Marjorie Cardwell’s new album OUT NOW!

We’re very excited to announce the release of Marjorie Cardwell‘s new album “In Another World”!

It’s available as a beautiful looking CD (or download) at www.marjoriecardwell.com and you can preview some tracks there before you buy. And for a limited time it comes with a free mini-print of Marjorie’s artwork and a really cool Madcar Records fridge magnet! It’s also on iTunes and available at CD Baby, Amazon etc, if you prefer.

The album was produced by Marjorie along with her husband, award-winning singer-songwriter DC Cardwell. It features several guest musicians, including Kiwi legend Don McGlashan playing a sublime euphonium solo on the opening track, “Hole In My Head”, a song Marjorie wrote about her recent experience of being diagnosed with a brain tumour.  Thankfully, the tumour was benign and surgery was successful so she is already writing songs for her next album! Listen to the album below.

In Another World with card and magnet
In Another World with card and fridge magnet

New Covers by Marjorie!

[Imported from Myspace]

Marjorie & I have been busy recording some covers and she’s put them up on her new profile at:

www.myspace.com/marjiesothersongs

Last weekend we recorded “I Need Love” by Sam Phillips, “Halfway To Paradise” by Goffin and King and “Broken Things” by Julie Miller.

Marjie handled lead vocals and acoustic guitar and I played lead guitar. Samuel Cardwell played bass and Chris Haylock was being his usual brilliant self on drums.

We recorded live in the home studio, including lead vocals. We didn’t have enough microphones for me to do backing vocals so we overdubbed them later along with some tambourine and handclaps.

We didn’t play more than three takes of any of the songs so Samuel and Chris did a fantastic job with very little to go on! Even I had never played “Halfway To Paradise” so I was pleased we managed to get it reasonably tight with no chord charts and only a couple of runs-through. Marjie’s been on a bit of a Nick Lowe kick lately and that’s where she picked up that song.

There are also some other acoustic songs we recorded a few weeks ago.

So check out me as a sideman and while you’re there add Marjorie as a friend and say hi to her!

– DC