A Mark In Time

Previous Albums => All The Roadrunning (2006) => Topic started by: dustyvalentino on May 17, 2016, 08:33:54 pm

Title: 10 years on...
Post by: dustyvalentino on May 17, 2016, 08:33:54 pm
10 years since this album was released. What are your thoughts on it now?

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Title: Re: 10 years on...
Post by: jbaent on May 17, 2016, 10:01:41 pm
I think that it's the best record Mk has done since he went solo. I don't like Emmy's voice but the songs are very good, the music is perfect and the whole lot makes it my favourite MK record.
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Post by: Justme on May 18, 2016, 05:02:00 pm
I wish I could erase her voice from that masterpiece.....Sorry to be so brutally honest.
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Post by: superval99 on May 18, 2016, 05:39:44 pm
Love the songs, but not so keen on Emmylou's voice!
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Post by: ds1984 on May 18, 2016, 07:57:16 pm
I like this album very much.
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Post by: JF on May 18, 2016, 08:22:29 pm
I love this album, and I like Emmy's voice very much
his harmonies on Donkey town, beachcombing and live on Bonaparte and SFA are very nice imho
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Post by: Pottel on May 18, 2016, 09:54:05 pm
perfect one, also emmy's voice on it.dug up a diamond being my numero uno...
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Post by: Throttle on May 19, 2016, 06:39:05 am
I am ambivalent about this album.
A shrill voice of EH sounds to me like nails on a chalkboard. I was just on cloud nine when MK sang I Dug Up A Diamond without her in 2013.
However, Donkey Town is still one of my favourite songs. I love its razor-sharp imagery, its characters, bogged down in their mental imbalance, and the song itself reminds me of a story in the manner of Dostoevsky.
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Post by: jbaent on May 19, 2016, 09:02:50 pm
Donkeytown is one of my MK favourite songs!
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Post by: herlock on May 20, 2016, 03:40:37 pm
I am ambivalent about this album.
A shrill voice of EH sounds to me like nails on a chalkboard. I was just on cloud nine when MK sang I Dug Up A Diamond without her in 2013.
I could not disagree more !
I find Emmy's voice wonderfully blend with Mark's, much better than Ruth's, as cute as she is, because at least Emmy can actually be heard :)
Besides, 2013 "reggae" versions of IDUAD really lack the energy and the duet of guitars of the 2006versions.
As for the album, I don't understand why some call it not proper MK solo, to me it is one of the best, better than Shangri-La for instance. Standout tracks: IDUAD, the title track, Rolling On.
 
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Post by: ds1984 on May 20, 2016, 05:23:06 pm
As for the album, I don't understand why some call it not proper MK solo, to me it is one of the best, better than Shangri-La for instance.

Because it is a duet album such as the one with Chet.

I agree with you about that one being superior to Shangri-La.

I don't know when I don't know where, see ya next time HE's coming in town  :wave
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Post by: dmg on May 20, 2016, 06:07:42 pm
Middle of the road stuff mostly.  Songs like IDUAD are some of the dullest.  Beachcombing has a nice Strat sound on it.
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Post by: herlock on May 20, 2016, 06:22:57 pm
Middle of the road stuff mostly.  Songs like IDUAD are some of the dullest.  Beachcombing has a nice Strat sound on it.
We definitely don't have the same taste ! I really love IDUAD !
I also love Emmy's voice on Speedway on RLRR DVD,v very nice version, no folkies but a blend of male and female voices !
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Post by: superval99 on May 20, 2016, 06:31:39 pm
Middle of the road stuff mostly.  Songs like IDUAD are some of the dullest.  Beachcombing has a nice Strat sound on it.

I agree with you,dmg!    IDUAD has never really appealed to me either.    My favourites are Right Now, Beyond My Wildest Dreams, Rollin' On and If This Is Goodbye, but it's far from being one of my favourite albums, mainly because of Emmy's voice.
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Post by: jbaent on May 20, 2016, 08:08:40 pm
As for the album, I don't understand why some call it not proper MK solo, to me it is one of the best, better than Shangri-La for instance.

Because it is a duet album such as the one with Chet.

I agree with you about that one being superior to Shangri-La.

I don't know when I don't know where, see ya next time HE's coming in town  :wave

You cannot seriously compare this with the Atkins record... That was a real duo playing classics together. All the roadrunning  was a MK album with two Emmy songs in which Emmy sings backing vocals on many tracks, in some sings duets and in a very few sings almost alone,  not a real duets album...
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Post by: Stanko on June 01, 2016, 11:22:18 pm
I took my first listening of the album recently and after I listened through it briefly I got into a position where I can't move on any further but listen to the first 3 songs repetitively. Beachcombing, I Dug Up A Diamond and This Is Us are just so wonderful songs. I don't mind Emmylou's voice here either I think it is essential in This Is Us though.
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Post by: dustyvalentino on June 02, 2016, 10:15:40 pm
You're missing Donkeytown which is brilliant!

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Post by: Stanko on June 02, 2016, 10:42:32 pm
Thank you! I know, and don't worry about that - If my life would last enough there would be no song of MK I didn't listen to!
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Post by: Stanko on August 04, 2016, 10:25:57 pm
You're missing Donkeytown which is brilliant!

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You were right.
Mark's really got a kind of a skill in catching the moment so smoothly and it seems he can do it with easy!
 :)