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    European CD edition of "Broken" (12 tracks) in a digipak cover

    Includes unlimited streaming of Broken via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The last remaining vinyl copies of "Broken" have resurfaced!
    Originally released by the Australian label Z-Man Records in 2009, a limited edition of only 100 black vinyl 12" records were pressed, and the final twelve copies are now available for sale.
    Includes a beautiful colour insert with lyrics and printed information.

    ©2009 Mark Steiner / Stagger Home Music under exclusive license to Z-Man Records
    www.zmanrecords.com
    Photography: John Hughes
    Layout: Dave Macken
    Made in Australia

    Includes unlimited streaming of Broken via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Mark Steiner "Sea of Disappointment" (revisited) / "Beautiful Thief" limited edition gatefold 10" black vinyl LP (Stagger Records, 2009, STAGG007)

    This limited edition (300 copies) 10" vinyl EP Beautiful Thief is a work of art in itself, with beautiful photography by London-based Norwegian photographer Caroline Nerbøvik and Oslo’s visual artist Anne Marte Archer, juxtaposed against alarmingly disturbing images of Mr. Steiner by British photographer John Hughes.

    Beastly Side:
    "Sea of Disappointment" (revisited) - original version featuring Tex Napalm
    + bonus hidden track

    Beautiful Side:
    "Beautiful Thief" featuring The Fallen Birds: Sofy Perez, Lisa Barel, Tex Napalm, Dimi Dero & Susan Mitchell
    + bonus hidden track


    "Blindfolded" artwork by Anne Marte Archer

    Photography by John Hughes & Caroline Nerbøvik

    Graphic design & layout by Mark Steiner

    Includes unlimited streaming of Broken via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 20 

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    Get all 4 Mark Steiner & His Problems releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Saudade, Lowlife (EP), Fallen Birds, and Broken. , and , .

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Mark Steiner & His Problems Oslo, Norway

Mark Steiner is a well-known figure in Oslo’s music underworld, and he’s been around in Norway for so long that many assume that he is Norwegian. He is not. This ex-New Yorker is a wandering scoundrel who one might find hanging out in the shadowy corners of a pub at closing time. A international musical vagrant who might walk the streets with Stuart Staples, Nick Cave, and Rowland S. Howard... ... more

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Track Name: Beautiful Thief
Beautiful Thief

(him)
How can I win back my heart
As you stole it from my pocket right from the start?
When I walk out this door you’ll no longer be free of me
We’ve got a problem now, little darling – You’re a beautiful thief

(her)
I’ve been a roving girl most of my life
The last thing that I need right now is to share some strife
To tie me down and keep me from my dreams
A man like you is never what he seems
You try to tempt me with your spells of love, your songs
But I’m a woman who knows what’s right from what’s wrong
Besides, I’ve got my eyes fixed on someone else
It’s still a secret which I keep to myself
So back off now or you’ll only get burnt
Turn around, walk away, or you’ll get hurt
But I am not a thief

(him)
How can say to me that you want another man?
I thought you wanted more from me when you first took my hand
In my pocket, deep inside, I could feel your love
You cooed to me in the dark like a morning dove
We were drunk, you and I, we stumbled the streets
And my desire for you would not accept defeat
I seized the moment when we stood before your home
And that kiss we shared felt like we were touching souls
You beautiful thief

(her)
How can I give you back your heart?
When you placed it in my hands right from the start
We’ve got a problem now – yes, indeed we do
When you walked out the door you took my heart with you
You are the thief

©2009 Stagger Home Music / Mark Steiner
Track Name: This World
THIS WORLD
(Music & lyrics by Mark Steiner)


This world’s not the same as it was
On the day that I met her
In the way that she led me to her heart
This world’s not the same as it was
How I long for that moment
Just before the world around us fell apart
This world’s not the same...

Not long ago, my heart was empty
And the bottle was my best friend
I’d given up on finding true love
Through misfortune and misery
I’d lost all hope, but it didn’t matter
I’d had enough with dead end roads
But a twist of fate brought me to her
The lovely blossom who saved my soul

This world’s not the same as it was
On the day I was was smitten
With the words that she had written from her heart
This world’s not the same as it was
On the day we were married
With a kiss which did bind us in the park
This world’s not the same

It all changed on the day I abandoned my love
I looked up to the skies when a bird cried above
As the blue turned to black I ran back to our home
Nevermore would I leave my poor love alone

This world’s not the same as it was
On the day that I met her
Yeah the way that she showed me to her heart
This world’s not the same as it was
How I long for that moment
Just before the world around us fell apart
This world’s not the same...


© 2002, 2009 Mark Steiner / Stagger Home Music
Track Name: Sea of Disappointment (revisited)
SEA OF DISAPPOINTMENT
(lyrics by Mark Steiner • music by Mark Steiner & Tex Napalm)

Well I’m sorry
I wish I’d known this from the start
And I’m worried
That you’ve fallen too deep for my drunken heart
But don’t worry - You will not drown down there, little girl

Now I’m bleeding
A river red with the taste of guilt
‘Cause I’m leavin’ you high and dry with the house we built
But don’t worry - You cannot drown up there, little girl

You’ll find disappointment
But you’re not the only one

No room for sorrow
There will not be a change of heart
But don’t be sad, little girl
No tomorrow
It’s better that we drift apart
Don’t you cry, little girl

You’ll find disappointment
But you’re not the only one

As I’m floating
Don’t reach for me with open hands
As I’m sinking
Please turn away and leave these sands
But don’t worry
You shall not drown alone, little girl

You’ll find disappointment
But you’re not going down
In my sea of disappointment
Which is where I choose to drown

©2009 Stagger Home Music / Mark Steiner