Rachael Sage Releases Deluxe Character Packages on Vinyl & CD
Vinyl Includes Pop-Out Art & CD Book Includes Bonus Acoustic EP
"Balancing the poetic lyricism for which she is best known with a newfound reverence for music as a healing tool, Sage is in the midst of a creative renaissance, merging her experience of survivorship with both music and activism" – M Music & Musician
"The songs are thoughtful, pensive and flush with emotional flourish, all carefully considered and adeptly executed...her apt surname aside, Sage is simply superb" – Goldmine
Musician and visual artist Rachael Sage has released special Deluxe editions of her album Character, on both Vinyl and CD Book formats. The lovingly designed 180 gram, red and gold-colored vinyl package includes both a download card as well as 2 special limited-edition pop-out wearable Venetian eye masks, drawn and painted by Rachael herself. The colorful masks come replete with elastic and are also reversible, giving the wearer the option of coloring in the black and white side.
The opulent 2 CD Deluxe Hardcover Book – supplemented with never before seen photos by renowned photographers Bill Bernstein and Shervin Lainez – includes a bonus disc of exclusive acoustic tracks, premiered today by American Songwriter magazine. Taken from the original Character album, these new versions have been gracefully rearranged to enhance the original renditions. Additionally, the elegant package also includes a poster featuring cut-out wearable Venetian eye masks, designed by Rachael.
Sage, whose vibrant, pop-art inspired artwork has been shown at several galleries in downtown Manhattan, created these special Deluxe pieces in the wake of her 2018 cancer diagnosis, during a time when both art and music provided comfort, hope and creative inspiration. Sage explains, "Once I was well enough to get back to music-making, everything just started to flow. Thematically, these songs question how we present ourselves and what we choose to hide or to reveal. I conceived these wearable-art pieces to create more of a multi-media, 3-dimensional, sensory experience for my listeners."
These Deluxe Character packages are available via MPress Records (distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal) and on Amazon (CD Book & Vinyl). Co-designed by Sage and her longtime design collaborator Chris Kornmann (Tori Amos, Stevie Wonder), both of these ambitious, artful Deluxe Character packages are sure to be centerpieces in your musical library. For digital-only music lovers, a special stand-alone 5 song collection of the acoustic mixes contained on Character (Deluxe) is also available now on all digital platforms including Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.
In addition to her weekly "Stay In With Sage" Facebook Livestreams, Rachael will be performing alongside Olivia Newton-John, The Dixie Chicks and Thelma Houston during the Global Pride 2020 online event on June 27th.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since founding her own label MPress Records two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins and Howard Jones.
Also a mixed-media visual artist, Sage primarily paints with acrylics, fabric paints and watercolors, often incorporating diverse materials such as sequins, rhinestones, glitter and newspaper. Known for her unique drawing style, dense, colorful paintings and glittery, fabric-painted wearable art (which often doubles as stage-wear for her performances), Sage names Keith Haring, Miro, Chagall and Andy Warhol among her visual influences.
For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.