The Chain (Alternate Mix) Lathe-Cut 7"
SDD-004-7 / Release Date: August 31, 2021
Hand-made lathe-cut 7" of The Chain off the album I Will Be Gone by Emily Rodgers, featuring a brand new mix and additional instrumentation by Kramer.
Includes a print of original artwork by Emily Rodgers, a digital copy of the song, as well as the full digital album of "I Will Be Gone" in high quality MP3, WAV, and AIFF.
"The Chain" was inspired by W.S. Merwin's classic poem, "The Chain To Her Leg," which you can read here.
During the recording sessions for I Will Be Gone, Kramer learned that Merwin had passed away. Kramer introduced Emily to this poem and she and her husband/co-writer Erik Cirelli composed the song immediately thereafter, as Kramer watched, listened, and recorded it on the spot.
Kramer commented afterward: "There are few gifts as beautiful as the gift of witnessing the birth of a song."