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October 1999

Soul Lost Companion (1999)
Hear (2002)

Release date
October 1999

Festival Records


Johnny Diesel

Jerry Harrison

Rock music

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Recording; Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA. Sorcerer Sound, New York, NY. Looking Glass, New York, NY. Roundhead Studios, Auckland, NZ. Mixing; South Beach Studios, Miami, FL. Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA. Compass Point Studios, Bahamas. Sear Sound, New York, NY. RPM Sound Studio, New York, NY.

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Soul Lost Companion is an album recorded by Australian singer/songwriter Mark Lizotte. Prior to this, his releases had all been under the stage name Diesel (or Johnny Diesel). It was released in 1999, with the singles from the album being "Dig" and "Satellite".


Lizotte toured Australia from August to December promoting the album, sharing stages with Taxiride.

Background and Release

In 1996, after helping produce and write some tracks on Vika and Linda Bull's album Princess Tabu, and the release of Short Cool Ones and Rewind – The Best Of, Diesel relocated with his family to New York City. In 1998 signed a new deal with Mammoth Records and decided to re-emerge under his own name, Mark Lizotte. In November 1998, Lizotte was back in Australia and appeared at the Telstra Concert of the Century/Mushroom 25th anniversary where he joined Chris Wilson and Jimmy Barnes on stage. Lizotte worked with Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison and Gavin McKillop on the new material.


Russell Baillie from the NZ Herald gave the album 3 out of 5 saying; "The Aussie soul-rocker formerly known as Diesel has dropped the moniker for the first album of the Stateside part of his career, and come over a bit singer-songwriterly and serious. This makes for a solid album which runs a line between the guitar and voice anthemics of Radiohead and U2, a delve towards Crowded House with occasional reversion to his soul-rock stylings. It suffers from being over-produced but shows much proof of Lizotte's jack-of-all-trades talent and old fans should adjust easily."

Track listing

  1. "Soul Lost Companion" – 5:28
  2. "Satellite" – 3:46
  3. "Dig" – 4:52
  4. "Beautiful Machine" – 4:52
  5. "Don't Look Twice" – 3:45
  6. "Come Down" – 3:01
  7. "Burning Water" – 4:53
  8. "Lotion" – 5:14
  9. "When It Rains" – 3:52
  10. "Monochrome" – 4:25
  11. "Darling of the Universe" – 4:17
  • Track 2: Additional production by Mark Lizotte and Doug McKean.
  • Track 7: Additional production by Neil Finn and Sam Gibson.

  • All tracks mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.


  • Mark Lizotte - Vocals / Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass
  • Guy Davies - Keyboards and Programming
  • Prairie Prince - Drums
  • Songs

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