Open the Gate
2007 WAMMIE Nomination: Best Debut Recording: 'Open the Gate' If Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake fell in love and wrote duets, they might have sounded something like Sense of Wonder. Beautiful harmony, intelligent, playful songwriting, and rich acoustic arrangements. This is the smiling spirit of folk... * * * 'Their songs dance like fireflies under a willow tree. Delicious mix of harmonies with eloquent songwriting. One sip is magic.' - Katie Graybeal * * * Ok, when was the last time you just listened to a record? Not in the background while you washed the dishes, or shuffling through your iPod at the gym… I mean _really_ listened to it… No doubt it was a truly distinctive album that inspired you to turn off the TV, dim the lights, raise the volume, and _just_ listen… Abbey Road, maybe? Joni Mitchell's Blue? Nick Drake's Pink Moon? 'Open the Gate,' this shining debut from Sense of Wonder, will send you scrambling for your favorite high-fidelity, googlephonic headphones. It has that mystical, transporting quality that begs you to close your eyes — picturing blue skies, mossy riverbanks, and sun-dappled skin… Through this 'Gate' you'll find a beautiful winding path. A smile is there to guide you, sweet harmony on the breeze, and a witch in the shadows — a fairytale landscape promising laughter, wisdom, and spiritual cleansing. At first hooked by a handful of playfully original love songs, you'll soon find yourself drawn into a deeper place, lost in a contemplative woods, before finally emerging into the welcoming sunlight of the closing arpeggios. This is a sonic landscape that you'll visit often — each time knowing it more intimately, and unlocking more of it's secrets. Sense of Wonder's debut will deftly find it's way into your collection of _listening_ albums. * * * We are currently offering a 20% DISCOUNT if you order two or more copies of Sense of Wonder's 'Open the Gate.' That's just $11.18 each, for you and all your audiophile friends! * * * 'Rick & Audrey share with audiences a pure and spontaneous zest for life and love. The joy and optimism they exude is contagious.' - Busy Graham, Class Acts Arts, Inc. 'Rick and Audrey infuse their grown-up songs with the joy of youth. The result: a magical balance of intellectuality and innocence to their songs and performance that I have never seen matched. Absolutely beautiful.' - Brian Gundersdorf * * * Don't forget your 20% DISCOUNT when you order two or more copies! And when you put your new Sense of Wonder CD in for a listen, don't forget to dim the lights... .
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