Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gene Clark - Old Vienna Kaffeehaus – Westboro 1989 (R.I.P. 20 YEARS AGO)

Gene Clark - Old Vienna Kaffeehaus – Westboro 1989

Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westboro, MA – May 12, 1989

Solo Acoustic Performance

Not to be mistaken for Gene Clark’s 1988 performance at the same venue, this concert has recently surfaced.

Audience recording, so don’t expect high audio quality.

Re-levelled, re-balanced, de-clicked, etc…

GENE CLARK – R.I.P. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY – May 24, 1991

1. Spanish Guitar (6:15)
2. She Darked The Sun (2:58)
3. Silver Raven (4:49)
4. She Don't Care About Time (4:57)
5. Mr Tambourine Man (8:18)
6. Del Gato (2:45)
7. My Back Pages (3:09)
8. Train Leaves Here This Morning (4:19)
9. Rain Song (4:06)
10. On The Run With A Loaded Gun (4:14)
11. My Marie (6:59)
12. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:40)
13. I Shall Be Released (4:40)
14. Eight Miles High (3:08)
15. Satisfied Mind (5:38)
16. Full Circle (2:26)
17. Kansas City Southern (3:07)

Artwork Included

Thanks to David for the original files

7 comments:

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Rufus said...

Thanks for the Gene and Roger & Gene shows. It's hard for me to believe that 20 years have gone by.

Steve said...

A very poignant concert, for a number of reasons. First of all, the venue--a rather small place with a small audience for a singer/songwriter who never caught on after leaving the Byrds despite the fine songs he had written and performed. It is an intimate concert, but a bit anachronistic in 1989, and exclusively for old fans. Second, since Gene died two years later, this show is like a review of his entire career without offering anything new. A closing out, so to speak. The man was slowly dying at this point, and that adds a special tinge of sadness to this concert. As for the setlist, well, Gene has a vast repertoire of original songs and interesting covers, so there are a lot of things that have to be left out. I have no objection to the songs he chose, and his performance here is pretty good, considering the shape his body was in due to years of abuse. It is interesting to hear his version of Eight Miles High, since he wrote the basic song. I have heard post-Byrds versions of the song by all the original members, and it is surprising how many different interpretations have resulted. All in all, a poignant concert, as I said. Geno was always a promising artist, but tragic in the end. Thanks to Dave, whoever he is, for providing this concert, and to Rocking--Byrd for making it available to the rest of us.

david said...

Steve,
Gene was in pretty rough shape at this show. He had a cold, and looked thinner than I'd ever seen him at any of the shows I'd seen since '77.Big difference from this show and the one the previous year, in which he was a lot more upbeat.Too bad, what a wasted talent.

Rocking--Byrd said...
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Uwe Rayer said...

Like the comments, but like the uploading very much.

We never listened to it as it was a inheritance now it creeps into grandpa's skin.

RockingB and David your are blessed people.

dj en uwe

Rocking--Byrd said...

New link 2013-04-01

http://freakshare.com/files/lmy3tujj/GCOldViennaWestboro89.zip.html