The Gathering of Spirits

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All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Carrie Newcomer has a very distinct voice, one that you either like or don't like. Even if you are in the latter category, remember that the same has been said of folks like Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello and give Newcomer the props she deserves as a songwriter. Not that she's Dylan. She's actually pretty well lined up with Mary Chapin Carpenter, as she does come up with some pretty stunning lyrical turns. Hers is the world of truly grounded reality, of day-to-day simple beauty, of honesty in thought, word, and deed. Somehow that's not surprising, considering she calls Indiana her home. Her talent lies in how she transforms those small things into poetry that reveals the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Carrie Newcomer has a very distinct voice, one that you either like or don't like. Even if you are in the latter category, remember that the same has been said of folks like Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello and give Newcomer the props she deserves as a songwriter. Not that she's Dylan. She's actually pretty well lined up with Mary Chapin Carpenter, as she does come up with some pretty stunning lyrical turns. Hers is the world of truly grounded reality, of day-to-day simple beauty, of honesty in thought, word, and deed. Somehow that's not surprising, considering she calls Indiana her home. Her talent lies in how she transforms those small things into poetry that reveals the hidden depths therein. Newcomer calls upon her listeners to join her in the revelry as she gets straight to the point and lives her "life like it don't get much better." The reason behind this is quite simply put: "Most of our prisons are of our own makin'." It's a kinder, gentler take on "just do it." As for the musicianship on The Gathering of Spirits, it lacks nothing, with Alison Krauss harmonizing with her usual twangy soul on the title track.
Dirty Linen
Carrie Newcomer's previous albums have revealed her as a master at the craft of contemporary folk song. For her ninth disc, she uses that talent to invite listeners to walk with her on a journey through the many aspects of love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2002
  • Label: Philo / Umgd
  • UPC: 011671124322
  • Catalog Number: 711243
  • Sales rank: 182,550

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carrie Newcomer Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Alison Krauss Vocal Harmony
Jim Brock Percussion, Drums
Mary Gaines Cello, Acoustic Bass
Chris Wagoner Dobro, Mandolin, Violin, Accordion
Jeff Hedback Electric Bass
Sam Bartlett Banjo
Winton Reynolds Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Keith Skooglund Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Carrie Newcomer Producer
April Combs Web Design
Steve Hall Mastering
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Mark Williams Producer
Mike Stucker Engineer
Leslie Richter Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album speaks to your soul.

    This is by FAR my favorite Carrie Newcomer album. I have bought probably 15 as gifts for friends and family! The message of peace and Holiness in the everyday of our lives is so important, esp.after 9/11! The Gathering of Spirits title track is balm to any grieving soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reaches the head and the heart

    We heard Newcomer live in Dayton and were drawn into the beauty of her melodies and spirit of her words. Here is a life committed to her music and music committed to life.

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