John Margolis | Christine's Refrigerator

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Christine's Refrigerator

by John Margolis

"Experiencing 'Christine's Refrigerator' is one great adventure..." ---Bob Telson, Academy, Tony and Grammy-award nominee, composer of "Calling You" from "Bagdad Cafe" (See full quote below)
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Christine's Refrigerator
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3:57 album only
2. I Happen to be Free
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3:39 album only
3. You Think You Know Someone
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4:26 album only
4. Here's Something You Don't See Everyday
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5:24 album only
5. Keep Me Up
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3:44 album only
6. Scrap of Hope
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4:04 album only
7. Here's the Plan
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4:48 album only
8. Tanta Belleza! (So Much Beauty!)
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4:42 album only
9. Good With Speeches
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3:01 album only
10. Tell the Sun to Lay Low
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4:47 album only
11. Mr. Telson's Reprise
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0:48 album only
12. Everyone in Love With the Wrong Person
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5:07 album only
13. Blue Goose Cafe
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Album Notes
"...the response to this has been overwhelming... It features a man by the name of John Margolis, and the song is called 'Christine's Refrigerator'... I'm just going to play it for you... a moving, interesting...meaningful, beautiful piece of music..."
---Jonathan Schwartz, WNYC (NPR)

"Experiencing 'Christine's Refrigerator' is one great adventure..." (see review below).
---Bob Telson, Academy, Tony and
Grammy-award nominee, composer
of "Calling You" from "Bagdad Cafe"

"Sometimes funny, often heart breaking, always brilliant... I feel like my ears just received a big jolt of innocence. Superb all the way! "(see full quote below)
--Alain Mallet, producer, Jonatha Brooke

“Christine’s Refrigerator” is filled with lovely, soulful, delicious art." (See full quote below)
---Hugh Prestwood, writer of "The Song Remembers When" for Trisha Yearwood, "Ghost in This House" and many other country hits.

Winner of the JP Folks Founders "Song of the Year" Award (over 110,000 other entries) and "CD of the Year'" winner.

Listen for "Tanta Belleza" from "Christine's Refrigerator" in the HBO/Cinemax film "The Kidnapping of Ingrid Bettencourt"

12 Songs and the beginning of a great NEW American Songbook.

"Christine's Refrigerator" is John Margolis' debut CD, and also introduces the formidable writing team of John Margolis and Don Rosler. On this CD, they have created a beautiful and original songbook that fully displays their talents as songwriters and producers and John's gifts as a vocalist, arranger and pianist.

This CD is unique in sound and sensibility. There is a strong classical texture, with shades of influences that include Randy Newman, Tony Bennett, Stephen Foster, Poulenc, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzola, Chopin and Tom Waits.

The "sneak preview" version of "Christine's Refrigerator" has already garnered an impressive bandwagon of fans on NPR, who heard the "sneak preview" version on the "Jonathan Schwartz Show," and who also heard the title track featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" (as part of the Kitchen Sister's "Hidden Kitchens" series). 2 songs from this CD have already been prominently featured in films, including one on Showtime/HBO.


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Mick Leonard

Beautifully eccentric, achingly romantic, wonderfully written, perfectly crafted
An incredible and moving piece of work on every level. Great songs, great arrangements great performances by John Margolis and all involved. On a par with the best work of Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon and even the Gershwins. A unique voice which must be heard. I am stunned!

Jamie Allen

Extra special
Came across you music on radio this past week and investigated further. Extra-special and the kind of song and vocal style and effect I love, in the tradition of Lyle Loveet, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright and Nilson.

Rick Jensen/NPR listener

Very very moving
Very very moving. Not sure I've heard songs quite like these. Especially moved by "Christines Refrigerator", "I Happen To Be Free" "Here's the Plan" and "Good With Speeches". More recently "You Think You Know Someone" growing on me more and more.

This is a serious CD. Sad. Soulful. Love the vocals. Amazing lyrically. Good work and best wishes with it.

pat murray

The Best
This CD was everything that I anticipated.. Tanta Belleza is one of my favorite songs!! Thanks cdbaby for such a great job getting it to me!

Heard it on "All Things Considered" on NPR. Floored me Evocative and Bittersweet
Evocative and bittersweet. Almost like my Mom's refrigerator door. The song brought back alot of memories on many levels. Heard it on the Kitchen Sisters segment and then later on the local NPR outlet and it floored me.

John Provinsal

I have my father's picture on up on my refrigerator
How does one express the love and loneliness of a parent, now removed and slightly irrelevant to the lives of your children and awaiting the death you saw your slightly irrelevant parents die before you? Thank you

Bart Midwood--author, The World in Pieces, Bennett\'s Angel

Astonished by the combination of intelligence... depth of feeling and wit...
I am astonished by the combination of intelligence, technical competence, depth of feeling and wit -- four qualities rarely found in the same package. "Christine's", "Free" and "Good With Speeches" made me weep.

Yvonne Fonseca

Christine's Refrigerator
After a long search for J. Margolis' CD I finally found it at CD Baby. It was well worth the wait. The song I was looking for was "Tanta Belleza" but the entire CD is fabulous; great music, great lyrics, great vocals!
Thank you, John Margolis and thank you, CD Baby.

derek o'connor

Fabulously evocative
It sinks into the bones and stays with you. Beautiful words. Great tone. Perfect for those rainy days and starry nights.

John Proctor

Straight from the heart, & will go straight to yours
Hey I'm not a critic just a listener but this CD is outtasight. I heard a little Satchmo, a little Tom Waits, a lotta honest emotion...I love it! Listen close or just let it play in the background, either way it delights the soul. Definitely something you don't hear every day!
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