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Shooting Straight In The Dark
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Shooting Straight In The Dark
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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Shooting Straight In The Dark - Mary Chapin Carpenter


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All Artists: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Title: Shooting Straight In The Dark
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 19
Label: Columbia Nashville
Original Release Date: 10/9/1990
Re-Release Date: 12/16/2009
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Today's Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644607727


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Shooting Straight In The Dark - Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Splendid Early Album From Mary Chapin Carpenter
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 01/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fellow Brunonian Mary Chapin Carpenter is often seen as a country musician, even if many of her songs don't easily fit the stereotypical view of a Nashville music scene dominated by the legacy of Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash, to name but a few. Instead, she might more accurately be described as an urban folk musician, whose musical influences range from rock to folk, bluegrass and country. If you regard Mary Chapin Carpenter mainly from this perspective, then you should truly appreciate listening to this early album of hers, which is replete with folkish tunes to hard rocking country/folk ballads that are played on both contemporary pop and country stations. The most popular song from this album, "Down At The Twist and Shout" is a vibrant, zydeco-influenced country rock song which was among her first major hits. However, another, lesser hit, "Can't Take Love For Granted", more accurately encapsulates her introspective, feminist-oriented urban folk tradition which has made her music quite distinctive, but underappreciated, by more traditional country/folk music fans and critics."
J. McAndrew | USA | 07/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Going Out Tonight" and "Middle Ground" are especially strong. This CD from 1990 of course includes the popular "Down at the Twist and Shout." I enjoyed being introduced to this at country station KMOM back in 1990. In some ways, 1990 doesn't seem that long ago. I'm curious to check out some of Capenter's more recent work."