Walk Through the Fire was recorded over the course of 4 years in 6 studios by 8 engineers with 25 musicians. It was a labor of love and artistry, and an offering in gratitude. It was the intention to create an album that evoked a sound reminiscent of older records, utilized modern recording tools, but maintained its authenticity. Some of these songs were the hallmark of Mark’s live performances over years, some were old songs he rediscovered and reworked, and some were written by friends.
“Love In Vain” was produced by Mark for the soundtrack to the upcoming film “Guitarman”. It’s a collaboration, and is the first posthumous release featuring the great Delaney Bramlett. Mark and Delaney were close friends, and Mark often played lead guitar on his recordings.
The title track, “Walk Through the Fire”, was written by Mark while undergoing his first chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer. In gratitude for his survival, Mark is donating all proceeds from the song “Walk Though the Fire” to the Oral Cancer Foundation.
A recommendation for listening: turn it up…a LOT. For more information on why, read this.