I've been a fan of Mark Edwards and his long-running band My Dad is Dead since I heard his first album in 1986. A short stint on the legendary Homestead Records produced some of his best work, but surprisingly this album, which ruminates a bit on his move from long-time home of Cleveland to North Carolina, ranks among one of his best in my book. It's also one of his best sounding and finest realized recordings, no doubt due to production and recording courtesy of Brian Paulson (interview soon!) at Brian's place and The Kudzu Ranch in Chapel Hill, NC. Mastered by the affable Carl Saff in Chicago, IL. (www.mydadisdead.com) -LC

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