MORE MORE MORE is an collection of my favourite songs - released and unreleased; written and performed by me with the exception of What's the Colour of Money (Rogers and Rose). This collection of songs were written whilst working under the name Hollywood Beyond signed to WEA (30 years ago), my early 90s dance music successes and subsequent unreleased tracks that I like very much. I wanted to create an album that represents me as a song writer and recording artist showing my musical diversity. I hope you will agree that although most of these songs are 20-30 years old they also still hold relevance lyrically now as they did back then - Caus for me the Shit hasn't changed. I have always known that people who knew me as Hollywood Beyond failed to pick up on my releases as Mark Rogers and vice versa so to many I disappeared in the ether. I HOPE THIS ALBUM ADDRESSES THIS. I also hope this album brings together the collective 1/2 million YouTube listeners who appreciated my efforts in both the pop world and the underground deep house movement and I'd like to thank the many individuals who took time out unsolicited to post some of my efforts. This one is for you!!! This album unintentionally has star studded producers and remixes featuring Tommy Lipuma and Marcus Miller, Stephen Hague(Pet Shop Boys), Chris Lord Algae, and Steve Silk Hurley and more. More More More is a celebration of 30 years of being in and out of the music business but it's also a statement of intent as it sets the marker and foundation for my future releases. Big shout out to All musical members of Hollywood Beyond past and present, especially Jamie Rose, Cliff Whyte, Matt Backer. All the record companies in the past that helped me to get to where I am and got behind me all those years ago especially Chris Hearn and Island Music team including my mate Gloria Del- Rio, WEA Records A&R back then, Ex managers David Massey and Caroline Edwards Hopton, Warrior Dance Crew - Nicky Traxs and Kid Batchelor, Freetown Inc. crew - Sanki Yo RIP, Deb Rowe, Leigh, Dave and Dyone. To all the numerous international small label dance companies that licensed my songs over the years and kept me in the loop. All the engineers that worked on the songs on this album and the photographers that made me look nice. Special Mention to those ALWAYS in my musical corner Mike Thorne Matt Backer Willie Wall
Mike Thorne and Ebban Maeda @Stereo society for fantastic remastering Barbara Sobel and the Sobel Family for your present support Kathy Kelly and team at Warner Music UK for licensing of agreement of some of the tracks on More More More
this album my Mother, Father, son Solomon, the love of my life Ita, to all my friends especially Janette Brown, Mike and Leila Thorne, Standish and Mavis and all my family especially Herrie and Sue, Uncle Daby RIP and my good friend Cliff Whyte RIP who was with me since the start -and an extra pair of ears - I MISS YOU BRO and as always I dedicate this as I do with all my releases to
'All the little fishes that love to swim against the current.'
Album Artwork by Mark Rogers aka Tru'Art Layout and graphics by Aston Walker