New Life (CD)
by Paul Cardall
Also available: New Life (Songbook)
After living for more than three decades with an abnormal heart defect called congenital heart disease, award-winning pianist Paul Cardall received a miracle. His life was saved by a last-minute heart transplant. In New Life, Paul's newfound gratitude and humility for life pours through his fingers into inspiring new compositions, played as only Paul can play them accompanied by beautifully lush string arrangements. Perfect for meditation, contemplation, or even casual listening, New Life will lift your day and enlighten your path.
On the heels of his bestselling memoir Before My Heart Stops
About the Author
Internationally acclaimed pianist, producer, and film composer PAUL CARDALL is known for his unique, heartfelt musical style. Indeed, his fans say Cardall’s music literally soothes the heart and nurtures the soul.Such descriptions are ironically appropriate since the artist was born with essentially half a functioning heart. That life-threatening congenital defect as well as a series of difficult surgeries and heart-related illnesses have shaped Cardall’s musical style and inspired his dozens of popular melodic compositions and arrangements.
Notably, his thirteenth studio album titled New Life debuted as the number one Billboard New Age album in February 2011 and held a position in the top five for more than 30 weeks. Radio stations reporting to Reviews New Age recognized New Life as the best album of 2011. Music critic Michael Debbage wrote, “There is no filler on this brilliant album that has even surpassed Yanni and Enya on the Billboard New Age Chart, hitting No. 1 without any major label support or media attention – Amazing!”
The aptly named album was Cardall’s first recording after undergoing a life-saving heart transplant in September 2009. It was during the 385 days of waiting on the organ donation list that a hospitalized Cardall turned to blogging as a means of maintaining perspective while facing death and sharing his experience with family and friends. Over a million people followed the blog and own one of his albums.
Cardall believes his music “has the power to heal and inspire others.” Indeed, audiences who attend a Paul Cardall concert or speech typically come away feeling more alive and grateful for all that is good in this beautiful, yet often chaotic world. One well-known fan, Fox News Anchor Bret Baeir, who has a son with a similar congenital heart defect, has said, “Paul inspires me and my family. He exudes optimism.”
Steinway & Sons Artist Manager Jenn Gordan said, “Cardall’s commitment to excellence in his artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that he is included on the Steinway Artist Roster, a list of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world.”
In addition to his recording career, Cardall founded his own record label Stone Angel Music in 1999. He launched cellist Steven Sharp Nelson’s recording career with the popular “Sacred Cello Series” that debuted on the Billboard Classical Charts. Cardall also helped establish acoustic guitar virtuoso Ryan Tilby with a solo career. As part of his Stone Angel Music venture, Cardall owns a prestigious recording studio in the heart of Salt Lake City featuring a large orchestral live room, piano room, drum room, iso-booth, and two mix rooms; including offices for the record label.
In addition to his music, Cardall actively promotes various causes involving congenital heart disease and speaking out about what has been described as the nation’s number one birth defect. He created an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that funds scholarships for students born with congenital disease. His long-list of awards and recognitions includes an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Utah State Board of Regents.
Healing and inspired CD
by Toni - reviewed on February 14, 2011
Great work and an artistic expression of help and gratefulness from above. I'm going through some tough times myself and this CD helps me be free to think, but helps influence me to stay on the positive side. I very much enjoyed CD.Thank you!
by Dianna - reviewed on April 09, 2011
Paul is a talented son of God whom is blessing us all with comforting music. We have other albums he performs on and this one is just what i need each night while studying my scriptures. Paul has an out look on life which is powerful. He has a message on one of the inside flaps of the cover which I needed to read. Thank You Paul. I feel every LDS home needs this CD to calm the storms of life. Sooth hearts at the end of a day.
Best CD Yet!!
by Linda D. - reviewed on May 10, 2011
My husband gave this CD and DVD to me for Mother's Day (mostly because I told him I would like to have it). I think because Paul has gone through so much in life, Heavenly Father has given him a very special gift. His music is so soothing and the instrumental background gives a special touch. I also love Sacred Piano. I'm so glad he finally got his heart transplant so he could continue living for Lynette and Eden and us. Thank you Paul.
this is the kind of music that I love and need---keep it coming!
by fauna - reviewed on March 17, 2011
This is the music that I love and needs - - keep it coming!