Cassendre Xavier | Beautiful

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Beautiful

by Cassendre Xavier

[4th Album/2004] Well deserving of its title, this stellar studio release features 7 well-crafted original songs plus 3 new interpretations of songs by Sheryl Crow, Roberta Flack, and Emmylou Harris, done in Xavier's inimitable style.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bog's Song
4:08 $0.99
2. Stand By My Side
4:23 $0.99
3. Letters From Heaven
4:56 $0.99
4. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
3:52 $0.99
5. Wounded Creatures Bite
4:43 $0.99
6. Strong Enough
4:35 $0.99
7. All My Tears
5:08 $0.99
8. Confide In Me
3:41 $0.99
9. A Little Bit of Love
7:16 $0.99
10. Beautiful
7:03 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cassendre Xavier is a prolific and gifted American songwriter. Her songs span the range of the pop genre from folk to blues to rock. Xavier's studio albums showcase her rich, sweet singing voice and inspired, impressive guitar picking, plucking, or strumming. Live recordings boast a particular gift for entertaining audiences with jokes and witty banter.

This album features, for the very first time, Cassendre singing over-dub harmonies and playing lead guitar solos. The crisp and stellar recording quality is courtesy of her brother, hip hop producer, composer, and engineer Giscard Xavier, a.k.a. JEE EYE ZEE.

According to Heather Corcoran, Assistant Editor, CoffeeHouseTour, "Cassendre could not have picked a better name for her CD! She summed it up into one word: Beautiful. She captivates the listener with her angelic voice, smoothed over with powerful lyrics and the affair she holds with her guitar. Tears actually sprung to my eyes after the first listen, I was so moved by the magnificent combination of a stunning voice against awe-inspiring lyrics. You'll play this CD on repeat all day. Don't let this one get away, you need it for your own CD collection."

Cassendre has also released guided meditation spoken word CDs and downloads under her self-assigned soul-name Amethyste Rah. These recordings featuring the beautiful, angelic music of Thaddeus (used with permission), and are currently available at www.lulu.com (Look for them at CDbaby in mid-Autumn 2007).

DISCOGRAPHY: Affirmations for Survivors: Spirituality (2007), Affirmations for Survivors: Self-Love (2007), Live at Tin Angel (2006), Beautiful (2004), The Cassendre Xavier Collection, Vol. 1 (2004), Live at the Kraftbrau, Kalamazoo (2004), 4OUR: A Cassendre Xavier Sampler (2003), Live at Café Improv (2002), The Whittenberg Sessions (2002).

Official website: www.cassendrexavier.com

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Vikki Wright

Simply Amazing...
Cassendre is quite simply an amazing poet, lyricist, vocalist and guitarist. This CD reveals both passion and poignancy. Her sound is perfect for those quiet afternoons with a cup of tea...her voice will add the honey--sweet and smooth!
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Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Filmmaker

Sounds capture my spirit...
"Beautiful" has been on repeat all day. It's so full, it surrounds me. I feel completely surrounded by Cassendre's creativity and voice...these sounds capture my spirit. The songs say so much about my life right now... My favorite songs are Beautiful, Wounded Creatures Bite, and Confide in Me.
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alex

beatiful music once more from Zah-Vai-Aye!
Cassendre Xavier's Beautiful arrived promptly in the mail... she delivers the goods in a very timely fashion... and the music is great. Her ACOUSTIC guitar and lovely voice can put a listener at ease... a great relief from these arduous times. I recommend. :)
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Barbara Sears, Author/Artist

A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Musical role model...
You have become one of my musical role models. "Beautiful" is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I love it! I played the entire CD not once -- but twice -- and turned UP the VOLUME! Can't wait to get home so that I can play it all weekend!
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Hondo a.k.a. Robert M. Robinson

A spiritual kinship...Centering...
I find "Beautiful" to be lighthearted, forward-moving, and truthful. It has a spiritual kinship.
It's been the only CD in my car for days, and believe me, I have a stack of CDs in there! I listen to it when I need to get centered in truth.
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M.J. Fine, Philadelphia City Paper

Hooks listeners...
In "Beautiful", Xavier touts the benefits of hooking listeners with songs they already know. Her last studio album, 2004's Beautiful, included the Ewan MacColl standard "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" and Julie Miller's "All My Tears."
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Darnell Presley

Enjoyed it very much!
I was in my yard last night listening to it. You
have a beautiful voice...I love your sound!
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Cliff Hudson

enjoyed it very much
i got to listen to your cd on fri eve. and again on sunday. I enjoyed it very much. your version of 'first time ever...' is better than the orighinal.
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Melissa Surpris


At first I didnt know what to write, but the words find me now. Your music, your voice, and your words are simply poetic and moving. I got turned on to you thru myspace and haven't looked back. I can't tell you how many times I clicked on your links for " A Little Bit of Love " and "Bog's Song". I had no choice but to purchase your albums right away. I wish you all the best and great success !!!!
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Eziekel Perelez, Jr.

Voice of an angel...
Cassendre Xavier is annointed to minister in music.
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