Daytime & The Dark

Mark Seymour

$20

More by accident than design, DAYTIME AND THE DARK is top-heavy with songs Mark thought he'd left behind, songs reborn by the immediacy of acoustic performance and the unpredictable prism of hindsight.

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"I spy your humble home, see the tea towels fly

In a blinding flash I see the years go by

Memories twisted around somebody's finger

Behind me now, oh but I still remember."

- Do You See What I See?

After three solo albums of evolving sophistication, Hunters & Collectors are history for Mark Seymour. And funnily enough, that's exactly what they are to the majority of Australians for whom Throw Your Arms Around Me and Holy Grail endure, like tea towels on a Hill's Hoist, as flags on the cultural landscape.

More by accident than design, DAYTIME AND THE DARK is top-heavy with songs Mark thought he'd left behind, songs reborn by the immediacy of acoustic performance and the unpredictable prism of hindsight.

"With all respect to Hunters & Collectors, quite a few of these songs work better here than they did originally," he says. "With Head Above Water and When the River Runs Dry, the whole emotion changed as a result of the arrangements. I found myself in a different landscape and singing quite differently."

In plain fact, Mark has never sung better in his life, from the harmonic folk edifice of Radio Death Song to the propulsive rap reincarnation of The Slab. With the barest accompaniment, his voice and lyrics

Daytime & The Dark by Mark Seymour