Previous Releases & Fan Packs

by Erin Corday

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  • Where the Body Is (2011)
    Painted Door (1998)
    Secret About the World (1995) Note: CD-R*
    Concert for the Cat: Living Room Takes (1994)
    Butterfly Tattoo (1993) disc & case only + .pdf*
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    *Please note: Secret comes w/ hand-labelled CD-R & original booklet. Butterfly comes w/ original disc and .pdf instead of booklet. All include cases. They've been officially out-of-print and unavailable for many years. I hope this is preferable :)
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    Be sure to include a NOTE indicating WHICH CD's you want!
    ships out within 5 days

      $35 USD or more 

     

  • 1. Select the TOTAL QUANTITY of CDs you want during checkout
    2. Name your PRICE PER CD (see below)
    3. Include a NOTE telling Erin WHICH CDs YOU WANT!
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    Painted Door, $15 each
    Secret About the World Note: CD-R* $10 ea
    Concert for the Cat: Living Room Takes $10 ea
    Butterfly Tattoo, disc + .pdf* $10 ea
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    Previous releases only. For the new album see Fan Pack above. **Please note: Secret comes w/ hand-labelled CD-R & original booklet. Butterfly comes w/ original disc and .pdf instead of booklet. All include cases.
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    I hope this "name your own price" option helps while we work on a cart :)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Previous Releases & Fan Packs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited number of CD-R DISC (individually made from original audio master, hand labelled by Erin) + ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION BOOKLET and CASE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Previous Releases & Fan Packs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    First Edition CD Album with booklet and complete lyrics. Recorded by Erin at home with one microphone, one take, no overdubs, directly onto Sony cassette deck.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Previous Releases & Fan Packs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited number of original, new First Edition CDs are available. Compact DISC & CASE only - no booklet. Disc comes with link to .pdf of complete lyrics and artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Previous Releases & Fan Packs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD

     

  • Choose Secret About the World or Butterfly Tattoo, or both. First Edition cassettes in the original wrapping w/ complete lyrics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Previous Releases & Fan Packs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $5 USD

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    This is a compilation of selected tracks (see below) from Erin's previous albums as of 5/31/11.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD

     

1.
Worries sweep you away Like a runaway river Heading for the shore You try to keep Your head above water Every branch you reach for Seems to break away Every breath you take Sounds like a prayer It’s not the hand of God Don’t thank your lucky stars For that human love It’s not the hand of God It’s that human love Then you’re lying on the shore Soaking wet Thinking you’re so lucky (How soon we forget) But it ain’t no guardian angel That rescued you this time Maybe a friend of yours Maybe a friend of mine It’s not the hand of God Sleep creeps up on you Like snow on a hill Your eyes grow heavy Inside all grows dark And it feels like your mind Just wants to wander away You had something to do But maybe it can wait It’s not the hand of God Don’t thank your lucky stars For that human love It’s not the hand of God It’s that human love -- Seattle, 1993 Taped while writing the song
2.
I just gotta stop Looking into your eyes Wish I could leave your hair Where it lies Just don’t let me catch you Standing my window Looking like you’re In love with the world I’ll fall for you every time I used to know Where I came from I knew where I was going You could say I was famous For my good sense of direction Then I read about my ancestors They navigated with song Just hopped in a boat They’d sing and roll along I get lost in you all the time I remember when I really believed You came from Mars When will I stop trying to find out Who you really are? I just gotta stop Looking into your eyes Wish I could leave your hair Where it lies Just don’t let me catch Your head asleep on my pillow Don’t sing me love songs They fill my heart with stars With stars -- Vancouver B.C., 1989
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As I lay sleeping on a five dollar hotel bed naked and sweating damp pillow for my heavy head I sank like an oil tanker to the bottom of the ocean till the scraping of coal shovels awoke me Then I chased down a bus headed straight for that fabled shore crossed seven neat bridges over seven open sewers black water kissed the feet of the boys playing soccer and the empty bags mingled with driftwood In Acapulco Eden bought and sold for a handful of pesos Ah… Glass bottom boats and those endless see-through come-ons Dodging the tide of those wanna-be Don Juans And I wanted to dance Oh, but not to some toy drum on a lonely, crowded beach In Acapulco Eden bought and sold for a handful of pesos Ah… -- written in Mexico City, 1993 Taped at rehearsal, working out the song with Joel playing the bag of pasta
4.
Ashes on the water And a ship upon the sea Leave now these tired bones I believe I saw her If only in a dream Her eyes as blue as the ocean Her voice as clear And I can’t deny my sorrow That would hold me down like chains But these memories— They’re like ashes Lifting softly from the flames We stayed up late one New Year’s Sharing secrets and cold champagne Sharing old fears And New Year’s resolutions And there’s no one I can turn to now Who remembers just the same Did I live these memories— Are they just illusions? And I can’t deny my anger That would hold me down like chains But these memories— They’re like ashes Lifting softly from the flames And I can’t deny I loved her Though she wore my love like chains Weary-eyed, sleepy As she sank beneath the waves Ashes on the water And a ship upon the sea Leave now these tired bones Time to go back home And set her free Set her free -- August 1986 upon the suicide of my adoptive mother
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-- guitar tune based on a medieval French chanson that was on a record I lost, can't remember the album title, have searched and searched but I can't find this song
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We learn to keep the secret The secret about the world Eclipsed deep inside We pretend not to see it And only a few Will ever fall off the edge Brave young friend You sailed right to my shore And surprise, surprise I had to take two steps back Tell me you won’t slip away Like a ship into the fog Soon as I break down And give you safe harbor -- Erin – guitar, keyboard, vocal Joel Litwin – drums Tuning: BbADFCF
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Only skin Only hair Only bones I cannot fly way up there If I were rain If you were sand I would pour myself down Of all the angels Of all the angels I’ve known No one had a soft white wing No one had a halo I don’t want to try so hard I don’t want to be the answer to that prayer Cause even if I knew the way I could never take you there -- Erin – guitar, vocals, bamboo whistle Joel Litwin – drums and percussion Tuning: CADGAD
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E amanhã a chuva levará O sangue que a luta deixou derramar Na pele a dor do aço tão cruel Jamais a nossa voz vai calar O mato assim pode acabar Com uma vida e nada mais Porque nem mesmo a violência Destrui ideais Tem gente que não sente Que o mundo assim Ficará frágil demais Choro eu e você E o mundo também, E o mundo também Choro eu e você Que fragilidade Que fragilidade -- On and on the rain will fall Like tears from a star On and on the rain will sing How fragile we are -- Erin – guitar, vocals Joel Litwin – frame drum
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Don’t close your eyes Don’t look away Just look at the light The light of the dying day And feel the shadows Fall across your face As the sun goes down Don’t close your eyes Love walks away It doesn’t wait up You try to follow But it’s gone, gone, gone And leaves you standing By the side of the road As the sun goes down -- Erin – guitar, vocal Joel Litwin - drums Tuning: DADGAD
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Instrumental Erin - solo acoustic guitar Joel Litwin - drums, shaker, vase, water bottle Cary Black - acoustic bass Tuning: EADGAD
11.
Same stretch of road again A familiar friend Chuckanut Drive Never looked so good In the sun In the rain I called you home Back when I was younger And I could believe Every word I said With no doubt With never a second thought Oh, unshakable faith— Where did you go? -- Erin – guitar, vocal Joel Litwin – drums, backup vocal Cary Black – acoustic bass Tuning: DADGAD
12.
Year of the Dragon Scorpio and all eyes on you You never look to the stars only when no one is watching We crossed the Fraser riding the Skytrain We pressed our faces to the glass Watched the buildings rush up Caught our reflections like the past Just another ghost we gave up Racing the water on wheels of fire Old world slipping away All around, the temples crumble Rome didn't fall in a day First lightning Then thunder We're living in the last days I knew you were watching everyone Counting all the hidden cameras We passed through a long dark tunnel and I saw the light squeeze down Who's losing Who's winning The end if the new beginning We rise, we fall like the sun We reached the end of the line I saw a woman who reminded me of Adrienne with her eyes like wine and her Tarot cards you don't believe in I drew the Chariot You drew the Warrior -- Erin - guitar, vocals, keyboard Joel Litwin - bass drum, surdo, conga, cabasa Vancouver BC, 1990
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Qua Cầu Gió Bay (Traditional Vietnamese folksong, collected by Pham Duy) Loving you I will give my hat to you then go home tell a lie to my pa and ma saying I went across the bridge wind, wind, wind blew my hat away Loving you I will give my cloak to you then go home tell a lie to my pa and ma saying I went across the bridge wind, wind, wind blew my hat away Loving you I will give my ring to you then go home tell a lie to my pa and ma saying I went across the bridge love, love, love stole my heart away -- Erin - guitars, altered guitar, vocal, reed whistles

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Erin's previous CD releases and bootlegs are now available to buy online for the first time.

ERIN'S PREVIOUS RELEASES + FREE SAMPLER
Buy any CD album and receive a free download sampler of Erin's early releases. Includes selected tracks from Erin's self released debut Butterfly Tattoo (1993), the underground recording Concert for the Cat: Living Room Takes (1994), and her first national release Secret About the World (1995).

Here's what's available on CD:

SECRET ABOUT THE WORLD
CD-R hand-labelled disc + original booklet and case (first edition booklet with complete lyrics, photos etc.)
Waterbug Records, 1995

CONCERT FOR THE CAT
First Edition CD (original disc, booklet & case).
Underground recording, 1994

BUTTERFLY TATTOO
Original, new First Edition CD. Compact disc & case only - no booklet. Includes link to .pdf of complete lyrics and cover art.
Self released, 1993


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released December 31, 1995

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