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Modern Burdens

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It is the TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY of my #1 album The Burdens Of Being Upright. MODERN BURDENS is the re-recoding and the reimagining of my “Burdens” album from 1996. Things have gotten surreal and exciting since we started this campaign. From my surprise “audition” with my friend Fred Armisen (video above), to what is now becoming a collaboration with AMAZING ARTISTS joining in on the project for charity.

We are making this project an event – with like minded female artists whom I have known and loved since the 90s to today (Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses / Belly, Sadie DuPuis of Speedy Ortiz / Sad13, Rachael Yamagata, Katherine Calder of New Pornographers, Angie Hart of Frente, Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo, and Nicole Atkins) banding together to empower and uplift young women. This album was written about an abusive ex boyfriend more than twenty years ago, and the lyrics are finding their way into present day conversations I am / we are having about misogyny, making themselves relevant again.

At the end of this campaign, once the recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, shipping, of all exclusive items are paid for and fulfilled, we are giving part of the proceeds to a charity, as a donation, to www.girlup.org/‎ (as well as the percentage to Friends Of The Woodstock Library below).

Once you Pledge you will instantly receive a free download of the MODERN BURDENS MOTHER MOTHER 2016 recording that is already finished. Vocals by yours truly.

My collaborator and co-producer, John Wlaysewski (from the NYC band Late Cambrian), and I will be recording all the instruments on the songs: Mother Mother, Tell It To The Sky, Navy Bean, Kisses, Brain Crack, The One, Sharks Can’t Sleep, etc while adding the vocals from these wonderful singers (as well as myself – hey, I still gotta sing on this thing!) and we will call it…..MODERN BURDENS! Hell, if we are on a roll we will write a new song or two to make it truly modern.

I am super grateful for these amazing women offering their supreme talent for this project. I was amazed by the immediate and enthusiastic response I received from each of them as I asked them to be a part of it. It warmed my heart. I had quickly forgotten what a hit Mother Mother was and how my album touched so many people. That said, when you find out that some of your favorite artists are actually fans of your record, it makes it even more worthwhile.

Some of you may not have been alive when my song Mother Mother was on the radio, and for you I am grateful, as you are here without even being a part of the frenzy that made my song and my album a hit in 1996. Some of you were kids at the time, or teenagers, or perhaps grown adults. I appreciate you! And I am so happy to still be here making music for you. With your help we can make this MODERN BURDENS album amazing and we can reach a lot of people if we just let them know about it. Let’s blow this out of the water. Sharing this project with your friends, your families, and your social media pages will only help us to reach our goal, and hopefully exceed it as there are always costs in the end that surprise us. It never fails.

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MODERN BURDENS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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MODERN BURDENS DOWNLOAD: My hit album from the 90’s (The Burdens Of Being Upright) RE-RECORDED AND RE-IMAGINED today with friends , plus new original songs. and access to updates!

LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL - SIGNED

LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL - SIGNED
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Modern Burdens (the modern reinterpretations only) on Clear 150g Vinyl with Full Artwork – signed by Tracy. This also includes the full digital download with extra songs and new material.

LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL

LIMITED EDITION CLEAR VINYL
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Modern Burdens (the modern reinterpretations only) on Clear 150g Vinyl with Full Artwork. This also includes the full digital download with extra songs and new material.

THE LOST RECORDINGS of 1996-97 EP

THE LOST RECORDINGS of 1996-97 EP
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Digital EP of 6 Rarities / demos made just after I got home from my world tour for The Burdens Of Being Upright. Listen close to these old tunes for recognizable melodies and lyrics that would find them on future records.

MODERN BURDENS ON CD

MODERN BURDENS ON CD
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The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

LIVE BURDENS: LEVON HELM STUDIOS 11-11-16 - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

LIVE BURDENS: LEVON HELM STUDIOS 11-11-16 - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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Tracy performed her entire 1996 album, The Burdens of Being Upright at Levon Helm Studios with her amazing band. She recorded it and John is mixing it to perfection.

Get access to download the live version of Navy Bean immediately after purchasing.

LIVE EP: HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD

LIVE EP: HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD
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This Exclusive contains the Modern Burdens Digital Download and the
LIVE Heroes & Angels EP (Digital download) recorded live with John Wlaysewski (songs by Prince, Bowie, Haggard)

MODERN BURDENS SIGNED CD

MODERN BURDENS SIGNED CD
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The new CD. Signed.

SIGNED CD + HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD

SIGNED CD + HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD
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Signed CD + Heroes and Angels DL, PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

LIVE BURDENS: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + SIGNED POSTER

LIVE BURDENS: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + SIGNED POSTER
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Tracy performed her entire 1996 album, The Burdens of Being Upright at Levon Helm Studios with her amazing band. She recorded it and John is mixing it to perfection. Grab an official signed poster from the event as well!

Get access to download the live version of Navy Bean immediately after purchasing.

NEW CD + HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD + LIVE AT LEVONS

NEW CD + HEROES & ANGELS DOWNLOAD + LIVE AT LEVONS
$50
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The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

This Exclusive contains the Modern Burdens Digital Download and the
LIVE Heroes & Angels EP (Digital download) recorded live with John Wlaysewski (songs by Prince, Bowie, Haggard)

Tracy performed her entire 1996 album, The Burdens of Being Upright at Levon Helm Studios with her amazing band. She recorded it and John is mixing it to perfection.

Get access to download the live version of Navy Bean immediately after purchasing.

RARE BURDENS OF BEING UPRIGHT VINYL, SIGNED

RARE BURDENS OF BEING UPRIGHT VINYL, SIGNED
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Autographed by Tracy & very rare / out of print Burdens of Being Upright vinyl.

SIGNED TEST PRESSING - MODERN BURDENS

SIGNED TEST PRESSING - MODERN BURDENS
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One of the few test pressings we will receive before unleashing this beauty to the world! Tracy will sign it and even hand-write the track listing on it to send straight to you!

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