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Abide With Me

Abide With Me - the new album by Sara Groves. Pre-order on CD, vinyl or digital download.

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In 2011 Troy and I purchased a 105 year old church in the West End of St Paul, and started curating events with the intention of providing creative community for the common good. At Art House North we have hosted concerts, square dances, dinners, and all kinds of conversations, and have been beautifully surprised by kindred neighborhood partnerships that have brought congregational life, and theater to Art House North. My last album found me on the floodplain reflecting on the kind provision that comes when I find myself in a place where I cannot rescue myself. Abide With Me is a collection of hymns and songs that were with me on the floodplain.

It is fitting that this album was recorded in this space built for congregational singing, and with my long-time bandmates, Aaron Fabbrini, Zach Miller, and Ben Gowell, and introduces a new collaboration with singer/songwriter/producer John Mark Nelson. I knew the record was in good hands when John Mark said he wanted the record to sound like Art House North feels. I think he got us there, and that was a big reason why we decided to press our first vinyl record – I think you can hear the Art House in the music. The songs for this record were carefully selected from a personal list of hymns that have been a comfort and salve to me over the years. Some songs like “The Love of God,” “Praise to the Lord,” and “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” stay very close to the original hymn while others, Fanny Crosby’s “Oh My Redeemer What a Friend You Are to Me,” and “Fairest Lord Jesus” are respectfully re-tuned. A highlight for me was re-tracking “He’s Always Been Faithful” with piano, upright bass and woodwinds. Aaron and I guesstimate that we have played that song well over 1,000 times, and these days it is loaded with the memories of 20 years of making music. Abide With Me will be available at physical and digital retail November 17th, 2017. But, you can download it early on November 10th when you pre-order here, along with an exclusive director’s cut commentary edition of the record featuring Troy and I.

I am well aware that this is a symbiotic relationship, and I would not be making music without your being there to listen. Thank you for your support over all of this time. I hope these songs speak to you as they have spoken to me!

With love and thanks,
Sara

*All physical items will be delivered on or around Nov 17th, except for vinyl which will ship in mid December 2017.

Track List:

For the Beauty of the Earth
Fairest Lord Jesus
Abide with Me
Praise to the Lord
To the Dawn
The Love of God
Tis so Sweet
Song of Blessing
What a Friend You Are to Me
Lead on Oh King Eternal
He’s Always Been Faithful

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Abide With Me - Digital Download
$12
12.00
Available

Get a digital download of the new album “Abide By Me.” The album hits stores on Nov. 17th, but you’ll get it a week early on Nov 10th, plus access to behind-the-scenes updates from Sara leading up to the release.

Signed Vinyl - Abide With Me

Signed Vinyl - Abide With Me
$35
35.00
Available

Sara’s first album ever on vinyl! This will be a four panel gate-fold jacket on 180 gram vinyl, autographed by Sara.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Note: Due to the long time it takes to manufacture vinyl, they will ship separately at a later date TBD.
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Signed CD, T-shirt, Mug & Scout Song Book

Signed CD, T-shirt, Mug & Scout Song Book
$80
80.00
Available

Get an autographed copy of the new album, a special “Abide With Me” mug and t-shirt, plus a song book with lyrics, chord charts images and more inspired by the new record.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*CD, Shirt, Mug & Song Book – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Signed CD, Signed Vinyl, T-Shirt, Mug & Scout Song Book

Signed CD, Signed Vinyl, T-Shirt, Mug & Scout Song Book
$100
100.00
Available

Get an autographed copy of the new album and signed vinyl, (Sara’s first album ever on vinyl!) a special “Abide With Me” mug and t-shirt, plus a song book with lyrics, chord charts images and more inspired by the new record.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

Vinyl will be a four panel gate-fold jacket on 180 gram vinyl

*CD, Shirt, Mug & Song Book – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Vinyl will ship separately at a later time TBD.
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

CD - Abide With Me

CD - Abide With Me
$15
15.00
Available

Get a physical copy of the new CD, plus a digital download of the album on November 10th, a week before it hits stores!

*Physical CD delivered on or around Nov. 17th

Song Book Scoutbook

Song Book Scoutbook
$15
15.00
Available

Exclusive “Abide With Me” song book featuring lyrics, chord charts and images inspired by the record.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov 10th, one week before it hits stores!

Signed CD - Abide With Me

Signed CD - Abide With Me
$20
20.00
Available

Get an autographed copy of the new album! Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Signed CD – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Limited Edition Coffee Mug

Limited Edition Coffee Mug
$20
20.00
Available

Sara Groves “Abide With Me” Limited Edition Mug. Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Limited Edition Mug – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

"Abide With Me" T-shirt

"Abide With Me" T-shirt
$25
25.00
Available

Sara Groves “Abide With Me” Limited Edition T-shirt.

One limited edition t-shirt special design inspired by the album. Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*T-shirt – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

19" x 14.5" Limited Edition Art Print

19" x 14.5" Limited Edition Art Print
$25
25.00
Available

Art print of Art House North by Alec Gilbertson. Art House North is a 111 year old church in St Paul, MN that operates as a community art center and exists two provide creative community for the common good. Abide With Me was recorded at Art House North.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*19" x 14.5" Limited Edition Art Print – delivered on or around Nov. 17th. Printed on 100% natural wood veneer backed by high-quality poster paper
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Vinyl - Abide With Me

Vinyl - Abide With Me
$30
30.00
Available

Sara’s first album ever on vinyl! This will be a four panel gate-fold jacket on 180 gram vinyl.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Note: Due to the long time it takes to manufacture vinyl, they will ship separately at a later date TBD.
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing - Abide With Me

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing - Abide With Me
$75
75.00
2 left

Only 30 to be made! Sara’s first album ever on vinyl! These will be hand numbered with track listing and signed by Sara.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Note: Due to the long time it takes to manufacture vinyl, they will ship separately at a later date TBD.
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

Signed & Handwritten Lyric Of Your Choice

Signed & Handwritten Lyric Of Your Choice
$175
175.00
7 left

Get a lyric sheet of your favorite Sara song, signed and handwritten by her! Select the song of your choice, written on quality paper and suitable for framing.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Lyric Sheet – delivery date TBD
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

1 Hour Skype Session With Sara

1 Hour Skype Session With Sara
$300
300.00
All gone!

Join Sara for a one-hour, Skype songwriting session!

Includes a signed CD + scout song book. You’ll also get a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*Signed CD & Scout Song Book – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

The Sara Groves St. Paul Experience

The Sara Groves St. Paul Experience
$1,500
1500.00
All gone!

Two tickets to an afternoon and evening in St Paul curated by Sara and Troy. Join the Groves May 5th, 2018 for a few of their favorite things! Ticket includes tour of St Paul sites, dinner, and a private concert at Art House North, plus a few surprises. Travel and accommodations not included. Limit 15.

This offer also includes 2 signed CDs, 2 signed vinyls, 2 t-shirts, 2 mugs, 2 art prints and 2 scout song books. Sara’s first album ever on vinyl! This will be a four panel gate-fold jacket on 180 gram vinyl.

Also includes a digital download of the album on Nov. 10th (a week before it hits stores). Plus a download of the special director’s cut commentary edition of the record, which features Sara and Troy Groves talking through each track with insights to the songs, the project and their life.

*CDs, T-shirts, Mugs, Art Prints, Song Books – delivered on or around Nov. 17th
*Vinyl delivered at a later time TBD
*Abide With Me Digital Album – delivered on Nov. 10th
*Director’s Cut Commentary Edition – digital download delivered on Nov. 10th

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