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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

SAUDADE {European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ]} - a Portuguese word with no direct translation to English (or just about any other language, for that matter,) which describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return. Saudade was once described as "the love that remains" after someone is gone. (excerpted from Wikipedia)

Special thanks to Ricardo Silva for his generosity in contributing some Portuguese guiitar, and to Rosie Westbrook for the privilege of her bowed double-bass.

lyrics

SAUDADE (Kaiho)
(lyrics by Mark Steiner)

Outside it's growing cold
As the sun goes down for the last time
In this town you left behind

The shadows on the street
Drift up from the ground
Hearts battered on the wall

From far across the sea, I wonder
Do you ever think of me
Gazing out toward the edge of the world

The bars have long since closed
Drunk lovers are fast asleep
The stars dance up above
As the moon begins to weep

From from across the sea, I wonder
Do you ever dream of me
Calling out from the edge of the world

©2013, 2014 Mark Steiner / Stagger Home Music

credits

from Saudade, released November 6, 2014
SAUDADE (KAIHO)
(lyrics & music by Mark Steiner)
Thomas Borge: bass
Pavel Cingl: violin
Henry Hugo: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Gunnar Motland: drums
Ricardo Silva: Portuguese guitar
Mark Steiner: vocals, baritone guitar
Rosie Westbrook: double bass

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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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