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.
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  • 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.
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      $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.
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      $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.
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      $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.

      $10 USD

     

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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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Track Name: Not The Hand Of God - Concert For The Cat (Bootleg)
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
Track Name: Penumbra - Concert for the Cat (Bootleg)
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

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Vancouver B.C., 1989
Track Name: Acapulco - Concert For the Cat (bootleg)
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…

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written in Mexico City, 1993
Taped at rehearsal, working out the song with Joel playing the bag of pasta
Track Name: Ashes - Concert For The Cat (bootleg)
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

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August 1986
upon the suicide of my adoptive mother
Track Name: Chanson - Concert For The Cat (bootleg)
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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
Track Name: Secret - Secret About the World
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

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Erin – guitar, keyboard, vocal
Joel Litwin – drums

Tuning: BbADFCF
Track Name: Only - Secret About The World
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
Track Name: Fragil (Sting) - Secret About The World
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

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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
Track Name: As the Sun Goes - Secret About The World
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

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Erin – guitar, vocal
Joel Litwin - drums

Tuning: DADGAD
Track Name: Camel Walk - Secret About The World
Instrumental

Erin - solo acoustic guitar
Joel Litwin - drums, shaker, vase, water bottle
Cary Black - acoustic bass

Tuning: EADGAD
Track Name: Unshakable Faith - Secret About The World
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?

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Erin – guitar, vocal
Joel Litwin – drums, backup vocal
Cary Black – acoustic bass

Tuning: DADGAD
Track Name: Year Of The Dragon - Butterfly Tattoo
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

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Erin - guitar, vocals, keyboard
Joel Litwin - bass drum, surdo, conga, cabasa
Vancouver BC, 1990
Track Name: Wind On The Bridge (Qua Cầu Gió Bay) - Butterfly Tattoo
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

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Erin - guitars, altered guitar, vocal, reed whistles