David S. Goldman

Light In The Tunnel

by David Goldman

Released 2010
WorldWave Records
Released 2010
WorldWave Records
A powerful and sometimes inspirational mix of Acoustic Rock, Celtic overtones, Chicago Blues & Gospel, a tapestry of voices, most especially David Goldman's own.
“Light In The Tunnel”

“Few people on this earth were born to sing, but lucky for us,
David Goldman is one of them.” ––Christine Lavin

It has taken a few years for NY-based singer/songwriter David Goldman to release his second CD Light In The Tunnel. Early indications are that it has been well worth the wait. Where Summer With Juliet was a smorgasbord of international and American musical idioms, Tunnel is more rooted in songs strongly influenced by Celtic, Gospel, Blues and Folk traditions; it is David’s deeply personal journey across the darker landscape of the world today on the wings of a finely woven tapestry of voices and music.

The CD’s songs range from an homage to the Grand Canyon, a textured medley of American folk anthems, a Chicago blues romp, to a folk-rock song for a returning soldier. There’s also a bittersweet pop ballad co-written with pianist Robin Spielberg, two rousing gospel-inspired songs of human suffering, redemption and everlasting love, the haunting ‘She Won’t Sing Anymore,’ with soaring operatic and jazz-inspired vocals, and the finale, ‘Canyon Sunrise,’ a dream of reverberating voices, guitars, violins, accordions and bagpipes.

Light In The Tunnel is graced by the countermelodic harmonies of David and his stellar cast of vocalists (including Amy Speace, Elaine Caswell, Elza Müeller and the Shawn Lucas Choir), the sublime landscape echoes of guitarist Marc Shulman, Melissa Meell’s cello, Lisa Gutkin’s and Anna Leinbach’s violins, Jerry O’Sullivan’s bagpipes and many other aural surprises. Produced by David and Mark Dann, an assist from producer and A&R ace John McCracken helped put the finishing touches on this very special project.

“… Light In The Tunnel is an excellent piece…a perfect listen…”
––Sharon Panaro, Regional Frequency, 91.3FM WVKR

Light In The Tunnel
1. Take Me to The Canyon (4:04)
Rousing paean to the Grand Canyon wrapped in a Celtic cloak…..
2. Goin’ To America (Medley) (3:59)
A medley of American folk anthems connected by an original song.
3. Put Your Squeeze On Me (3:10)
A Chicago blues romp duet with Nicole Hart
4. A Soldier’s Return (Come Back) (3:27)
Folk Rock song for those who have returned and those we hope will return soon..
5. I Remember You (5:04)
Nostalgic Pop ballad co-written with pianist Robin Spielberg
6. Your Greater Love (3:41)
Stirring spiritual song with Shawn Lucas Choir
7. She Won’t Sing Anymore (4:19)
6/8 Pop-Jazz piece with soaring operatic and scat vocals
8. God Came, God Saw God Cried (4:52)
High energy Gospel-influenced number with Shawn Lucas Choir
9. Canyon Sunrise (2:19)
A dream of droning bagpipes, violins and guitars with the vocal chorus rising at the end.