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Party Doll and Other Favorites

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Party Doll and Other Favorites

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Mary Chapin Carpenter
genre:
Country

We gave it an A

Mary Chapin Carpenter takes a typically offbeat approach to her hits album, mixing proven chart-toppers, live renditions, overlooked gems, and new offerings for a 17-track set, named Party Doll and Other Favorites, after her cover of a Mick Jagger song. Of the new tunes, ”Almost Home,” in which she takes stock of a life lived and comes up short, scores the highest at marrying lyrical introspection and rhythmic yearning, one of the benchmarks of her graceful, if circuitous, career. A