Marianne Kesler | Pear in the Pink Thing

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Pear in the Pink Thing

by Marianne Kesler

"Lyricist with the heart of a poet." Explores her art in this free and eclectic mix of 10 self-penned songs plus acoustic renderings of two of Neil Young’s legendary songs. Art for your ears.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Mystery
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2. Once More
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3. Every Time
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4. Still Small Sadness
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5. Poets Dream
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6. Neon Moon
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7. Catch Me if You Can
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8. Erosion
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9. 2 O'clock
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10. Big Love
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12. The Needle And The Damage Done
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Album Notes
What if Joni Mitchell got together with Leonard Cohen for a writing session at the coffeehouse where Counting Crows and Neil Young were playing, Jan Krist was singing, Tori & Fionna were pouting, Over The Rhine & Aimee Mann opened, and Santana stopped by to play some smokin' guitar

...yeah, it sounds something like that.

Marianne is a touring singer-songwriter making music from the inside out & deeply immersed in living out her dreams. She travels the coffeehouse and house concert circuit where her laid-back & introspective style is a perfect soundtrack for the thoughtful listener. A lyricist with the heart of a poet, her writing style embraces allegory and lush imagery set to post modern art alt folk/pop/rock.

Pear In The Pink Thing (2007) is the sixth release from this artist who grows closer to “who she really wants to be” with each new project. In *Pear In The Pink Thing (*a metaphor for a mystery) Marianne explores her art in this free and eclectic expression of 10 self-penned songs plus acoustic renderings of two of Neil Young’s legendary songs. Come. Listen.

Music that's art for your ears!

Excerpt from Review By L. Anne Carrington 

Rating: 4.5/5
 Artist: Marianne Kesler
 Title: Pear in the Pink Thing
 Style: Acoustic/ Pop/ Indie

It’s always nice to see an artist such as Marianne Kesler put out a quality acoustic album of heartfelt, compelling songs, and she has re-released her sixth CD, Pear In The Pink Thing. There is no question that Kesler has put heart, soul, and effort into this release. Take a listen to the two strongest tracks, “Neon Moon,” and “Still Small Sadness,” for starters. Other great songs include the opener, “Mystery,” and the album’s final cut, “The Needle and the Damage Done,” but when it comes down to the bottom line, all twelve songs are brilliant with their poetic lyrics, stellar production and first-rate music.
... This is one CD that will keep listeners coming back for more.

Excerpt from Review By Jason Thompson for Eat Sleep Drink Music
4 stars
Folk popster Marianne Kesler has made an enjoyable album here, with her warm, inviting voice at the fore of the mix and the rest of the production having a very live feel to it. It’s always easy to compare female folk artists to prior greats such as Suzanne Vega, etc., but at the same time why not do that when it’s justified? Indeed, “Mystery” is one of those tunes Vega or someone like Natalie Merchant could have written just as easily. “Still Small Sadness” recalls Lynn Canfield of Area and The Moon Seven Times with equally enticing results. “Neon Moon” goes for a jazzier feel, with its percussion and arrangement being not too far removed from Joni Mitchell during her Hissing of Summer Lawns era...

Excerpt from Review By Wildy Haskell of Wildy's World
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
Marianne Kesler is a first-class talent. Kesler doesn't need to be flashy to get your attention; her strong, clear voice relays thoughts and emotion in gorgeous tones that leave you on the edge of your seat. As a songwriter Kesler's work is top-notch. Pear In The Pink Thing is a second coming-of-age album. Most artists who record for any length of time will have more than one. Kesler has always been a strong songwriter with highly personal songs, but with Pear In The Pink Thing she has crossed the line from good to great. I won't be surprised if Kesler is eventually considered one of the essential female singer/songwriters of folk music.



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Kate Stanton

Once again Marianne has inspired artists to be proud of who they are...
In the liner notes I can relate to how she described how sensitive an artist is and how differently we may feel things. I think this record is a step forward as an artist and as always has brilliant, poetic, lyrics. I like the atmospheric sounds in some of the songs that add to the mystery of what is Pear and the Pink Thing? The fascinating and intriguing thing is that the metaphor can mean different things to relate to different people- the best of both worlds. Great lyrics, great production, simply a great album.
Oh, and I can't forget the Neil Young covers. I am usually not a fan of covers BUT Marianne made the songs her own. I think he would be proud she did them justice:)


Heartfelt and beautiful
This is a wonderful collection of music. Marianne's voice shines, defies the norm. Tracks 1 and 4 are the best--and so are the Neil Young covers.