1979 Louis Clark – (Per-spek-tiv) n.

clark-louis-1979(per-spek-tiv) n. is the first album by Louis Clark, released in 1979.

Louis Clark (born 27 February 1947, in Kempston, near Bedford, Bedfordshire, England) is a British musical arranger and keyboard player. He trained at Leeds College of Music.

He was the conductor of the orchestra and choir hired to back Electric Light Orchestra’s sound, introduced on their album Eldorado in 1974. He assisted Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy in writing string arrangements as well. He later played synthesizers for the band during their Time tour. In 1983 he returned to conduct the strings on the Secret Messages album. In 1986 he played keyboards with ELO on their small number of live dates.

Later he also joined the tour for ELO Part II in celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary. He continues to work with ELO successor group The Orchestra.


1  Escape (Louis Clark) 04:09
2  The Long Trek (Louis Clark) 05:26
3  One The Run (Louis Clark) 04:17
4  Departure (Louis Clark) 02:55
5  Winter Quotation (Louis Clark) 00:46
6  Conflictions (Louis Clark) 04:22
7  Euphoria (Louis Clark) 01:03
8  The Test (Louis Clark) 04:00
9  Fulfilment (Louis Clark) 01:50
10  Into The Mysterious (Louis Clark) 01:44
11  Canzonet (Louis Clark) 01:52
12  Dance Of Joy (Louis Clark) 03:41
13  Finale (Louis Clark) 01:50



BassLouis Clark
DrumsSimon Phillips
DrumsPeter van Hooke
GuitarLouis Clark
GuitarDick Plant
GuitarRicky Hitchcock
GuitarHartley Cain
GuitarKeith Jenkins
GuitarRoy Wood
GuitarKevin Peek
KeyboardsLouis Clark
KeyboardsFrancis Monkman
KeyboardsGraham Todd
KeyboardsJohn Tout
KeyboardsPaul Robbins
FluteLouis Clark
SaxNick Pentelow
PercussionFrank Ricotti

Liner Notes

Producer – Louis Clark
Arranged By – Louis Clark
Conductor – Louis Clark
Engineer – Dick Plant

Art Direction – Jubilee Graphics
Photography By – Hag

Mastered At Strawberry Mastering
Recorded At The Music Centre, Wembley
Recorded At DJM Studios
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