Since the 1980s, Mark experimented with rock and pop, before returning to his country and folk roots in the 1990s. These are not just stories; they are as observational snapshots often with cynicism to burn. The 20-tracks focus on his adroitly authored songs. His inspirations come from the worlds he inhabits, the people whose lives brush up against his. This retrospective tells many inspired stories of diverse lives, contrasting almost impressionistic lyrics with the more direct story song approach, like ‘Between The Ditches’ against ‘Shopping Town’, a meditation on commercial enterprise taking on real lives. Whether working with his long-time backing group, the Dead Setters, or crafting his own guitar-and-voice meditations, he captures something special from the crumbs of the everyday.