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...To Hold You (1999)

Sarah Morrau collects favorite jazz songs, ballads, and some material she has penned herself and presents them as the medley of tunes on her second CD, "...To Hold You."

The variety of pieces showcase Morrau's talent and vocal range, demanding bluesy grit in the Eric Clapton covered "Nobody Knows You (when you're down and out)" and upbeat optimism in the Gershwin original, "They Can't Take That Away From Me." A collaborative Charles Chaplin composition, "Smile," also finds a designated place on Morrau's album.

    Autumn Leaves
    (Kosma & Mercer)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Karl Koopmann-acoustic guitar
     
    Skylark
    (Hoagy Carmichael)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rebekka Schumacher-piano
    Bill Law-upright bass
    Tom Christianson-percussion
     
    Voices
    (Sarah Morrau)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
    Jeff Holston-cello
    Mike Coates, keyboards
     
    Both Sides Now
    (Joni Mitchell)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Steve Stine-acoustic guitar
    Tom Christianson-percussion
     
    Summertime
    (George & Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
    Rebekka Schumacher-piano
    Russ Peterson-saxophone
    Bill Law-upright bass
    Tom Christianson-drums
     
    They Can't Take That Away From Me
    (George & Ira Gershwin)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
    Karl Koopmann-electric guitar
     
    Hold You
    (Sarah Morrau)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
     
    Suzanne
    (Leonard Cohen)
    Sarah Morrau & Linda Coates-backing vocals
    Josh Harty-guitar
    Sarah Morrau-percussion
    Mike Coates-organ & keyboards
     
    Smile
    (Charles Chaplin/John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rebekka Schumacher-piano
    Mike Coates, keyboards
     
    Nobody Knows You (when you're down and out)
    (Jimmy Cox)
    Sarah Morrau & Linda Coates-backing vocals
    Josh Harty-guitar
    Sarah Morrau-organ
    Bob Waters-harmonica
    Bill Law-bass
    Tom Christianson-percussion
     
    Song of Bernadette
    (Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Bill Elliot)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rebekka Schumacher-piano
    Jeff Holston-cello
    Mike Coates-keyboards
     
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Storm Warning (1997)

Vocalist Sarah Morrau shares her love of a wide range of musical styles - from jazz to pop to folk - on her debut CD. She writes on the liner notes, "The recording of this CD has been an intense, all-consuming, emotional process. Throughout the process I have found affirmation and support for a dream I've had for a long time. Many of the songs I've chosen are to me about loss, pain and relationships. To find these themes in music by a wide range of artists, spanning five decades, confirms for me that these are universal themes that everyone experiences-relationships and loss. My hope is that people might enjoy the songs, but also that people might be moved by them. I believe so strongly in the power of music to heal, to soothe and to evoke emotion."

    Storm Warning
    (Britten and Maalfrid)
    Sarah Morrau-lead/background vocals, keyboards, organ
    Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
    Rob Hanneman-electric bass
     
    At Seventeen
    (Janis Ian)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Linda Coates-background vocals
    Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
    Deb Harris-flute
     
    Killing Me Softly With His Song
    (Gimbel and Fox)
    Sarah Morrau-lead/background vocals, keyboard
    Josh Harty-electric guitar
    Rob Hanneman-electric piano, electric bass
    Tom Christianson-bongos
     
    Fare Thee Well
    (Emily Saliers)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Josh Harty-guitar
     
    Come Rain Or Come Shine
    (Arlen and Mercer)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
    Tom Christianson-drums
    Bill Law-upright bass
     
    New York State Of Mind
    (Billy Joel)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
    Bill Law-upright bass
     
    This Masquerade
    (Leon Russell)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals, keyboard
    Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano, electric bass
    Mike Coates-keyboard
    Tom Christianson-bongos, claves
     
    My Father's House
    (Loggins and Ackerman)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and keyboard
     
    Lover Man
    (Davis, Ramirez & Sherman)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
    Bill Law-upright bass
    Tom Christianson-drums
     
    Get Here
    (Brenda Russell)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals and acoustic piano
    Mike Coates-keyboard
     
    Steam Roller
    (James Taylor)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Josh Harty-acoustic guitar
    Rob Hanneman-keyboard, acoustic bass guitar
    Jeff Morrau-appreciative audience
     
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    (Arlen & Harburg)
    Sarah Morrau-vocals
    Rob Hanneman-acoustic piano
    Mike Coates-orchestration
     
     
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"Storm Warning" and "...To Hold You" were recorded at Raptor Studios in Fargo and produced by Mike Coates and Sarah Morrau.

 

 

Barking Dog Records & Raptor Studios