Singer/Songwriter Mary Fahl performs Pink Floyd, ELO and more on new solo album ‘Can’t Get It Out Of My Head’
Released July 22, 2022!
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, June 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an effort to find some light and comfort in these trying times, singer/songwriter Mary Fahl looks back on some of the essential music that brought him sustenance and clarity by reinterpreting songs from his greatest inspirations…Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Moody Blues, ELO, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. For Mary, it’s a tribute to the music that defined her as an artist.
With “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms” (Boston Globe), Mary Fahl is an expressive and emotional singer/songwriter who first rose to prominence as the lead singer and co-founder of the New York-based music chamber in the mid-1990s. -pop group October Project, a group known for their lush harmonies, catchy melodies, and Fahl’s unique, powerful voice. After two records on Epic, the band disbanded, but Fahl had more freedom to pursue his own muse, than that meant writing and recording songs for movies (including the Civil War epic theme” Gods and Generals”), singing arias and medieval Spanish songs for Sony Classical or the release of a unique album on “Dark Side of the Moon”.
Fahl’s music has a timeless quality that it conveys with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that bridges the generational gap between Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention and Hannah Reid of London Grammar. Her elegant, cinematic songs have a haunting gothic romanticism that inspired famed writer Anne Rice to portray Mary’s voice emanating from a dead woman’s bedroom in her 2013 novel “Wolves of Midwinter.”
For the past few years she has toured and recorded on her own label, Rimar Records, and her recent releases have won awards including an Indie Acoustic Award for Best Live Album for “Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House” (filmed for PBS) and a 2020 Independent Music Award for her recent holiday album, “Winter Songs and Carols.” Its latest release, a 5.1 surround Blu-ray DVD, “From the Dark Side of the Moon”, brilliantly mixed by Bob Clearmountain, won the 2021 Immersive Album Audio Listener’s Choice award and was named “Immersive Album of the Year” by Life in Surround.
Now she’s back with “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” a collection of songs she calls “essential” to her development as an artist… “In addition to all the craziness going on going on in the world, I was struggling with the devastating loss of my mother and sister last year and felt completely uprooted in an effort to find grounding, a connection to the past, a sense of belonging, I started immersing myself in the comfort of music from a young age. They were such essential songs to me…like old friends…my musical home in many ways. I fell in love with all of them at the quintessential moment when music goes straight to the heart without filter and these songs have become part of my musical DNA… I learned to play guitar with many of them – especially the early Neil Young Songs. Most of these covers are from the first albums I bought using one of these Columbia House mail-order programs “get 12 free albums for $1”. I’ve played these records endlessly…and the lyrics to many of these songs still resonate powerfully with me.
“The challenge for me and my producer Mark Doyle was to make each of these songs our own while paying homage to their original greatness…”, says Fahl, “With a standard high-res audio release, we wanted to bring these classics in a new day using the latest audio technologies to reinterpret my favorite songs from Pink Floyd, Neil Young, George Harrison, Richard Thompson, Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, ELO, Nick Drake, Judy Collins and Mamas and Papas songs in clarity brilliant, fully immersive and high-resolution 5.1 surround sound.
Mary further comments her collaborator on this latest release, “Producer Mark Doyle and I first met around 2005 when he was co-producer on ‘From the Dark Side of the Moon’ and he’s been my musical director since 2013. Apart from the strings and drums, he played all the instruments on this album. We recorded most of it in his home studio and the majority of the vocals are taken from the first time I auditioned these songs with Mark for the album…something I never would have done in my youth…but there’s something fresh, unstudied and unconscious about working this way.Mark has been essential in helping me to m to appropriate these great songs without sacrificing the essence first captured by their original creators.
List of tracks:
1) I can’t get it out of my head (Electric Light Orchestra)
2) Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones)
3) Tuesday afternoon (Moody Blues)
4) River Man (Nick Drake)
5) Got A Feelin’ (Mom and Dads)
6) Don’t get discouraged (Neil Young)
7) Comfortably numb (Pink Floyd)
8) Ever since you asked (Judy Collins)
9) Beware of Darkness (George Harrison)
10) The Great Valerio (Richard & Linda Thompson)
To listen: www.maryfahl.com/oomh/
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1625285028
MARY FAHL UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2022
FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
DIRTY DOVE (Solo)
TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2022 @7:30 PM
CITY WINERY NYC (full band) ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
New York, NY
FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
CITY WINERY BOSTON
SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
SELLERSVILLE THEATER (full orchestra)
SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
THE SCHOOL/PARKER ARTS (solo)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
FORT HILLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (full orchestra)
Canandaigua, NY (Finger Lakes Region)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
SPIRE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (full orchestra)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER (full orchestra)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022 @7:30 PM
THE CUTTING ROOM (CHRISTMAS SHOW) (full band)
New York, NY
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
THE KATE (CHRISTMAS SHOW) (full band)
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2022 @ 8 p.m.
SELLERSVILLE THEATER (full orchestra)
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