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MARK HEARD
"Fingerprint"
Palmfrond Records 1980 /
VIA Records 1995
Fingerprint - cover



Mark Heard's second album (not including his self-produced album), Fingerprint is available on CD; it's been re-issued by Via (the same people who brought us the 77s boxed set, 1 2 3) under license from Fingerprint Records, Fingerprint was released in 1980, and includes a wide variety of Mark's early styles including light rock ("I'm in Chains"), James Taylor ballads ("Nowadays") country hokey ("Just the Same"), early CCM/Pat Terry ("One More Time"), John Denver ("Epistle"), live Looney Toonz-type silliness ("Es Tu Mer Leid") and Norman-Stonehill silliness ("Threefold Amen" - actually Mark Heard style silliness, but Norman & Stonehill are better known and did similar things).

Mark's production & engineering talents are already as evident as his musical talents. Mark & Janet did the photography, and Janet added some BGV.

This is an excellent album, if far different than his later work.

Musicians: Mark Heard, Janet Sue Heard, Peter Johnson, Jon Linn and Tom Howard.

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