I don't want to make any scathing criticisms without knowing how things will play out. All I'll say is I am a massive admirer of what Mark brought to the band. Together Alone was the high water mark of Neil's entire career and Mark's instrumentation played a critical role. I hope his importance is acknowledged and remembered by everyone.
At the Opera House three years ago, I queued up early to stake out a spot not at centre stage, but at stage right, to be as close to Mark's brilliance as possible.