Mary Chapin Carpenter Celebrates Career On Upcoming New CD

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new album, Sometimes Just The Sky, (Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers) will be released March 30. A celebration of her 30-year recording career, the project features new versions of some of Carpenter’s most beloved songs as well as one new song, the title track.

Produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Ray LaMontagne), the 13-track album was recorded live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios outside Bath, England. Joined by long-time collaborator Duke Levine on guitar and a handpicked band of Johns’ favorite musicians, Carpenter reimagined one song from each of her 12 studio albums along with the title track.

“I read a beautiful interview with Patti Smith in which she said that you don’t have to look far or wide, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive or madness in order to find things to soothe you in life, or to be happy about,” explains Carpenter about the title track. “Sometimes just the sky makes everything fall into perspective.”

The leadoff track from the album, “Heroes and Heroines” is out now.

SOMETIMES JUST THE SKY TRACK LIST:
1. Heroes and Heroines
2. What Does It Mean To Travel
3. I Have A Need For Solitude
4. One Small Heart
5. The Moon and St. Christopher
6. Superman
7. Naked To The Eye
8. Rhythm of the Blues
9. This is Love
10. Jericho
11. The Calling
12. This Shirt
13. Sometimes Just The Sky

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