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It's Only Time
Mark Curry
It's Only Time
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mark Curry
Title: It's Only Time
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Virgin Records
Release Date: 7/28/1992
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Style: Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077778629023, 0077778629023, 0077778629054, 077778629047

CD Reviews

Why does noone know this guy?
Scott Hutchison | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Mark Curry back in 1993, my freshman year at college, and was instantly hooked. The guy is a tremendous songwriter, and musically very talented. Maybe if you can imagine Bob Dylan in the 90's, but with alot more to work with. . . but that's not exactly right. Maybe more like Paul Westerberg, but with a grittier sound. I don't understand why his stuff never made it on the radio - its better than at least 90% of the fluff that calls itself music today, but at the same time, its still very accessible. If you don't find at least one song on here that you really like, then you don't like good alternative rock from the days before alternative was mainstream. Mark, if you're out there, I hope you are still making music. You may not have had commercial success, but you've touched at least a few of us."
Essential Listening
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 01/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was one I ran across in the used bin. I jotted the name down and came to Amazon to read the reviews. Two hours later, I was back in the car headed to the CD store. Wow! Don't let the little t-shirt cover photo or the shirtless back cover photo fool you. This guy is not just a squeezable teen item, he is an incredible singer!On the title track "All Over Me" he wails, "Think about it, baby; who's fooling who?" with such strong emotion that he draws you into the performance. "Musta Been Jo" starts with a classic rhythmic guitar like "I Can't Let Go" by the Hollies; only when you follow the lyrics closely do your realize the song's about someone digging up a dead dog. "Sorry About the Weather" slows with a folkie verse, "Sorry about the little wars that don't ever seem to end; killin' off young American boys just as fast as we can send 'em over." If you want to hear amazing vocal pyrotechnics, don't miss "Blow Me Down." Curry isn't skat singing; but he blows a phrase so fast it'll make your head spin, "Feel like I'm movin' about at 170 miles an hour now." This is a great performance! "I must love this f**kin' pain I'm feelin'," Mark sings on the thunderous "Wanna Run Away." David Lasley & Rosemary Butler do backup vocals on the slow sad "Nothin' At All." "Gone Swimming" is another strong performance with French horn flavoring the track. The deeply romantic "Always A Place" is the most beautiful pop melody, "I'll run at any time into the safety of her arms." Mark gives another 110% on "Drinkin' & How." On "Somehow" Curry sings to a pretty pop melody, "By this time next week I'll be long gone somewhere with you." The CD concludes with the lovely title track. Mark Curry's vocals show an expressiveness equal to Tom Waits while having a better vocal instrument. His songwriting hits the mark more often than not, but it's his performance as a singer that makes this ESSENTIAL listening. U snooze, U lose! Enjoy!"
Mark Curry is a true artist!
Rob Giles | Phoenix, Arizona United States | 02/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mark Curry is truly amazing! I saw him in Phoenix, AZ at the Mason Jar in '92 or '93. I have been looking for this CD EVERYWHERE since the tape that I bought in '92 is totally worn out. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who loves great music. Where is he?"