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The Calling (2007)

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Format: CD
Sku: 204064243
UPC: 601143111129
UPC 14: 00601143111129
Release Date: 3/7/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Calling, The ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
2. We're All Right ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
3. Twilight ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
4. It Must Have Happened ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
5. On And On It Goes ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
6. Your Life Story ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
7. Houston ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
8. Leaving Song ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
9. On With The Song ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
10. Closer And Closer Apart ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
11. Here I Am ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
12. Why Shouldn't We ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
13. Bright Morning Star ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
 
As a songwriter and performer, Mary Chapin Carpenter has long since transcended the traditional notions of genre and style, finding widespread acclaim for her poetic, elegantly - observed compositions. The Calling, her first release for Zoë/Rounder, is the most topical album she's made in her twenty-year career. While it unequivocally addresses issues both public and political - from the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina to religious zealotry to the trial-by-radio of the Dixie Chicks -- there is also something deeply personal about this extraordinary collection of songs. The album is a powerful, provocative meditation on the mysteries of fate and circumstance, which mingles timeless questions with contemporary issues. Introspective, defiant and deeply resonant, The Calling is a profound set from one of modern songwriting's most distinctive voices.

Featuring "It Must Have Happened," "We're All Right," and "On with the Song."

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Mary Chapin Carpenter (guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Tom Bukovac (electric guitar); Matt Rollings (accordion, piano); Glenn Worf (bass instrument); Dean Parks (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar); John Jennings (electric guitar, baritone guitar, dulcimer, background vocals); Eric Darken (vibraphone, percussion); Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Chuck Ainlay.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Traci Goudie.
Muze PNote Although Mary Chapin Carpenter was initially marketed as a country artist, the Princeton, New Jersey, native was always just a little too academic for the Nashville crowd. Since signing with Rounder Records' pop-oriented imprint, Zoe, she has been less restricted by genre labels, and THE CALLING is one of her most wide-ranging and eclectic records yet. Many parts of THE CALLING flirt with straightforward pop-rock in the manner of vintage Sheryl Crow, particularly "It Must Have Happened," the Tom Petty-like "Your Life Story," and "We're All Right." Elsewhere, Carpenter's trademark folkie ballads are represented by the tender "On and On It Goes" and "Twilight," while the delicate "Bright Morning Star" almost edges into quiet neo-psychedelia.

Producer: Matt Rollings; Mary Chapin Carpenter

Engineer: Chuck Ainlay; Scott Kidd

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/05/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ZOE 1111
Music Label Name Label : Rounder
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00601143111129

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.p.44)
- "[D]ecidedly lyric driven....Snippets of intensely inspirational words will pop out at you....Carpenter's songwriting chops are stronger than ever."

No Depression (p.120)
- "Carpenter continues to bring a philosophical and literary approach to her blend of folk, country and rock."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Carpenter,Mary-Chap
Product attributeLabel:   Zoe Records (rounder)
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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