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Near Your Heart
The 5 CDs below contain 4 decades of home recordings never released... until now!
12 in a room
"From a small room comes this wonderful record. I have no words for the beauty and quality of these 'underground' songs. Great songs, great voice and unforgetable melodies. Can be described as the middle between Brian Wilson and ELO." link to review
Last Night on the Roller Coaster
"Perfect pop by a criminally under-appreciated artist. MJ crafts these melodic, heart-felt, toe-tapping, perfect pop songs that deserve to be heard by a wider audience. Gorgeous 'ear candy'." link to review
More examples from Marc's unique musical palette can be heard on these three exciting Disney 'inspired by' CDs from the hit films ' Cars' and 'Finding Nemo'.
Marc Jonson And The Wild Alligators
12 In A Room
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Review of LAST NIGHT ON THE ROLLER COASTER
"This CD and 12 In a Room are two of the finest pop albums ever made almost totally self-recorded by the genius and apparently eccentric Mark Johnson. Great writer, vocalist and guitar player! I discovered this just by chance when I read a review in I think an old Goldmine magazine. He also recorded an impossible to find record album in 1970 when he was still in high school. The last I heard he was living in Austin, Texas. If anyone finds out where he is and what he is doing let me know,,,firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ever lucky enough to find one of these CDs spend whatever it takes to get it."
FAN PRAISE FORMARC JONSON'SMUSIC
"If you like hummable pop melodies, Mark Johnson is the one-man show Big Star wishes they'd been as a group. This endlessly listenable collection includes rockabilly Dave Edmunds covered ('King of Love') and a stunning ballad the Roches covered ('Love Radiates Around'), as well as major-league productions that bring to mind the big pop recordings of the 70s and 80s (think: Air Supply with more complex lyrics and arrangements). And the songwriter played most of the instruments and created all of the recordings. So if you like pop recordings that sound like Brian Wilson meets Phil Spector (because Mr. Johnson is exactly that), you have to own this one." link to review
12 in a room ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS
"This album is AWESOME! that's all I can say. I feel so lucky to have found your music, Mark." link to review
Last Night On The Roller Coaster