Released in 1974, No Other opens like other Gene Clark albums, with a gorgeous cosmic American ballad, one that's profoundly moving. The album then becomes something entirely different, a sweeping and intense self-examination of personal spirituality, creativity and, ultimately, torment. Every word Clark utters is caked in forlorn wisdom. The stretch containing the title track, "Strength of Strings," "From a Silver Phial" and "Some Misunderstanding" is particularly harrowing. These just aren't songs; they are operettas. Their epic qualities have more in common with prog than country-rock.