Friday, 20 May 2016

Mary Chapin Carpenter - “The Things That We Are Made Of” sampler

Free music from a 15x GRAMMY nominee?

Yes Mary Chapin Carpenter has teamed up with Noisetrade

Get new music from five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter, including songs from her new record The Things That We Are Made Of, released on May 6, 2016.

Produced by Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features eleven new songs written by Carpenter, including the lead single which can be heard at Rolling Stone, who praises:
“...’Something Tamed Something Wild’ and indeed the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.”
Carpenter is a highly acclaimed member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, with 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and five wins, along with two CMA Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and over 14 million records sold to date.

Press play to sample the four tracks. 
For an email share you can obtain the four MP3’s (192kbps)

If you should fancy the full album (13 Tracks/ Time: 57:46) its available on Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
It made a debut at #47 on the Official UK Top 100 album chart and #2 on Official UK Country Chart dated May 13 – May 19, 2016 with sales of 1,953. It was just 88 copies short of outselling Cyndi Laupers’ Detour, at #43, which finds her exploring country music for the first time. On the Billboard 200 it has made a debut at #102 (6,400 units) & #42 on Billboard Top Albums, #3 Folk & #8 Top Country albums based on pure sales of 6,249 copies.

Her last album SONGS FROM THE MOVIE made a debut at No.95 on Official UK Albums Top 100 (chart week Feb 1, 2014) and America it shifted 4,000+ copies to land at #75 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #6 Billboard Folk. Her June 12, 2012 release ASHES AND ROSES sold 7,000 copies to debut in America at #68 on the Billboard 200 (#15 Country). With sales of 5,259 copies it made a debut at #26 on the UK Album Chart and #1 on UK Country Album Chart. Ashes And Roses, Carpenter's 11th studio album, equalled her highest chart placing, as set by STONES IN THE ROAD in 1994. Ashes And Roses' immediate predecessor, The Age Of Miracles, reached only number 101 in 2010.

THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF was reviewed in the UK country press:

Michael Hingston from Country Music People award it 2 STARS: 
..her more recent albums just haven’t let me in but shut me out with their introvision. Was this going to be a return to commercial Carpenter? Unfortunately, from there it was all downhill, slow, dull, depressing and inward looking. I couldn’t tell you what any of it is about

John Roffey from Maverick Magazine was full of praise and awarded it a hefty 5 STARS remarking it is “an easy listening gem…Every song is a classic with beautiful, constructed lyrics

The Things That We Are Made Of: Conversations with Mary Chapin, Pt. 1

The Things That We Are Made Of: Conversations with Mary Chapin, Pt. 2

WSM's Bill Cody sat down with Mary Chapin Carpenter on April 13th 2016 to chat about the release of her new project (published April 19)

ICYMI: 650 AM WSM's Charlie Mattos spoke with five time Grammy award winner Mary-Chapin Carpenter recorded April 12, 2016. 

If you like Mark Chapin Carpenter you may like this one
Susan Cattaneo sampler
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Kim Richey

A collection of the best songs from Susan's albums BRAVE AND WILD, HEAVEN TO HEARTACHE and HAUNTED HEART (Bandcamp). 
These songs showcase the full range of Susan's songwriting.
Susan Cattaneo is described as a powerful singer and sophisticated songwriter. This well-respected Boston artist combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk, and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang. 
This sampler features some of the best songs from three of her albums.

Genre: Country: Americana

1. Wild Irish Moon 
2. Worth The Whiskey 
3. Lay Your Heart On Me 
4. Lorelei 
5. Lies Between Lovers 
6. Get Back The Longing featuring Mark Erelli 
7. Gotta Get Gone

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