Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. A friendly, un-dogmatic but at the same time deep spirituality is at the core of her artistry.
Once upon a time there was a singer from a far-off country who was fair of face and sang with the voice of an angel. Her name was Carrie Newcomer and she possessed a rich store of artistic experience. The master troubadours of Stockfisch heard of this wonderful songstress, and because in a fairy-tale nothing is impossible, they waved their wands and whisked her over the wide, wide ocean to ultimately land in the fabled acoustic cavern of Northeim. There they enhanced her golden voice with lutes, flutes and other fabulous instruments...
The wonderful thing is, this is not a fairy tale, or more correctly, for the poets, dreamers, and connaisseurs (actually for all of us), this is a fairy-tale come true! With its warm, catchy tunes and mellow, autumnal glow, The Slender Thread, Newcomer's debut album on Stockfisch, can easily become a habit.
One can't help getting the impression - Carrie Newcomer has a gift for happiness. For the artist herself, incidentally, her songs are old friends – they stand for her friendship with life, people and not least with music. The Slender Thread beckons with the promise of a good friend in the making - or perhaps a whole group of good friends in these songs and melodies that are sure to get stuck in your head.
Her gift of happiness is contagious: it rubs off on us too!
Features: • 45rpm 12" Heavy Weight High Quality 180g Vinyl • Double LP • Gatefold jacket • Made in Germany • Pre-Mastering by Hans-Jorg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics • DMM disc cutting by Hendrik Pauler • Mastering Monitors: B&W Bowers & Wilkins 801 D
Musicians: Carrie Newcomer, lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar Gary Walters, piano, marimba Ian Melrose, guitar, percussion Jean Kelly, Irish harp Lutz Moller, keyboards Jens Kommnick, tin-whistle, ocarina, mandola Manfred Leuchter, accordion Beo Brockhausen, hang Lea Morris, backing vocals Sven von Samson, percussion Hans-Jorg Maucksch, fretless bass
Selections: Side A: 1. I Believe 2. There Is A Tree 3. Geodes
Side B: 1. The Slender Thread 2. Cedar Rapids 10 AM 3. If Not Now 4. Sparrow
Side C: 1. The Wind Does Not Understand Glass 2. Longing 3. The Gathering Of Spirits
Side D: 1. Haunted 2. The Weight Of Water 3. Bare To The Bone