Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Skimming Stones ... thrice

One of the main themes in Skimming Stones, a special edition of Your Heart Out which is available to download for free here is the work of Mark Lusardi at the mixing desk. Mention is made, for example, of the many UK reggae recordings he has been involved in, with the likes of Adrian Sherwood, Dennis Bovell, and so on. There is a whole host of great records to mention, such as The Simeons' Dub Conference In London (which includes Mark At The Controls), Lion Youth's Love Comes And Goes, and Massive Horns' Merrie Melodies LP which featured Annie Whitehead among the players. It wasn't just underground favourites Mark was involved with either. Black Slate's Amigo became an unexpected Top 10 hit. And the Clint Eastwood and General Saint record Mark engineered in his Mark Angelo studio for Greensleeves became another crossover favourite, with the DJ duo making an unlikely appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test ...

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