Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Beth Nielsen Chapman|
Sand & Water / Beyond the Blue
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
One of America's finest undiscovered singer-songwriters, Chapman lost her husband to cancer in 1995, and this emotionally rich collection details her process of loss, reconciliation, and healing. Jim Ed Norman's strong pro... more »
One of America's finest undiscovered singer-songwriters, Chapman lost her husband to cancer in 1995, and this emotionally rich collection details her process of loss, reconciliation, and healing. Jim Ed Norman's strong production ranges from piano-based ballads ("The Color of Roses," "No One Knows But You") to exuberant rootsy pop (lead single "Happy Girl," "All the Time in the World"). This is music with a tender grasp on the big picture. --Jeff Bateman
A Memorable Experience
David L. Ridings | Nashville, TN | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ran across this beautiful collection of songs, quite by chance, while watching a recent episode of ER. The episode was titled "Sand and Water" and ended with that song playing in the background. I was instantly struck by its haunting melody and the poignance and powerful imagery of the lyrics. I used the Internet to search on that title and found the CD. After listening to it several times now, it has achieved a status as one of the favorites of my life. I lost my mother not too long ago and I have struggled with my grief and finding words to express my feelings. The experience of hearing Beth's beautiful voice express her thoughts is finally helping me reach depths within my soul that I have been unable to find before. To quote her from the liner notes on the CD, 'in my experience there is no way around grief - there is only through to the other side'. To all those who are having similar problems in dealing with the loss of someone you loved so very much, please share my wonderment by discovering Beth Nielsen Chapman and her astonishing creation. Thank you Beth. You have my heartfelt gratitude."
Finally, after 3 years, I can listen all the way through
Elizabeth Flygare | Midwest | 10/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I lost my dad to cancer in 1997. A close friend gave me this beautiful CD, and I tried to listen to it but I couldn't get through it--it was so heart-wrenching. Then - like everyone else, I saw the second episode of ER this season and realized that I owned a recording of the beautiful song, "Sand and Water," sung at the end. I got out the album and listened to it over and over. I didn't like the uptempo tracks (Happy Girl, etc) -so-the second time through, I programmed it to play only the melodic ballads. WOW!I can be very moved by music, but not to the point of tears - with one exception - hearing the title track of this album. Beth Nielsen Chapman has accomplished seemingly the impossible - she has expressed the personal, gut-wrenching experience of loss and grief without being cloying. This is a tasteful, exquisite recording. I recommend it."
What an amazing gift.
AJ | AZ | 12/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Her music, lyrics, voice...the whole package that is Beth Nielsen-Chapman...a treasure that is to be shared. I just wish that more people have heard of her. When someone hears her songs, they ask me all the time who it is. I send them to the store. They buy one cd...they buy her next one...every friend who I have introduced this amazing songwriter, have all gone to get their own copy soon thereafter. "Sand and Water" is one woman's way of saying goodbye to her husband, but it becomes everyone's way of dealing with loss after listening to it. "Say Goodnight" is reminding us that after someone dies, the memory is always with you. You may have only had them for a moment in time, but the memory lives on. It is about time that Beth has been given some recognition, even though it was with "This Kiss". Hopefully that will bring people to her. It is about time."