‘Til the Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

Til the Morning

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‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort” from Edie Carey and Sarah Sample is not your average lullaby CD.  Filled with old favorites, masterfully redone, and new sweet, tender songs, this CD speaks love and comfort to mother and child.  For listeners who have struggled with infertility and the pain of waiting and wondering, this album will speak to you.  Get the tissues and prepare to cry quiet, healing tears.  Sweetness and love flow from the music of these two amazing women.

‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort opens with a cover of the Dixie Chicks’ “Lullaby,” which sets lyrics of maternal love and devotion in a texture of cascading vocal and instrumental lines and features guest performer Mai Bloomfield (of Raining Jane and Jason Mraz) contributing the golden sound of her cello and ethereal harmonies.  An exquisite treatment of Wilco’s “California Stars” follows, bringing out the elegance of its mesmerizing harmonic progression.  Other highlights include the beloved perennial, “Turn Around,” the familiar hymn “Softly and Tenderly” (with lyrics modified to reference “Mama” and “children”), Townes Van Zandt’s treasured song “If I Needed You,” and “La La Lu,” the famous lullaby sung by Peggy Lee in Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.”

 There are 14 wonderful tracks in this album:

1. Lullaby

“How long do you want to be loved?  Is forever enough?”

2. California Stars

Wishin’ and dreamin’ on a bed of California stars

3. Turn Around

“Where are you going my little one?”

4. Slumber My Darling

An old favorite, sweetly redone.

5. North Star

“You are my north, my little north star…”

6. I’m on Your Side

A message our children need to hear

7. Softly and Tenderly

A favorite hymn, transformed into a message of love for our children

8. Your Own Stars

A message of love for little ones

9. If I Needed You

” If you needed me, I would come to you…”

10. All the Pretty Little Horses

A traditional favorite sung in sweet harmony

11. La La Lu

I have always loved this song, a favorite from Lady and the Tramp.  So glad it is included on this album.

12. These Things

 A musical expression of love and joy after waiting so long for a child…  “I never thought I’d have these things…”

This is my favorite song on the album.  It evokes tears and memories and joy all at the same time.

13. Sweet, Sweet Dreams

 Words of comfort when things are scary…

14. Now the Day is Over

 A terrific way to end an amazing album…


There is such a great story behind the music:

In 2010, after releasing her third album and having her second child, Sarah Sample realized that most of her music-making at home involved singing to her children.  It felt only natural that her next record should embrace the lullabies that were at the core of her motherhood experience.  At this time, her friend Edie Carey was in the throes of a two-year struggle with infertiity following a near-fatal experience while on tour.  Sarah soon became one of Edie’s main sources of support, and their friendship deepened.

Edie welcomed a son in 2012 (thanks to winning a $16K IVF cycle at a raffle!), and soon the two friends began hatching plans to make Sarah’s lullaby idea come true.  They wanted to not only honor the quiet moments between parent and child, but also to pay tribute to the struggles of infertility, recognizing the circuitous and painful journey many people must travel to become parents. ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort carries a message of love, comfort, and solace for any listener.

CONNECT!  Visit ‘Til the Morning at www.sarahsample.com and www.ediecarey.com.

Check out Sarah Sample out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Check out Edie Carey on Facebook and Twitter.

BUY IT!  ‘Til the Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort CD is available June 10, 2014, and can be purchased at www.ediecarey.com, www.sarahsample.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other retailers.

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.


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    Brittany Sims Chelette says:

    Our bedtime routine consists of bath time fun, body butter massage (he has very dry skin), ‘this little piggy’ a few times, followed by his favorite book…all while gentle lullabies or classical music plays softly in the background. He loves it!

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