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MARK CLARKE Moving To The Moon (2011)

Mark Clarke

Clarke found fame as bassist with Colosseum, later working with Uriah Heep, Rainbow, Billy Squire and, as his sleevenotes say, 'some of the most celebrated and not so celebrated musicians on earth'. But even with his connections, I wasn't sure what to expect from his first solo album.

Opener 'One Of These Days' is a straight rock number with a hint of commercial 80s rock, a hint of Robin George. A fine melodic rocker. This feel continues for a few more songs, each with its own story around an event in Clarke's life. The rock fluctuates between hard and poppy, but all have that melodic mid 80s feel, the electronic or programmed drums fitting for the period.

'You Saved The Day' is a simpler acoustic number (a couple of intricate moments and nice cello sound), which manages to be pleasant, melodic and dreary all at the same time.

A contrast is the title track which is a much ballsier all out rocker, and is definitely uplifting.

Each track is personal to Clarke, but they don't all connect to this listener. A lot of great melodies, but not too much to consider special.


Review by Joe Geesin

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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