- Mark, are all the songs on 'Sailing to Philadelphia' newly-written
since the 'Golden heart' album in 1996?
- Did you enjoy the 'Golden heart' tour?
- Did you go straight to work on 'Sailing to Philadelphia' after the
'Golden heart' tour?
- But 'Sailing to Philadelphia' has been the main focus?
- Did you always have Van (Morrison) in mind for 'The last laugh'?
- Do you know him well?
- Are there times when a song just calls out to be a duet?
- Do you write at home?
- Let's talk some more about the songs on the album individually,
starting with the first track and opening single, 'What it is', which
has a bit of a Dire Straits feel.
- You mentioned the title track with James Taylor, 'Sailing to
- 'Who's your baby now'?
- One of the most unusual titles on the album is 'Baloney again'.
- We've already mentioned the Van Morrison track, 'The last laugh'.
- 'Silvertown blues' features Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford.
- How about 'El macho'?
- 'Prairie wedding'?
- What was the inspiration for 'Junkie doll'?
- 'Sands of Nevada'?
- The last track, 'One more matinee', we touched on earlier, so the
next question has to be when we're going to see you on stage again?
- Have you ever had what they call a 'dry spell'?
- Do you ever feel a sense of awe when you work with some of the
musicians you do?