Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Baroness - Those That Made the Cut

The official track listing was announced today with the presale for The Baroness. The tracklisiting is as follows:
  1. Hopeful Hearts
  2. Get Home
  3. Euphoria
  4. Goodnight Trouble
  5. Notes from the Underground
  6. Sound of Water
  7. No Place at All
  8. Please be Good to Me
  9. Willow
  10. So Many Miles
  11. Shadowland
  12. Looking for Someone
The 12 track album less any bonus songs is a fair amount shorter then the 16 or more songs first speculated. Some of the songs that didn't make cut or were retitled are:
  • Parasol / Sweet Virgina - Availble as digital download with album preorder
  • The Rose - "This string arrangement will break your poor heart into tiny bite-sized pieces." An earlier version of this song was recorded with Sarah's show with the Art of Time Ensemble as part of the Schubert 'Source and Inspiration Show" - Audio. Available with Lonely Side of the Moon in a special edition release of the Baroness on iTunes.
  • Compatriots - is a manic parade through circus-ville... - Played in 2007
  • My Song - Played in the Spring of 2005, recorded as part of CBC's FUSE tapping alongside Buck 65.
  • Remember (Rescue?) Me - Played in 2007 No Place At All made the album.
  • Modern Man
  • The Right Words
  • Please b g time Please Be Good To Me, made the album.
The fate for these songs and others that didn't make the cut might not be so grim.
"The singer, 30, had 23 songs to choose from which was later pared down to 18. Now the biggest challenge is paring those 18 down to 12, but Slean says she’ll find a home for all of the tracks.

“There was a lot happening in my life and I was writing a lot when I got back here,” she says. “I think I plan on making a DVD of these songs because there’s so many and having favourites is like having children. So I would like to release that a year down the line.”- Toronto Sun, December 21, 2007

*Updates made 2008-03-07 denoted by Red font.

iTunes Essentials & Get Home (Album version)

On the heals of the new album preorder, the iTune's Canadian store has made a compilation of songs from Sarah's albums, singles and other works to a single album.

All songs are prior to the release of The Baroness.

As stated in the official release from ss.com, Get Home is become the track of the week this week on iTunes. The track is free for those who have an iTunes store account. The song is the album version unlike the free demo version that was previously available through her mailing list.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Album Presale Tomorrow

Sarah Slean's new album entitled, The Baroness, will go on presale tomorrow through the store on SarahSlean.com. The official site syndicated this announcement through the official Sarah Slean mailing list, myspace, and facebook account.

The announcment also revealed further details such as Parasol (Sweet Virginia) being a free digital give away with the preorder and that Get Home will be the single of the week on iTunes starting January 29, 2008. Additional information in regards to Sarah's concert on February 2, 2008 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra was also included in the release.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Slean, Royal, and Sadies play show @ the Mod

Raymi reports on her blog today regards to working a RSVP industry show with musical guests Royal Wood, The Sadies, and Sarah Slean this evening at the Mod Club. All three artists are with Maplemusic but I can only speculate at this point to who the show was put on for and by whom.

I will keep a eye out for published articles and photos from this event.

Sarah recently met up with Royal and fellow musician Emm Gryner.
Matthew posted on the official forum regards to Emm Gryner's blog on the meeting to where Gryner states "Her (Slean's) new album is going to kill you".

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Red Carpet Interview Video and Pictures

Sarah was interviewed by andPOP.com at the December 13, 2007 L'Oreal and Fords Model sponsored holiday party Sexy in the City. The short red carpet interview touches upon the new album and some of Sarah's recommendation on piano playing artists.

Sarah's attendance at this party was picked up by numerous fashion magazines and sites.

Watch the segment here (01.51 mark) -andPOP
See a red carpet photo here, care of Flare magazine.
Excellent red carpet photo here, care of Fashion Magazine with the photo by Amy Burstyn. (Added 2008/2/2)

She's Someone You Know Campaign
Sarahslean.com in this fall reported on Sarah's participation in 'She's someone you know' for the Jocelyn Foundation. Images of Sarah with the shirt and further information on the 't-shirt' can be found here.