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Monday, March 25, 2019

Marc Ellington - Marc Time (1975 uk, splendid country folk classic rock, 2011 bonus tracks remasters)

I like the way how Marc Ellington approaches his songs and choices, Sandy Roberton's flawless production, great song adaptations, excellent musicians, and beautiful sound collages, which makes it possible for Marc Ellington  to embody and interpret the songs perfectly by smartly slipping from traditional country to folk and blues into straight rock tunes.

His 5th album titled "Marc Time" released 1975, -with contributions from some of the U K's top session players-, stands out the powerful "Ad Man", the self penned (along with Sandy) guitar acid funk "You Just Can't Believe What You See", the blues killer "Stealin" and the beautiful country song "Streets Of Baltimore", written by Harlan Howard, Tompall Glaser -first covered by Bobby Bare-, in any case the whole album moves in high level.

1. Wild About My Lovin' (Traditional) - 3:29
2. The Answer Is You (Marc Ellington, Sandy Roberton, Paul Kent) - 3:16
3. Stealin' (Traditional) - 2:43
4. Streets Of Baltimore (Harlan Howard, Tompall Glaser) - 2:46
5. Ad Man (Marc Ellington, Sandy Roberton) - 2:11
6. I Miss The Mississippi And You (Bill Halley) - 2:46
7. Shady Lies (Richard Thompson) - 2:34
8. Borrowing Time (Chris Hillman, Joe Lala) - 2:14
9. Close The Door (Sandy Roberton, Paul Kent) - 2:49
10.You Just Can't Believe What You See (Marc Ellington, Sandy Roberton) - 3:46
11.Anyday Woman (Paul Siebel) - 2:11
12.Peggy Gordo (Traditional) - 3:18

*Marc Ellington - Vocals, Guitar
*BJ Cole - Dobro, Steel Guitar
*Jerry Donahue - Electric Guitar
*Dave Mattacks - Drums
*Gerry Conway - Drums
*Roger Swallow - Drums
*Timmy Donald - Drums
*Pat Donaldson - Bass
*Sandy Robertson - Acoustic Guitar
*Simon Nicol - Acoustic Guitar
*Steve Ashley - Harmonica
*David Richards - Piano
*Ian Whiteman - Piano
*Tony Cox - Strings
*Katie Kissoon - Vocals
*Richard Thompson - Vocals
*Linda Thompson - Vocals
*Mac Kissoon - Vocals

1969  Marc Ellington - Marc Ellington (2009 korean remaster)
1971  Marc Ellington ‎- Rains-Reins Of Changes (2004 remaster)
1972  Marc Ellington - A Question Of Roads (2010 korean remaster)
1972  Marc Ellington - Restoration (2011 remasters)

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