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Black Beauty

Love Black Beauty

“A lost classic.” – Rolling Stone

Black Beauty is as eclectic and eccentric as any of Love’s best” – Mojo

Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee’s legendary band Love is making its first-ever official release in any format, anywhere! Chosen as one of Time Magazine’s most anticipated releases, critics are hailing the album as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an un-released, full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical genius. It represents the missing link in a catalog that also includes Forever Changes, the seminal 1967 Love album the New York Times called “one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time.” With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing ’70’s rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting – topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With unparalleled sound, and a wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee’s career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love. David Fricke wrote about the album in Rolling Stone: “Black Beauty might have been received as a strong comeback for Lee, a turn to steamy R & B, with heavy-guitar punch — if it had come out.” High Moon Records is honored to finally grant Arthur Lee’s wish for Black Beauty to be available to music fans worldwide.

  • TrueSound Audiophile CD packaged in Hardbound Eco-Book with 64 page full-color booklet and exclusive Bonus Tracks.
  • 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color, 28-page book with download card for High Quality MP3s.
  • Extensive Black Beauty essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo), featuring all-new interviews with band members, colleagues and close friends of Arthur Lee.
  • Abundant, never-before-seen Black Beauty-era photographs by Herbert Worthington, cover photographer of Fleetwood Mac’s  Rumours.
  • Brilliantly re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award  nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks, the Cars).
  • Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).

LP and CD Out now! 

Love Black Beauty

1. Young & Able (Good & Evil)
2. Midnight Sun
3. Can’t Find It
4. Walk Right In
5. Skid
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times

CD BONUS TRACKS

11. (Title Song From The Motion Picture) Thomasine & Bushrod
12. Arthur Lee Interview (Steven Rosen, 1974)
13. Every Time I Look Up, I’m Down (Live)
14. Nothing (Live)
15. Keep On Shining (Live)
– Tracks 13-15 Live, Electric Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland. 5/30/1974 –
16. L.A. Blues (Performed By Arthur Lee & Ventilator)

Deluxe CD $25.99

180-gram LP $26.99

DELUXE CD

Gene Clark Two Sides To Every Story

“This is Clark at the height of his poetic powers, wading deep into the psyche of desire, enlightenment and redemption.” – UNCUT

“Shows Clark in full command of his awesome gifts. It succeeds on many more levels than the more heralded No Other. Essential.” – All Music Guide

gene-clark-two-sides1 Two Sides To Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from founding Byrds member, Gene Clark, finally returns to vinyl. 35 years after its initial 1977 release on RSO, High Moon Records re-mastered, 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP is presented in stunningly rich and crisp audio fidelity that will shed new light on this underrated, beautifully-crafted Gene Clark classic. The album was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, producer of Clark’s masterpiece, No Other, and features an all–star cast of musical co-conspirators: singer Emmylou Harris, banjo-virtuoso Douglas Dillard (The Byrds, Dillard & Clark), Country violin legend Byron Berline, guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell), and pedal-steel ace Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones). Gene Clark served as The Byrds chief songwriter in the mid-sixties, penning some of their most essential songs, including “Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Eight Miles High” and “You Showed Me.” Clark’s inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influenced countless artists. Among them: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy® winning Album Of The Year, Raising Sand ), Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, REM, Tom Petty, Yo La Tengo, the Flamin’ Groovies, Teenage Fanclub, and Wilco.

  • CD packaged in deluxe Hardbound Eco-Book with deluxe 24-page full-color booklet.
  • 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color 16-page book.
  • CD & LP Bonus Cuts on exclusive High Moon Records Download card.
  • Liner notes by John Einarson, author of the acclaimed Gene Clark biography, Mr. Tambourine Man.
  • Never-before-seen Two Sides To Every Story album session photos by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame photographer Ed Caraeff.
  • Meticulously re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks,  the Cars).
  • Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).

LP’s and CD’s on sale now ! 

Gene Clark Two Sides To Every Story

1. Home Run King
2. Lonely Saturday
3. In The Pines
4. Kansas City Southern
5. Give My Love To Marie
6. Sister Moon
7. Marylou
8. Hear The Wind
9. Past Addresses
10. Silent Crusade

EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD CARD WITH LP & CD

Live 1975 Gene Clark performances featuring fresh takes of Two Sides material performed by the short-lived five-piece Silverados band. Plus songs spanning Gene’s career, from twangy updates of classics to never-before-released originals. Tracks also include a never-aired 1974 Gene Clark interview with legendary L.A. disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed.

Deluxe CD 25.99

180-gram LP $26.99

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Canada First Class Package: $14.00 for 1st LP & $10.00 for 1st CD
International First Class Package: $20.00 for 1st LP & $15.00 for 1st CD

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