Requested by my friend VigiAOR...
Mark Vigil is a Melodic Rock / AOR fighter.
He has been in the music business since the early eighties working for / with major artists.
Meanwhile, Vigil wrote countless music thinking in his own project.
With his long time friend & partner, 2 Grammy winner Steve Fontana/o (Marty Friedman, Santana, Rick Derringer, Tony MacAlpine) as producer, by the end of 1998 they finished to cook this very good pack of songs.
Initially released independently in 2000 in limited quantities, thanks to the internet massification, a second press was on sale in 2006 exclusively via his website.
Since a couple of years ago, a third re-release of this album re-entitled 'Revisited: I Believe In You', including 3 extra tracks, is available @ http://markvigilproject.com
But this is a copy from the (now rare) original press, courtesy of my friend troynew.
M.V.P. is a wonderful MR / AOR disc with lots of keyboards and classy song structures. Vigil's voice is sweet, not powerful, but emotional and colorful.
Many well known names (check personnel) have tracked down the instrumental parts, and with the help of Fontano behind the knobs (despite the log budget) this recording sounds great.
All tracks are good, being my favorite "Dreamer", a killer uptempo old-school AOR monster.
Mark Vigil is working on a new album right now, can't wait to listen his second effort.
Don't miss this little Gem.
Highly, Highly Recommended
01 - Jena
02 - Method Man
03 - You Better Know Why
04 - Someone
05 - All Night Lover
06 - Dreamer
07 - Should've Been The One
08 - La La Lisa
09 - Love's Gone
10 - Senseless
11 - Is It You
Mark Vigil: Lead Vocals
Josh Ramos (The Storm, Two Fires): Guitar
Mark McGee (Gregg Allman, Vicious Rumors): Guitar
Mark Bonilla (Keith Emerson, Solo): Guitar
Mike Mani (Michael Bolton): Keyboards
Tommy Miller (Gregg Allman, Eddie Money): Bass
Bill Church (Sammy Hagar, Montrose): Bass
T. Moran (Starship): Drums
Pep Salinas: Drums
Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, Two Fires): Backing Vocals
... and many more.
MARK VIGIL PROJECT