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Tracy Shedd

Red

You Remind Me of Someone
I Wish We Were Still Friends
End of Spring
He Hangs Gently
Airplane
Rise
Opposites Attract


Red Pillow
Somersault
Conley
Clichê
Eleven
White Pillow
Long Day


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TRACY SHEDD Blue 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 Red poster
TRACY SHEDD
"Red"
poster
TRACY SHEDD Red CD album
TRACY SHEDD
"Red"
compact disc
cover

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Tracy Shedd, vocals, guitar, piano

Cash Carter, drums

Richard Dudley, bass guitar, guitar


GUEST PLAYERS

Taro Hatanaka, violin

Mark Robinson, guitar


PRODUCED BY

Mark Robinson


RECORDED BY

Jim Buckey,

at Soundtrack, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


MIXED BY

D. Trevor Kampmann,

at Soundtrack, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


MASTERED BY

Jeff Lipton,

at Peerless, Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Tracy Shedd,

© 2004


PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Robinson


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


VIDEO

Directed by Mike Reuter


ET CETERA

"Thanks to:

James Tritten,
Teen-Beat,
Jim Buckey,
Mike Reuter,
Noah Lydiard,
Trevor Kampmann,
Tim Kelly,
Jane Yakowitz,
Mark Robinson,
Evelyn Hurley,
Cardinal Robinson,
Denison Witmer,
Mark & Megan Walker,
Heather Ivins,
August Brown,
Joe Schmidt,
John Libby,
Steve Hybarger,
Peter Bottomly,
Jeff Lipton,
Taro Hatanaka,
Audio Explorations,
Simon Raymonde,
Einstein's a Go-Go,
Ian Wilson,
Ross,
Paul Fischer at Better Looking Records,
Hrishikesh Hirway at Translucence,
Steve Frank at Planting Seeds Records,
Andrew Bowman at Alone Records,
The Shedd Family,
The Tritten Family,
The McSheehy Family,
The Biastre Family,
The Dudley/McQuaid Family,
The Tauch Family,
The Carter Family,
Brighton McCall Carter,
Stonie Clark,
Common Grounds,
Cafê 11,
Pavement, for making Richard's life better,
The Cadets,
and last but not least, the fans!"


REVIEW

"If you are the type of person that periodically goes through bouts of having had as much as you're ever going to take of singer/songwriter musicians, this is exactly the type of artist that brings you back into the fold. Slight melodies and a standard guitar/bass/drums/vocals setup are the backdrop for Shedd's touching, emotive delivery. Wistful sorrow, subdued hurtfulness and post-melancholic assertion are the tricks of Shedd's trade, and she's not exactly pushing the boundaries of the ode to love lost. But like Lois Maffeo, Shedd has a knack for the assured, confident delivery that is bound by an unavoidable resonance of emotional pain. Also much like Maffeo, Tracy Shedd's idiosyncratic take on the basics of soul-baring folk-rock renders fresh a format that rests solely upon the emotive capabilities of the performer. This is occasionally heartbreaking stuff, and Red is a fine compromise between subtly catchy guitar leads and tender, fragile vocals. The emotional weight of Red, which might otherwise threaten to be overbearing, is continually alleviated at just the right points. Following 2001's Blue, this record sees Shedd Moving toward more complex compositions, most notably for the fact that she utilizes a full band here, as opposed to taking on guitar/vocal/keyboard duties by herself on the former release. Red works surprisingly well with a variety of listener's moods, complimenting happiness with sweet tenderness and sorrow with reconciled grief."
- Cory O'Malley, LA Alternative Weekly


"Red, Tracy Shedd's second album, is a surprisingly wonderful little album. Though her previous album, Blue, was a slice of sad-eyed folk songs, Red is a bit of a different record. Where the songs on Blue were spartian and threadbare, there's a warmth to the songs on Red that cannot be denied. Instead of making songs that were, ahem, blue, her latest collection of songs are not necessarily any happier than her first set, but there's a warmth to them that was missing the first time around. Red's newfound warmth has a lot to do with her accompaniment. Backed up by a pretty rocking duo of Cash Carter (great name!) and bassist Richard Dudley, this trio makes a racket that's very much reminsicent of another great, famous Teenbeat trio--Unrest. (It doesn't hurt that Unrest mastermind Mark Robinson produced Red, either.) Indeed, the jingle-jangle nature of Red is less indebted to the folk world than it is to the sounds of mid-eighties to early-ninties indiepop. If you get the feeling Red sounds like a culmulation of all the things that defined Teenbeat Records, you're not alone. It would be easy to trainspot the influences and nuances of her labelmates, but that would be too easy. After all, it's never been a big secret that Robinson's partial to bands whose sounds are indebted to the label; you could say that Aden, True Love Always and the various post-Versus projects owe a certain debt to the label 'sound', and if such is the case, then yes, Shedd is simply following suit and is keeping the 'Teenbeat Sound' alive. But might I add that such a sound is not a bad thing? From the sad-eyed "End of Spring" to the hopeful pop of "I Wish We Were Still Friends" and "Somersault," Red is never less than lovely and charming. The only flaw with this, though, is that occasionally the album tends to get a bit of a one-sided sound that's unavoidable. Still, I'm not suggesting that you write Red off; instead, you should simply approach it as it is meant to be approached--a great little album of indie-pop folk rock that never once lets its guard down."
- Joseph Kyle, Mundane Sounds
(translated from the French)


Tracy Shedd

RELEASE DATE

October 27, 2003


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

44 minutes, 59 seconds

14 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 352


DETAILS

1,270 pressed.


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


JEWEL CASE:
with clear transparent tray.


LABEL:
Pantone 1795 (red), Pantone 660 (blue), black, and white inks.


Printed and pressed by
Bellwether Mfg., Bloomington, Indiana.



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