Between Here And Gone - Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The songwriter returns with her first album of new material in three years, co-produced with pianist Matt Rollings and John Jennings.
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  1. Carpenter reestablishes herself not only as a world-class poet, but as an artist of the first order.
  2. A dashboard light for life's dark roads. [30 Apr 2004, p.162]
  3. Between Here and Gone quietly demands the listener's attention and dives deeply into a labyrinth of emotions before emerging as a validating, affirmative, and instructive experience; it is an album not only to experience, but to hold on to.
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    If the comfy, mostly acoustic, fiddle-inflected tunes are pure Nashville craft, the lyrics speak bluntly about personal dislocation and loneliness. [May 2004, p.119]
  5. Beautifully written, played and sung, but just once it would be nice to hear a bit of distortion, a fluffed note and some real soul. [Jun 2004, p.96]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. BethT
    May 13, 2004
    10
    One of the most beautiful, enriching, thoughtful cd's I've heard.
  2. CaseyS
    May 1, 2004
    10
    Increbile....yet another masterpiece from MCC.
  3. JaredF
    May 17, 2004
    10
    GORGEOUS and POWERFUL!
  4. MCSchneider
    May 21, 2004
    10
    Haunting melodies and introspective lyrics throughout. A true masterwork.
  5. PatriciaL
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    Stunningly beautiful. Having waited four hours to determine that my children were safe on 9/11/01, I found her memorial to those who died both wrenching and profound. Expand
  6. KeithC
    Jun 12, 2004
    10
    A truly gifted songwriter and musician. Between Here and Gone is "Chapins" finest work to date!!
  7. DavidM
    Aug 13, 2004
    10
    a beautiful, brilliant, moving album

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