Mark Laurent - Guitar, Vocals - Downtown Train (Tom Waits) - Mark Laurent. We played this one in a bluesy outfit I played in through the late '80s. Nice to dig it out again. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Downtown Train (Tom Waits) - Mark Laurent. We played this one in a bluesy outfit I played in through the late '80s. Nice to dig it out again. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Blanket - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (Beatles) - Mark Laurent Since the Get Back movies have started coming out it seems like a good time to do a couple of tracks from the boys. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Every Grain Of Sand (Bob Dylan) - Mark Laurent One of Bob Dylan's finest songs that very few people know - off Shot Of Love, 1981. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/harmonica
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Auckland, New Zealand
It's Hard Sometimes - Mark Laurent Hold on, hold on my friend Even the saddest stories come to an end And we'll be smiling again Though it's hard sometimes. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Falling Down - Mark Laurent Written in a lonely hotel room in Sydney one rainy afternoon in January 1990. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reason To Believe - Mark Laurent. This is a rework of an old blues/rock'n'roll thing of mine from the 1980s. Sometimes you just need to revisit them eh? http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Amazing Grace - Mark Laurent A fresh slant on the old song. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mistress Bitterness - Mark Laurent. My first wife Adie wrote most of the lyrics for this - it was about a family friend who got messed up on unreliable relationships. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Until I Saw Your Face - Mark Laurent. I wrote this for an album called Heart Attack (the emotional, not the physical kind) which came out in 1995. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Not A Voodoo Chile (another Slight Return) - Mark Laurent. As you can probably tell from the title I ripped of the idea from Jimi - but it's not a cover, more an homage. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Seagull In The Storm - Mark Laurent from the album The Light & The Shadowland, 2000. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Dead Man (Bob Dylan cover) - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Beaten Paths - Millennium Hippies (Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard). 'Hippies' is a double album we did in 1998. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Still Holding On - Mark Laurent. Originally from a live album called Trust, released in 1992. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Crossroads (Robert Johnson) - Mark Laurent For years I thought this was a Cream song, until I discovered Robert Johnson. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
The Lord's My Shepherd - Mark Laurent (after David the psalmist) A real oldie - well, at least the lyrics are - mind you I'm getting a bit that way myself. :) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Maybe Even Time - Mark Laurent (lyrics by Chris Eyes) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Green Chair - Mark Laurent Recorded one un-sunny evening during lockdown. Hope you find a little light in it. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Improv In Greyscale - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar
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Auckland, New Zealand
A Small Lament @ Level 4 - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar
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Auckland, New Zealand
Sprayed On Hairstyle - Mark Laurent Hi guys, it's quite a while since I posted anything here. This won't be for everybody, but for years I worked as a church outreach performer, similar to (though not as famous as) Larry Norman et al. Sprayed-On Hairstyle is a song I wrote for youth events. Hope you get something out of it. All the best - see ya round cyberspace. :) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark & Brenda - A House Concert @ Andrew & Sue's, 1992 http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Quality Of Mercy (Michelle Shocked cover) - Waiting For Donald @ Tahora Music Festival 2009 http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/backing vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
It's Only Love - Mark Laurent & Friends @ The Bunker, 2006. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Rowan lute/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Here We Are Again - Mark Laurent & Friends @ The Bunker, Devonport, 2006. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Signs - Mark Laurent @ Auckland Folk Fest 2020 "We can read the signs of the seasons - why don't we read the signs of the times?" http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Pania - Auckland Street Choir (a song by Mark Laurent) Some of you know I've been involved with Auckland Street Choir for a few years. We had our 6th birthday party the other night (though I've only been part of things about half that long) and we were jamming on whatever anyone wanted to sing. Someone asked for my song Pania, and Sandra Eriksen videoed it. It's an honour for me that these guys choose to sing this song - one that several members particularly relate to. They bring added wairua to it. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar
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Auckland, New Zealand
It's Only Love (@ Trinity Farm) - Mark, Brenda & Susan Collien-Reid http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Crazy - live @ Auckland Folk Festival 2020 - Mark Laurent I was a guest at this fest and this was part of a songwriter session. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
House of the rising sun - Mark Laurent @ Rafters Folk Club On a borrowed 12-string. I played 12s all the time for my first few years. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
The Penny - Mark & Brenda & Brenda Liddiard @ GodSong Cafe Sometime late last century... http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
A Benediction - Mark Laurent My musical take on a somewhat unconventional Franciscan prayer. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Jesus @ The Crossroads Mark Laurent @ Auckland Folk Festival, January 2020 http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
All Fall Down - Mark Laurent Musing on the apocalypse. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
The World Needs Jesus (Malcolm & Alwyn cover) - Mark Laurent Malcolm Wild & Alwyn Wall are a couple... read more of English musos whose Jesus music made quite a strong impression on me when I was a young fella in the 1970s. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Be Careful What You Sign (Larry Norman) - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Guru - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
I Choose Love - Mark Laurent "I have decided to stick with love, because hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Just As I Am - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reason For The Blues - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Won't Be Down For Long - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
The Rope - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Take Up Your Cross - Mark Laurent This is one I wrote in my early Jesus days - hadn't played it in decades but it's still there. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Fair Question - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
It Makes Me Wonder - Mark Laurent "The sun is going to rise in just a few minutes It's been doing that for as long as I remember..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Not Just A Taker - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Long Way Down - Mark Laurent Originally from the album Spiritual Graffiti. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Living The Life (live) - Mark Laurent The electric, studio version of this is track 12 on UnderGrowth. https://marklaurent.bandcamp.com/album/undergrowth http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Rushlake Green - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Stuff Just Happens - Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Signs - Mark Laurent (images Jos Laurent) "We can read the signs of the seasons - why can't we read the signs of the times..?" http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Bass/guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - I Wonder Why. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
You First Loved Me - Mark Laurent This is a really old song - from the 1980s - I rediscovered. Time and experience have made it less twee and more resonant I think. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Everything Is Free (Gillian Welch) - Mark Laurent I love Gillian and David Rawlings' music. This is a poignant song about the current state of the music industry. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Lucky Man http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Nothing Else - from a webcast concert in early April 2020. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - The Approaching Of The Light I wrote this years ago on the death of a friend. Now another one has gone so it seems like a good time to put it out here. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
All I Do - Mark & Brenda One more vid from the Covid lockdown sessions. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Fair Question
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - If I Don't "Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels ... if I don't have love I am nothing." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - River Of Life http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Hard Life Getting Down http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Going Somewhere. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - The Road I Travel I just rediscovered this one I'd written about 30 years ago but never performed. Still feels fresh. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Laurent - Alright http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
You Most Of All - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Brand New Blues - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
It Just Goes To Show - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Mark Laurent - Guitar/vocals
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Auckland, New Zealand
I Just Wanna B God - Mark Laurent http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Climb That Mountain - played by Mark Laurent. This is a cover I learnt back in 1972, apparently by someone called Publius Singer (a nom de plume no doubt). From the Jesus revolution days. :) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
A Whole Lot Going On - Mark Laurent (Poetry Live session) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
My Friends Are Dying - Mark Laurent. In 1986 I did an album called Kindness In A Strong City. I was "on a mission from God". :-) Sometimes you don't know when you hit your peak until long after you've passed it. After 35 years this is still the album that has the longest tail - the one people talk & write to me about all the time, and I'm really grateful that they do. Technically it wasn't my best album, but it mattered. A lot of my friends from the 90s onwards won't have even heard the songs off Kindness, as, being very Jesus-centric, they're not the usual fair for pubs or folk clubs. I was around & close to a lot of young people who got too deeply into drugs in the early 70s - I wrote this for them, and a few get mentioned in the lyrics. The title, My Friends Are Dying, comes from a Ray Comfort book of the same name. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Crazy - Mark Laurent (from the Poetry Live session). http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Jesus At The Crossroads - Mark Laurent. "I met Jesus at the crossroads And I heard him call my name..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
That's What It's Like - Mark Laurent - 8 May 2020. "When you feel down and troubled..." - well, maybe not as serious as it sounds. :) http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Peace - Mark Laurent "Don't let your heart be troubled Don't be afraid I'm with you all the way..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Funny That Way - Mark & Brenda - 27 April 2020. This is the last of our daily Covid lockdown videos. Things are starting to ease up a bit here now so we're going to relax our work ethic a bit too. :) Hope you're all doing well out there. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Poetry Live Songwriter Set - Mark Laurent - 28 April 2020. This is a virtual set I did for an Auckland poetry online gig. Five tracks plus a bit of talking - about a 25 min set. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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The Penny - Mark & Brenda - 23 April 2020 "Rivers flow down to the sea But the sea is never full Must be some kind of miracle..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Trimmed And Burning - Mark Laurent - 22 April 2020. The Rowan Lute was built for me by a luthier friend - there are only 3 of them. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
All I Ever Really Wanted - Mark Laurent - 7/4/20 http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Blue Sky - Mark & Brenda - 16/4/20. "It's nice to be with you today We spend this little time, then go on our way You might not remember a word that I say And I may never be able to recall your name But we're all under the blue sky..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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One True Gift - Mark Laurent - 16/4/20 We've all got something we can give - I guess Fadalism is evidence of that eh? Take care out there everyone. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
A Lot Of Blues - Mark Laurent - 13/4/20 An unlikely title for a song of hope - it's day 20 of our lockdown here in New Zealand. Hope you guys are doing ok out there. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Something I Believe - Mark & Brenda - 11/4/20. I believe we're not alone - I believe in miracles - I believe we'll be alright. Happy Easter everyone. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Redeemer - Mark Laurent - 7/4/20 This seems an appropriate song to be posting at Easter. It's from one my second album, Kindness In A Strong City, released in 1986. I haven't played this in years, & my voice has lost some of the idealism & sweetness of the original, but gained some pathos & gravitas maybe. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Quiet In The Eye Of The Storm - Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard - 9 4 20 This seems like an appropriate song at a time when the world's going through a bit of a tempest. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
Received lots of comments & props
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Anyway - Mark & Brenda - 7/4/20 "The people in this town, they look at you obliquely Open up their mouths and say 'Hasn't it been nice lately?' They smile with their lips, but eyes quickly slide away Look a little harder - love them anyway." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Take Me To Your Leader - Mark Laurent. Before I started performing & songwriting in the 'mainstream' from the early 1990s, I'd already had a decade where nearly all the songs I played & wrote were as part of the Jesus movement - I was a kind of evangelist with a guitar, traveling around the country, mostly singing in churches & 'outreach' events, trying to use the music to share my faith. Of course I still do a bit of this, & my core beliefs haven't changed, but doors open & close over time. Take Me To Your Leader is a track that appeared on my first album, which came out (on vinyl) in 1982. When we went in to book the studio (Mandrill) and told the guys we were wanting to record a 'gospel' album the first question was "How big is the choir?" I think they were a bit surprised when we turned up with guitars, amps and a drum kit worthy of John Bonham. :-) This was one of the two acoustic solo tracks I did on that set. I hadn't played this at all in decades but a few months ago I brought it out in a busking situation & it seemed to go well. http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
Received lots of comments & props
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Here We Are Again - Mark & Brenda - 05/04/20 "We were never meant to be alone We're all travellers on our way home..." http://www.marklaurent.co.nz
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