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Mark King
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mark King
Title: Influences
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 4/26/1993
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Influences
UPCs: 042282308825, 0042282308825, 0602517840133

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Mark King Really is the King of Bass | Northern Virginia | 11/11/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mark was the bassist/vocalist/songwriter for the band Level 42. He is a masterful Bassist and extremely versatile musician. I bought this CD several years ago at its first US release and Ive about worn it out. If you enjoy upbeat jazzy music you cannot go wrong here. Mark plays Bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, percussion & drums on this album. The first track, "The Essential is 18.5 min. long and exibits Marks versatile style and ability. Mark also has some of his Level 42 band-mates back him up on a few tracks. This CD is pure auditory heaven . You can't go wrong with this CD. There are'nt words to describe the way his music affects me. And if you like this, you will love Level 42 as well. I just ordered his New CD "One Man". I can't wait till it arrives. Enjoy."
There is a God
Philip MURRAY | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | 09/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I only have 2 regrets when it comes to Mark King - Firstly, that he and his co-stars ended Level 42. But equally as important, was that, during his 15 years as frontman of that band, King only recorded 1 solo album......well, thank god we at least got that - and you'll understand what I mean when you listen to it. Right from the start, the album cuts straight to the chase and the music is well and truely in your face with "The Essential"....a long and enthralling journey that saves the very best until last: the most incredible delivery of bass playing I have EVER heard in my entire life. Other tracks like, "Pictures on the Wall" and "There is a Dog" showcase King's creative excellence as a songwriter. Recorded when he was 25, Mark King's "The Essential" is a must for the serious music lover who demands quality. The only reason I gave it 4/5 and not 5/5, was because it has one fault; track four titled, "I Feel Free" which has been covered by other artists before and after this offering, but like many others, this version is not a masterpiece. Having said that, however, the album, overall is a dream....enjoy! Phil MURRAY"
Scott Boepple ( | Los Angeles, California | 04/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Our fearless Level 42 bassist shows us that he can hold his own. With superb songwriting and the help of some old Level chums, this album is top -notch. Mark's playing is impecable (as always), and his Jaco-esque phrasing is apparent on "THE ESSENTIAL", and "THERE IS A DOG". As a fellow bassist Mark, you help give us a good name."