Songs From The Movie

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Songs From The Movie 52:15 $20.98
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1 On And On It Goes 4:24 96/24 Album only
2 I Am A Town 4:58 96/24 Album only
3 Between Here And Gone 5:03 96/24 Album only
4 Ideas Are Like Stars 4:14 96/24 Album only
5 The Dreaming Road 5:44 96/24 Album only
6 Only A Dream 5:53 96/24 Album only
7 Come On Come On 5:27 96/24 Album only
8 Mrs. Hemingway 6:17 96/24 Album only
9 Where Time Stands Still 3:43 96/24 Album only
10 Goodnight America 6:07 96/24 Album only

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℗ © 2014 Mary Chapin Carpenter. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

It’s a beautiful work. The voice. The words. The music. Sublime.”—Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Songs From The Movie, with its compelling orchestral reinvention of classic Mary Chapin Carpenter compositions, is an artistic landmark for the beloved singer-songwriter. Collaborating with Composer/Arranger and Producer Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell) and working once again with Co-Producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett), Carpenter’s new record harkens to her love of classic film and symphonic music.

Citing as inspiration such seminal film composers as Elmer Bernstein and Thomas Newman, and contemporary symphonic composers like Tobias Picker and Morten Lauridsen, Carpenter had long imagined this project but it wasn’t until she had the chance to work with Mendoza that it came to fruition.

The result reprises ten of Carpenter’s songs in Mendoza’s distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements— thus the album title that gathers them together—to give the listener the continuum of a film soundtrack, albeit an imaginary one.

The album was recorded at London’s legendary AIR Studios, with a 63-piece orchestra, and a 15-voice choir. “Part of the challenge of this new musical setting was to find the right approach to singing each song,” Carpenter says. “Singing with an orchestra is very different from singing with a band. I had to learn to ride the enormous wave of sound an orchestra produces but not over sing at the same time. Finding a quiet voice while still conveying strength was the way in.”

From “Come On Come On” to “On And On It Goes” to “I Am A Town” and “Goodnight America,” the record finds this multi-platinum album selling, multi-Grammy winner, two-time CMA Female Vocalist, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame still breaking new ground, giving us a record unlike any of her others. “I grew up in a house where film soundtracks and classical music played constantly because my mother loved them so,” Carpenter says, as a way to explain how she came to this project. “Recording at AIR Studios in London was magical and working with Vince as he transformed my songs with his arrangements was an extraordinary artistic experience. I feel so fortunate to have been given this chance to do something so different from what I have done in the past and what I expect to do in the future.”

That level of excitement and fearless creativity has been a common thread throughout Mary Chapin Carpenter’s two-and-a-half-decade recording career, during which she’s sold more than 13 million records and developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base.