(Byrds) Gene Clark – White Light 1971 U.S. LP

$20.00

An original U.S. pressing of the 1971 LP White Light by Gene Clark of the Byrds.

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Description

Offered for sale is an original U.S. copy of White Light by Gene Clark of the byrds.

About this copy: This copy of White Light is an original 1971 pressing on the A&M label.

The cover is VG, with general wear, which is common for this title, due to the dark cover.

The disc is VG++, with a few minor scuffs.

A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1971, White Light was the second solo album by Gene Clark of the Byrds.  While the album was critically praised, the LP did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave White Light a 4 1/2 star review:

Gene Clark’s 1971 platter, with its stark black cover featuring his silhouette illuminated by the sun, was dubbed White Light — though the words never appear on the cover — and if ever a title fit a record, it’s this one. Over its nine original tracks, it has established itself as one of the greatest singer/songwriter albums ever made. … Using melodies mutated out of country, and revealing that he was the original poet and architect of the Byrds’ sound on White Light, Clark created a wide open set of tracks that are at once full of space, a rugged gentility, and are harrowingly intimate in places. His reading of Bob Dylan’s “Tears of Rage,” towards the end of the record rivals, if not eclipses, the Band’s. Less wrecked and ravaged, Clark’s song is more a bewildered tome of resignation to a present and future in the abyss. Now this is classic rock.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: A&M
Catalog Number:
SP-4292
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in