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Marie Haddad | A Beautiful Road

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A Beautiful Road

by Marie Haddad

\".somewhere between Kate Bush and Leonard Cohen.\" (Bart Mendoza, San Diego Downtown News)
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. obvious
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2. didn't deserve it
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3. wishing well
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4. where you are
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5. faster
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6. why? why not.
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7. red
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8. rockstar head
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9. intention
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10. falsetto
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11. dark like sunday
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12. a beautiful road (to be lost on)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
San Diego's Marie Haddad has an ethereal, otherworldly voice that could take her into the outer stylistic orbits of an Enya or Stevie Nicks. But grounded by her straight-ahead piano playing, her debut CD, "A Beautiful Road," is much more focused than the above two singers, and more interesting too. In fact, she reminds far more of a Kate Bush or Jane Siberry.

The album opens with a trio of songs in a singer-songwriter folkie mode, "Obvious," "Didn't Deserve It" and "Wishing Well." Each one is intriguing but only hint at how good this album will get before it's over. About halfway through the dozen songs here, on "Faster," the album shifts gears into more of an art rock approach. Odd little time shifts, a right channel/left channel call and response from Haddad to Haddad ---- it all adds up to make the listener realize things are getting very intriguing. "Why? Why not." dabbles in a New Age mode, with a deep echo effect giving a lush sheen to Haddad's voice and piano. The overarching tension of "Red" reaches into XTC and Marillion territory.

Things never get too weird; Haddad's songs are all built around friendly melodies, which counters her more experimental arrangements. And that voice will hold your attention whatever she's singing.

---- Jim Trageser, North County Times

...It reminds me of vintage Elton John with beautifully stacked harmony vocals that perfectly set up the verses, a powerful piano track that mixes complex chord/melodic structures with sublimely simple ones...

---- Craig Yerkes, San Diego Troubadour

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Zlata and Layla

The wonderful music of Marie
We have listened to all of Marie's cds and it is truly difficult to decide which one is the best.
All of her music and vocals are an absolute joy to listen to and to experience!
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Troy Rasmussen

Magnificent. Period.
I heard a few songs on Pandora, so I bought the album. The best purchase of music I have ever made! Every song is a treasure chest filled with melodic ebbs and flows complimented by lyrical compositions that move the soul to the edges of emotion. I LOVE THIS ALBUM. I don't believe that I have ever had an album that I liked from the first song to the last song, until now. Even the covers are excellent.
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Rebecca Rathgeber

Painfully Good!
This CD is like good chocolate and beach books that lack educational value that is, it gives the listener the feeling of being decadently self indulgent! It's at once creative, technical, and beautiful.
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N. Allan

Absolutely beautiful!!!
What a truly beautiful CD! Ms. Haddad has an incredibly mesmerizing & enchanting voice, which is perfectly intertwined with brilliant piano playing...not to mention that her lyrics are absolutely genius! Her music has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Tori Amos, but I find her sound to be uniquely refreshing and enthralling. Each and every song pulls you in and allows you to wallow in the ethereal wonderland that is 'A Beautiful Road'.
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N.Allan

Absolutely Beautiful!
What a truly beautiful CD! Ms. Haddad has an incredibly mesmerizing & enchanting voice, which is perfectly intertwined with brilliant piano playing...not to mention that her lyrics are absolutely genius! Her music has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Tori Amos, but I find her sound to be uniquely refreshing and enthralling. Each and every song pulls you in and allows you to wallow in the ethereal wonderland that is 'A Beautiful Road'.
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Tommy

Accidentally stumbled upon...
I stumbled accidentally upon Marie Haddad's website and to my surprise, I found a gem. I got chills down my spine from the piano compositions in the title track, very cleverly put together arrangements! My favorite song is Wishing Well. Marie Haddad definitely has her own sound, and I'm bookmarking her website to keep tabs on what's next. It would be interesting to hear Marie really let loose on one song. I wonder if we can hear that on your next album!
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Michael

Very nice CD
Why is it that some musicians live in the shade? For Marie that will only be for a short time. This is a great CD and very promising for the future. Not just another girl behind a piano but an original talent.
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b. lavag

great voice, great instrumentals, great lyrics, great music
A Beautiful Road is one of those rare gems that unexpectedly pops up every so often from background noise. Buy it for the gorgeous, strong, velvet voice. Buy it for the virtuoso piano work. Buy it for the lyrics, by turns subtle, ironic and devastating. Buy it to for the razor sharp and bone dry humor. Buy it because its true.
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damien

a beautiful work
This is a work of art. Great piano and wonderful melodies. You can smell Tori Amos or Charlotte Martin here and there but this lady surely have a sound of her own.
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