- 9 Classic Tracks [Explicit Content]
- Artist: Sarah Mary Chadwick
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 5/12/2015
Vinyl LP pressing. Sarah Mary Chadwick is back with her second official full-length release following her debut solo LP Eating for Two (2012). While preserving her distinctive traits of bare-skinned honesty and visceral delivery, 9 Classic Tracks sees Chadwick venture into decidedly more lush territory-her unmistakably raw vocals present this time through a Vaseline filter and with an air of reflection indicative of both artistic growth and intimate evolution. In a new collaboration for Chadwick, 9 Classic Tracks was recorded and produced by Geoffrey O'Connor (The Crayon Fields) and mastered by David Walker. 9 Classic Tracks reaches a turning point with "I'm Like an Apple with No Skin," a song that will resonate with anyone who has walked away from a relationship in the name of self-preservation. Closing with "Until the Grave," Chadwick repeats the refrain "Until the grave I'm fighting." As hopeful and irrepressible as it is depressing, that confusion and acceptance is present throughout the entire album, summed up in a line in "Lying Down"-"'Cause every human here / Is a prism dark and clear / First glass, then dust."