Mark Tiddy - Escape This Town (re-recorded) British Product Audio Samples Available

Escape This Town (re-recorded) by Mark Tiddy

Cross Rhythms Rating: 5/10
CD: Album
Tags: Album, Independent, Rock, CD
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-3 days
Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter's revamped debut album.

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  1. 1. I Need You
  2. 2. Make You Smile
  3. 3. All Fake & Just So Selfish
  4. 4. Station Girl
  5. 5. It's Not Right
  6. 6. Summer Of 2005
  7. 7. Marry Me
  8. 8. Escape This Town
  9. 9. Something So Unbreakable
  10. 10. Violence Doesn't Bring Salvation
  11. 11. Trading Your Faith
  12. 12. Pleading Insanity
  13. 13. Hopeless Romantic
  14. 14. Secret
  15. 15. Joanna
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Reviewed by Elliot Rose

For this album, youth worker Mark Tiddy has ventured back into the studio, aiming to enhance the depth and impact of the songs featured on his 2010 debut album. Initially, this re-record kicks off brilliantly (ignoring a few timing issues), with a guitar/keyboard combo before bursting into an energetic, pulsing anthem, which for me makes "I Need You" the highlight of the fifteen tracks, including the newly written "Hopeless Romantic". Considering he's put this album together in a home studio, I'm impressed with the clarity of sound produced, from the funky bass lines to the punk-style electric guitars. However, the majority of the album still possesses the same flaws as the original. If I were to just copy and paste Ian Webber's review of 'Escape This Town', it would mostly be an accurate description of this version as well. Lyrically I was by no means inspired but the major downside to the album is Mark's vocal performance. Despite the rerecording, at times Mark's voice is so off pitch that it sounds like he's singing in a different key to the track. Also, as a lyricist, Mark has the unfortunate tendency of trying to scan awkwardly rhymed lyrics which made for an uncomfortable listening experience. So though this is an improvement on the original release, 'Escape This Town' is still some way from being an album I could recommend.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 123881
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 19 Mar 2012

Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter's revamped debut album.

Posted by Ben in Uk at 22:15 on Jul 11 2012

I liked it. Yer there are swings and roundabouts but this is real music from a real person. Will mark be opening Glastonbury any time soon?? Maybe not quite yet but for a "pay what you think is fair" album this is definitely worth the benefit of the doubt

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