Katie Carpenter’s “Unchained Melody” Featured on MusicArtsMonthly.com

Check out the editor’s rave review on MusicArtsMontly.com Marcus Walton now publishes this music blog, that was started by Doug Groover and reaches over 16,000 readers.

Haunting vocal that I haven’t heard since Enya. – Marcus Walton, Music Arts Monthly Magazine

Preview Katie’s lovely version here or download it on iTunes here. The single appears on Dylanna Music’s newest release,Variations: Dylanna Music Presents “Unchained Melody” which will be released later this month.

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Unchained Melody Celtic Hit iTunes Top 100 Pop Chart in Ireland

Dylanna Music is proud to announce that Katie Carpenter’s Celtic rendition of “Unchained Melody” has hit the top 100 Pop Songs in Ireland, iTunes for the week of February 29th, 2012! It debuted at #92! We’re thrilled to know that fans have discovered this beautiful version of Alex North and Hy Zaret’s classic love song.

Check out the chart here.

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Alex North on Broadway, Ghost and Death of a Salesman

Fans of Alex North can enjoy two hit shows in New York this Spring. The critically hailed, “Death of a Salesman” directed by Mike Nichols is playing now and the musical, “Ghost” which debuts on April 23rd and includes the iconic song, “Unchained Melody” composed by Alex North with lyrics by Hy Zaret.  Alex North earned 15 Academy Award nominations, three Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and more for his remarkable scores and compositions. To learn more about Alex or read his biography, click here.

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Business Week on Alex North’s Music for “Death of a Salesman”

Beautiful and insightful review of “Death of a Salesman” from Bloomberg/ Business Week’s, Jeremy Gerard. 

It’s uncommonly rare to watch a revival and suddenly attune yourself to the sound of weeping around you, the shaking of your hand as you take notes and, most important, to recognize that what you’re feeling must be very much like what audiences must have felt at the opening of a great new drama.

But that’s what I felt at the critics’ preview of Mike Nichols’s magnificent revival of Arthur Miller’s 1949 epilogue for the American Dream, “Death of a Salesman.”

Bucking the revisionist trend, Nichols uses Jo Mielziner’s original, skeletal set and Alex North’s hauntingly beautiful, quietly sinuous underscoring to set the tone for this most respectful production.

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Wall Street Journal on Alex North’s “Death of a Salesman” Score

Mr. Nichols, who saw “Death of a Salesman” performed on Broadway when he was 17 years old, never forgot the impression made on him by Mr. Mielziner’s skeletal set and Mr. North’s fragile, wistful score, and so he decided to incorporate them into his own staging 63 years later.

Read Terry Teachout on the recent revival of “Death of a Salesman” and director, Mike Nichols thoughtful reflection on Alex North’s music. 

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Alex North Profiled on NPR’s WNYC

Don’t miss this great profile on Alex North by Sara Fishko. Sara Fishko produces and hosts Fishko Files, a series of features on art, culture, music and media, as well as many special programs. Her piece is insightful.

A new staging of the play Death of a Salesman opened last night on Broadway, with incidental music by Alex North. The score goes back 63 years to the play’s original production.  In today’s Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this appreciation of North’s musical gifts…

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Announcing the Release of Katie Carpenter’s Celtic Version of “Unchained Melody”

Dylanna Music is proud to announce the release of our newest single, a Celtic rendition of “Unchained Melody”, sung by Katie Carpenter. Katie is a Dublin-based singer/songwriter adored by Ireland’s biggest music critics and fans worldwide. Katie adds a hauntingly, soulful quality to this beloved love song.


Hotpress Magazine says, “Katie Carpenter is in possession of a powerful, soulful instrument…” She has been performing for the past 10 years. She formed the band, Jezzebelle six years ago with Gary Burke.

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Available for download on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic today. Fans of Irish music, Katie and “Unchained Melody” can also download a personalized ringtone on iTunes.

Contact us for more information, receive a download or to interview, Abby North President of Dylanna Music or Katie Carpenter, the singer behind this lovely version. 

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