Having read the long review below that criticises Mark's life, rather than the music, I think I'll get this CD. After all, Clinton was/is probably not much of a husband, but he was one hell of a good president. Shame he got so bogged down in the morass of his own libido. The other thing, of course, is that if you're a happy clappy type of person, you'll never ever do anything creative. It takes a typically tortured soul to bring a bit of genius into our lives. Being a mess might not have been much fun for Marc, and the same goes for all those other mixed-up artists out there, but one thing is for sure. As far as his music goes, Marc was one of our greats, and this looks like a stonkingly good compilation. If it gets one more bad review, I'll definitely buy it, despite having a couple of his compilations already.
Oh, and as an aside, if anyone gets anything published, be it music or writing or whatever, then that person is putting himself up for being reviewed. So, the fact I might not be able to play a single note on a guitar doesn't mean that I can't say what I think of an guitarist's output. After all, we're the punters who are going to buy the artist's stuff, so our ability play music in our own right in no way undermines our right and ability to criticise the output of those who do. Reviewing someone's work is not competitive, we're not saying we can do it better ... we're just saying the artist himself could have done it better, or should have done it better, if he was going to put it out to the public.