发行厂牌：Razor & Tie
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Mary Gauthier（玛丽高瑟）的歌声有如缓缓流动、蜿蜒曲折的溪流,韵味十足的丰富情感、与散发忧郁气质的诱人歌词完美调制出动人的音乐作品。」 Chicago Sun Times如此赞赏Mary Gauthier/玛丽高瑟的个人第四张、同时也是加盟主流音乐大厂Lost Highway的首张专辑【Mercy Now/悲怜世界】。
Mary Gauthier的音乐历程颇为传奇，早年的她叛逆不羁，吸毒并且在狱中耗费了大把的青春，直到30多岁时才在音乐中找到自我。35岁时完成了自己的第一张专辑。’97年于独立厂牌推出首张个人专辑「Dixie Kitchen」,立即赢得波士顿音乐奖「最佳当代民谣艺人」的提名,在竞争激烈的流行乐坛中崭露头角。 ‘99年, Mary Gauthier出版第二张专辑「Drag Queens In Limousines」,除了滚石杂志给予四颗星的高分评价,MOJO、Q、Gavin Report等权威音乐媒体亦齐力赞许喝采,并荣获由GLAMA颁发的独立音乐奖「年度乡村艺人」的肯定,数度获邀参与欧美各大民谣音乐祭的演出。 2002年推出第三张大碟「Filth & Fire」,No Depression杂志册封为「年度最佳歌手/创作人专辑」,同时入列纽约时报所评选的「2002年度最佳独立发行专辑」。
从地下独立跃居主流的最新力作【Mercy Now】,Mary Gauthier淋漓尽致的展现备受肯定的用歌曲说故事的创作功力,她仿佛边说边唱的独到诠释方式,深入浅出的唱出10个贴近你我真实生活的故事；滚石杂志、权威音乐网站AMG分别给予三颗半与四颗半星的超优质评鉴。同名单曲“Mercy Now”中,Gauthier的吉他与嗓音不经意的勾起每一位听者的怜悯之心；抒情叙事曲“Falling Out Of Love”、“Drop In A Bucket”则是关于失去爱恋的伤怀；几乎包办整张专辑词曲谱写的Mary Gauthier,特地重唱乡村创作天王Harlan Howard的“Just Say She’s A Rhymer”,同样扣人心弦。本张专辑同样也令人着迷。
“There’s freedom in knowing that you don’t have to know it all,” she says, “which is why to me, a song should end with a question, not an answer.” It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists – that Mary Gauthier (say it: go-shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers. Yet with each new album, with each new cycle of songs that illuminate her soul, with each old and new set of characters and life changes she introduces, Mary is always ending up with more questions. Where do her people come from and where do they go? How can they find shelter from the storm? What is the truth?
It is said that the master songwriters – the “truth tellers,” as Mary refers to the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith – always put a piece of themselves into every song and first shined light on the truth and lies of her world before she began to put pen to paper herself. It’s up to the listener to imagine what is real and what is a dream. This sense of autobiography has always loomed large in the work of Mary Gauthier. On her newest album, The Foundling, her first concept album, Mary opens the door on the defining circumstance of her life, the emotional journey and aftermath of finding the mother who surrendered her in New Orleans after her birth in March 1962 (the month Bob Dylan released his first album, to put a perspective on it).
02.Mama Here, Mama Gone
05.Interlude, Pt. 1
06.Blood Is Blood
07.March 11, 1962
08.Walk On The Water
09.Interlude, Pt. 2
11.The Orphan King
12.Another Day Borrowed