Mary Chapin Carpenter - Stones in the Road mp3 album

55:35
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Stones in the Road mp3 album
Contemporary Country,Country-Folk,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
  • Performer:
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Title:
    Stones in the Road
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Contemporary Country,Country-Folk,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
  • Duration:
    55:35
  • Recording Location:
    Bias Recording Company, Springfield, VA
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Stones in the Road mp3 album

  • Size FLAC version
    1803 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1675 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1989 mb
  • Rating:
    4.7
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    372
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Why Walk When You Can Fly Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:32
2 House of Cards Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:45
3 Stones in the Road Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 4:32
4 A Keeper for Every Flame Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:47
5 Tender When I Want to Be Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 2:54
6 Shut Up and Kiss Me Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:42
7 The Last Word Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:36
8 The End of My Pirate Days Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 5:02
9 John Doe No. 24 Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 5:46
10 Jubilee Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 4:36
11 Outside Looking In Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 4:43
12 Where Time Stands Still Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 3:40
13 This Is Love Mary Chapin Carpenter Mary Chapin Carpenter 6:11

Credits

Kenny Aronoff - Drums, Percussion
Paul Brady - Tin Whistle, Vocals (Background), Whistle (Instrument)
J.T. Brown - Bass, Fretless Bass
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Composer, Guitar (Acoustic), Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Jon Carroll - Accordion, Piano
Dave Chavez - Assistant, Assistant Engineer
Shawn Colvin - Guest Artist, Vocals (Background)
Bob Dawson - Engineer, Mixing
Don Dixon - Bass, Guest Artist
Stuart Duncan - Fiddle, Guest Artist, Mandolin
Caroline Greyshock - Photography
John Jennings - Baritone, Bass, Bells, Cowbell, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Plucked Piano, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Bill Johnson - Art Direction
Bill Johnson - Art Direction
Robbie Magruder - Drums
Branford Marsalis - Guest Artist, Sax (Soprano)
Sheri McCoy - Stylist
Jodi Lynn Miller - Design
Alan O'Bryant - Guest Artist, Vocals (Background)
Lee Roy Parnell - Guest Artist, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Denny Purcell - Mastering
Matt Rollings - Guest Artist, Introduction, Piano
James Saez - Engineer
Steuart Smith - Guitar (Electric)
Maria Smoot - Make-Up
Benmont Tench - Organ (Hammond), Piano
Linda Williams - Vocals (Background)
Linda D. Williams - Vocals (Background)
Robin Williams - Vocals (Background)
Trisha Yearwood - Guest Artist, Vocals (Background)



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Mary Chapin Carpenter is a rare singer-songwriter indeed: someone who was pigeonholed as a country artist, but let her melodic pop and folk influences shine through at nearly every opportunity. And it's those influences (Joan Baez, Springsteen, probably even some Beatles) that all come into play on her fifth effort, 1994's "Stones in the Road". By this time, she had established herself as a bonafide star in country, nothing up several chart hits with indelible songs such as "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", "I Take My Chances", "Down At The Twist and Shout" and a personal favorite, "Passionate Kisses" (an infectious rocker from the pen of Lucinda Williams). Here, the mood is restrained, subdued, earthy, but never less than intense. This is down to the fact that the arrangements are so spare, uncluttered and clean that they leave so much space for Carpenter to weave her gently melodic vocals in and around the empty spaces where typically overwrought arrangements would take hold. Plus, it also helps that she has a sympathetic co-producer in John Jennings, who helps her create beautifully spare soundscapes for her highly literate lyrics and lushly melodic music to take hold in the ear of the listener, sprout and grow. Highlights are difficult to pick out, as the songs are all of a piece. However, some DO stand out, such as the gorgeous "John Doe No. 24", the brittle, anguished "House Of Cards":, the gently insistent "Outside Looking In (melancholic without being maudlin), the sweeping title track, and the six-minute, quasi-epic finale, "This Is Love" (which features some stinging slide guitar from fellow acolyte Lee Roy Parnell). While she would go on to have a rather long and distinguished career harnessing pop, country and folk into her ever-evolving sound, it is this record which stands out from her storied discography as a benchmark, a landmark and a testament to what is nothing more or less than beautiful music.