"Mary Edwards' new album shines with the quality and influence of a super-cool pop era: There's that cinematic touch of Francis Lai, that great Pacific Coast Highway vibe of Burt Bacharach, the poetic longing and lilt of the Carpenters and that hip urgency of a Lalo Schifrin TV theme for a Quinn Martin Production."
"The opening track, Time and I just sweeps you away to a luscious stoned soul picnic where echoes of The 5th Dimension and Swing Out Sister drown out all the noise of the surrounding madworld and set the tone for the rest of the addictive playlist..."
"Mary Edwards is the complete artist because she understands the value of writing vital to the "music-with-lyrics" art form. Most fans of bossa/jazz pop chord changes will be dazzled by the work on her new album, "Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific" as am I, but you also will find no poorly-chosen inflections or amateurish word structure should you care to investigate the wordplay mixed into the shimmery surface of glamorous key changes and Marcus Welby closing theme flashbacks. Unfairly, hardly anyone raves about a guy named Hal David (and the job he did) in proportion to his more famous work partner, but a listen to Mary Edwards will prove that she has both Burt's and Hal's respective missions taken care of in her music."
Brent Cash, singer/songwriter/composer, HOW STRANGE IT SEEMS
"With her latest release "Eastern/Central & Mountain Pacific," Mary Edwards successfully channels the muse of '70s television themes in an oddly satisfying, coherently tight 30-minute set."
"This latest release is replete with lush musical architecture; gorgeously crafted soft edges and curves, and lyrics that take your soul to places you've always wanted it to visit...the album flows effortlessly, like the tides, leaving something for you discover after each track has receded. Mary Edwards takes you on a coast-to-coast ride on the most soulful and lush musical vehicle. Disarmingly beautiful, unpretentious, soulful, pure, honest, bearing as well all the hallmarks of a true 'classic'."
Julio Razquin, WOOL.FM
"Mary Edwards creates music which inspires you to dream and escape as she uses her talent of cinematic songwriting and soothing vocal ability to create a heavenly atmosphere of sound. This composer, arranger, producer and singer draws inspiration from 60's film scores, classic pop and artist such as Burt Bacharach or The 5th Dimension. Her knack for drawing upon the lighter side of emotions through music to brighten your day is evident upon the first listen as her sound creates visions of happiness. Turn on Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific and step into the sunshine which is the music of Mary Edwards."
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ALSO BY MARY EDWARDS
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"In another era, Mary Edwards might have been a behind-the-scenes songwriter in the famous Brill Building, that renowned stable of musical artisans that included Goffin & King, Laura Nyro, and a host of others. Instead, in this era, we are lucky to have singer/songwriter Mary Edwards in clear view. Her music is characterized by a smooth charm that draws upon soft-pop, jazz, and funk, framed with a soulful voice that is reminiscent of Dionne Warwick in her prime..."
A Smile in the Mind
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"...evocative of epic 1960s cinematic soundtracks combined with the poetic intimacy of the 1970s singer-songwriter era..."
Time Out NY
Corinne Drewery, Swing Out Sister