Brandi Carlile Give Up The Ghost CD Review and Giveaway

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Give Up The Ghost, Brandi Carlile’s third album, unveils her talents in their truest form. After 2 albums and non-stop touring, she has let her guard down and offers her most candid recording to date. If the phrase “give up the ghost” most often refers to death or dying, it can also be used to describe the passing of stages in life, of transformation.

“They say it takes you your whole life to write your first record, and in our case the first two records, and that you have to write your second record in just a matter of months. So we went into the songwriting process conscious of that, and really made an effort to just leave ourselves behind. We wrote about about life, the world, how we felt, how we will feel. In that sense, these songs are like time travelers in that they exist on a much more ethereal plane, and that’s what ‘give up the ghost’ means to us,” Carlile explains.

I'm not sure if this makes me super uncool or what, but I had never heard of Brandi Carlile before until being offered the chance to review her newest album by One 2 One Network.

I feel in love as much with the meanings of the songs as I did the folksy, heartwarming (albeit heartbreaking, at times) sounds.

And as a HUGE fan of Elton John, I especially loved Caroline - cheery and upbeat gets me every time!

Carlile is truly a talented artist. Her music not only seeks to uplift and inspire listeners.

You can purchase Give Up the Ghost at Amazon at other retailers nationwide.

{Giveaway Closed. Winner: Rebecca Graham. Thanks for playing!}

Here's a great chance to win a FREE DIGITAL MUSIC DOWNLOAD of Give Up the Ghost:

  • Visit Brandi Carlile's website. Return to The Mom Trap and leave a comment indicating your favorite song and why. (Be sure to include - or have on profile - a valid email address for me to send instructions on how to claim your prize)

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The Fine Print: Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. Residents only. Contest begins October 29, 2009, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on November 13, 2009. Winner will be notified via email with instructions on how to claim the digital download by November 16, 2009. Winner will have three (3) days from notification in which to claim the prize. Failure to provide a valid email address will result in forfeiture of prize.

6 chatted about this topic:

Rebecca Graham October 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

I would like to hear her sing If There Was No You. I really like everything she sings.

Rebecca Graham October 29, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

Brandi Carlile Facebook Fan: Rebecca Honey Graham

Rebecca Graham October 29, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

Mom trap twitter follower: rhoneygee

mverno October 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

dreams just make me think

Shane November 13, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Caroline - because that's my best friend's name

purango November 13, 2009 at 11:27 PM  

The Heartache Can Wait is my favorite. It is a powerful song. I love the words.

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