UPDATE 06/29/09: Since writing this post, I have been completely inundated with e-mails from fellow Tracie fans. It's been a real treat hearing from all of you. As many of you may know, Tracie came out of "retirement" and performed a live set on June 6. 2009, at Shepherds Bush Empire (opening for Billy Franks) -- and would you believe that she contacted none other than YOURS TRULY to get MP3s of her old songs in order to prepare for the gig? (What a doll -- we've become great online pen pals in recent months.) The most exciting news of all, however, is that Tracie recently re-acquired ownership of her back catalogue and has begun releasing her material (some of it previously unreleased). Anyone looking to purchase Tracie's music can now go straight to her MySpace page HERE and she will be properly compensated for her works. I've already picked up her first EP, "It Happened One Night ... and other songs" and I must tell you the acoustic radio session take of "Give It Some Emotion" may just be the definitive version of this wonderful song. Welcome back, Tracie. And keep those songs from the scrapped second LP coming!!!
UPDATE 04/06/10: Join the official Tracie Facebook Fan Page HERE.
UPDATE 04/22/10: Read about my dinner with Tracie in New York City HERE.
UPDATE: 08/16/10: Cherry Pop has reissued "Far From the Hurting Kind" -- complete with a dozen bonus tracks plus liner notes by Tracie herself. Check it out HERE.
"FAR FROM THE HURTING KIND" (Japanese edition) / Includes: "(I Love You) When You Sleep"; "Souls on Fire"; "Nothing Happens Here but You"; "I Can't Hold on Till Summer"; "Dr. Love"; "Thank You"; "Moving Together"; "Spring, Summer, Autumn"; "What Did I Hear You Say"; "Far From the Hurting Kind"; "I Can't Hold on Till Summer" (without strings); "Thank You" (instrumental); "Fingers Crossed" (heartbeat demo); "Fingers Crossed"; "I Think You're Lucky"; "Far From the Hurting Kind" (early track 1); "Far From the Hurting Kind" (early track 2)
"BEYOND THE HURTING KIND" / Includes: "The House That Jack Built"; "Give It Some Emotion"; "I Can't Leave You Alone"; "Invitation"; "We Should Be Together"; "(When You) Call Me" (extended); "The Boy Hairdresser"; "You Must Be Kidding"; "Same Feelings Without the Emotions"; "The Country Code"; "Find It in Your Nature"; "Italian Girl"; "Mama Never Told Me" (with The Questions); "Give It Some Emotion" (extended); "Souls on Fire" (long version); "Moving Together" (club mix); "I Can't Leave You Alone" (Pick 'n' Mix); "Invitation" (RSVP mix); "We Should Be Together" (the Jezamix); "Harvest for the World" (with The Style Council and The Questions); "19" (The Wickham Mix); "Souls on Fire" (single edit); "Tracie Talks"; "Tracie Raps"; "Nothing Happens Here but You" (2008 version)