Ashes and Roses - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Track Listing
  1. Transcendental Reunion
  2. What to Keep and What to Throw Away
  3. The Swords We Carried
  4. Another Home
  5. Chasing What's Already Gone
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  1. Transcendental Reunion
  2. What to Keep and What to Throw Away
  3. The Swords We Carried
  4. Another Home
  5. Chasing What's Already Gone
  6. Learning the World
  7. I Tried Going West
  8. Don't Need Much to Be Happy
  9. Soul Companion
  10. Old Love
  11. New Year's Day
  12. Fading Away
  13. Jericho
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On Ashes and Roses, songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter offers the most confessional record of her career. Always a storyteller whose protagonists could be seamlessly interchanged with the first person, that distance shrinks here; all that's left is the songwriter confronting herself in a mirror. Carpenter examines heartbreak, grief, loneliness, yearning, acceptance, gratitude, and new possibility with a gaze brimming with self-respect and compassion. Musically, the sound here is akin to 2010's Age of Miracles, but perhaps ...

Ashes and Roses 2012, ZoŽ Records

UPC: 601143115028

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