Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991 - R.I.P. Gene Clark - 26 Years Ago Today


Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Gene Clark - Vocal,Guitar
Garth Beckington – Guitar
Rick Schlosser - Drums
Jon Faurot – Bass
Stewart Elster - Keyboards

This file combines songs from Gene Clark’s last ever performances, at The Cinegrill, Hollywood, on 12, 13 and 14 April 1991

He would be found dead five weeks later, on May 24, 1991 – 26 years ago today.

Some songs are uncomplete.

One big WMA file - no tracks splitting.

Audience Recordings.

Over 134 minutes long.

01 Silver Raven
02 Don’t Let Me Down
03 Rain Song
04 Train Leaves Here This Morning
05 Here Without You
06 Eight Miles High
07 I Shall Be Released
08 She Darked The Sun
09 Train Leaves Here This Morning
10 Don’t Let Me Down
11 Life And Times
12 I Shall Be Released
13 Eight Miles High
14 Chimes Of Freedom
15 I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
16 Eight Miles High
17 Your Fire Burning
18 She Darkened The Sun
19 Don’t Let Me Down
20 Rain Song
21 I Shall Be Released
22 Mr Tambourine Man
23 Life And Times

Images included


Rocking--Byrd said...

Edwin Deas said...

Thank you for this. I remember the fateful day well.

Sad thing is I saw Crosby Stills and Nash in Victoria BC Canada on the following day and Crosby never mentioned a word about Gene's passing.

david said...

Gene is very sorely missed. It's a shame to think of all the music that didn't get made because of Gene's passing. Many thanks to RB for sharing all the great live recordings of Gene.

Anonymous said...

Thanks,, I have a lot of Gene, but, didn't have this one. Thanks, for years of great music. Have a nice day. jimg.

Steve said...

A very poignant concert, where Gene tries to present new versions of of his songs and injects an enthusiasm often missing from other concerts. I don't think he always succeeds in re-interpreting his songs--Silver Raven is one example--but the fact that he makes the effort shows that he is constantly re-evaluating his work. Of all the original Byrds Gene was the most tragic. His addictions and personal issues kept him from becoming more important in the years after he left the Byrds, despite the fact that he often produced some very fine music. It is pure speculation to imagine what the Byrds might have been if he had not left, but as the lead songwriter he certainly would have given the group some better material than they had, especially during the Clarence White years. By the 1990s Gene was probably no longer relevant, and his passing was little noted noted by non-Byrds fans. Still, he left behind an impressive portfolio of fine music, much of which is showcased on this last concert. Thanks for this historical document, R--B.

Steve said...

I must add that I Gene's versions of Eight Miles High in these concerts. Very different from the Byrds' version, but then again so was the White Byrds jam version. And after all, Gene wrote the song. I've also heard alternate versions by Chris Hillman and Crosby Stills and Nash, and they all sound good. Certainly one of his best songs.