Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone

 (Expanded Edition 3 LP + Book)


Yep Roc Records



Product No.:
AYEP 2350
UPC: 634457235014

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram

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Featuring "To Myself" and "Sweet Spot"

Beautiful deluxe CD/LP set of Tift Merritt’s Traveling Alone expanded edition includes:

  • Hardbound lyric book with images from artist Diana Sudyka
  • Book inspired by Tift's travels and penchant for old fabrics, wallpapers and bookstores
  • Traveling Alone double vinyl 180-gram LP
  • The new 10-song 180-gram acoustic bonus album Traveling Companion
  • Three custom postcards
  • Album download code

"Tift Merritt is working in the tradition of Joni Mitchell ... and Leonard Cohen." — The Wall Street Journal

Tift' Merritt's new album and debut on the Yep Roc label Traveling Alone was recorded in Brooklyn with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Spoon) and features a guest appearance by Andrew Bird and well as performances by Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo) and Merritt's longtime collaborator Jay Brown.

One year after its initial release, the exquisite expanded version of Traveling Alone comes packaged with an illustrated hardbound lyric book. Merritt commissioned the images from artist Diana Sudyka to help bring her words to life, packaged in a vintage book inspired by her travels and penchant for old fabrics, wallpapers and bookstores. Equally exciting, in addition to Traveling Alone, bonus album Traveling Companion features 10 unreleased acoustic tracks, including Merritt originals and two covers from Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits, recorded this year in Brooklyn's Mason Jar Music studio with guitarist Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo).

The special premiere vinyl LP package includes three 180-gram LPs that span both Traveling Alone and Traveling Companion, the hardbound lyric book and three custom postcards. Both come with a free digital download code insert, and are must-haves for Merritt fans new and old.

"To make a record that was raw and real and live off the floor — it was really a dream for me to do that with such an amazing cast," Merritt says. "I'm also awfully excited to take it on home to Yep Roc. It feels like family to have this record cared for and coming to you from North Carolina. I can't wait to get back out on the road with these new songs and my lovely musical family."

The New York Times says: "... if Ms. Merritt can still sound a bit distractingly like a child of Emmylou Harris, she widens the frame of reference here: 'Drifting Apart' has the chord progression of a Roy Orbison tune, and a vocal harmony to match, sung by Andrew Bird; 'To Myself' has a verse cadence that evokes Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing in the Dark.' But the depth and clarity of Ms. Merritt's singing make these songs feel properly lived in."


Traveling Alone
Traveling Alone
Sweet Spot
Drifted Apart
Still Not Home
Feeling of Beauty
Too Soon To Go
Small Talk Relations
To Myself
In The Way

Traveling Alone Acoustic Duets
Traveling Alone
Lingering On
Train Song
Drifted Apart
Real Understanding
For Free
Real Good On My Own
Country Cemetery
To Myself
Southern Downtown

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