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Mary Chapin Carpenter recently completed one of her “bucket list” projects, recording with a symphony orchestra for her latest album, Songs From the Movie. Mary Chapin talks about the album, its often-misunderstood title and her new tour in the Feb. 17 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.
Songs From the Movie is actually not a soundtrack meant to accompany a feature film. Instead, it’s a reworking of some of Mary Chapin’s most personal songs, recorded with a symphony orchestra.
“I gave it the title because what I wanted to convey was that if there is such a thing as ‘the movie of life,’ this is now these songs would sound,” Mary Chapin explains. Selections from Songs From the Movie include ’Come On Come On,” “I Am a Town,” “Goodnight America” and others.
Mary Chapin also notes that hearing the lush orchestral arrangements lent new meanings to some of her songs. “I think ’Come On Come On’ was one where I may have paid more attention to how poignant it is,” she says. “I really hope that listeners will derive a different meaning or connect to the songs in a new way, too.”
For more on Mary Chapin, pick up the Feb. 17 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.