This is why I love tribute albums. Any time a bunch of my favorite artists lend their talents in an attempt to shed some light on a songwriter they feel worthy, I take notice. The singer/songwriter in this case is Mark Mulachy, former lead singer of 80's band Miracle Legion. I can honestly say that I had never heard of Mr. Mulachy or any of his songs before reading about this record a month or so ago, so it was a joy to get to hear all of these songs for the first time. There are outstanding covers in this collection by Ben Kweller, The National, Thom Yorke, Hayden, and many more...it's really an awesome introduction to the man and his music and makes for a marvelous record.
Here are a couple of my favorites from the album...
* 'Everything's Coming Undone' - Michael Stipe
* ' Ciao My Shining Star' - Unbelievable Truth