3. Postcards ( for Kathryn...)
5. Where You Are
7. Oh What Love
8. Eternal Sunshine
9. Dig Up
10. Come Home
11. The River
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Record Label Reunion
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012341673 ISBN13 0602341009928 UPC 602341009928
Availability 0 units.
More About Cindy Morgan
As one of Christian music s most influential singer-songwriters, Cindy Morgan has garnered 12 GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious Songwriter of the Year trophy. With more than 21 No.1 hits to her credit, Morgan has penned songs for many of the top names in contemporary Christian and pop music, as well as several television programs. She continues to perform around the world. She and her husband, novelist Sigmund Brouwer, live with their daughters in near Nashville, Tennessee and Ontario, Canada."
Cindy Morgan currently resides in the state of Tennessee. Cindy Morgan was born in 1968.
Reviews - What do customers think about Postcards?
Cindy Morgan is the Real Deal! Jan 23, 2007
Cindy Morgan has a unique way of delivering very catchy, unique tunes with poetic lyrics and inspirational messages. After 5 years away from recording (since 2001's "Elementary"), Cindy has returned with a gem of an album. "Postcards" takes everything we've loved about all of Cindy's previous material and combines it into one terrific assortment of songs.
Cindy's music also has had a unique way of evolving from album to album, and "Postcards" is no exception. Inspired by the dulcimer her husband gave her as a Christmas gift, the album's musical theme contains noticable elements of Appalachian style. This, interspersed with other songs on the album, give the album a unique and strong musical backbone.
What truly makes "Postcards" great is its lyrics. Poetic beauty mixed with deep, honest (at times, painfully so) spirituality, give this gem its shine. This type of honest, introspective songwriting makes this record perfect for someone wanting to dig a little deeper and who needs a good dose of personal food-for-thought.
It's a shame that this, being Cindy's return to recording, did not receive more publicity. That being said, "Postcards" is truly a diamond in the rough that you will want to play over and over again. Outstanding!
1. "Deep" 9/10: Dynamic, guitar-driven number that suberbly sets the tone and theme for the record... "deep / like the ocean you move me..."
2. "Enough" 8/10: Continues with the rock-ish theme of "Deep"... good number "hey there news man / do you have anything good to say? / so bad news sells more"
3. "Postcards" 10/10: Excellent ballad-ish number about a young woman's journey towards finding herself. With a couple steel guitar effects, this song would fit well on any country music station. "I'll get it together / so don't worry / I'll send you a postcard / from my journey to me"
4. "Glory" 11/10: Gorgeous, bittersweet ballad about heaven. Very moving. "The angels all rejoice when you are made brand new"
5. "Where You Are" 10/10: Catchy, fun, and surprisingly inspiring country/folk number "he came down to the earth / up to the cross / you're never too late / you're never too lost"
6. "Mother" 10/10: This one took a while to grow on me, but the raw, honest lyrics are refreshing coming from a Christiam artist. It goes to show that Christian musicians are not perfect and have their share of human struggles and emotions. "so speak to me kindly / and show some respect / and I promise / I'll show some to you /Oh, mother"
7. "Oh, What Love" 11/10: Gorgeous ballad about the unconditional and constant love of God. The acoustic guitar and dobro make this song very remniscent of Alison Krauss material. "Oh what love he has for you / not just when you're weary / even when you're strong"
8. "Eternal Sunshine" 10/10: Fun classic rock-sounding number about heaven inspired by a drawing of her then 4-year-old daughter. "Someone in the universe / Is waking up to see / Eternal sunshine"
9. "Dig Up" 10/10: Upbeat number with a cool piano hook throughout. An encouraging song for anyone who has struggled with poor self-perception. "Reach way down / Deep in your heart / see what you dig up"
10. "Come Home" 10/10: Great enjoyable ballad calling the outcast to come to Jesus. The ukalale on this one is an extra treat. Picture this song being played and sung on a beach surrounded by palm trees as the sun goes down. "You're not the outcast / you're who he has been waiting on / come home"
11. "The River" 10/10: Poignant, reflective piano/cello ballad that serves as a perfect closing number. A couple people have mentioned not particularly caring for this number because of its low-key, somber quality. However, I believe the song is a very appropriate approach to calling believers towards cleansing waters. "Let's dive in / like children do / and let our troubles / wash to the Father / he'll wash you clean and / make you new"
'Postcards' is an excellent effort from Cindy, perhaps the best one of her career, alongside 'Listen.' Cindy truly is the real deal when it comes to authentic, mature, top quality Christian music. Way to go, Cindy!
WOW! Great songs with powerful messages! A+ Oct 27, 2006
This is a GREAT CD, especially the song MOTHER. It isn't a "warm/fuzzy" song, but one about Cindy's very difficult relationship with her mother. I have a friend who has lived this same kind of life with her mother and the song really ministers to her. Here are the lyrics to MOTHER by Cindy Morgan. Oh, Postcards is also AWESOME! Enjoy. God bless. Mike
For nine months you carried me softly inside you And harbored me there safe and warm And picked out my names and bought new picture frames And I'm sure only God loved me more.
Kicking and screaming I came to life dreaming And loving the sounds of your words. But pretty soon I had a mind of my own And a voice speaking out to be heard.
Oh, Mother, mother, we started out with a bang Oh, Mother, mother, its funny how quickly things changed
You feel you gave up too much to be with me And you never had enough help Your middle ages and your mid-life rages Do you feel that you've lost yourself?
And you try to control me and manipulate me But love is a much stronger tool So speak to me kindly and show some respect And I promise I'll show some to you...
Oh, Mother, mother, your picture's up there on the wall. Oh, Mother, mother, but its like I don't know you at all.
For whatever reason mother & daughter Live on a double-edged sword. One day I love you, the next day I hate you Until we don't talk anymore
As my daughter's blue eyes and They stare back up at me. And I love them more than my own breath. Times gonna tell if I have listened well If I've learned anything from all this
Oh, Mother, mother, I know there's more to you than this Oh, Mother, oh, mother, do you think that we could be friends
Oh, Mother, mother, I think that we could be friends.
Absolutely love this album May 4, 2006
I'm a long time Cindy fan, I listen to other CCM music, but Cindy Morgan plays the kind of music I would have loved to be able to write and sing. Everytime I listen to her music its a reflection of my own soul, my own struggles. The message and sound of 'Dig Up' is my favourite on the album. It reflects the style of her 'Listen' album, which is my favourite album of all time. All the songs on this cd is amazing, with the exception of 'The River' which doesn't really speak to me.
On Cindy Morgan's albums there's normally one song that completely captures the feelings and thoughts of someone who didn't have a perfect wonderful life. On her 'Elementary' album it was 'In these Rooms', that still have the power to get me in tears. On this album its the heartfelt message of 'Dig Up' that challenges one to re-evaluate one's selfperception.
No other artist ministers to me the way that Cindy Morgan does. In my opinion this is her best album so far after 'Listen'.
Wonderful Mar 25, 2006
I love Cindy Morgan's music. My favorite album will forever be "The Loving Kind", but all of her albums are wonderful in their own way. Like any artist worth her salt, Cindy Morgan has constantly experimented and changed her sound. She has tried different versions of music and alternative-ness. But one thing has not changed - her love of Jesus Christ and her love for her family. Like every other album she is unflinchingly honest and forthright on this one. Great album.
Producer Wayne Kirkpatrick and Cindy Morgan make this a postcard worth getting Mar 24, 2006
If a producer's job is to bring out the best in an artist, Wayne Kirkpatrick (Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Wynonna) succeeds admirably on Postcards, Cindy Morgan's debut recording on Reunion Records.
You can hear a producer's influence. Artists and producers like Charlie Peacock and Jeff Johnson leave a distinctive mark. The challenge for the producer is to draw out the uniqueness of the artist without being too obtrusive. The finished product should make the artist shine and that's the case on this release.
But Kirkpatrick's imprint is unmistakable. He has not only co-written four songs, but plays a variety of instruments and sings background vocals as well.
It's apparent from the two opening songs, which lean toward rock, that Kirkpatrick has helped Morgan to achieve a more modern sound. You still get the piano pop and ballads that you would expect, but some songs have more of an edge.
Scattered throughout are a variety of acoustic and electric instruments-some not so common. The list includes dulcimer, manditar, ukelele, Weisenborn, Harmonium, National Guitar, Wurlitzer, pencil guitar. They make for a more organic sound, and to top it off, Tom Howard adds string arrangements to some of the tracks.
Some of the finest and best studio musicians bring this to life, but Morgan's songwriting and vocals and the production make this one of her best recordings. The songs, which are loaded with personal reflections and spiritual content, strike a wonderful balance. They sound good and there is plenty of depth.
"Postcards" could easily become another number one song for her. "Mother" is a painfully honest summary of the struggles she has had with her mom. It tells the story of many mother and daughter relationships.
"Glory" is one of the highlights with its world-weary sentiments and the wistful look toward heaven on the chorus. "Oh What Love" is a quiet, pensive ballad. The inspiration came from a drawing titled "My Vision of Heaven" by her then four-year-old daughter.
"Eternal Sunshine" is high-energy and creatively offers an uncommon reflection: "Someone in the Universe / Is waking up to see / Eternal Sunshine." Cindy's layered background and harmony vocals make the chorus sound sublime.
The chorus on "Come Home" ought to lighten the load of those who feel estranged. "Come home / Haven't you fought long enough / On your own / Don't turn back / You're not the outcast / You're who we have been waiting on / To come home." This is a simple song with just ukelele, acoustic guitar, melodica and background vocals by Kirkpatrick. The ukelele creates a pleasant background for the longing in Cindy's voice.
The recording closes with "The River" another stripped-down song that has a gospel-feel. It's a call to come to the Father and "dive in like children do." Like so many of the songs, it offers encouragement and comfort for those who are burdened. As "Where You Are" reminds us: "You're never too late / You're never too lost."
Hopefully, this won't be the last collaboration between these two talented individuals.