Voice of October Project, Mary Fahl Makes Her Solo Recording Debut With The Release of The Other Side of Time
CD In-Stores on May 27, 2003
Album Includes Fahl's Original Songs From the Soundtracks Gods and Generals and The Guys
Tour Kicks-Off May 29 in Providence
Singer/songwriter Mary Fahl makes her long-awaited full-length, solo album debut with the release of Odyssey's The Other Side of Time. Known to audiences as the richly evocative voice of October Project, Mary Fahl received critical acclaim and a loyal international following in the 1990s from her recordings and performances with the group. Her new album features 14 songs, including special new mixes of "Going Home" from the Gods & Generals soundtrack and "The Dawning of the Day" from The Guys soundtrack. The Other Side of Time will be released on Tuesday, May 27, 2003.
The album marks a turning point in Fahl's career, and is the first to showcase her writing talent. "This is the first record I've made that is a true reflection of who I am as an artist," the singer/songwriter says. Fahl's distinctive, highly personal sound -- an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that blooms in each of the album's contrasting instrumental settings -- takes listeners on a wide-ranging emotional and musical journey through the diverse material on The Other Side of Time.
With a variety of collaborators, Mary Fahl co-wrote 12 of the album's tracks, including "Going Home" and "The Dawning of the Day" for which composer Mychael Danna adapted a traditional Irish melody, with lyrics by Fahl. Fahl's songs draw on a variety of influences, from the upbeat pop of the "In the Great Unknown" and the gospel-infused emotion of "Redemption," to the powerful contrasts of moody jazz and driving, classic rock on "Kindness Can Be Cruel" and the poetic delicacy of "Dream of You" with its languorous, evocative melody inspired by the art songs of Ravel and other French composers. The album's remaining two tracks are surprising and inspired "covers": Fahl gives an impassioned performance of the tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima" from the Donizetti opera L'Elisir d'Amore, and she brings a hypnotic grace to the magical "Ben Aindi Habibi," based on traditional jarchas, erotic poetry written by Moorish women in the 11th and 12th centuries and sung in the ancient Mozarabic dialect.
On May 29, Fahl embarks on her first leg of touring. Dates are as follows:
May 29 The Call, Providence, RI May 30 House of Blues, Boston, MA May 31 Towne Crier, Pawling, NY June 1 Ramshead, Annapolis, MD June 2 Benefit at the Flea Theater, New York, NY June 3 Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA June 4 Rosebud, Pittsburgh, PA June 5 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH June 6 The Dame, Lexington, KY June 7 Frankies, Toledo, OH June 9 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH June 10 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI June 11 Park West, Chicago, IL June 12 Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI June 13 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN June 14 Luther's Blues, Madison, WI June 17 Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO June 19 Newby's, Memphis, TN June 20 3rd and Lindsey, Nashville, TN June 21 Andrews Upstairs, Atlanta, GA June 22 Stella Blue, Asheville, NC June 24 Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ June 25 Milestones, Rochester, NY June 27 Narrows Ctr for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Mary Fahl's The Other Side of Time will be featured on Sony Classical's Web site at www.sonyclassical.com.
SOURCE: Sony Classical
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