Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Things we are Made Of

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Kush
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Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Things we are Made Of

Postby Kush » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:52 am

Joan Baez covered the title track in her recent CD (and reputedly her final album) and I downloaded the Mary Chapin Carpenter album ....

The Things We Are made Of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbR-dHgqRyA

Hand On My Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfrV8uW3zD8

The Middle Ages
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBicgrhjCUk

Oh Rosetta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeCX9iQYisE

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Re: Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Things we are Made Of

Postby Tony » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:23 pm

Hello Kush,

Thanks for those Mary Chapin Carpenter links. I have got a number of her CDs from the 1990s but haven't got round to listening to them for a while. I got the impression that she seemed to have a lower profile in the early part of this century. I have not seen her in a live concert yet.

I have always felt that there is a fragility and sensitivity about her which comes out in the humanity, compassion and awareness of her lyrics. Having listened to the tracks you mentioned I realise that this quality is still evident.
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Re: Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Things we are Made Of

Postby Kush » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:20 pm

'Fragility' and 'sensitivity' are accurate descriptions of her music. I don't believe I had heard any of her music until I listened to Joan Baez cover of The Things we are Made of. The lyrics to Hand on my Back is Cohenesque in some ways.

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