Mark Davis | Immaculate

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Immaculate

by Mark Davis

Moody, hypnotic, yet somehow uplifting pop-rock.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. When I Was a Stone
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2. Sun Sky Moon
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3. All My Friends
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4. The Wide Atlantic
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5. Tied/tide Intro
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6. Tied/tide
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7. Me and My Old Man
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8. Underwater
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9. Immaculate
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10. The First Scene
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The "singer-songwriter" moniker is used so frequently, it's too bad there isn't a better description for the musical pedigree of Mark Davis.

The singer, multi-instrumentalist and tunesmith is truly a master of his craft, having just released "immaculate," a stunning 10-song collection that combines a textured and melodic spirit with wide-ranging lyrical tales touching on the seemingly endless shadings that make up both the ordinary and profound parts of our far-flung lives.

From the adventurous spirit that drives one to leave home despite the pain of romance lost ("the wide atlantic") to a dark ode about the relationship between a child and father ("me and my old man"), Davis is able to strike home with a commanding blend of folk, rock and pop.

Davis' voice, like that of David Gray or Duncan Sheik, is a unique instrument full of emotional weight and sonic poetry, able to lift spirits even while supporting the weight of the world.

"immaculate," a strong follow-up to his 1995 debut, "you came screaming," (www.cdbaby.com/davismark2) was recorded and mastered by Matt Walin at Orange-based Bitemark Records.

"I've known Matt forever; he played some guitar on my first record," said Davis, noting how Walin's experience in the recording studio proved to be an even more instrumental role on "immaculate."

"I just think he is amazing," Davis added.

Because Davis paid for the cost of recording both CDs himself, he acknowledges a gap between the release of commercial recordings.

"I have a total backlog of music. Even a few of these recordings were tracked a few years ago," Davis said. While creative recording sessions were a hallmark of Davis' evolution between his first and second releases, equally important was Davis' decision to go on a three-week solo tour of Europe promoting "you came screaming."

Having always wanted to experience life outside of the United States, Davis later returned to spend most of 1997 and 1998 living near the city of Brest, France, playing in pubs, writing songs, learning French and writing a book. Over those two years, Davis would take two-week trips back to Orange County to record at Bitemark Studios in Orange, enlisting the help of Walin on keyboards and guitar, as well as bassist Al Wolovitch, drummer Monte McConnell, and guitarist Casey Dolan. Todd Compton (violin), Jennifer Corday (cello) and Erika Duke (cello) also played on the disc.

"This was definitely not a solo thing," Davis said of "immaculate." "This album was much more of a band effort. Casey was very involved (Dolan, Davis and Walin share equal producing credit)."

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pink elephant

What a find!
This has become one of my favourite CDs. From start to finish, I can't say there are any flaws. "Like a Stone" is meaningful and sincere, as is "Underwater". "The Wide Atlantic" is a powerful melody that surfaces many emotions when listening to it. "Me and My Old Man" and "Immaculate" are also highlights...in fact every track is solid. Mark's voice is beautiful. I am so glad I gave this a try - it has become one of my top CDs to listen to.
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pink elephant

What a find!
This has become one of my favourite CDs. From start to finish, I can't say there are any flaws. "Like a Stone" is meaningful and sincere, as is "Underwater". "The Wide Atlantic" is a powerful melody that surfaces many emotions when listening to it. "Me and My Old Man" and "Immaculate" are also highlights...in fact every track is solid. Mark's voice is beautiful. I am so glad I gave this a try - it has become one of my top CDs to listen to.
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marilyn

loved it
I heard just part of the song "The Wide Atlantic" on an old tv show called "Felicity". I searched and searched until I finally found the name of the artist and the song and bought it from CDBABY. After listening to it all the way through all I can say is I love it.
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Kristin

I finally found it...
After searching endlessly for this CD, I was so excited to find it on CDBABY. I initially heard the song Wide Atlantic on the now-cancelled WB show Felicity and was dying to hear other songs by the artist. All I can say is that after listening to the entire CD a zillion times is that I was not disappointed. Mark Davis has an amazing voice and every song strikes an emotional chord.
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Delphine au port du Tinduff

An emotional music
"Immaculate"...As for " You came screaming", this CD is full of emotional intelligence. I am sure that its singer must be a beautiful soul. It means a lot to me since it is one of those rare human production where emotions, thoughts and experiences are plainly and purely shown. It makes one feel like if the Atlantic wasn't that wide.
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CYMK

Great CD
When it comes to records, this is one. Of the more beautiful works of independent artistry, this is two. Behold. Mark Davis, for whom mixing thought provoking lyrics with instantly recognizable melodies is as natural as breathing is. For most people, this record will live. On the CD changer, in constant play rotation. Hallelujah.
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Rogério Garcia

A Great CD !!!
I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have heard The Wide Atlantic in a Felicity episode. I loved the song, decided to take a look at the CD and bought it here, at CD Baby. I'm not dissapointed. Mark Davis is a great singer and sure deserves to be on the spotlight. Favorite songs: The Wide Atlantic, Tied/Tide and Immaculate.
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Jennifer in Florida

I L-O-V-E this CD!!!
I am a new and rapt fan of "Immaculate".I first heard "The Wide Atlantic" on a tv show that I completely adore. The lyrics and passion of the song struck me so much that I searched for two weeks for the artist and title. I finally got a tip from a friend and checked CDBaby for it. I sampled the songs available and fell in love with the whole CD, bought it, got it fast and have it in my CD player, set to wake me up everyday with "The Wide Atlantic". Thank you Mark Davis, and thank you CDBaby for my new favorite CD!
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