The Bottom Line
- What Would You Say To Me
- Beautiful Racket
- Grand Central Station
- Most of the songs are over 5 minutes long, thus long shots for radio airplay.
- All songs are written by Mary Chapin Carpenter.
- Produced by Matt Rollings And Mary Chapin Carpenter.
- Released by Columbia Records Nashville.
Guide Review - Between Here and Gone - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Featuring lots of noticeable fiddle, steel and dobro, What Would You Say To Me has a sound that should work well on contemporary radio. The simple lyric asks about the games people play when courting each other. The folksy In My Heaven is a musical companion to Alice Seabolds novel The Lovely Bones. The title track is an elegant piano driven ballad while Beautiful Racket sounds like Mary Chapin circa Passionate Kisses. Both River and Elysium were written about her new husband.
There have been many 9-11 themed songs written and Mary Chapins Grand Central Station is without a doubt one of the best. Its not jingoistic like Darryl Worleys Have You Forgotten or as angry as Toby Keiths song. It simply tells a story of life for someone who works at the dusty site. As her 10th proper release, Between Here And Gone is by far Mary Chapins best work to date, It is also her first to be recorded in Nashville. Those looking for some beautiful, poetic songs should check it out.