The physical album package is 80 pages of beauty, featuring liner notes, chords and lyrics to the songs, as well as 19 paintings by Travis Charuk (like the one you see of Corin on the cover). Gorgeous design and layout by Pearl Rachinsky.
This "coffee-table CD" consists of a 144-page hardcover book and two CDs. 20 songs by songwriters from across Canada (including Corin himself), stories about where the songs were found and who the artists are, the words and chords to every song, and 57 pictures. Basically, liner note heaven.
This repackaged anniversary record includes an 112-page booklet containing the chords to the songs, accompanied by reflections on first albums, the creative process, and anecdotes which piece together Corin's development as a solo artist.
Corin Raymond's 2009 of release There Will Always Be A Small Time went to #5 on the Roots Charts in the States, was nominated by the Independent Music Awards for Best Story Song ("Blue Mermaid Dress") and won the People's Choice for Alternative Country Album. The album features songs like "Better Him Than Me," "I Wish I Was In Love," "Paid To Party," and the anthemic title track, "There Will Always Be A Small Time."
Gorgeous handcrafted 20 oz stein, bevelled and finessed together seamlessly from twenty pieces of cherry wood. Stained and finished with hemp oil. Each order comes with a bottle of hemp oil, for future upkeep, along with stein-care instructions. Album title burned into the wood, with "Album Release 2016" on the underside.
Initialled by Alex Ferri, of Mystic Wood, the maker of these little vessels of beauty.
Dirty Mansions Album Launch!
$20. Doors 700, show 8 pm. With London's BROOMSTICKS & HAMMERS!
A word about Corin Raymond's Dirty Mansions:
Two and a half years in the making, weighing in at ten songs and two bonus tracks produced by Winnipeg's Scott Nolan, accompanied by 264 pages of chords, lyrics, stories and art, this album release celebrates a project that's like Raymond's Paper Nickels, Bookworm, and his JUNO-nominated Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams all rolled into ONE. As well as being his finest song collection, Dirty Mansions is Raymond's first book launch! We hope you'll join Corin along with guitarist Mike T. Kerr, upright bassist Joe Phillips, keyboardist Treasa Levasseur, and Winnipeg's Joanna Miller on drums for this celebration that delves deeper into Raymond's literary-musical hybrid world than we've gone before. Magic guaranteed.