Thursday, October 1, 2009

Listen to Elton & Brandi's "Caroline"

"Ghost," Carlile's third studio album, features an impressive array of well-known musicians including Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and her childhood music idol Elton John, who she says had an enormous impact on her early life as a songwriter. John plays on the track "Caroline." Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers also sat in on some of the "Ghost" sessions.

Carlile recently told that the album's songs were inspired by dreams. "Your subconscious tells you so many more interesting things than what you conscious mind tells you day to day," she said.

"Give Up The Ghost" follows Carlile's 2007 album "The Story," which peaked at No. 17 on the Rock Albums chart. Carlile and her band are currently touring the "Give Up the Ghost Traveling Show," which is on the road across the U.S. through Oct. 24.

Listen to Caroline HERE



Mário Marinato said...

Sadly, I didn't like the song. One can barely hear Elton's voice.

To tell you the truth, I didn't like the whole album. I was expecting much more from Brandi, because I absolutely loved her last album, The Story.

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree with you Mario. I thought the new album was amazing. And Elton's talents clearly shine in this song!

Mário Marinato said...

Well, maybe I should give it a closer hearing...

Anonymous said...

I love this song! It's true that Elton's voice is only in part of it, but I love that part.

Anonymous said...

I love this song! I love Elton singing with Brandi, and the melody and way of playing the piano are so fun and romantic.