Don't Explain

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    Rabben Records proudly presents it's debut release of Mark Steiner & His Problems new album "Saudade." This beautiful deluxe limited edition of only 200 copies comes in DOUBLE 12 inch 180 gram vinyl format, featuring 13 songs performed by Mark Steiner and his international band of brothers and sisters, produced by Henry Hugo and Mark Steiner, recorded at Stagger Home Studios & Booking / Studio Schaeffers Gate 5 in Oslo, Norway, with additional recordings made in Europe, New York, and Australia. Special guests include Sally Norvell (Congo Norvell), Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party, PJ Harvey, ex-Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Botanica, Firewater, Ministry of Wolves), Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh) and more.

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A lesser-known classic, probably for it's crushing lyrics. Oddrun and I started performing this song together a few years ago as a duet, and when the time came to record her vocals, she brought along her baby boy to the studio... Listen close...

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DON’T EXPLAIN
(lyrics by Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr)

Hush now, don’t explain
Just say you’ll remain
I’m glad your back, don’t explain

Quiet, don’t explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don’t explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I’m so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you’re with me, sweet

Hush now, don’t explain
You're my joy and pain
My life’s yours love
Don’t explain

©1946 Billie Holiday / Duchess Music Corp

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from Saudade, released November 6, 2014
DON’T EXPLAIN (featuring Oddrun Valestrand)
(lyrics & music by Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog Jr. • Duchess Music Corporation)
Thomas Borge: bass
Pavel Cingl: violin
Henry Hugo: acoustic guitar, organ
Tobias Lange: drums
Øystein Sandsdalen: electric guitar
Mark Steiner: vocals, baritone guitar
Oddrun Valestrand: vocals

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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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