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Exclusive: Arjan Interviews Mandy Moore

Following her 2006 critically-acclaimed album "Wild Hope," Mandy Moore returns with her highly anticipated new album "Amanda Leigh" on May 26, 2009. I recently caught up with the singer to chat about the making of exciting new record. We also discussed a few of other things including being a role model, marriage and the importance music education in schools. She's such a pleasure to interview, always humble and sincere.

"Amanda Leigh" (which is Moore’s given name) was recorded at engineer Ducky Carlisle’s basement studio in his home outside of Boston and features a collection of vintage equipment utilized throughout the album.

The resulting collaboration between Carlisle and Moore is a collection of personal reflections and insights about life and love as evidenced in songs such as “Nothing Everything,” “Song About Home,” and “Love to Love Me Back” – the latter also written with Inara George of The Bird and the Bee.

The two also dared to experiment during the recording process, as exemplified in the rather tongue-in-cheek, “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week” – originally a very alt-country sounding demo that quickly took on a new life with the addition of the clavinet, while “Everblue,” co-written with Lori McKenna, simarily transformed with the inclusion of the Farfisa and Wurlitzer.

March 26, 2009 in Interviews | Permalink

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Great interview! She is pretty much as sweet as cherry pie isn't she? Now I feel bad for deleting her from my MP3 player. :) Maybe, just maybe, Amanda Leigh will suck me in? I guess well see.

Posted by: Heather at Mar 26, 2009 7:03:38 AM

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