Gene Clark

Lady of the North

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With its pastoral, sweeping melody, "Lady of the North" brought Gene Clark's challenging-to-listen-to No Other album to a classy finish. The song itself has several movements and comes across as almost a mini-suite. A descending instrumental guitar passage (performed by Jesse Ed Davis) links the verses and chorus perfectly. The song also has a scintillating instrumental coda, with some very fine violin playing by Richard Greene. Lyrically, it contains themes that were already familiar to Clark fans: mortality and the passage of time.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Other 1974 Collectors' Choice Music 6:04
Flying High 1998 Universal / A&M 6:07