Carolyn Southworth | AT THE END OF THE DAY

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by Carolyn Southworth

Contemporary Instrumental, with beautiful haunting melodies, soothing rhythms and a new age touch that will have this album becoming the one you listen to over and over.
Genre: New Age: New Age
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1. At the End of the Day
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2. Sideways
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3. Silver Lining
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4. Once in a Lifetime
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5. In My Fondest Dreams
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6. Where Eagles Soar
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7. Highlander
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8. Anchor in the Storm
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9. In the Wake of the Storm
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10. Island Sunrise
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11. Nocturne
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Album Notes
Whether listening to Carolyn’s music after a long day or to accompany you as you are driving in your car, Carolyn’s beautiful melodies and soothing rhythms will have you coming back for more and more. The album features guest artist, Nancy Rumbel, contributing her Grammy Award winning talent on the oboe and English horn. Producer Paul Speer adds to the distinctive edge of the CD with his unique guitar style.

With a wide variety of styles, ranging from smooth jazz, to new age rock, pop to lightly classical in style, Carolyn’s music has the ability to touch the heart, and also to calm the spirit, uplift and edify.

Many of her listeners have put her on equal footing with Jim Brickman and David Lanz. You will come away singing the melodies of these great songs.

At the End of the Day was produced by Grammy Nominee Paul Speer, at Rainstorm Studios, in Bellevue, Washington. This album also features other world class musicians, including Richard Warner on flute/soprano sax, Douglas Barnett on bass, Steve Hill on drums and Matthew Burgess on percussion, along with Paul Speer on guitar and Nancy Rumbel on English horn and oboe.

Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, October 27, 2006, By Scott Iwasaki:
"Carolyn Southworth has recorded her first contemporary instrumental album, and it can stand alongside such new-age artists as David Lanz, Suzanne Ciani and Tingstad & Rumbel...[it] will appeal to fans of healing new-age music. But it also set the bar high for fans' expectations"

CD Review from “Whisperin & Hollerin” ( by Adam Harrington, Dec. 2006
“At the End of the Day” has the fragile beauty and soulful depth of a painting, every note is a graceful stroke of the brush….Labels such as “New Age” or “jazz” cannot aptly describe the haunting, evocative qualities of these gorgeous instrumentals….What makes Southworth’s piano playing so engrossing is the emotional pull they create; they simply draw you in unlike many of her peers who keep their distance, letting us admire the sounds they create but not feel them…..The healing element of “At the End of the Day” is probably its greatest strength. This is the perfect record for tired or downtrodden souls, an antidote for the pains of the world.”

CD Review from "Ink 19" – January 2007
By Kyrby Raine
”Carolyn Southworth is one of the finest pure musicians I've ever heard.
I can't believe I would ever use that line, but I'll say it again and again to anyone who will take the time to listen to me. This is a trip through Southworth's world and it is very worthwhile time spent. Somehow after listening to this fine work, I feel a greater sense of calm, yet an incredible, life-affirming sense of excitement and wonder. Few artists make me want to know them more, to know everything that makes them tick. Carolyn Southworth is one of them.
As a reviewer of music, I hear a lot of good material, but I also hear a lot of really bad stuff. Of course I cannot pick when I will find that bad music, but it always sneaks its way in. Carolyn Southworth's music is a treasure. She is good -- really good, especially for this normally clinical "new age" genre.
I had a really rough meeting one day. I felt like a Marine Corps recruit the way I was being grilled. It was extremely harsh. I went home to do some reviews, put in this CD and I felt an instant sensation that everything was going to be alright. "In The Wake of the Storm" in particular sealed the deal on my renewed well-being. For that, I thank her.”


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Mary Lynne Jones

Move over Brahm's Lullaby, Carolyn's putting my babies to sleep
My newborn grandson will be listening to this CD when I tend. I love the melody lines, the creativity, the rhythmic patterns and overall relaxing effect. I think developing minds should listen to interesting music as well as soothing and this CD fits the bill.

Marcia Twiford

At the End of the Day
I've collected hundreds of CDs over the years and this one is amongst my ten top favorites. I'm so happy to have it in my collection and enjoy every beautiful piece. Carolyn Southworth is an artist of the highest order.


"WAY-TO-GO" Carolyn! This is beautiful music!
When we received our copy, we listened to it twice through! This music is really beautiful. It is upbeat, but calming and gentle. I usually put this one in the CD changer during the day while my children are studying. It really brings a calm, peaceful atmosphere into our home.
My favorite is "Highlander"! I can't wait for your next CD to come out...perhaps a violin/fiddle instrumental?

jackie lindblom

At the End of the Day
I keep putting this cd on in my home all the time, it is timeless. It soothes and inspires. Like other reviewers I do not get tired of this music because it is varied enough to entertain yet there is a continuity of music, feelings, and soul that touches your heart and mind. It is a perfect gift for anyone as it is so appealing to the senses.

Frances Powell

Just like I thought it would be, great!.
As soon as I read the review in the Desert News I knew I needed to get this. I had my daughter get it for me as I wasn't where my computer was. It was just as great as I expected it to be. I keep it running a lot when I am busy as it calms the feelings of stress.

Janice Wittich

At The End of The Day
I absolutely lovethis DVD, and enjoy every minute of the music. This is one DVD I do not get tired of and listen to over and over again. I have told, and recommended, it to several of my friends who have the same taste in music. I look forward to Carolyn Southworth's next one.

David Edmonds

Peaceful music to unwind with
This is the most peaceful serene music I have ever heard. After a busy day (and sometimes during) I find that listening to this CD has a calming soothing effect. This isn't the music I listen to while exercising but it is great to unwind with afterwards. I am very much looking forward to enjoying this music for years to come.


Great gift idea
Couldn't get just one...this CD makes such a nice gift.

Deborah Staley

Wow! the quality is so impressive.
I was very pleased with this wonderful CD. It was shipped imediately and I was impressed with the bueaty of the packaging. I could hear the feeling in each selection. I know that my parents will love receiving this CD for Christmas. Thank you Carolyn, for sharing your creativity, and encouraging the use of live performers. Even the use of guitar, very nice. It is wonderful to hear such professional quality.

Kathy Parsons

Wonderful Debut!
“At the End of the Day” is Carolyn Southworth’s debut CD, but it certainly doesn’t sound like a first release! Produced by David Lanz’s former collaborator, Grammy nominee Paul Speer, and accompanied on several tracks by woodwind artist, Nancy Rumbel (of Tingstad and Rumbel), “At the End of the Day” could easily be mistaken for a Narada release from that label’s heyday. Speer’s guitar is so distinctive that I might have guessed that a few of the tracks were early Lanz/Speer material. Anyone nostalgic for that sound will absolutely love this CD! However, this is not an impersonation or copycat music. It is a flawless collection of deeply personal compositions for piano and other instruments (keyboard, oboe, English horn, bass, percussion, sax, flute, and guitar - almost all acoustic). Strong melodies and passionate playing make this a standout album for concentrated listening or to accompany a long drive, a cozy fireplace, or just chillin’. Along with being an accomplished pianist/composer, Carolyn Southworth is a violin and piano teacher, plays violin and viola, directs choirs, performs, and composes for a wide range of musical ensembles.

The title track opens the CD with a beautiful piece about relaxing and unwinding after a long, hectic day. Easy-going and smooth with a feeling of contentment, it’s a great way to start! “Sideways” tells about how life can go in that direction if we take ourselves too seriously and don’t have fun. Upbeat and cheerful, the mood is playful and lighthearted. “Silver Lining” is a favorite. Flute, guitar, and percussion enhance the soulful piano with mystery and passion. “In My Fondest Dreams” is a love song from a musical Southworth wrote the music and lyrics for, called “Abinadi,” arranged as a warm and dreamy instrumental. “Where Eagles Soar” is another favorite. Inspired by watching a family of bald eagles soaring and playing on wind currents, the music is powerful and graceful, yet effortless. Speer’s guitar represents the cry of the birds. “Highlander” is a beautiful tribute to Southworth’s Scottish heritage. Mostly piano and flute, the flowing melody suggests a hillside with a gentle breeze blowing through the grasses and wildflowers. “Anchor In the Storm” is especially Lanz-like with its loving warmth and optimism as well as Speer’s accompanying guitar. “In the Wake of the Storm” is much darker, describing the destruction that washes up on the shoreline after a winter storm. Near the end of the song, the tone lightens as the sun comes out and the calm returns. Very effective! “Nocturne” brings us back to the end of the day with a gorgeous song of comfort and peacefulness - the flute and piano are so good together on this!

I usually try to not compare artists and their work, but I really think fans of David Lanz’s early music (and there are a LOT of them!) will love “At the End of the Day.” Carolyn Southworth is a wonderful discovery, so check her music out! Recommended!
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