01 Farewell To Storyville
Storyville is a collaboration between Mark Long (The Opposition) and Lol Ford
who have been playing together on an on and off basis for more than 15 years.
In case you've never heard of Mark Long, as vocalist/guitarist of
The Opposition (along with Marcus Bell and Ralph Hall), he's produced some
of the best post-punk
the early 80s. Now he's decided to strike out on his own - and the
results are so good, you wish he'd done it years ago. Opposition fans may get
a bit of
since this is essentially an acoustic record with just the occasional
piece of studio wizardry to hint at its author's origins. Much more important,
however, are the songs themselves - warm, intimate and quietly spellbinding.
Long's quavering voice got a homespun
charm that suits his compositions perfectly. Mark Long has the
ability to write succinct and perceptive lyrics laced with pointed observances
intelligent lyrics with 'bite'. But it's the melodies that grab the listener,
every single track is perfectly formed, there are some superb, almost pop-like
hooks that shine out on both the acoustic and full band tracks.
those looking for something with a little edge this is a brilliant collection
Influences / Similar Artists:
The Opposition, Mark Long, Adrian Borland, Mark Burgess, Blue Nile