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I'm missing something here....
on 31 March 2014
In the 60s I was a very big fan of the Byrds and thought Gene Clark’s voice ( albeit fairly shortlived in Byrds incarnation ) to be a fantastic instrument. However, I don’t quite get the adulation for this album (A well-known music review journal describes it as a “masterpiece”, and there are a lot of 5-star reviews here ).
Yes, the voice sounds great on several songs but, for me, on the ones deemed fit to be the final versions ( e.g. tracks 1-8) I really don’t like all the “girlie chorusing” going on in the background, for me it spoils it all considerably. The actual lyrics are great, though.
I much prefer the “additional” tracks ( ironic, really, as these were the ones deemed NOT good enough for the original finished product ) as they don’t have the backing singers and other “enhancements”
I was going to get some more of his CDs but I don’t think I will bother, this one is quite enough, and I find that a major disappointment.