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Seasonings

by Mandee Ferrier

Mandee's soothing piano melodies, sultry voice, and intellectual lyrics create her unique blend of Folk, New Age, and S/S that she likes to call "Home Grown Piano Pop".
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
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1. Can't Go Back
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2. The Princess and the Pea Soup
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3. Easter's Song
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4. Demure
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5. Peanut Butter Rag
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6. Sassafrass Streams
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7. The Minute Groove
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8. Mountaintop Magic
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9. Summer
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10. Croquet
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11. Overboard
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12. Contrarywise
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13. Hey Little Doggie
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14. Smooth For You
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15. One in a Million
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16. Snowdust Waltz
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mandee writes soothing piano tunes that are the perfect backdrop for her naturally lovely voice. On her self-produced debut, "Seasonings", she sings of the cycles of love and friendship, peppered with her introspective and sometimes wry lyrics. Stark arrangements blend her pastoral poetry and bittersweet melodies that recall the styles of George Winston, Tori Amos and Carole King, but take the listener on Mandee's own journey through the seasons of the year. Although self-labeled as "Home Grown Piano Pop", Seasonings explores genres from gentle ballads to ragtime fluff; from slow, jazzy grooves to folky singer/songwriter; from a rousing harpsichord instrumental to a waltz.. and all with Mandee's own unique stamp.


From Mandee's website:

I have been playing piano and singing since before I was even old enough to reach the keys. I grew up in a very musical home; my grandmother is a professional organist and my mother played in a gospel band, The Glorybound Singers, throughout my childhood. Musical theatre was my pastime of choice in school, playing roles as diverse as Annie, The Witch in "Into the Woods" and originating the role of Vita Sackville West in "Aphra, Where Have You Behn?" Lately, I've been on the other side of the curtain, composing original music for plays such as "Peter Pan" and "Twelfth Night".

After graduating from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a B.A. in Art History, I moved to West Virginia and began seriously songwriting. Now I'm back in my homestate of Maryland, and happy to be given the opportunity to dedicate my life to the craft of the singer/songwriter.



For information, song downloads, pictures and more, visit http://mandeeferrier.com

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Rachel

Gorgeous from all angles...
Beautiful instrumentals coupled with a sincere and passionate voice. Comparible to Carole King and Tori Amos on a basic level, but with a very distinctive and unique flavor that is Mandee's own. Overall: An absolutely wonderful CD from a very gifted individual. Well done. :)
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Sarah

Love it!
Mandee is such a gifted singer/songwriter!
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Jennifer M.

My favorite driving CD
Mandee delights with taking us on a sonic journey through the seasons of the year. From inspired instrumentals to her thought provoking lyrics there is something for everyone on this CD. Don't miss "Overboard" or "Contrarywise"--you'll find yourself humming these delicious melodies all day.
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Sarah Wheeler

Gorgeous melodies to soothe you
I'd heard Mandee's covers of her favorite artists, like Tori Amos and They Might Be Giants, so I naturally checked out her originals, and was surprised to find that I liked them even better than her wonderful covers!

Mandee is a truly talented pianist with a gift for composing. While her vocals are equally calming (never does she strain for a note), her adeptness with a piano floored me. "One in a Million" is my personal favorite; as soon as I heard it I had an image and a story in my head to accompany the rich harpischord--something that rarely happens when I listen to instrumental music. Also, her lyrics aren't stale or cliched; they're kept short but poetic and beautiful. Overall, I was greatly impressed with her musical abilities.

I also admire the simplicity with which she records and mixes. Nothing is overproduced; there are no instruments that sound as if they don't belong. No song feels as though she's making it into something it's not. Apparently, Mandee as the same keen ear for producing that she has for scoring.

This is a great start from a great artist. "Seasonings" will certainly leave you anxious to hear how Mandee continues to grow as a lyricist, vocalist, and musician.
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Chris


Mandee, an amazing talent, has done a wonderful job with her first disc. Seasonings is music for the discerning ear. I liken it to audio candy. Her voice is pretty & powerful. She complements the lyrics with music that's thoughtful, soothing, and introspective. It sets a mood.
Very impressive..
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Randy Lilly

A beautiful new voice makes her debut, and makes it count
Seasonings is the kind of musical experience that draws you in and holds you there until the end of the final song. Mandee's voice is sensual and soothing, and her songs and music are at once both subtle and strong. The music is perfect for almost any occasion, and personally, I like to listen to Seasonings while drawing. I cannot reccommend this CD highly enough!
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Shane

Great stuff! A *must* listen!
Not only is Mandee a great pianist & singer, but she also writes powerful lyrics to her songs. "Seasonings" is a nice mix of musical styles. My personal & very favorite "Contrarywise" is frequently on repeat, and every song has its own unique flair. No one will be disappointed with this album!
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Nicole Anderson

If you don't own Seasonings, you need to.
I really liked the CD at first listen but especially after learning the songs I found myself loving it more and more...I can't pick just one favorite song because it's not possible. It's very emotional and you can feel the mood of the songs. I love that there are just instrumentals as well as songs with vocals-there's a George Winston feel but with Mandee's own original flavor. I suggest listening to it and listening to it often.
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afar

experience this
What Michelle noted in her review was so succinctly expressed, not just with her feelings about the CD itself, but with her pinpoint dissection of it’s overall captivation as well as all those delicate and lovely parts that make-up the whole. Mandee Ferrier’s Disc is certainly the proud product of an emerging artist. One should bookmark her homepage, if only for bragging rights as far as knowing her before deserved fame.
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Michelle

A musical, pastoral landscape of the four seasons.
Mandee Ferrier's debut album "Seasonings" is a lovely introduction to this budding artist.


"Seasonings" is aptly titled as it is a musical journey through the four seasons. Thematically it follows this path as well and guides the listener through a range of emotions.


"Can't Go Back" begins the album with a somber tone. The emotional tone shifts through the work, experiencing rebirth and peaking in the summer of the middle of the album. The final track, "Snowdust Waltz" reinforces the overall theme by capturing the magic of winter. The entire album carries a feeling of wistfulness and rememberance, while maintaining the concept of the four seasons.


Favorite tracks include "Demure," "Mountaintop Magic," and the instrumentals "Peanut Butter Rag" and "The Princess and the Pea Soup."


Mandee Ferrier's "Seasonings" is at once novel and reminiscent of those that went before her. A must-have!
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