Friday, August 17, 2012

Mark Heard: 12/16/1951 - 8/16/1992

Twenty years ago August 16th, one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived was lost to the world.  I've already posted a blog about Mark (here: so I won't repeat myself.  I just wanted to post something in his memory.  Rest in peace, Mark.

Treasure Of The Broken Land was the last song on the last album Mark ever released.  Somewhat prophetic, I think.
 This one is as close as Mark ever came to writing a "Gospel" song.  It's been covered by Nickel Creek on their cd Here To There, and by Buddy Greene on his cd Sojourner's Song.
Famously covered by Leslie (Sam) Phillips on her album Beyond Saturday Night.
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