Mark-Almond ‎– Mark-Almond

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Tracklist

The Ghetto 6:05
The City (11:30)
Grass And Concrete
Taxi To Brooklyn
Speak Easy It's A Whiskey Scene
Tramp And The Young Girl 4:55
Love (11:49)
Renaissance
Prelude
Pickup
Hotel Backstage
Song For You 8:25

Versions (31)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BTS-27, BTS 27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records BTS-27, BTS 27 US 1971 Sell This Version
BLE M 827 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(8-Trk, Album) Blue Thumb Records BLE M 827 US 1971 Sell This Version
SHSP 4011, IE 062 - 92200 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest SHSP 4011, IE 062 - 92200 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BTS-8827 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS-8827 US 1971 Sell This Version
BTS-8827 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS-8827 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2 C 062-92200 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest, Les Industries Musicales Et Electriques Pathé Marconi 2 C 062-92200 France 1971 Sell This Version
3C 062-92200 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest 3C 062-92200 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BTS 27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 27 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
SHSP 4011 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest SHSP 4011 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
BTS-27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS-27 US 1971 Sell This Version
1 C 062-92 200 D Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest 1 C 062-92 200 D Germany 1971 Sell This Version
BTS-27, BTS 27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, Pit) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records BTS-27, BTS 27 US 1971 Sell This Version
SHSP 4011 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RP) Harvest SHSP 4011 UK 1971 Sell This Version
J 062-92.200 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Harvest, EMI J 062-92.200 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
ICL-501 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records ICL-501 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
2375 028 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RE) Kuckuck 2375 028 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
MCMP 31015 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RE, TP) MCA Records MCMP 31015 US 1974 Sell This Version
BTS 27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RP) Blue Thumb Records BTS 27 US 1974 Sell This Version
117171 1 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP) Discos Mediterraneo, S.A. 117171 1 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
YS-8021-AU Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Blue Thumb Records YS-8021-AU Japan 1977 Sell This Version
2459 092 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2459 092 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
YW-8037-AU Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RE) Blue Thumb Records YW-8037-AU Japan 1978 Sell This Version
LICD 9.00105 O Mark-Almond Mark-Almond I(CD, Album, RE) Line Records LICD 9.00105 O Germany 1987 Sell This Version
LRLP 5390 AP, 6.25996 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond I(LP, Album, RE) Line Records, Line Records LRLP 5390 AP, 6.25996 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
UICY-3328 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond I(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records UICY-3328 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
302 067 302 8 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(CD, Album, RE, RM) Varèse Sarabande 302 067 302 8 US 2014 Sell This Version
LICD 600014 E Mark-Almond Mark-Almond I(CD, Album, RE, RM) Line Records LICD 600014 E Germany 2017 Sell This Version
LILP 4.00105 J Mark-Almond Mark-Almond I(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Line Records LILP 4.00105 J Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SHSP 4011 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RE) Harvest SHSP 4011 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
BTS 27 Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, RP, RE) Blue Thumb Records BTS 27 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Mark-Almond Mark-Almond(LP, Album, W/Lbl, TP) Harvest none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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gregkentbutler

gregkentbutler

December 27, 2015
referencing Mark-Almond, LP, Album, BTS-27, BTS 27
Nice review. I bought this LP new in 1971, followed by "II" in 1972 and then "To the Heart" in 1976. Was always amazed that nobody I knew ever knew who they were.
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 23, 2015
referencing Mark-Almond, LP, Album, BTS-27, BTS 27

Melting with emotional atmosphere, the Mark-Almond band [Johnny Almond and Jon Mark] remain nearly unknown legends from the early 70’s ... delivering a quivering and honest presentation that’s not rock, not quiet jazz, not quite blues, or even that folky Renaissance blend of mystery meets reality, creating a blueprint that to this day belongs to them and them alone. I say this in all honesty, because my next thoughts are far from what I’ve just inferred. There is an “at worst” side to Mark-Almond, in that their lyrics are sophomorically overly sentimental, yet in the context of their delivery, Jon and Johnny can certainly be forgiven, because with the atmosphere they create, this over sentimentality works just fine.

Yes, you’re gonna wonder how a song such as “The Ghetto” would find it’s way onto this release, because it’s outstanding, richly constructed, and may be the closest thing to a rock n’ roll ballad in their catalog. Every aspect to the album is delivered sparsely, almost with a minimalist feel, creating a sort of laid back California jazz-rock that’s infused with Spanish elements of warmth and loneliness. Never pushing their vocals to more than breathy whispers, the pair create a delicate balance of sax, flute, piano, and guitars [both electric and acoustic] that enhance each other without feeling the need to incorporate leads or sonic structural flows.

This is one of the few albums I suggest you’re either going to love or totally dismiss. Its individual tracks are rather lengthy and unveiled rather slowly ... and even though you’re waiting, and perhaps hoping, there is no midsection where the tempo picks up to make you tap your feet, or nod your head in appreciation. It all feels as if it’s designed to exist in the background of your mind, floating to the surface when you loose your train of thought, pleasantly filling those spaces.

Review by Jenell Kesler