In Another World

by Marjorie Cardwell

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about

Prompted by the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2012, Irish born, Melbourne based artist Marjorie Cardwell created ‘In Another World’, an album which showcases her unique songwriting and singing talents. Kiwi legend, Don McGlashan, (Mutton Birds, Front Lawn) and award-winning singer/songwriter, DC Cardwell are featured on this eclectic collection of her own songs. The album has a retro vibe, with Marjorie's songs ranging from 60s R&B to Beatlesque jangle-pop to exquisite ballads, all displaying her distinctively soulful and acclaimed vocals.

During her recovery (happily, the tumour was benign), Marjorie worked with DC to produce the eleven songs on ‘In Another World’, drawing on friends and family to supplement their own musical skills. These included their good friend, drummer Chris Haylock, who sadly passed away from cancer before the album’s release.

The songs have been described as having a 60s and 70s feel, but because of Marjorie’s unique, clear vocals, never fall into the category of ‘pastiche’. They are reflections on her sudden illness (Hole in My Head), relationships of all kinds and stages (In My Eyes, Not On Your Own) and on personal and even global conflict (I Want Joy, All Over The World) - all done with a lightness of touch and deftness of wordplay that avoids navel-gazing or self-indulgence. This album is, at its core, entertaining.

One song, ‘Dans Un Autre Monde’ was written and performed in French. Another, ‘Birthday Present’, is the only non-original song on the album, being a cover of a DC Cardwell track from his celebrated album ‘Some Hope’.
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Marjorie’s music has always been influenced by the risk taking approach of The Beatles, and other influences include: Crowded House/Neil Finn, Sam Phillips, The Kinks, The Mutton Birds, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Rockpile, Ella Fitzgerald, Jacques Prévert, Arthur Rimbaud, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, The New Pornographers, The Strokes, Jonathan Richman, Harpo Marx.
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REVIEWS & QUOTES

“Great tunes and intelligent, heartfelt lyrics" - Mick Glossop (producer of Van Morrison, Waterboys etc.)

“Angelic voice” - Todd Fancey of New Pornographers (Vancouver indie-pop darlings)

“It recalls styles from the past but never seeks to imitate. The record maintains interest throughout, deftly produced and decorated to demonstrate a collection of compelling material.” - Power Pop review

"The Irish-born, Australia-based artist displays an amazing gift for fashioning perfect pop tunes... And the lyrics are every bit as elegant as the melodies. Marjorie’s sweet vocal transports the listener on the title tune, in French, 'Dans Un Autre Monde'.” - Pop Culture Classics

“These are reports from the frontline. This is pure honesty that comes from lived-through experience. I can't help but be touched by “You're Not On Your Own”. That chorus comes quickly and overwhelms me.” - Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera)

“I love it. Good songs, cool sounds. Love the guitar sounds, and it was nice to have Marjie's wonderful voice at volume going straight into my head.” - Paul ‘Emlyn’ Crowther (former Split Enz drummer)

"From the guitar-driven jangle-pop of “Killing Me Loudly” to the semi-ironic reflective ballad “Hole in My Head,” Marjorie Cardwell’s voice as writer and singer on her aptly named CD “In Another World” is uniquely her own, or as close to that rarefied state as a lifetime of learning from her hinted-at influences will allow. Co-produced with her husband, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist DC Cardwell, the album has a DIY warmth and lack of pretension that in no way undercuts its professional sheen. Ex-Mutton Birds frontman Don McGlashan’s euphonium solo on “Hole in My Head” is absolutely lovely, but the tune’s quirky wee synth part, and how it eventually intertwines with his lines, is the sonic cherry atop the sundae for me. As is the equally brilliant and bravely odd keyboard playing on "Not On Your Own," which I can hear being an international hit in spite of, or perhaps because of, its total deviation from what dominates the charts these days. Its message is universal, the production and instrument choices are utterly charming, and Cardwell’s voice on the chorus is stunningly pure and heartfelt. She nails those notes with such clarity and sings with such unforced conviction, I believe that millions would respond if given the chance. Which would happily prove, if only for the song’s 3 minutes and 31 seconds, that we were all living in another, and much better, world." - CD Baby review

"Connoisseur Marjorie Cardwell is one of my top Connoisseurs and her voice and melodies and whatnot have touched my heart." - Paul Foot
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credits

released 04 August 2012

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MUSICIANS:

DC CARDWELL: electric guitar 2,4-7,9-11; bass 2,3,5,6,8,9,11;
drums 3,5,9; piano 2-4,7,8; acoustic guitar 1-11; organ 10;
synthesizer 1; ukulele 1; melodica 8; misc percussion.

MARJORIE CARDWELL: lead vocals 1-11; background vocals 2-4,10,11;
acoustic guitar 1,3,4,8,10; glockenspiel 3,7,8; ukulele 3;
misc percussion.

SAMUEL CARDWELL: drums 2,4,6,11; bass 4,10; synthesizer 2,3;
lap steel guitar 4; guitar solo 5.

DON McGLASHAN: euphonium 1.

JOEL CARDWELL: guitar solo 11.

CHRIS HAYLOCK: drums 10.

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Madcar Records Melbourne, Australia

Madcar Records is the home of singer-songwriters Marjorie & DC Cardwell, both of whom grew up in Northern Ireland and are now based in Melbourne, Australia.

With their distinctive voices, maddeningly catchy hooks, pop-smart guitar-based arrangements & subtle rock edginess they create Beatlesque songs you'll want to hear again and again!

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Track Name: Hole In My Head
HOLE IN MY HEAD (© Marjorie Cardwell)

There's a hole in my head where my brain should be
But it's OK, it's all right.
'Cause I'm lying on pillows of mystery
In the day, in the night.
All I see is your lovely face
Filling up all the empty space.
Don't go away, never go away,
You said you'd always stay and I believe you.

I know that they said that it's all in my head
But I don't care, I don't care.
'Cause I know who's beside me in my bed,
I know he's there, I know he's there.
Where I least expect to see,
Awake or sleeping I can see.
Don't go away, never go away,
You said you'd always stay and I believe you.

All I see is your lovely face
Filling up all the empty space.
Don't go away, never go away,
You said you'd always stay and I believe you.
Track Name: All Over The World
ALL OVER THE WORLD (© Marjorie Cardwell)

All over the world
They’re laying down big arms
And taking up small ones.
All over the world
Campaigning for big rights
And clinging to small wrongs.

Everyone’s the same.
Everyone’s the same.

Everyone’s looking for battles to fight,
And I don’t want to fight any wars in my own name.

Making enemies,
Taking up causes,
They mustn’t ignore us.
Down on our knees,
Laying our wreaths,
Armed to the teeth.

What’s the going worth
Of a little peace on earth?

Everyone’s looking for battles to fight,
And I don’t want to fight any wars in my own name.
Everyone’s looking for ways to be right,
And I don’t want to fight any wars in my own name.

And ii I have to fight in the name of love,
In the name of God,
Give me a staff and a rod.
But if I say one thing and do another,
Heal with lips and harm with hands,
Call me a fake and a fraud.

Everyone’s looking for battles to fight.
And I don’t want to fight any wars in my own name.
Everyone’s looking for ways to be right,
And I don’t want to fight any wars in my own name.
Track Name: Not On Your Own
NOT ON YOUR OWN (© Marjorie Cardwell)

Just when you think that all the rules have changed
You watch them leaving quicker than they came.
You know you're not on your own.

You're not on your own.
Even when your heart and flesh they fail you,
I'll be there to hold you up.
You're not on your own.
Even when the sun and moon forsake their own,
I'll be your light,
You're not alone.

Each day is wearing on you like a year,
Your face a diagram of every fear,
You know you're not on your own.

You're not on your own.
Even when your heart and flesh they fail you,
I'll be there to hold you up.
You're not on your own.
Even when the sun and moon forsake their own,
I'll be your light,
You're not alone.

Not alone,
You're not alone,
You're not alone tonight!

To find some joy within the bitterest end,
It is the calling of all women and men.
Oh no, you're not on your own.

You're not on your own.
Even when your heart and flesh they fail you,
I'll be there to hold you up,
You're not on your own.
Even when the sun and moon forsake their own,
I'll be your light,
You're not alone.
Track Name: In My Eyes
IN MY EYES (© Marjorie Cardwell)

Will you sit down by my bed,
Clasp my hand and hold my head,
Wipe my brow and tell me
How it's gonna end?

Oceans rise and mountains tumble,
Truth is lies and kingdoms crumble,
Fools and wise are all made humble,
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

Keep me here where I belong,
Clear my name and right my wrongs.
Every minute sees
Another fall apart.
Days and years go by so fast,
Less ahead than in the past,
When you forget your name it's
Written on my heart.

Oceans rise and mountains tumble,
Truth is lies and kingdoms crumble,
Fools and wise are all made humble,
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

Money's tight and spending's double.
We're headed for a world of trouble.
All that's left is straw and stubble,
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la

Oceans rise and mountains tumble,
Truth is lies and kingdoms crumble,
Fools and wise are all made humble,
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

Money's tight and spending's double.
We're headed for a world of trouble.
All that's left is straw and stubble,
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

In the night the terror doubles,
But we've lived through a world of troubles.
Everybody's bursting bubbles
But in my eyes you'll always be the one.

La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la
La la la, la la la, la la la, la la la
Track Name: I Want Joy
I WANT JOY (© Marjorie Cardwell)

Wand'ring through this love of ours
Sometimes we chance to meet.
One on foot one in a car,
No turning on this street.
Art and nature do conspire
To keep me acting kind.
God and man are on the wire,
Persuasion on their mind.

Happiness happens, but I want joy,
I want joy, I want joy.
Happiness happens, but I want joy.

Were they only lies I bought,
And was it me that lied?
I can never face the thought
A pure thing has died.
I'm a very passionate fish,
Swimming in your tears.
How I long and how I wish
For you to feel my fears.

Happiness happens, but I want joy,
I want joy, I want joy.
Happiness happens, but I want joy.

Turn back the clock to when the feeling wasn't sinking
Put me in the dock and see what I was thinking

Happiness happens, but I want joy,
I want joy, I want joy.
Happiness happens, but I want joy.

Happiness happens, but I want joy,
I want joy, I want joy.
Happiness happens, but I want joy.
Track Name: Killing Me Loudly
KILLING ME LOUDLY (© Marjorie Cardwell)

I’d like to have you for a morning
Nowhere higher than the kitchen.
I’d like to take you
Without warning
And see if you could cope.

I’d like to weigh you in the balance
Just to see if you are wanting.
I’d like to challenge and confuse you,
Worry and bemuse you,
And see if there’s some hope.

And all you’d have to do whenever I was through
Is open up your mouth and kill me with a song.
For all my good intentions when all was said and done
You could open up your mouth and kill me with a song.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

I’d like to keep you for a day
Somewhere underneath the heavens.
I’d like to shake you,
I’d like to make you,
Question all you’ve known.

I’d like to leave you there defenceless
And longing for the truth.
I’d like to send you slightly reeling
And leave you with the feeling
That I am not alone.

And all you’d have to do whenever I was through
Is open up your mouth and kill me with a song.
For all my good intentions when all was said and done
You could open up your mouth and kill me with a song.

And all you’d have to do whenever I was through
Is open up your mouth and kill me with a song.
For all my good intentions when all was said and done
You could open up your mouth and kill me with a song.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Track Name: Dans Un Autre Monde
DANS UN AUTRE MONDE (© Marjorie Cardwell)

Les tuiles sont froides sous mes pieds
Ta main est chaude sur mon visage
Mes mots sont durs sur la porte
Et maintenant tu es dans un autre monde

Doucement tombe une pluie chauffante
Qui apporte vie à la terre
Mais la pluie se changera en dentelle gelé
Car maintenant tu es dans un autre monde

Tu as écrit mon nom sur la plage
J’ai dit que la mer effacerait
Les efforts vains de tes mains
Et maintenant tu es dans un autre monde

La lune inconstante, la lumière moqueuse
Hantent les jours inutiles et les nuits sans amour
Mais juste un mot de toi et moi, j’accourrai
Pour te rencontrer dans un autre monde

Doucement tombe une pluie chauffante
Qui apporte vie à la terre
Mais la pluie se changera en dentelle gelé
Car maintenant tu es dans un autre monde
Track Name: Birthday Present
BIRTHDAY PRESENT (© DC Cardwell)

It’s your birthday, happy birthday,
I hope you have a good one.
When you came here on your first day
You felt the breath of someone.

When the sun shines down,
And the rain falls down,
You will grow up strong and high.
They are good for you,
They were made for you,
Like a present from the sky.

On your birthday please remember
All the good things that you have done.
On your worst day you’ll forget them
And you’ll think of all the bad ones.

When the sun shines down,
And the rain falls down,
You will grow up strong and high.
They are good for you,
They were made for you,
Like a present from the sky.

Tried to buy something to suit your taste
But didn’t quite know how.
Birthday past and birthday future,
Here’s your birthday present now.
Track Name: I'm Lying Again
I'M LYING AGAIN (© Marjorie Cardwell)

I'm so jealous of you
I think I'll have a little sleep to gather my thoughts.
Try not to think of you,
Just try to have a little dream of something I ought.
And just as I'm enjoying it
The criminal in my skin starts sighing again.

And I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again

Doing your best
You push yourself to places yet untouched by the knife.
To give of yourself
Is all there is, the wisdom wets my withered life.
And just as I'm employing it
The baby in my heart starts crying again.

And I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again

And just as I'm annoying it
The devil in my flesh starts flying again.

And I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again

I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again

I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again
I'm Lying Again

I'm so jealous of you
I think I'll have a little sleep.
Track Name: When We Both Fell Down
WHEN WE BOTH FELL DOWN (© Marjorie Cardwell)

Looking past my shoulder when we're not alone
I'm older and I'm colder you could warm my bones.
What's that eye you're catching?
What's that plot you're hatching?

When it comes to an end
Will you still be my friend?
We could learn how to bend
When the wind comes around.
Then you won't have to leave
And I won't have to grieve.
We can learn to believe
That our turn came around
When we both fell down.

Walking room to room on the chance we'll meet
I feel your eyes upon me, my eyes on my feet.
All you need is love
and all I want is you.

When it comes to an end
Will you still be my friend?
We could learn how to bend
When the wind comes around.
Then you won't have to leave
And I won't have to grieve.
We can learn to believe
That our turn came around
When we both fell down.

When it comes to an end
Will you still be my friend?
We could learn how to bend
When the wind comes around.
Then you won't have to leave
And I won't have to grieve.
We can learn to believe
That our turn came around
When we both fell down,
When we both fell down.
Track Name: Next Year In No Man's Land
NEXT YEAR IN NO MAN'S LAND (© Marjorie Cardwell)

When we meet you treat me like we never have before,
So I just beat my retreat and I don't try anymore.
I caught you staring at me behind the shades.
Next time I catch you there, you won't get away.

Who'll be the last to stand
Next year in no man's land?

I don't care for your air and I hate to be ignored.
If you won't give, I'll live, but you won't get any more.
Give your bread a toss and I'll jump in and I won't drown.
You'll find it only costs you what was weighing you down.

Only bags of sand
Next year in no man's land.

Don't look ahead until you've looked behind.
I know what you've said, but what goes through your mind?

You might just change your plans
Next year in no man's land.
Next year in no man's land.
Next year in no man's land.
Next year in no man's land.
Next year in no man's land.
Next year in no man's land.