Mark Spiro - 2011 - It's a beautiful life
01 It’s A Beautiful Life
02 I Know Who I Love
03 Come Back To Me
04 Love Struck Dumb
05 Go Another Mile
06 Dance The Lonely Spotlight
07 Might As Well Be Me
08 Brand New Beautiful Day
09 Dream Big, Pray Hard
10 Everything I Do
Mark Spiro is an iconic American Songwriter. He is an established award winning producer, recording artist, and accomplished musician, with a career that spans over two decades. Among his many accomplishments are 45 gold and platinum records, and six solo albums. His songs, and his productions have been represented on records that have sold over 100 million records, world-wide.
Born in Seattle, Mark moved to Hollywood where he met Jack White, an extremely successful and acclaimed German producer who was making his impact in the American music market with his productions of Laura Branigan, Stevie Woods, Anne Murray, David Hasselhoff and more. He immediately recognized Mark’s enormous talent and brought him in as his general co-producer.
Mark is most recognized as one of the leading melodic rock songwriters in the United States, with songs recorded by such classic artists as Heart, Cheap Trick, Giant, Bad English, John Waite, Kansas, Reo Speedwagon, Winger, Mike Reno (LoverBoy), Julian Lennon. In addition he has written for multi platinum country artist, Lila McCann, and Latin Artists, Luis Miguel and Emmanuel. Although he is best known for his melodic rock style, it is evident that Mark Spiro has the ability and talent to write for any style and genre of music.
The album starts with "It's a beautiful life" a smooth melodic rock song with a striking chorus.
"I know who I love" has a more contemporary beat combined with acoustic guitars.
"Come back to me" is an outstanding song with a wonderful melody. One of the highlights of this album !
"Love struck dumb" is a mid pacer with a delicate melody.
"Go another mile" is another highlight !! A radio friendly rocker with exciting melodies !!
"Dance the lonely spotlight" is again a very cool mid pacer with excellent guitars and keyboards !!
"Might as well be me" has a more rocking sound with beautiful electric guitars and a very catchy chorus.
Another mid pacer is "Brand new beautiful day" a very cool song with excellent acoustic guitars !!
"Dream big,pray hard" is again a radio friendly rocker with a very catchy chorus.
The last song "Everything I do" is a beautiful mid pacer with a discreet bass line !!
With the release of his current album “It’s A Beautiful Life”, it is evident that Mark epitomizes the best in American songwriting, production and with his intoxicating vocals, Mark Spiro proves that he has only just begun.
This new cd is just amazing....it gives us the best elements of AOR combined with classy Westcoast !
It's an album that you can several times and still discover new details !!
Highly recomended for fans of the genre !!
Mark Spiro – vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
John McLennon – guitars on “Might As Well Be Me” and “Everything I Do”