Audiophile SACD Sound!
Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. A
friendly, un-dogmatic but at the same time deep spirituality is at the core of
She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and a
person who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone, and "She's
the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, that is sooo
true ...” (The Dallas Morning News).
All of this alone would be impressive, but it is Carrie’s deep and warm voice
which ultimately dissolves any resistance and pulls you in, never to let you go.
There is a reason why she is often compared to iconic singers such as Karen
Carpenter or Mary Chapin Carpenter: “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate”
(The Austin Statesman).
Once upon a time there was a singer from a far-off country who was fair of face
and sang with the voice of an angel. Her name was Newcomer, although she
possessed a rich store of artistic experience. The master troubadours of
Stockfisch heard of this wonderful songstress, and because in a fairy-tale
nothing is impossible, they waved their wands and whisked her over the wide,
wide ocean to ultimately land in the fabled acoustic cavern of Northeim. There
they enhanced her golden voice with lutes, flutes and other fabulous instruments
The wonderful thing is: this is not a fairy tale, or more correctly, for the
poets, dreamers, and connaisseurs (actually for all of us), this is a fairy-tale
come true! With its warm, catchy tunes and mellow, autumnal glow, The Slender
Thread, Newcomer's debut album on Stockfisch, can easily become a habit ...
One can't help getting the impression - Carrie Newcomer has a gift for
happiness. For the artist herself, incidentally, her songs are old friends –
they stand for her friendship with life, people and not least with music. The
Slender Thread beckons with the promise of a good friend in the making - or
perhaps a whole group of good friends in these songs and melodies that are sure
to get stuck in your head.
Despite all harmony - more reflective themes are touched upon too. But in such a
way that her gift of happiness is contagious: it rubs off on us too!
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Produced, recorded & mixed by Gunter Pauler
Carrie Newcomer, vocals, acoustic guitar
Gary Walters, piano, marimba
Ian Melrose, guitar, percussion
Jean Kelly, Irish harp
Lutz Moller, keyboards
Jens Kommnick, tin-whistle, ocarina, mandola
Manfred Leuchter, accordion
Beo Brockhausen, hang
Lea Morris, backing vocals
Sven von Samson, percussion
Hans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass
1. I Believe
2. There Is A Tree
4. The Slender Thread
5. Cedar Rapids 10 AM
6. If Not Now
8. The Wind Does Not Understand Glass
10. The Gathering of Spirits
12. The Weight of Water
13. Bare to The Bone