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Room With A View by Carolyn Dawn Johnson

Arista Nashville (August 07, 2001), Genre: Country

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Not the best CD out there...but some strong tracks

  • Apr 8, 2008
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Carolyn is a favorite of mine. Partly because I am a country music fan and female therefore I am constantly searching for and supporting "the next big country female vocal" but also because she has been writing hits for the big names for years.

This CD of hers (released in 2006) opened quite a few doors for her. It featured "Complicated" which not only topped country charts but also crossed over to the pop scene for a few months, and it also feared the title track-- A Room With A View...which is a favorite of mine, simple because I am a sap and its "sappiness" in its purest form. Here is a sample of the lyrics:

You've got a room with a view
A window to the world
You always had your sights set high
And now that you're gone
Your memory lives on
And I see you smiling in my mind
With angels as visitors dropping by
Your room with a view

With angels as visitors dropping by
Your room with a view

Anyway...you get the point. The CD itself isnt her best work, I hear her new CD which will be out in a few months is supposed to be her "reinvent herself" debut...but nonetheless this was a bad try for Carlyn Dawn Johnson...atleast she is singing her own beautiful words. Who knew she had such an amazing voice to match those lyrics...

A Room With A View, CD Cover, Carolyn Dawn Johnson

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February 27
I thought this was a pretty good CD. Actually -- I don't remember the specifics of it all -- but I contacted her thru the music company somehow (I think it was a web contest), and she sent me an autographed insert of the CD packaging (not the CD itself). Unfortunately, Carolyn Dawn didn't quite have 'staying power' in the US, though I've seen she still releases CDs in her native Canada.
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Personnel includes: Carolyn Dawn Johnson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Paul Worley (12-string acoustic guitar, bass); Biff Watson, Curtis Ryle (acoustic guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (fiddle); Timothy J. Lauer (accordion); Steve Nathan (piano, keyboards); Glenn Worf (bass); Greg Morrow (drums); Terry McMillan (percussion); Martina McBride, Kim Carnes (background vocals). Producers: Paul Worley, Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Recorded at The Money Pit, Seventeen Grand, Sound Stage Studios's Groove Room, and Loud Recording, Nashville, Tennessee. Though ROOM WITH A VIEW is Alberta, Canada native Carolyn Dawn Johnson's debut album, she's no neophyte--she was previously a songwriter to such country luminaries as Chely Wright, for whom she wrote a Number One hit, "Single White Female," Jo Dee Messina, Pam Tillis, and Kathy Mattea. ROOM WITH A VIEW is an outpouring of smart, infectious songs about relationships, both personal and familial, in as many aspects as you could imagine, and more besides. Kicking off with the hit singl...

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Music, Albums, Country, Carolyn Dawn Johnson


Release Date: August 7, 2001
Label: Arista Nashville
Artist: Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Genre: Country

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