GENE CLARK & CARLA OLSON - So Rebellious A Lover (1987) [Expanded 2003]
An exquisite pairing of talent, the duo of Carla Olson and Gene Clark apparently came out of casual living room sessions while Clark was preparing for another project. The feeling of spontaneity and closeness of spirit engulfs all of the cuts here. Olson's strident and powerful vocals mesh beautifully with Clark's slightly world-weary, soulful performances. As for the material, both songwriters obviously put their best foot forward here. Olson's "The Drifter" and "Are We Still Making Love" are excellent country-folk outings. Clark contributes one of his finest later compositions, "Gypsy Rider," a multi-leveled song that can easily be viewed as autobiographical. Excellent support is provided by an array of backing musicians, especially Stephen McCarthy (lap steel and dobro) and guest Chris Hillman (mandolin). Chemistry is the operative word here. The only sad thing is that So Rebellious a Lover was to be the only studio effort by the duo before Clark passed away in 1991. This record is important not only for what it is, but for what it could have become. - cduniverse.com
This is a wonderful duet album between ex-Byrd Gene Clark and ex-Textone Carla Olson. This was Clark's last studio recordings before his death in 1991. This one has been in and out of print over the years,but it's back now with five bonus tracks. This album was one of those magical projects with a balanced selection oforiginals and well chosen covers that are given new life by these two fine singers. The bonus tracks fit right in andmake for the ultimate version of this historical album. Don't let this one get away again.
TRACKS: 01. The Drifter 02. Gypsy Rider 03. Every Angel In Heaven 04. Del Gato 05. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) 06. Fair & Tender Ladies 07. Almost Saturday Night 08. I'm Your Toy (Hot Burrito #1) 09. Are We Still Making Love 10. Why Did You Leave Me Today 11. Don't It Make You Want To Go Home 12. Changes 13. Day For Night 14. Jokers Are Wild 15. Winning Hand 16. Lover's Turnaround 17. Broken Hearts And Broken Dreams
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