Music: “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” is a country-gospel track. Mark wrote the tune, sang the lead vocal and handled all the recording and mixing duties. Pete Huttlinger played guitar and Missy Raines (Claire lynch Alumna) played bass. David Spak played provided the percussion and the awesome background vocals were compliments of Ann & Regina McCreary.
Recording: Mark has got it all gong on here, folks. Great song and a very fine recording. Aside from some minimal compression sibilance on the lead vocal, this sparse mix delivers the goods. We particularly enjoyed the lack of processing on the vocals. When you sing like the McCreary Sisters, none is required! Mark surrounded himself with talent, and his straight forward recording brings that. Good stuff.
Suggestions: Given Mark’s strong vocal delivery, it’s understandable he’d reach for a compressor to help smooth out the vocals. We would suggest that Mark try a more organic approach by “working” the mic rather than relying on the compressor.
Summary: We like it!