Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mama's Listening - Joshua Bell


I can't believe that the holidays are just around the corner already. During November and December, I always find myself reaching for new music to put me in the festive mood.

A new artist on my ipod is Joshua Bell. I've just downloaded his latest album titled, At Home with Friends. At Home With Friends is based on the love Joshua has for inviting his friends over for informal musical evenings in his Manhattan home.

Get this, Joshua went as far as redesigning his home to include a "performance area, including sloping walls to maximize optimal sound for informal concerts. As an interior designer, impressed and intrigued.

The album is a compilation for Joshua (a Grammy Award Winning violinist) and his best musical buddies. I must admit, after looking over the album lineup, it's obvious that he keeps good company. With 16 amazing tracks on the album (some seasonal) my favorite artist include Sting, Kristin Chenoweth and Regina Spektor.

A fantastic musical compilation album for at home, in the office and during a dinner party. We love it for the holidays and know you will too.

GET YOUR OWN! Pick up this album today on iTunes or on Amazon.

WIN YOUR OWN! We have a copy of the album for one lucky Simple reader. Simply tell us why you would love to have it.

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Winner will be chosen randomly and notified on October 21, 2009.

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44 comments:

  1. This would be fun to win because I don't own any type of music like that, but I would love to! And I think my one year old would appreciate it too. :)

    aaclampitt@gmail.com

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  2. I love seasonal music. I have a confession I just checked two holiday cds out from the library. I am so in the spirit already.

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  3. I always love new Christmas music. It just makes the season feel so much more seasoney. (Does that even make sense?)

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  4. A Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer CD was my "relaxation music" during the births of both of my boys. I'd love to hear some more of his music... in a different context!! :)

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  5. Sounds like a great CD for the whole family! I love music like that to set a relaxing and fun atmosphere...and gotta love a great seasonal CD!

    phgeerlings @ gmail

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  6. This is music I could listen to while I am on the computer. I like this kind of music.

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  7. I am a Facebook Fan of Joshua Bell.

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  8. I love Christmas music and new artists. I can't wait to check him out. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  9. It sounds like something that would lift your spirits

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  10. The music is beautiful, the song Oblivion moves my soul, and my children can thrive listening to this music. How fun!

    anwilkie@charter.net

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  11. I've been a fan of Joshua's for a long time & the idea of having friends over for a musical evening is something I've often done myself. Most of my friends are singers/actors & many of my evenings (pre-children) were spent sharing the love of music together. It would be a delight to hear Joshua & his friends!

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  12. I like to get a new music CD every Christmas - keeps things fresh!

    flanniganmt@yahoo.com

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  13. I really love the artists on this compilation. Thank you!

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  14. I Loves You Porgy and Cinema Paradiso are two beautiful songs. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  15. I'm a Christmas music junkie. I heart J.Bell!

    Thanks - Heidi P.

    h.polcaster@sbcglobal.net

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  16. me mom would love this one - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  17. I would love to win to hear his music! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'm a Facebook Fan of yours! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/natdey/status/5004787612

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  20. would love some holiday music to get us in to the spirit!

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  21. I always heard he was a good singer and I want to find out myself.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I need some make out music!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  23. My daughter has played in the orchestra for 9 years!! She is still playing in college and plays in our local symphony when home for the summer. She loves Joshua Bell and has even seen him in concert. This would be a GREAT surprise for her! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  24. His music sounds great and I would like to listen to it on a daily basis!

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  25. I love his music, would enjoy adding this to my collection, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  26. I am a music lover. I have music going the better part of my day. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  27. I'd love to hear his music because I never heard of him before and it sounds good.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  30. facebook fan simple = gloria mckellar

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  31. I would love to win this because it's very calming and would be great to listen to while in the bath tub!

    ktfereva22@aol.com

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  32. i would love to win this because i love joshua bell!

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  33. joshua bell facebook fan
    tony l smoaks

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  34. I am desperately in need of a new CD for my car. I am so tired of listening to the radio play the same songs over and over again. I would love to win it! Thank you!

    tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

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  35. I've loved Joshua Bell's music since seeing The Red Violin.

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  36. I would love to win it. I would love to have some relaxing music to listen to after a day at work. garrettsambo@aol.com

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