all of the tracks on this album are covers of ac/dc songs, from the bon scott era. three of these tracks appear on mark's previous solo release 'rock'n'roll singer', in which he flawlessly places covers of ac/dc covers alongside a john denver cover and some of his own original tracks. in the past mark has recorded slow moody acoustic covers of such diverse acts as kiss ('shock me'), genesis ('follow you, follow me') and wings ('silly love songs'), but this is the first time he's dedicated an entire album to a single act. interviews with mark have stated that he felt that the lyrics and melody of these early tracks have been often overlooked, so he has attempted, and succeeded, in bringing them to the fore. mark's strength is the ability to put his own personal stamp on the songs that he covers, without comprimisng the original intention of the songs. the only question this album begs, is when will ac/dc do a red house painters covers album?