. Silver Raven (Version 2)
    3. Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
    4. Lifes Greatest Fool (Version 2)
    5. Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
    6. Lady Of The North (Version 2)
    7. The True One (Version 2)
    8. Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
    9. No Other (Version 2)
    No sign of the box set.
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  7. Gabe Walters

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  8. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  9. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    Great, great album. I hope they can get it sounding as good as the Intervention remaster of "White Light" from a couple of years ago.
  10. richierichie

    richierichie My glass is always full.

    This is totally out of the blue.

    I had to have it, ordered the deluxe box: £146.50 including shipping. Expensive but.....

    4AD are thrilled to announce the reissue of Gene Clark's 1974 masterpiece No Other - one of the American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member’s finest works - coming out on
    November 8th 2019.

    Recorded at the Village Recorder in West Hollywood and produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, No Other was originally released in 1974 on Asylum Records, coming a year after the Byrds short-lived reunion. Reaching for the stars, Gene delivered a visionary record of psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul which famously cost a small fortune to make (“It took a lot of time in the studio before we could actually get the songs to the point we wanted them,” Gene said in 1977). Although warmly received by critics, No Other was a commercial failure and was subsequently deleted shortly after.

    However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with No Other now being increasingly recognised as one of the greatest of its time, if not all time. Another sign of the album's enduring charm came that year when feted Baltimore duo Beach House decided to “spread awareness” of Gene's master work by enlisting friends - most of whom weren't born when No Other was released - from bands such as Fairport Convention, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear to tour the album note-for-note in both the UK and the US. You can watch them performing it in New York here.

    Five years on from then and No Other is finally getting the reappraisal it deserves. The original tapes have been remastered at Abbey Road, a stunning 5.1 Surround mix of this album created for the first time (done by Neil Wilkes and B.J. Cole), and both the in the studio and promotional photoshoots have been located. Furthermore, all the studio takes have been forensically worked on and mixed by the duo of Gene Clark aficionado, author and Long Ryders frontman Sid Griffin and John Wood, the producer famed for his work with the likes of Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and Squeeze. More than just bonus material, these tracks offer fans an insight in to how Gene approached recording No Other; no track has been edited or composited in any way, allowing for things to be heard exactly as they went down in the studio and before any overdubbing took place.

    No Other will be released across four formats on November 8th 2019 - CD, Limited Double CD, LP and a Limited Deluxe Boxset.

    The original eight-track album is being released on both CD and LP with the design kept as close to the 1974 original as possible.

    A limited run double CD edition housed in a hardbound book cover sees the original album being released alongside a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of 'Train Leaves Here This Morning' (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by both Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon).

    Excitingly, the deluxe boxset edition fans have been waiting for has also been lovingly curated. An extremely limited item, the box contains the LP pressed on silver vinyl, three SACDs (a multi-layer SACD of the original album housed in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve printed by the Ichikudo Company plus two further SACDs of session mixes and radio edits), an exclusive 7”, a comprehensive Blu-ray disc package which includes HD versions of all tracks, a 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary by Paul Kendall (an edit of his acclaimed 2013 film, The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark), and a hardbound 80 page book which features essays, extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos.

    Coming on the eve of Gene’s 75th birthday, this reissue serves as both a celebration for fans and an introduction to soon-to-be fans. There really is no other like No Other.

    November 8th, 2019

    The original classic album remastered at Abbey Road, plus 20 unreleased and unheard interpretations of the songs from the No Other album, as Gene and his gathering of LA's finest worked their way towards the final versions.

    Available on CD, 2xCD, LP & Deluxe Boxset

    All pre-orders of the Boxset from the 4AD store will include two exclusive flexi-discs, featuring two new versions of ‘Some Misunderstanding’ and ‘From A Silver Phial’ unavailable anywhere else.

    More at

    Limited Deluxe Boxset (4AD0071MXX)
    Beautiful Silver Boxset Containing No Other LP (Pressed on Silver Vinyl with poster),
    Exclusive 7”, Three SACDs, Blu-ray & An 80 Page Hardbound Book.
    Multi-layer SACD Version of Album Presented in an Exclusive Japanese Ichikudo Vinyl Replica Sleeve.

    All boxset orders from the 4AD store include two exclusive bonus flexi 7”s.

    No Other
    Album Remastered at Abbey Road
    1 Life’s Greatest Fool
    2 Silver Raven
    3 No Other
    4 Strength Of Strings
    5 From A Silver Phial
    6 Some Misunderstanding
    7 The True One
    8 Lady Of The North

    No Other (Sessions 1)
    New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood
    1 From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
    2 Silver Raven (Version 2)
    3 Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
    4 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2)
    5 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
    6 Lady Of The North (Version 2)
    7 The True One (Version 2)
    8 Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
    9 No Other (Version 2)

    No Other (Sessions 2)
    More New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood
    1 From A Silver Phial (Version 1)
    2 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 1)
    3 No Other (Version 1)
    4 Lady Of The North (Version 1)
    5 Some Misunderstanding (Version 1)
    6 Silver Raven (Version 1)
    7 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)
    8 The True One (Version 1)
    9 Strength Of Strings (Version 1)
    10 Life’s Greatest Fool (1974 Single Version)
    11 Silver Raven (1974 Single Edit)

    A Life’s Greatest Fool (1974 Single Version)
    AA Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 1)

    No Other (Alternate Audio Versions)
    HD Abbey Road Remaster (Multi-layer SACD stereo with CD layer and Blu-ray 24 bit/ 96 khz stereo)
    HD 5.1 Surround Mix by Neil Wilkes and B.J. Cole (Opus Productions) (Multi-layer SACD and Blu-ray 24 bit/ 96 khz)
    HD 1974 Vinyl Master (Blu-ray 24 bit / 96 khz)
    HD 2019 Stereo Remix by Neil Wilkes and B.J. Cole (Opus Productions) (Blu-ray 24 bit / 96 khz)

    The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Making of No Other by Paul Kendall

    No Other: The Making of A Masterpiece Book, Edited by Steve Webbon
    Essays by Johnny Rogan, Jon Einarson, Sid Griffin, Martin Aston & Andrew Perry
    Previously Unpublished Photographs by John Dietrich, From The Collection of Whin Oppice
    Extensive Liner Notes
    Lyrics and Credits

    Flexi 7” One (4AD0203SP) (Exclusive to the 4AD Store)
    From A Silver Phial (Version 3)

    Flexi 7” Two (4AD0204SP) (Exclusive to the 4AD Store)

    Some Misunderstanding (Version 2)

    Limited Double CD (4AD0070CDX)
    The Original Album Remastered, Plus Bonus Disc of New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood. Hardbound Book Cover.

    No Other
    Album Remastered at Abbey Road
    1 Life’s Greatest Fool
    2 Silver Raven
    3 No Other
    4 Strength Of Strings
    5 From A Silver Phial
    6 Some Misunderstanding
    7 The True One
    8 Lady Of The North

    No Other (Sessions 1)
    New Session Mixes by Sid Griffin & John Wood
    1 From A Silver Phial (Version 4)
    2 Silver Raven (Version 2)
    3 Some Misunderstanding (Version 3)
    4 Life’s Greatest Fool (Version 2)
    5 Train Leaves Here This Morning (Version 2)
    6 Lady Of The North (Version 2)
    7 The True One (Version 2)
    8 Strength Of Strings (Version 2)
    9 No Other (Version 2)
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  11. tymespan

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  12. arob71

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  13. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    This album has come a long way from the early 80s, when it was super common in the used bins as a promo/cutout, and you could easily pick it up for 50 cents.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  14. Echoes71

    Echoes71 Forum Resident

    Oh man, I love this album so much, but that's a lot of cash to drop for the 5.1 mix, which is what I really want...
  15. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

    How did 4AD end up with this?

    I'm in for the deluxe.
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  16. nojasa

    nojasa Forum Resident

    Given that there are multiple versions of each track, would like to know how the different versions match up to the 2003 release (irrespective of any improvements in sound, that is)
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  17. Scope J

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  18. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    I'm perfectly happy with my Collectors' Choice Music CD edition.
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  19. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Far out!:cool:
    I have an earlier edition (S̶u̶n̶d̶a̶z̶e̶d̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶k̶?) *nope, it's Collectors Choice, my bad* But I will try to pick this up as
    a companion.

    Cheers for posting !!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  20. RockRoom

    RockRoom I'm Not Like Everybody Else

    Upstate NY
  21. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Put me down for the 2CD as I already have the original vinyl and am not seeking to become Life's Poorest Fool
  22. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Forum Resident

    Bournemouth, UK
    Am I the only one wondering why there are SACDs and a Blu-Ray in the box? Seems like a way of increasing the cost to me. The Blu-Ray contains everything I’d be interested in but you have to buy the whole box for the privilege. I wish they would stop mixing formats with these big box sets.
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  23. Wright

    Wright Forum Resident

    If this sells well enough, maybe we'll get a Roadmaster dekuxe next, with the Hinshaw mixes.
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  24. CowboyBob

    CowboyBob Forum Resident

    I first heard this album a few years ago. I put it on the turntable not knowing what I was about to hear; how my life was about to change! I literally played it 5 times in a row-back to back to back again. Absolutely magnificent. I turn all who will listen on to this masterpiece.

    Not sure which version to buy. I don’t have 5.1 capability, mainly a vinyl rig guy, but the deluxe is tempting...

    Also already have the 2003 Warner release with bonus tracks, but be buying some form of this for sure!
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  25. Quasimodo

    Quasimodo Forum Resident

    Great news. I've had the American Dreamer comp playing on a near constant loop for 2 weeks. I know these aren't No Other songs but I can't get enough of: Radio Song, Train Leaves Here This Morning, One in a Hundred, and especially Here Tonight.
    Alex Chilton and Chris Bell must have really loved that "It just seems so insane to strike out in the rain, when it's so easy to remain right here tonight" chorus ;)
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