Satellite Sky

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Satellite Sky
Studio album by Mark Heard
Released 1992
Recorded Fingerprint Recorders
Dodge City Studios
Mama Jo's
Bedrock Studios
Los Angeles, California
Genre Folk/rock
Label Fingerprint
Producer Mark Heard
Mark Heard chronology
Second Hand
Satellite Sky
High Noon
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Satellite Sky is the title of the final album by Mark Heard, released in 1992, on Heard's own Fingerprint Records, shortly before his death.

The album, which was almost entirely written on a mandolin, prominently features Heard's own 1939 National Steel electric mandolin.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Heard.

  1. "Tip Of My Tongue" - 4:22
  2. "Satellite Sky" - 3:48
  3. "The Big Wheels Roll" - 4:02
  4. "Orphans Of God" - 6:22
  5. "Another Day In Limbo" - 4:31
  6. "Language Of Love" - 4:06
  7. "Freight Train To Nowhere" - 4:30
  8. "Long Way Down" - 4:42
  9. "A Broken Man" - 5:42
  10. "Love Is So Blind" - 3:15
  11. "Hammers and Nails" - 4:41
  12. "We Know Too Much" - 5:58
  13. "Lost On Purpose" - 4:20
  14. "Nothing But The Wind" - 3:32
  15. "Treasure Of The Broken Land" - 6:22

The band[edit]

  • David Raven: drums
  • Michael Been: bass guitar
  • Fergus Jemison Marsh: stick
  • Mark Heard:: electric steel mandolin, electric guitars, acoustic guitars and mandolins, Hammond organ, accordion and harmonica.
  • Buddy Miller: electric guitar
  • Jack Sherman - electric guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg - electric guitar
  • David Miner: standup bass
  • Jim Goodwin: horns
  • David Baker: African percussion
  • Doug Berch: hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer
  • Sam Phillips: backing vocals
  • Pam Dwinell-Miner: backing vocals
  • Dan and Joel Russell: backing vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Mark Heard for Fingerprint Productions
  • Co-produced by Dan Russell and Jim Scott
  • Production associate: Chuck Long
  • Recorded at Dodge City, Mama Jo's, Bedrock (Los Angeles) by Jim Scott and at Fingerprint Recorders (Los Angeles) by Mark Heard
  • Mixed by Mark Heard at Fingerprint (Los Angeles)
  • Assistants: Jeff Shannon, Conrad Kalil, Richard Benoit, Joel Russell and Chris Morris (misspelled as Chris Morse in liner notes)
  • Photography by Patrick House
  • Digital editing & graphics by Fingerprint
  • Design and Artwork by MH
  • Frame from Design by Fran Larson