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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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about

After the initial recording session back in June of 2012, Henry Hugo in all of his enthusiasm threw some ideas and some guitar riffs at me from his home in Zürich. This one stuck. The lyrics came naturally, like a light breeze before the approaching storm of a mid-life crisis. I played the song solo live a few times, but it really came into it's own with Graham and Gunnar in the studio in January, 2014. I think we were all a bit surprised and yet impressed at how heavy it became. Fortunately, Julitha managed to lift it just slightly from the abyss and give the final mix some balance.

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FORTITUDE
(lyrics by Mark Steiner)

I'm fed up with relying
On a friend who just makes me feel old
Yeah, I am so sick of denying
That they left me out in the cold

I can feel it coming
I could use something new
And I can hear it drumming
I just need some fortitude
 
My body aches with the sunrise
The staircase pounds on my knees
My eyes shut from the carnage
In the mirror of my near defeat
 
I can feel it coming
I could use something new
And I can hear it strumming
I just need some fortitude
 
I carry my constitution
In a sack on my back like a stone
My body still aches as the sun goes down
I stagger back up on the road

I can feel it coming
I could use something new
And I can hear it drumming
I just need some fortitude

©2014 Mark Steiner / Stagger Home Music

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from Saudade, released November 6, 2014
FORTITUDE
(lyrics by Mark Steiner, music by Mark Steiner & Henry Hugo)
Graham Mansfield: bass
Gunnar Motland: drums
Julitha Ryan: piano
Mark Steiner: vocals, baritone guitar, electric guitar

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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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