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Time Sex Love

Mary Chapin CarpenterAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Songs From The Movie, with its compelling orchestral reinvention of classic Mary Chapin Carpenter compositions, is an artistic landmark for the beloved singer-songwriter. Collaborating with Composer/Arranger and Producer Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell) and working once again with Co-Producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett), Carpenter’s new ... Read more in Amazon's Mary Chapin Carpenter Store

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  • Audio CD (May 29, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • ASIN: B002HMHS1I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,000 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Whenever You're Ready
2. Simple Life
3. Swept Away
4. Slave to the Beauty
5. Maybe World
6. What Was It Like
7. King of Love
8. This Is Me Leaving You
9. Someone Else's Prayer
10. The Dreaming Road
11. Alone But Not Lonely
12. The Long Way Home
13. In the Name of Love
14. Late for Your Life

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get 'Swept Away' In This Ambitious CD June 6, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Time*Sex*Love finds Mary Chapin Carpenter meditating upon middle age and looking back on her life sometimes with a sense of helplessness and sometimes with sadness, but always with poignant and thought-provoking insight.

She resigns herself to the swift passing of time and the inability to start again in the catchy "Simple Life" and sings "there's fast, slow, and stall- no reverse...be glad you made it". In the Beach Boys like/Beatlesque, "Maybe World", she cries, "What's the point of backward glances that lead me nowhere; I can't go back there."

Carpenter ruminates about lost love and opprtunities in the exquisite and heart-breaking songs, "What Was It Like" and "The Dreaming Road". "I feel like a big mistake that you managed to not quite make; I feel like a passing glance that you never gave a chance," she movingly sings in "What Was It Like", a song with heart-wrenching lyrics surrounded by a beautiful, haunting melody.

My only issue with this CD is that it may be too ambitious for anyone to pull off without stumbling- even the wonderful Mary Chapin Carpenter. I would have pared down the CD to ten or eleven songs and edited out some of the longer endings of some of the tunes.

This CD requires your careful attention, and, therefore, many of her fans will not appreciate its pensive, reflective mood. Take out a bottle of wine, light the fireplace and be ready to refect upon your own life in a way that only Mary Chapin Carpenter can make you do.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful look at what drives us June 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
As stated in the title *Time*Sex*Love* Mary Chapin Carpenter adresses themes that we can all relate to...growing up, growing apart, unfulfilled dreams, looking back with longing, all these are a common bond. At first listen, this did not set as easily on my ear, what was it? Finally, I figuredit out. The inclusion of more electric instruments(on some tracks)lends an unfamiliar sound. Unfamiliar, but not unwelcomed. What the listener gets is 14 tracks filled with outstanding song writing and tight musical arrangements. Standout tracks "This is Me Leaving You","Simple Life","Alone, but Not Lonely" and "Late For Your Life". This CD does not fit into the MCC mold, there is a change in tempo and musical instrumentation. What is unchanged is the rock solid songwriting and the insight into the human condition, top notch!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A heartfelt CD with some beautiful, relaxing music. March 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Mary Chapin Carpenter is a wonderful songwriter and performer and her work, while some may find a bit too laid back, eventually grows on you with repeated listens.
Unlike her work in the more popular COME ON, COME ON, this CD takes time to grow on you, but when it does, it somehow feels more like a unified whole than her other albums.
This is a great album to put on your Discman and take a long walk with on a crisp fall day. When you just want to relax and meditate about life.
"Simple Life", "Whenever You're Ready" and "In The Name of Love" are the stand-out tracks, but there really isn't a bad track on the CD, all leave their mark.
I saw Carpenter live at Wolf Trap last summer,and perhaps seeing her live is a good way to unlock the mystery of what she is all about. She isn't a flashy artist nor is she overly energetic in her delivery. Instead, she woos her listener with ease and a gentle coaxing instead of a loud bang. TIME SEX LOVE is not about any individual moment or anything flashy...it's more about the sum of its parts than any specific detail. Its more about what we don't know, the questions in life and not the answers.
Perhaps the crux of her message can be summed up by one of her more thoughtful lyrics on the CD.."accidents and inspiration lead you to your destination."
Carpenter believes in letting things happen..in the normal everyday flow of life. It can sometimes seem tedious to just sit back and relax and watch the clock tick, but Carpenter understands, and with her music helps us understand, that sometimes, the best things in life happen when we just sit back and let them.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Finding An Old Friend... August 22, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Because this album keeps growing on me...
I have been listening to Mary Chapin Carpenter for almost two years now � and now I�m nineteen years old and find my love and respect for this extraordinary artist growing as her music comes home to me.
�Time*Sex*Love*� was a bit of a mystery for me when I first heard it � but then I thought about the title of the album and realised why! The songs did not strike me with the boldness of that �country sound� from what I had heard on previous MCC recordings, namely, �Come On, Come On�� Im a teenager and I love rock music � but I love this even more! I can�t define the style, because all the songs come down to �those� feelings. Country fans may call it �Country Re-Vapmed!�
�Time*Sex*Love*� has a 'mellow-feel' that will not appeal to everyone. It can be slow at times, but it is always honest. Such a thoughtful recording. It is bursting with passion, love and a little fear. The songs keep reminding me to enjoy my life, and� why worry? After owning this album for a month or so, I can positively say, in my opinion, that this is amongst Mary Chapin Carpenters finest work � musically, lyrically and where these songs take you. Don�t go looking, because the songs will find you when its time! Listen for the bonus recordings, five minutes into the final track � there�s a lot of laughter, followed by a beautifully moving acoustic track that pretty much says it all. Lovely.
I know that Mary has got such a loyal following of fans all around the world � but I still cant accept how little recognition this extraordinary artist has received from the �main-stream� music industry. BUY THIS and spread the word, because I think every home needs one for soul searching and happiness! Enjoy!....
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Most talented songwriter ever.
Published 7 days ago by Ross McGowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love that woman, her phrasing is unbelievable.I could listen to her all night.If I had the money,I'd have all her recordings!!
Published 3 months ago by ACESULON
5.0 out of 5 stars "Phenomenal" can't describe her music ...
If MCC can't touch your heart and soul through her words, her music will certainly do that. She IS America and all the emotions you may conjure about our great country are... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dane
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Chapin's Best
She pours her soul into this CD. It is a window into her heart. I love her music, especially the lyrics. She is a 21st Century musical poet.
Published 11 months ago by Camille H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album!!
If this were vinyl i'd have worn it out by now!! Would suggest this for anyone who likes Mary-Chapin Carpenter.
Published 14 months ago by Robinbird
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Trying A Little Too Hard
I note that this is the one Mary Chapin Carpenter review on Amazon that has elicited the most responses - and, in the process, attracted a wider spread of 1 to 5 star ratings than... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Richard Mayes
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Published 20 months ago by Book Vu
5.0 out of 5 stars For the storms in life...
"Time*Sex*Love" (TSL) finds Mary Chapin Carpenter a bit reflective. The album begins with the thumping "Whenever You're Ready," which must be about welcoming a long-lost love back... Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by Jared Del Rey
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful CD
I am a fan of Ms. Chapin Carpenter.
I enjoy this CD.
As is the case with most CDs, I really enjoy approximately 4-5 songs. Read more
Published on June 9, 2011 by Henry D. Friedman
4.0 out of 5 stars At the Top of Her Game
How satisfying it is to listen to a recording by someone who is clearly at the top of her game! A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit pop, Mary Chapin Carpenter... Read more
Published on July 6, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
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