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A Place in the World (album)

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Released  October 22, 1996
Artist  Mary Chapin Carpenter
Label  Columbia Records
Length  45:06
Release date  22 October 1996
Genre  Country music
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Producers  Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings
Similar  Mary Chapin Carpenter albums, Other albums

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A Place in the World is the sixth album by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and was a No. 3 Country Album on the Billboard charts. Album tracks that entered the Hot Country Singles chart were "Let Me into Your Heart" at No. 11, "I Want to Be Your Girlfriend" at No. 35, and "Keeping the Faith" at No. 58. Carpenter wrote all of the songs on the album singlehandedly.


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Track listing

All songs written by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

  1. "Keeping the Faith" – 3:19
  2. "Hero in Your Own Hometown" – 3:50
  3. "I Can See It Now" – 3:34
  4. "I Want to Be Your Girlfriend" – 3:30
  5. "Let Me into Your Heart" – 2:54
  6. "What If We Went to Italy" – 3:38
  7. "That's Real" – 3:53
  8. "Ideas Are Like Stars" – 4:05
  9. "Naked to the Eye" – 3:54
  10. "Sudden Gift of Fate" – 5:05
  11. "The Better to Dream of You" – 3:18
  12. "A Place in the World" – 4:06


  • Pete Barenbregge – tenor saxophone
  • J.T. Brown – background vocals
  • Jon Carroll – piano, accordion, background vocals
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Shawn Colvin – background vocals
  • Mike Crotty – baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar
  • Rich Haering – trumpet
  • John Jennings – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backpacker, baritone guitar, bass guitar, fretless bass, lap steel guitar, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Duke Levine – electric guitar, mandola
  • Robbie Magruder – drums
  • Dave Mattacks – drums, tambourine
  • Kim Richey – background vocals
  • Harry Stinson – drums, cowbell
  • Benmont Tench – piano, organ
  • String section

  • Kim Miller, Margaraet Gutierrez, Lilly Soong Kramer, Theresa Lazar, Steven Romer, Matthew Loden, Mark Dulac, Ozman Kivrak, Joan Singer, Vickie Yanics, Tracy Jasas, Christoff Richter – violins
  • Marcio Botelho, Timothy Butler, Nancy Jo Snyder, David Teie – cellos
  • Strings and horns conducted and arranged by Michael "Rico" Petruccelli.


    1Keeping the Faith3:17
    2Hero in Your Own Hometown3:51
    3I Can See It Now3:34


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