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Broken: Healing The Heart

Cynthia Clawson

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Arranged and accompanied by Bruce Greer, with everything from the string quartet to the accordion, Cynthia sings for those who hunger for comfort. She says of this album, "There are many ties that bind us together. The greatest of these is God's love, and the second is the commonality of the human experience that includes all frailties ... our

Arranged and accompanied by Bruce Greer, with everything from the string quartet to the accordion, Cynthia sings for those who hunger for comfort. She says of this album, "There are many ties that bind us together. The greatest of these is God's love, and the second is the commonality of the human experience that includes all frailties ... our brokenness. The miracle of Love can turn those broken places into a heart of compassion for others and forgiveness for ourselves. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God."

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A Private Showing

Cynthia Clawson

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In late 1978, Cynthia went to Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded “A Private Showing” (often referred to as “The Brown Album”) before an invited live audience. Produced by the legendary Buryl Red with his signature producer's touch, only 500 copies of the original album were ever pressed! Cynthia, her husband, prolific

In late 1978, Cynthia went to Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded “A Private Showing” (often referred to as “The Brown Album”) before an invited live audience. Produced by the legendary Buryl Red with his signature producer's touch, only 500 copies of the original album were ever pressed! Cynthia, her husband, prolific lyricist and playwright Ragan Courtney, sister Patti Clawson Berry and poet Paul Pate wrote the words to the songs. Cynthia composed the music. The result was an honest and introspective collection of twelve songs about losing and loving—and experiencing the divine wonder of life. In classic “Cynthia” style, she pushed the boundaries of traditional gospel music with creative songs that were poetic, melodic and spiritual. For years, fans have asked that Cynthia reissue the album, since most had not actually heard it, but had heard about it. Until now, this rare album has never been reproduced and has remained a lost classic since the album was pressed in 1980!

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Always

Cynthia Clawson

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"Always" is a recording that Cynthia has wanted to make for a long time. After years of singing these great love songs taught to her by her parents, Cynthia took a giant step and got Will Courtney, who grew up listening to her voice, to produce her dream in the recording studio singing the music of another generation. The music is classic. So is

"Always" is a recording that Cynthia has wanted to make for a long time. After years of singing these great love songs taught to her by her parents, Cynthia took a giant step and got Will Courtney, who grew up listening to her voice, to produce her dream in the recording studio singing the music of another generation. The music is classic. So is she. With the brilliant, crisp jazz influence of Marvin Gaspard and his jazz trio, she captured the joy and beauty that is the essence of these songs. From the popular song "Always" sung at her parents wedding, to the dramatic cover of Nancy Wilson's "Guess Who I Saw Today," to the happy coincidence of the pairing of "If I Only Had a Brain" with Willie Nelson's "Crazy," Cynthia Clawson continues to delight and surprise her listeners using her remarkable gift to sing of love.

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Episodes

Cynthia Clawson

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The songs on this album are near to Cynthia's heart because they have been part of her journey as a singer. Many of these songs have been performed in concerts from the very beginning and have never been recorded. She speaks of homesickness, doubt and faith. She is, as always, honest in content and delivery as she allows her faith to shine through

The songs on this album are near to Cynthia's heart because they have been part of her journey as a singer. Many of these songs have been performed in concerts from the very beginning and have never been recorded. She speaks of homesickness, doubt and faith. She is, as always, honest in content and delivery as she allows her faith to shine through the music.

In Cynthia’s words, from the liner notes:

“It was Mama’s piano. Old. Spinet. Hardly ever completely in tune, yet the most heavenly thing in our house...except for Mama. We played it all the time. And many Sunday nights after church services people would gather in the parsonage around the piano and sing and sing.

The piano had never been reworked or adjusted in any way when I was growing up, except for an occasional tuning. The felts to this day are the original ones. They are so packed down with all of that energetic playing that they are as hard as the hammers on which they are attached. Mama’s piano now has a distinct honky-tonk register even though it was gospel songs that beat the felts flat making a thudding sound like a Dr. Pepper bottle being set down too hard on a picnic table in Comfort, Texas.

When we came to record this series of songs, we thought about renting a good piano because the one in the studio was old, and worn and sounded more like temple blocks than a piano; but as I sat down and ran my fingers over the yellowed keys, I was suddenly back in Yoakum in the front room and Mama was standing behind me with her hands on my shoulders. I miss her. I miss the times we had playing, singing and I am glad that we found a piano that can stir up all those precious memories.

This instrument—way past its prime, served me in a profoundly simple way as I sang out all these episodes that came right out of my life”.

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Whispering Hope

Cynthia Clawson

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Not on CD. AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOAD ONLY Whispering Hope is a new release from Cynthia Clawson! All songs were personally chosen by Cynthia and includes brand new recordings never heard anywhere else, unreleased songs and rarities as well as many of your favorites. All have been DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Available only as a digital MP3 album,

Not on CD. AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOAD ONLY Whispering Hope is a new release from Cynthia Clawson! All songs were personally chosen by Cynthia and includes brand new recordings never heard anywhere else, unreleased songs and rarities as well as many of your favorites. All have been DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Available only as a digital MP3 album, EXCLUSIVELY from CynthiaClawson.com.

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Hymnsinger

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For some time now, Cynthia has called this her favorite album. In collaboration with her friend, pianist and arranger, David Maddux, some of her best song styling can be heard here. The hymn texts take on new meanings and greater dimensions as this duo soars over new harmonies and daring contrasts. Also included are three original pieces by

For some time now, Cynthia has called this her favorite album. In collaboration with her friend, pianist and arranger, David Maddux, some of her best song styling can be heard here. The hymn texts take on new meanings and greater dimensions as this duo soars over new harmonies and daring contrasts. Also included are three original pieces by Clawson, Maddux and Paul McCusker.

This very original work proves that nothing can speak to the heart better than an old hymn from a seasoned performer who lives for the reason behind the message. Critically acclaimed, this is a must for any Cynthia Clawson listener, for any musician, for any soul.

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Immortal

Cynthia Clawson

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This recording, released by Cynthia in 1986, was a statement about what she wanted to say in terms of her faith and her longing to be involved in things eternal. There was a feeling of theological movement in her denomination and sides were being taken. One morning at a chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where her husband was

This recording, released by Cynthia in 1986, was a statement about what she wanted to say in terms of her faith and her longing to be involved in things eternal. There was a feeling of theological movement in her denomination and sides were being taken. One morning at a chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where her husband was on faculty, she stood to sing with all the passion in her soul, My Faith Has Found a Resting Place. It was to be the first song in this recording. Everything else pointed to God in whom she had utmost trust. Then, with a delightful burst of energy, we hear the woodwinds fairly laughing out the joy from the arrangement of the hymn, Immortal, Invisible. She was asked that year to sing the title song for a movie that was being produced from a Horten Foote play entitled, A Trip to Bountiful. It starred the brilliant actress Geraldine Page who won an Academy Award for her performance. Her singing of W. L. Thompson’s beloved hymn, Softly and Tenderly, turned out to be the quintessential performance of the song, and there have been very few concerts since that day she has not sung that haunting music.

Each song in this repertoire is carefully chosen to make the listener more and more comforted by the immortal truths found in Cynthia’s collection recorded on this CD.

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