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A Place In The World (Album Version)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Mary Chapin Carpenter's heady star continued to rise with 1994's Stones in the Road, one of her most introspective collections, as searing in its way as Rosanne Cash's Interiors. In order to consolidate that success with her follow-up, A Place in the World, Carpenter returned to the looser, more rock-sounding Come on Come On for inspiration -- a record that netted seven hit singles. Carpenter and longtime bandmate and producer John Jennings hired studio aces like guitarist Duke Levine, keyboardist Benmont Tench, Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks, bassist Bob Glaub, and a host of backing vocalists including Shawn Colvin and Kim Richey, as well as a small string section. This collection still touches on reflective adult folk, but returns to hooky, catchy, radio-friendly country-rock for balance. On the whole, A Place in the World doesn't offer the deep reflective rewards of Stones in the Road, nor is it quite as kinetic as Come on Come On. Still, the record is exceptionally well-crafted and boasts several excellent songs that reflect on the desire for romance and the willingness to risk virtually everything for it. There's the old-time soul feel of "Let Me into Your Heart" with its backing chorus, the bubblegum pop/rock of "I Want to Be Your Girlfriend," the poignant rocker "Hero in Your Hometown" -- which is a tracing-paper image for the way contemporary country singles sound in the 21st century -- and the anthemic country-rock of "Keeping the Faith." The title track that closes the record is one of several more poignant and introspective tunes, offering a look at the kind of changes Carpenter was going through in her personal and professional life. Any real fan will want to own this one as well as the aforementioned others, but those new to her music may want to seek out the earlier recordings first.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
Keeping The Faith (Album Version)
00:03:17

Jon Carroll, Background Vocal - Jon Carroll, Piano - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Harry Stinson, Drums - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Background Vocal - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Background Vocal - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

2
Hero In Your Own Hometown (Album Version)
00:03:50

Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Benmont Tench, Piano - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Electric Guitar

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

3
I Can See It Now (Album Version)
00:03:34

Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Bob Glaub, Bass - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Benmont Tench, Piano - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

4
I Want To Be Your Girlfriend (Album Version)
00:03:30

Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Eric Conn, Edited By - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Christoff Richter, Violin - Matthew Loden, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Denny Purcell, Mastering Engineer - Kim Richey, Background Vocal - Benmont Tench, Organ - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Jonathan Russell, 2nd Engineer - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Carlos Grier, Edited By - Shawn Colvin, Background Vocal - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Background Vocal - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

5
Let Me Into Your Heart (Album Version)
00:02:54

Bob Glaub, Bass - J.T. Brown, Background Vocal - Matthew Loden, Violin - Joan singer, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Christoff Richter, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Pete Barenbregge, Tenor Saxophone - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Jon Carroll, Background Vocal - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Benmont Tench, Piano - Benmont Tench, Organ - Mike Crotty, Tenor Saxophone - Mike Crotty, Baritone Saxophone - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Richard Lescallette, Mastering Engineer - Kim Miller, Violin - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Rich Haering, Trumpet - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Dave Mattacks, Tambourine - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Background Vocal - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - Kim Richey, Background Vocal - Vickie Yanics, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Margie Hunt, Executive Producer - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

6
What If We Went To Italy (Album Version)
00:03:38

Jon Carroll, Acordeon - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Harry Stinson, Drums - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - John Jennings, Piano - John Jennings, Synthesizer - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

7
That's Real (Album Version)
00:03:53

Robbie Magruder, Drums - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - John Jennings, Background Vocal - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Piano - John Jennings, Synthesizer - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

8
Ideas Are Like Stars (Album Version)
00:04:03

Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Bob Glaub, Bass - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Benmont Tench, Piano - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Fretless Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

9
Naked To The Eye (Album Version)
00:03:54

Robbie Magruder, Drums - Jon Carroll, Piano - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Background Vocal - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - John Jennings, Percussion - John Jennings, Organ - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

10
Sudden Gift Of Fate (Album Version)
00:05:05

Robbie Magruder, Drums - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Percussion - John Jennings, Piano - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

11
The Better To Dream Of You (Album Version)
00:03:18

Robbie Magruder, Drums - Jon Carroll, Piano - Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Mandolin - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Kim Richey, Background Vocal - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Shawn Colvin, Background Vocal - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Electric Guitar - John Jennings, Synthesizer - John Jennings, Bass

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

12
A Place In The World (Album Version)
00:04:05

Bob Dawson, Recording Engineer - Duke Levine, Mandolin - Duke Levine, Electric Guitar - Ted Jensen, Mastering Engineer - Theresa Lazar, Violin - Dave Glasser, Edited By - Matthew Loden, Violin - Christoff Richter, Violin - Nancy Jo Snyder, Acoustic Cello - Timothy Butler, Acoustic Cello - Bob Glaub, Bass - Dave Mattacks, Drums - Benmont Tench, Piano - Kim Miller, Violin - Vickie Yanics, Violin - David Teie, Acoustic Cello - Marcio Botelho, Acoustic Cello - Tracy Jasas, Violin - Michael Petruccelli, Arranger - Joan singer, Violin - Margaret Gutierrez, Violin - Mary Beth Aungier, Assistant Producer - Lily Soong Kramer, Violin - Mark Dulac, Violin - Ozman Kivrak, Violin - Heidi Gerber, 2nd Engineer - Steven Romer, Violin - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Composer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Producer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyricist - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Performer - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Acoustic Baritone Guitar - John Jennings, Producer - John Jennings, Acoustic Baritone Guitar

(P) 1996 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Album Description

Mary Chapin Carpenter's heady star continued to rise with 1994's Stones in the Road, one of her most introspective collections, as searing in its way as Rosanne Cash's Interiors. In order to consolidate that success with her follow-up, A Place in the World, Carpenter returned to the looser, more rock-sounding Come on Come On for inspiration -- a record that netted seven hit singles. Carpenter and longtime bandmate and producer John Jennings hired studio aces like guitarist Duke Levine, keyboardist Benmont Tench, Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks, bassist Bob Glaub, and a host of backing vocalists including Shawn Colvin and Kim Richey, as well as a small string section. This collection still touches on reflective adult folk, but returns to hooky, catchy, radio-friendly country-rock for balance. On the whole, A Place in the World doesn't offer the deep reflective rewards of Stones in the Road, nor is it quite as kinetic as Come on Come On. Still, the record is exceptionally well-crafted and boasts several excellent songs that reflect on the desire for romance and the willingness to risk virtually everything for it. There's the old-time soul feel of "Let Me into Your Heart" with its backing chorus, the bubblegum pop/rock of "I Want to Be Your Girlfriend," the poignant rocker "Hero in Your Hometown" -- which is a tracing-paper image for the way contemporary country singles sound in the 21st century -- and the anthemic country-rock of "Keeping the Faith." The title track that closes the record is one of several more poignant and introspective tunes, offering a look at the kind of changes Carpenter was going through in her personal and professional life. Any real fan will want to own this one as well as the aforementioned others, but those new to her music may want to seek out the earlier recordings first.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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