Yelling at Mary

Yelling at Mary

by Mary Karlzen
     
 

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Mary Karlzen's voice is an acquired taste. It's thin and girlish, and the singer/songwriter often sounds shrill. But her voice has a way of growing on you -- the more one listens to Yelling at Mary, the more one realizes that she does have a certain charm. Karlzen wrote most of the songs on this CD, which favors an earthy and rootsy approach to pop
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Mary Karlzen's voice is an acquired taste. It's thin and girlish, and the singer/songwriter often sounds shrill. But her voice has a way of growing on you -- the more one listens to Yelling at Mary, the more one realizes that she does have a certain charm. Karlzen wrote most of the songs on this CD, which favors an earthy and rootsy approach to pop
ock, Americana, and folk-rock. Karlzen's voice might be overly cutesy at times, but her lyrics show her to be a substantial storyteller. The evocative "St. James Hotel" vividly paints a picture of the Old West and an American town near the Mexican border, while "Dimestore Life" finds a small-town teen-ager longing to travel and see more of the world -- only to end up going back home at 31 with a newfound appreciation of the town she once found boring. Like Bruce Springsteen, Karlzen has a knack for embracing songs that equate traveling or hitting the road with improving your life-- "Anywhere Is Better Than Here" and "Another Town, Another Place" find her trying to cope with heartbreak by leaving town. This isn't to say that Karlzen is in a class with Springsteen, only that she uses his influence to her advantage. Not magnificent but certainly enjoyable, Yelling at Mary is worth acquiring if you're a fan of Americana and roots rock.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/1995
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678264627
catalogNumber:
82646

Tracks

  1. Everybody's Sleeping  - Mary Karlzen
  2. Stronger  - Mary Karlzen
  3. Dimestore Life  - Mary Karlzen
  4. Times Forgotten Crime  - Mary Karlzen
  5. I'd Be Lying  - Mary Karlzen
  6. Way I See It  - Mary Karlzen
  7. Wooden Man  - Mary Karlzen
  8. Another Town, Another Place  - Mary Karlzen
  9. Walk Like You  - Mary Karlzen
  10. Wish You Well  - Mary Karlzen
  11. Anywhere Is Better Than Here  - Mary Karlzen
  12. St. James Hotel  - Mary Karlzen

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mary Karlzen   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jackson Browne   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Luis Conte   Percussion
Bob Glaub   Bass
Mark Goldenberg   Guitar,Hi String
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Accordion,Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar
Lester Mendez   Hammond Organ
Derek Murphy   Drums
Fro Sosa   Acoustic Guitar
Scott Thurston   Background Vocals
Kay Hanley   Background Vocals
Jorge Barcala   Guitar
Andrew Hyra   Background Vocals
Mark Scandariato   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kevin McCormick   Producer
Gabe Veltri   Engineer
Mary Karlzen   Producer
Jorge Barcala   Producer
Scott Hull   Mastering
Eddie Miller   Engineer
Allen Hori   Art Direction

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