14th Studio Album On Vinyl LP!
The Things That We Are Made Of is the 2016 full-length album by renowned and
beloved singer, songwriter and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter. Produced by 2016
Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton),
the album features eleven new songs, including the lead track "Something Tamed
Something Wild". Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, "...beautifully sums up
where she’s been and sets the stage for what’s yet to come..." Something Tamed
Something Wild, and indeed the entire album, finds the songwriter at her most
thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant
spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains
one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation."
The Things That We Are Made Of was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium and
Low Country Sound studios during the spring and summer of 2015. In addition to
Carpenter (vocals, electric/acoustic guitar), the album features Dave Cobb
(electric/acoustic/gut string guitar, percussion, Moog, Mellotron), Annie
Clements (bass), Brian Allen (bass), Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Mike Webb
(piano, B3 organ, reed organ, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes) and Jimmy Wallace
(piano, B3 organ).
Of the album, Carpenter comments, "Working with Dave felt great from the
first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes
that ‘yes’ is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented
and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of
a new family."
Cobb adds, "I wanted to work with Mary Chapin because very few people can cut
with words like she can. She’s an absolute poet and legend. I was so happy to
collaborate on this album together."
Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and
sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks
He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA
awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of
the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
• Vinyl LP
1. Something Tamed Something Wild
2. The Middle Ages
3. What Does it Mean To Travel
5. Map of My Heart
6. Oh Rosetta
7. Deep Down Deep Heart
8. Hand On My Back
9. The Blue Distance
10. Note On A Windshield
11. The Things That We Are Made Of