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Mark Erelli

Telegraph (For A Song)

“Mark Erelli always brings craft and class to his work but he has outdone himself on the wonderful For a Song. The compositions are full of depth and emotion and his musicianship (guitar, vocals, harmonica) is top class. ★★★★★” -The Telegraph (UK)


Mark Erelli always brings craft and class to his work but he has outdone himself on the wonderful For a Song. The compositions are full of depth and emotion and his musicianship (guitar, vocals, harmonica) is top class. There's a wistful Paul Simon-like quality to his singing, supported at different times over 11 quality tracks by harmony from Deni Hlavinka and Paula Cole. For a Song captures the dilemma of a musician of seeking professional success and family happiness. Look Up is a song of potent mediation on religion and Moonlit Lullaby is just dreamy. This fine album is wrapped up by a terrific song about mortality, co-written with Jeffrey Foucault, called French King.

by Martin Chilton

updated: 12 months ago