The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark 180G LP (IN STOCK SHIPPING NOW!)
Original Release Date: 1968
Original Label: A&M Records
- IN STOCK SHIPPING NOW!
- 100% ANALOG MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPES!
- Mastered by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
- Plating and Processing by RTI
- Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Gotta Groove Records
- Beautiful Old-Style "Tip-On" Jacket Printed By Stoughton
"IT'S NEVER SOUNDED BETTER THAN THIS!" ... not only does this reissue sound better than the original and the two reissues, one by Sundazed and one a Mo-Fi CD from years ago ... I'm hearing things now I never heard before on the original ... a perfect pressing done at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio." (November 18, 2022)
"The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is one of the first, inarguable classics of country-rock ... a work rooted in tradition while reveling in freedom and new ideas and making the most of them all." -Mark Deming, AllMusic
Intervention Records is thrilled to announce the latest release in its (Re)Discover Series, a 100% Analog Mastered 180G LP of “The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark,” featuring singer-songwriter Gene Clark and banjo genius Doug Dillard!
“The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark” is Intervention’s first 180G LP to be pressed at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to having a FIRM production schedule and shipping dates that we can absolutely rely on, GGR is the only plant we’ve found that we believe can meet or exceed our stringent quality standards. GGR replaces its 180G stampers every 500 records just how we like, and Matt Earley and his team press beautiful records with an AMAZINGLY low noise floor !
What a time 1968 was for the burgeoning country rock scene! Gene Clark and Gram Parsons had introduced rock fans to some country flair with The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo.” After Sweetheart, Parsons broke auspicious new ground with The International Submarine Band (just a year before he’d make The Flying Burrito Brothers’ “The Gilded Palace of Sin”), while Gene Clark teamed with banjo genius Doug Dillard for this bluegrass classic, “The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark.”
The picking virtuosity of Dillard, Bernie Leadon and others on this LP meshes beautifully with Gene Clark’s soulful vocal presence and guitar. The repertoire is endlessly fun and engaging, but punctuated with somewhat somber Clark offerings like “She Darked the Sun” and “Something’s Wrong.”
Country rock is familiar ground to Intervention fans, as we’ve already tackled greats from The Flying Burrito Bros., and Gene Clark’s amazing solo effort “White Light.” This is the roots of the music that paved the way for the Eagles and countless others.
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is 100% Analog Mastered from the 1/4″ 15-ips Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio! The tapes sound beautifully dynamic and alive, with tuneful bass, extended highs and three-dimensional imaging. The IR cut has better separation and punch than ANY previous version of this amazing record!
1Out on the Side03:47
2She Darked the Sun03:12
3Don't Come Rollin'02:49
4Train Leaves Here This Mornin'03:53
1With Care From Someone03:49
2The Radio Song03:03
3Git It On Brother02:50
4In The Plan02:06
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is 100% Analog Mastered from the 1/4" 15-ips Original Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio! The tapes sound beautifully dynamic and alive, with tuneful bass, extended highs and three-dimensional imaging. The IR cut has better separation and punch than ANY previous version of this amazing record!
- Format: 180-Gram Single 33 Pressed at Gotta Groove Records
- Jacket: Old-Style, "Tip-On" Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock & Film-Laminated
- IR Catalog: IR-031
- UPC: 680270758452
The (Re)Discover Series
You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That's the spirit of what Intervention's (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you've never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range, ultra-transparent mastering chains at studios like CoHEARent Audio and Sterling Sound, our dead quiet 180G vinyl pressings means that you'll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!