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Originally posted by aikakone:
I think the partnership on that was that Samantha wrote the lyrics and Mark wrote the music. I agree. It's a lovely song.

I can try to transcribe the lyrics later if someone doesn't beat me to it. I don't have the time to do it tonight but I might be able to do it tomorrow or Friday.


Thanks very much.
Here you go...

In God I Trust (M. Hart/S. Murphy)

I don't rely on men I date
Or the drugs I used to take to get me high
They only last for a while
Money never hangs around
There's only one thing I found

I put my faith in what's unseen
Like the air that we breathe
And the stars that shine at night
In the daytime they disappear from my sight

I'll make it clearer if I must
In God I trust

I don't believe in flesh and bone
They fade away and leave our spirits alone
Who knows where we go in the end?
It doesn't really scare me much

In God I trust
Just as the sun washes the darkness away
I know his touch
Straightens the road that I walk every step of the way

And when my ashes turn to dust
In God I trust
It doesn't really scare me much
In God I trust
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Originally posted by vicarious:
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Originally posted by Corine:

I wanted to know if in the book " Something so strong " there is a big part about Mark Hart or just a few lines.
Thanks


There are a few pages in the book on Mark's earlier life and career, and of course he crops up from time to time throughout the rest of the book. It's worth getting - I got mine direct from the author:

http://www.chrisbourke.co.nz/


Thanks for the link, I'm going to buy the book.

Thanks Aikakone for the lyrics, yes a very lovely song. He'd must write more, he's very talented.
Genius. One of my favourite guitar players - in that he isn't of the super slick Santana/Chris Rea variety. His playing seems to have a ragged quality to it which I greatly admire, and a sensitivity too. Also love his lap steel playing - remember being blown away as a kid seeing his playing on 'Private Universe' on Jools Holland, 1994.

Top notch keyboards skills too, and great vocals. He's a dude Smiler

Go Mark!
WOW! The college kids pulled out their uncle's flannels for that night out!! Looked like a throw back to a 90's concert except that the Crowdies were 2010. lol I hope no one was injured or upset by the drunks who likely invited themselves on stage. I always feel so scared for the band when that happens. You don't know how good natured drunks can turn dangerous unintentionally.
But yes, cool vid lol

Just saw Mark Hart singing with Rock Sanctuary, his early group.  He was born & grew up in Fort Scott, Ks the town where I live now.  Rock Sanctuary played for the all school reunion.  I uploaded some videos on my Facebook page.  They practiced in the back of a small grocery store his parents owned.  I didn't not grow up in Ft. Scott but a nearby town that the group used to play in, along with other surrounding towns.  They are still a very good group.

Because it says this on the info for the concerts: Supertramp has announced plans for their SUPERTRAMP FOREVER TOUR, their first live performances in more than five years. Joining Supertramp's founder, lead singer and keyboardist, Rick Davies, are legendary Supertramp members John Anthony Helliwell, saxophones and woodwinds, and Bob Siebenberg, drums. The SUPERTRAMP FOREVER TOUR will also feature the much-heralded return of Mark Hart, vocals, guitars and keyboards, to the Supertramp line-up.
Originally Posted by amjfrenz:

       
Originally Posted by Joff:

Think he's due to be back with Supertramp for their European tour later this year

Where are you getting this information from?  I have not heard anything about him rejoining Supertramp.  Considering what he said to me after a CH concert, I am a quite surprised by this.


       


What did he say?
Originally Posted by Susan Wurtz Willard:

 

 That's what I understand.  If someone would direct me how to put a pic on here, I would put a still of him with his early college band Rock Sanctuary.  I can't figure it out.

 

You need to click on the little picture icon in the menu at the top of the reply box (to the left of the smiley face).

Susan Wurtz Willard, you could also upload to an image hosting service like Photobucket or Flickr. Those hosting-sites will give you the URL links that you need to share your Mark Hart content on here.

 

Not everyone has social media accounts because it is not their thing.  FB can be a lot of fun but it also has one of the worst reps for the negative side of social media like cyber-bullying and the like.

Originally Posted by stuartjb:
While not pretending to be in the know,  I'd imagine Mark rejoined Supertramp because he ran out of patience with Neil... ��

He no doubt has to make a living!

I too have no inside knowledge, but that was exactly what I was thinking.  Why else would he rejoin Supertramp where he is more of a backup musician than an actual member of the band.  Not a good sign for the future of CH.

 

I know that Mark had done Roger's stuff if the past, but to me he looked uncomfortable doing it.  It looks like Jesse had taken that over the last couple of tours so I'm not sure who is going to do Roger's stuff this time around.  If Roger had his way, they wouldn't do any of his stuff.  There has been so much band in-fighting over this issue that I have become disillusioned with them.  The rumours I have heard is that Rick does treat the musicians as his backup band.  Even John and Bob who have been with the band since the early seventies. Again, this are just rumours I have heard but I have no inside knowledge.  But what Mark said to me kind of confirmed that.  This is why I don't understand why Mark wants to walk back in the middle of that mess.  Again, I have to reiterate that I have no inside knowledge.

 

Hi. I've just joined this forum. Thanks for accepting me 🙂.

(I'm hoping we can still discuss about Mark Hart. I acknowledge he was removed from the band some months ago. But I'm afraid I'll always be a fan.)

Just continuing on from this post, I've got some questions (the last two probably a bit deep)!?

1. Did Neil and Nick like oatmeal/ porridge before Mark served it to them!? Did they continue with the 'health routine' after the US/Canada 89 tour?

2. When and how did the band find out Mark could play guitar as well? I ask how because a third party may have told the band and not Mark himself!

3. Why did Mark wear sunglasses during some gigs, apart from looking cool 😎?

4. Had the band met a reticent musician before meeting Mark? Was it a bit odd for Neil to play with someone who was probably more private than him?

5. When Mark and Neil played guitar together in studio or live, did they sometimes play together like, 'anything you can do, I can do better' (in a fun way, of course)? I reckon that would have been fun if the answer was yes.

6. Were Nick and Paul wanting Mark as permanent member too back before the Woodface sessions started?

7. If Mark had read the favourable 'goodbye' social comments, would they have meant a lot to him?

If some people here who have chatted to Mark or have read/seen previous interviews which answers questions 1 to 5, I would be delighted if you hear them (or read them). Questions 6 and 7 I acknowledge they probably wouldn't be answered.

Ros posted:
After seeing Mark let rip with Jimi Hendrix's 'Are you experienced' at the Manchester gig on Neil's birthday last year, I will never look at the quiet Mr Hart in the same way again! Even Neil and Nick just stood and stared at him. He got a huge cheer at the end of it.

Such a talented musician and a very humble and unassuming guy.

If anyone has footage of this, I would love to see it. I’ve had a small scan on YouTube and can’t seem to find it.

I read on another forum thread from 'Kittybear' on 30/01/2014 -

"... Actually my first experience of Finn music was Split Enz 6months in a leaky boats, but the first-ever time I saw  CH was at the Oxford Apollo and it was love at first sight.  

I can never forget Mark Hart dancing a waltz with Paul Hester, during an interval of organised chaos during the show..."

It would have been cool if club president Peter Green had taken some video footage of that 🙂!

If anyone can remember this gig (sorry, testing people's memories) can you tell me what year it was? I'm guessing 1992.

Left Hand posted:

I read on another forum thread from 'Kittybear' on 30/01/2014 -

"... Actually my first experience of Finn music was Split Enz 6months in a leaky boats, but the first-ever time I saw  CH was at the Oxford Apollo and it was love at first sight.  

I can never forget Mark Hart dancing a waltz with Paul Hester, during an interval of organised chaos during the show..."

It would have been cool if club president Peter Green had taken some video footage of that 🙂!

If anyone can remember this gig (sorry, testing people's memories) can you tell me what year it was? I'm guessing 1992.

Hey Kitty B here .

What a surprise an old post of mine from 2014.

I do more lurking than posting these days but I am still very much a fan. 

Thanks for pulling this memory out of the archive Left Hand.  That was probably the best gig I ever went to.  I'm pretty sure it was a summer gig, the Woodface Tour most likely July 1992.  Crowded House were stunning and there began an everlasting love.  

I will go back to lurking and monitoring shortly, I must admit some of Neil's recent decisions relating to Fleetwood Mac, Mark Hart and Crowded House have left me a bit uncertain.  Nevertheless, I have decided to watch and wait and see what happens.  I haven't bought any tickets to any of the up and coming gigs, but then it looks as if these could be cancelled anyway in the light of current events.

Anyway back to monitoring, stay safe Frenz  .

 

Hi Kittybear

Enjoy your lurking and monitoring 🙂. I noticed from my lurking you're (or were) a fan of Mark's.

There are some YouTube posts Peter Green put on during the South Africa 1993 tour. I reckon it was Mark's peak time with the band 🙂.

I just re-watched DDIO Farewell version, which lots of people know is emotional viewing! I had forgotten how devastated Mark looked at the end though 🙁.

Stay safe too 🙂.

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