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After 11 Billboard hit singles and 15 albums as The Fleetwoods' lead female vocalist, arranger and BMI Million Airs Songwriter, Gretchen Christopher has now written, produced and released her first SOLO CD, Gretchen's SWEET SIXTEEN! (SUITE 16) - one of the 2007 Billboard Critics' Picks for 10 BEST ALBUMS of the year!
The concept album tells their story (of First Love revisited) with 16 sweet, soulful, insightful, songs (including new recordings of #1 Hit "Come Softly To Me" and "Graduations Here" - and the haunting "Blues Go Away"). When Gretchen was 16 and "he" was 18 (the older man in her life), they met and fell in love for the very first time.
Two years later, she left to pursue her dreams. Achieving story book success, first solo then as The Fleetwoods, yet finding loneliness at the top, she poured out her feelings in writing songs,reflecting love, loss, searching for self and a new attitude.
Now, after nearly four decades apart, she and her first love are together again! And Gretchen's sweet 16, again (born February 29th! :o) It is the stuff of dreams, a movie musical or Broadway show.
(What if we could meet our first love again?)
A true story, celebrated in Gretchen's SWEET SIXTEEN! (SUITE 16)
SIGNED (by Gold Record Artist & BMI Million Airs Songwriter Gretchen Christopher),
SEALED (w/Gold Seal on 16 page autobiographical booklet of Liner Notes & Photos)
& DELIVERED (in FREE FOIL GIFT BOX for each Gift CD ordered)!
(Sound Clips below)
"Good As Gold" - The Artist and Her Music
Gretchen's SWEET SIXTEEN (SUITE 16) - A Billboard Critic's Pick for 10 BEST ALBUMS of 2007
Creates a Rare Rapport with Audiences:
"She wraps her warm voice around you and leads you down a goose pimple path."
Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie,
"You sing like an angel."
Grammy Award Winner Linda Ronstadt,
"I love your music!"
Billboard Critic Fred Bronson,
"A stunning suite of 16 songs."
Gretchen's music has the quality of standards. Her autobiographical lyrics and memorable melodies express themselves softly, profoundly; documenting feelings and experiences from teen years through love, loss, laughter and life thereafter.
She provides the soundtrack of our lives, from the 1959 Million-Seller, (Gold #1 Record and Best Selling Sheet Music "COME SOFTLY TO ME" ('n doo be doo, Dom dom) and Top 40 Hit "GRADUATION'S HERE" (both of which she co-wrote and originally sang lead on, with The Fleetwoods) to the inspiring and soul-bared lyrics, dynamic and haunting tunes she's writing today, worthy of Broadway.
Sound Clips (Suite 16)
Click on song title to hear sample
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This Gold Cup Music debut release includes 16 songs and 16-page booklet with Album Notes & never-before- published Photos and is priced at just $16.99.
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