Mosaics (album)

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Mosaics
MosaicsAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Mark Heard
Released 1985
Recorded Fingerprint Recorders
Montrose, California
Genre Folk/Rock
Label Home Sweet Home
Producer Mark Heard
Mark Heard chronology
Ashes and Light
(1984)
Mosaics
(1985)
Tribal Opera
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Mosaics is an album by Mark Heard, released in 1985 on Home Sweet Home Records. According to the liner notes in Ashes and Light, this album was recorded first but delayed by the record company who wanted the less rock-oriented Ashes released first. Consequently, this was the first album recorded in Heard's own Fingerprint Recording Studio.

Album cover[edit]

The cover art included a mosaic of a photo of Heard. The photo was cut up into tiny squares. The sections were then sent to friends, musicians and onlookers to paint or scribble on. The pieces were brought back together and reassembled in a computer for the final album cover. The cover artists were Tim Alderson, Bill Batstone, Christian Benz, T-Bone Burnett, Tim Chandler, Nancy Clark, Dave de Coup-Crank, Terry Currin, Vernettie Currin, Alex Disch, David Edwards, Rowena Emmett-Stelmach, Maria Finch Chandler, Margrit Geissler, Peter Geissler, Hansruedi Graf, Heard's wife Janet, Heard's parents Jean and John Heard, Mark Heard, Susan Heard, actor Jerry Houser, Tom Howard, Tonio K., Barry Miller Kaye, Martin Kurz, L'Abri volunteers, Christa Laderach, Peter Laderach, Angy von Lerber, Jean Daniel von Lerber, Ed McTaggart, John Mehler, Lynda Mehler, Sye and Ina Mitchell, Leslie Phillips, Gian Sandri, Prisca Sandri, Edith Schaeffer, David Stelmach, Randy Stonehill, Terry Scott Taylor, Pam Terry, Pat Terry, Christie Tickner, David Tickner, Ray and Sue Ware.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Heard, except "Power Of Love" by T-Bone Burnett and "Miracle" by Mark Heard and Tonio K.

Side one[edit]

  1. "With Broken Wings" - 4:18
  2. "Schizophrenia" - 3:46
  3. "All Is Not Lost" - 2:54
  4. "Heart On the Line" - 4:11
  5. "He Plays the Game" - 3:09

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Golden Age" - 4:11
  2. "The Power Of Love " - 3:46
  3. "I Want You" - 3:52
  4. "It Will Not Be Like This Forever" - 4:21
  5. "Miracle" - 4:53

The band[edit]

  • Mark Heard: electric 6- and 12-string guitars, acoustic guitars, lead guitar, bass guitars, vocals and assorted sounds
  • John Mehler: drums
  • David McSparran: Simmons drums on "Power of Love" and "Miracle"
  • David Mansfield: lead guitar on "Heart of Hearts", "Schizo", "I Want You", and "Forever".
  • Bill Batstone: bass guitar on "Forever", general hanging out
  • Harry Stinson: percussion and Simmons drums
  • Buddy Rufus Greene: harmonica on "All is Not Lost" and "The Golden Age"
  • Tom Howard: synthesizer on "Golden Age", "Schizo" and "All is Not Lost"
  • Barry Miller Kaye: organ on "Forever"
  • Background vocals by Mark Heard and Leslie Phillips, except on: "Schizophrenia": Mark Heard and Dave de Coup-Crank and on "Miracle": Mark Heard and Dori Howard

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced, engineered, mixed and arranged by Mark Heard at Fingerprint Recorders.
  • Punch-ins by Janet Heard, Dave de Coup Crank, Nick van Maarth, Tim Alderson
  • Front cover concept by Tim Alderson. Cover design and computer art by Mark Heard. Photographs by Stewart Ivester.

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