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Palmfrond Records 1980 /
VIA Records 1995
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Released in Switzerland in 1980, Fingerprint 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 Tunes-type silliness (“Es Tut Mir 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. Reissued on CD in the U.S. in 1995.

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

Fingerprint  ~  Lyrics / Credits / Liner Notes / DISCOGRAPHY