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A Thing So Real

by Sandy Cash

With soaring melodies and fiendishly clever lyrics, these story-songs would hold you spellbound around the kitchen table, and knock your socks off at a comedy club.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. This Love is Only for You
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2. Strangers With One Heart
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3. The Ghost
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4. The Boy Next Door
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5. The Madlibs Song
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6. Survival of the Fittest
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7. Beyond These Walls
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8. Giorgio Perlasca
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9. The Real Thing (A Retail Fantasy)
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10. The Children's Brigade
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11. Into the Light
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sandy Cash was selected to perform in the prestigious “Emerging Artist” showcase at the 2007 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. A Thing So Real is the recording that brought this Israel-based artist to worldwide attention.

A Thing So Real serves up eleven literate story-songs that transverse the emotional terrain of modern life with memorable melodies, compelling lyrics, and Sandy's trademark comic flair. A Thing So Real Cash reveals a mastery of the style that has endeared Sandy to audiences all over the world.

Recorded at Muso Productions in Jerusalem, A Thing So Real was produced by Mitch Clyman, a graduate of Boston's famed Berklee School of Music. Clyman also produced Cash's first album, Exact Change, in 2000. Heard on folk music radio from California to New Zealand, Exact Change received enthusiastic reviews in Ireland ("a collection of gems" - Nicky Rossiter, Rambles), Canada ("... the power and broad interpretive style of a Bette Midler or Barbra Streisand ...Sandy Cash has a very special gift, that more than a singer, she is an excellent storyteller." - Bob McKenzie, Soundbytes) and the United States ("... a recording well worth seeking out. The world is certainly a far happier and funnier place with Sandy Cash in it." - Roberta Schwartz, FAME Music Reviews).

Exact Change, Sandy’s debut album, caught the attention of some of contemporary folk music's leading lights, including Christine Lavin, who featured Cash's music on her website, pointing out Cash's "...impeccable taste, a gorgeous voice [and] an ear for clever lyrics."

A Thing So Real takes on a variety of subjects - the tug of war between independence and intimacy, the joy and chaos of parenthood, and the modern culture of consumerism. Sandy's talent for comedy shines through in "The Survival of the Fittest" - an exploration of how Darwinian evolution may help women survive damaging notions about female body image - and "The Madlibs Song" - in which a vacationing psychologist leaves her patient with a fill-in-the-blanks therapy session, with hilarious results.

Two songs on the album relate directly to political events - current and historical. "The Children's Brigade" describes the cynical use of children in war, and the society-wide forces that come together to teach children to hate. "I wrote 'The Children's Brigade' three years ago, at the beginning of the current violence in Israel," says Sandy. "Unfortunately, the message of the song is as timely as ever."

"Giorgio Perlasca" is based on a true story of an Italian Christian who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. To avoid being drafted into a labor camp Perlasca went into hiding, seeking refuge with Angel Sanz-Briz, a Spanish diplomat known for issuing protective passes to Budapest's persecuted Jews. In the waning days of the war, Sanz-Briz fled the country and Perlasca boldly assumed the role of Spanish "ambassador," continuing Sanz-Briz's work and saving approximately 3,500 Hungarian Jews. Cash learned of this dramatic story while working as a translator for Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Authority in Jerusalem. "Writing this song allowed me to share a very dramatic story with my home audiences in Israel," says Sandy. "By recording it, I hope to bring it to the world."

A native of Detroit who has been living in Israel for over 20 years, Sandy has performed with the New Israeli Opera and the Kameri Theater, Tel Aviv.



Track list:

1. This Love is Only for You
2. Strangers with One Heart
3. The Ghost
4. The Boy Next Door
5. The Madlibs Song
6. Survival of the Fittest
7. Beyond These Walls
8. Giorgio Perlasca
9. The Real Thing
10. The Children's Brigade
11. Into the Light (co-written with Mitch Clyman)

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Risa

Extra specially touching lyrics sung beautifully!
A very special woman with a superb voice sings songs which touch your very soul. The song 'Strangers With One Heart' can't help but move you to the verge of tears, 'The Madlibs Song' will have your rolling with laughter, 'The Children's Brigade' will haunt you and 'Giorgio Perlasca' will help restore your faith in humanity. Well done!
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Terri

Warm, fun and memorable!
I love listening to Sandy's voice. She is so creative and her songs touch my heart and funny bone!
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p. harow


i guess i realized how much my seven-year-old loved listeng to Sandy's cd when I noticed that I was walking around singing the songs, too!! My daughter's favorite songs are "i'm going on a picnic" and "petting a rhinosaurus ." Sandy's voice is beautiful, sweet and soothing and the songs are lively, catchy and fun. Perfect campfire and bedtime music!
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Sandy

Excellent-truly enjoyable
Sandy is a great performer. Her CD is enjoyable and original. It was just as I expected! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.Bravo Sandy!
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Ruth DeBusk

Storytelling at its best, in crystal clear melodious tones.
I really liked Sandy Cash's Exact Change CD and A Thing So Real is every bit as enjoyable. It's storytelling at its best. The notes just hang in the air. Her crystal clear, melodious tones are truly a delight to experience.
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susana loebl

enjoyed it very much
Invited a group of people, listened together to the CD and all agreed Ms Cash has a very warm voice and the lyrics were wonderful.
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Ben Olander, Sweden

GREAT!
Thank you for the song Giorgio Perlasca! We needed that. Great lyrics and Sandy's voice could be enjoyed over and over and over again. The opening of "The Madlibs Song" is a scream!!! .. like the rest of the tune. Right on target Sandy! I have listened to the CD 10 times so far and it "grows" every time. Sandy! Your humor, wonderful voice, great lyrics and good music sweeps in like a spring wind over Sweden!
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Debbie B.

Excellent, moving and original songs from the heart.
Sandy writes about "real things" in this aptly titled CD. A singer/songwriter with a mellow yet powerful voice, her stories are well worth hearing. Her subjects range from everyday parenting to the trials and tribulations of war. The lyrics are often both inspiring and passionate and the melodies are a perfect fit. In short, don't miss this one.
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