Michael Caufield | A New Life

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A New Life

by Michael Caufield

A mixture 1/2cup Beatles, 1/8cup Dylan, 1/8cup Jackson Browne, five tablespoons of Bruce Cockburn, a sprinkle of Robyn Hitchcock, baked in a pan greased with Neil Young set at U2.
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1. Let Me In
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2. Beneath
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3. It's Everyone's Birthday
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4. High Notes
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5. Out on the Edge
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6. Living in a Shoe
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7. Home from Europe
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8. If you're not in bed tonight
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9. Is this really you Pinocchio?
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10. The business of America is business
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11. A New Life
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Michael Caufield's A NEW LIFE has an atmospheric strength grounded in the dangerous land of the 'feeling' self. This is the land peopled with the likes of navel-gazing blowhards, touchy-feely puke-heads, desensitized I-feel-your-painers, suck-so-bad-that-you-don't-even-knowers, etc. This is also the land where the Beatles ruled and Picasso drooled and Sinatra cooed and U2 got refueled. 'Feel' is the delusion that provides great art as well as great laughs and the occasional suicide. Feel kicks reason's ass 90% of the time. A NEW LIFE has a feel that displays the strength of originality (albeit more loopingly) that allowed singer songwriters like Jackson Browne and Traci Chapman to 'arrive' with their first release. The overall sound is more ambitious and full than that of many acoustic guitar-based songwriters. The in-the-studio multi-instrumentalism of Michael combines with only a drummer to produce an impressive array of sounds. Note the way the floating trumpets coalesce at the end of "Let me in" or the way the electric guitar solo crushingly closes "Out on the edge" or the way the Rubber Soul-like bass line orders "Living in a shoe" or the way the piano delicately complements "Beneath" -- the musical interplay is tightly wound yet moves across a varied universe. It takes at least three or four listens to really catch all the movement and grace going on in A NEW LIFE, a pity given how busy the world is. But should you manage the multiple trips, this CD would allow you to feel a part of the unseen world tied up in the wonderful maze known as art.

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ron sullivan

The more I listen, the more I appreciate the music on this CD
The more I listen to "A New Life" the more I appreciate it.

If you like the Beatles, Bruce Hornsby, Jackson Browne, or Brian Wilson, I think you will really appreciate "A New Life."
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Phil Cleland

Catchy melodies and riffs you'll be humming for days
A New Life delivers a colorful mix of instruments and voices and is a very impressive debut for Michael Caufield. Each song is distinct, the musicianship and writing first-rate, the influences identifiable but in no way derivative. This is a heavy rotation CD.
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Eric Woodard

A mature and nuanced first release.
This album has the spirit of Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction.' Much like Tarantino, Michael seems to have studied at the knees of masters and fused their influences into an entirely original work. Yes, I hear chimes of U2 in the opening track and sprinkles of Dylan in the final cut, but the songs are organic, polished and personal, not derivative. Because the album is honest rather than indulgent and polished rather than amateur, I say without hyperbole this is the best self-produced album I have ever heard.
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Sara Marie Emel

A must have cd!
Michael's 'A New Life' is an incredible piece of work. This is the kind of cd you can put on and play through without worrying about skipping over any 'lame songs'. Every song has a unique magic that captures your thoughts. Long after the music is over, it reminds you of the importance of dreaming. I love it!
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Ivan Janousek


All music like rivers have a surface, but some have a radiance that goes all the way down. Caufield's songs and lyrics take you there, and that has to feel good in these maddening times. So, turn off your mind and float downstream.
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kelly christensen

Catchy tunes with superlative lyricism, one of my favorite c.d.s!
'A New Life' is an undoubtedly unique cd with ceaseless substance both in craftsmanship and social commentary. A true masterpiece of cynicism and observation of a national caricature.
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