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Tracy Shedd

Blue

Faint Pale Smiles
People are Changing
What's on Your Mind?
Circles
Sister
Hesitate
Something Good
I Wanna Know
Blue


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TRACY SHEDD Red album
TRACY SHEDD Cigarettes and Smoke Machines album
Teen-Beat Boston headquarters
Teen-Beat's Sweet Sixteenth Anniversary
Teen-Beat's Seventeenth Anniversary
2001 Teen-Beat Sampler album
2002 Teen-Beat Sampler album
2004 Teen-Beat Sampler album
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label album
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary Commemorative
TRACY SHEDD Blue CD album
TRACY SHEDD
Blue
compact disc
cover
TRACY SHEDD Blue poster
TRACY SHEDD
Blue
poster
TRACY SHEDD Blue postcard, front
TRACY SHEDD
Blue
postcard, front
TRACY SHEDD Blue postcard, back
TRACY SHEDD
Blue
postcard, back

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Tracy Shedd, vocals, guitar, keyboards

James Tritten, drums


GUEST PLAYERS

Paul Findlen, upright bass on 2 and 5

Steve Haley, bass guitar on 8 and 9


RECORDED BY

Ian Wilson,

at Boolean Studios, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA


MASTERED BY

Jeff Lipton,

at Peerless, Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Tracy Shedd,

© 2001


COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Emily Wilder


ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Robinson


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


FONTS

Bodoni

and Giambattista Bodoni


ET CETERA

"This album is dedicated to the memeory of Einstein a Go-Go."

Einstein a Go-Go was a rock club in Jacksonville Beach, Florida that was open from 1985 through 1997.

"Special thanks to:
Mom and Dad,
James Tritten,
Steve Haley,
Heather Ivins,
The Wilders,
Petrina Katsikas,
The One A.M. Radio,
Mark Robinson,
Evelyn Hurley,
Jeff Lipton,
Jim Buckley,
Paul Findlan,
Richard Dudley,
Mom and Dad McSheehy,
Mom and Dad Tritten,
Lonn Biastre,
Christy Sciullo,
Dan Tudor,
Marcelo,
Jody,
Jasna,
Eric Masunaga,
Beatrice Quessa,
Brian & Shari Susich,
Lara & David Shettel,
Susanne Morton,
Garf,
Jay,
Eddie Diaz,
LIttle Debbie,
Ian & Nicole,
71 Sunbeam,
The Fly Seville,
Fing Fan Foom,
and to all my family and friends..."


REVIEW

"The curiously affecting debut of Boston-based singer/songwriter Tracy Shedd is a gentle reminder that there's no substitute for a good song. All the modern world gee-gaws and fashion plate accessories don't amount to a hill of beans if they aren't backed by a strong melody, a decent hook and bouncing groove. Blue is a collection of old-school indie pop tunes; it could rest comfortably between albums written by the Spinanes, Jale and Tsunami almost a decade ago. The departure point from those celebrated bands is the mature worldview that guides these observational lyrics. These songs are quiet marvels about relationships and other hang-ups, coloured by gently weeping guitars, keyboards and the occasional bass accompaniment. Whether or not the colourful title is a tip of the hat to troubadour Joni Mitchell's finest hour, this Blue shares that classic album's emotional weight and candour."
- Christopher Waters, Exclaim


"Tracy Shedd Blue (Teenbeat/import) It has been some time since we have had any news about Teenbeat, the unlikely label directed by the very inspired Marc Robinson (for those who have rated the preceding episodes, I speaking of the former leader of Unrest and Air Miami who now works alone.) But this [news] scarcity ends today and in the most beautiful manner, that is to say, Blue is the first album of Tracy Shedd, a fragile (at least that is what one imagines) young woman from the suburbs of Boston. Fragile, as her nine small songs of exquisite tenderness and of a confusing naivetĀŽ. Sometimes one is reminded of Young Marble Giants - for her captivating crystalline voice - to the first steps of Everything But the Girl - for these arrangements are reduced to a bare minimum and show a rare relevance - to the very acoustic moments of Lush - for these melodies and harmonies grab your heart. Melancholy (often) and touching (always), the compositions of the cultured American woman evokes thoughts of sweet summer nights, where one's head is inevitably lost in the stars and one tries to close the eyes to dream better. To dream that, each day, one can listen to recordings as touching. And as troubling."
- Christophe Basterra, Magic
(translated from the French)


TRACY SHEDD, Cambridge, Massachusetts

RELEASE DATE

March 19, 2001


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

32 minutes, 4 seconds
9 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 312


DETAILS

CD

1,200 pressed.


INSERT:
4-page folder and tray card (one side colour and one side black and white).


JEWEL CASE:
with white tray.


LABEL:
blue, red, and white inks.


Pressed by
Furnace, Falls Church, Virginia.


Printed by
Discmakers Print Services, Pennsauken, New Jersey.


POSTCARD

1,000 printed.


One side colour and one side black and white.


Printed by
Modern Postcard, California.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Split single with Audio Explorations
Split single with The One A.M. Radio
Split single with Wet and Reckless


ALBUMS

Blue
Red
Louder Than You Can Hear
Cigarettes & Smoke Machines
Live from WMBR
E.P. 88
Arizona


COMPILATIONS

2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
Christmas with Planting Seeds Records
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat 20th Commemorative
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label


ALSO

Teen-Beat's 16th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 17th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 18th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 19th Anniversary
Teen-Beat's 20th Anniversary


SONGS

Airplane
All The Little Things
Blue
Boats
Brighton
Broken Arrows
Calm Sea
Candy
Circles
Clichê
City At Night
Conley
Control
Eleven
End of Spring
End of the Night
Faint Pale Smiles
Falling on Ice Hurts
Friday Night At Einstein's
Go On
Hardest Part of Good-Bye
He Hangs Gently
Hesitate
Home
How Your Eyes Affect Me
Husbands & Wives
I Wanna Know
I Will Keep You Warm
I Wish We Were Still Friends
If You Really Cared About Me You Would Have...
Inside Out
Jumping Waves
Living in an Abandoned Firehouse with You
Long Day
Million Pictures
Never Too Late
Never Too Late (Version)
Ninety-Five
Not Giving Up
One By One
Opposites Attract
Paris
People are Changing
Plastic World
Red Pillow
Remember the Time We Set the Highway on Fire?
Rise
Sing To Me
Sister
So Sick
Somersault
Something Good
Something Out There
Sugar, Please
Sweet Talking
Take A Ride
Tear It Up
Teenage Riot
Tokyo Rose
Try And Get Some Rest
Valentine
Wednesday's the New Thursday
West Inn Love
Whatever It Takes
What's on Your Mind?
White Pillow
Won Past Ten
You're No Fool
You Remind Me of Someone