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Desert Blend: Songs from Our Heart

by Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels

All original songs that celebrate the many dimensions of human love, romantic, broken, everlasting and faithful.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. That Lonesome Look of Sadness
Mark Courtney
4:08 $0.99
2. Sugar
Lauren Michaels
5:53 $0.99
3. All of My Jeans
Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels
3:09 $0.99
4. Heart to Heart
Lauren Michaels & Mark Courtney
4:40 $0.99
5. You Seemed So Young to Me
Mark Courtney
4:12 $0.99
6. Love Never Changes
Lauren Michaels & Mark Courtney
4:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The human heart, often held to be the most important organ of the body, is also purported to be the center of our emotions. We can be light-hearted, heavy-hearted or even broken-hearted. Our hearts can even leap with joy.
With Songs from Our Heart, we celebrate the blend of emotions that constitute romantic love. All of these songs are originals. Lonesome Look of Sadness, All of My Jeans and Sugar, make up what we call our heartbreak trilogy while the last song, Love Never Changes, speaks of the enduring quality of love in any form. You Seemed So Young to Me is a song about how unexpected love can be, and how what sustains it can remain as fresh as first discovered. Heart to Heart is a tender declaration that two lovers might announce at a wedding. We hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoy singing them.
Mark and Lauren
Desert Blend



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Tony S. at Leicester Bangs

Review of "Desert Blend: Songs from Our Heart"
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Monday, 26 November 2012
Review: Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels – Desert Blend: Songs From Our Heart

Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels – Desert Blend: Songs From Our Heart (Independent)
Mark Courtney and Lauren Michaels are a recent pairing and “Desert Blend: Songs From Our Heart” is their debut release, a six-track EP of love songs, with a streak of melancholy at its heart. That they commence the collection with “That Lonesome Look of Sadness” is a clear indication of things to come, certainly for the first half of the collection, though neither the song in question nor the material that follows can in any way be described as maudlin. It’s a song written and sung by Courtney, and the easiest point of reference would be the broke-down storytelling of Townes van Zandt, which should always be encouraged.

On the second track “Sugar”, composed and sung by Michaels, a tale is told of betrayal and despair, and together with the aforementioned opening track and the marginally less intense “All of My Jeans”, the three songs are referred to as their “heartbreak trilogy”.

On the remaining tracks, things are a little more upbeat and positive. “Heart to Heart” is a salutation to love in its simplest form, and Courtney’s “You Seemed So Young to Me” is an old style country ballad, and quite affecting. They conclude with “Love Never Changes”, a celebration of the durability of love, and with the duo singing in harmony, it’s a fitting way to close proceedings.
Tony S.