Tucker, what's the status of your EP?

It's taken a while with a few starts and stops but I finally finished it and the CDs are scheduled to be pressed any time now. I bought a short run of CDs so I'll have a small inventory of discs but I also put my songs up for digital distribution so we'll see which sells out first.

The EP is called 'Born To The World', has five songs on it and the cover art is a photograph taken by a friend of mine1. The songs range from being written in the '90s to just months before recording. Most of this entries here at Songs Tucker Wrote are basically a process diary about how it all came together. 

I'm pretty excited because once the discs are in my hand it will be on my list of done. As I've mentioned several times here Done Is When You Say You're Done. Because it'll be considered done I'll be free to finish other projects like ... figuring out how to sell it.

I keep calling it my EP because it's not an album. Someone asked me what EP stands for, "Extended Play" I said. Then I chuckled as it's not really 'extended play' because it's shorter than an album. The term comes from back in the days when singles were king. An EP was usually longer songs or two songs per side of the vinyl record making it too long to be a single (SP) but too short to be a long playing record (LP). Today it just means around 5-7 songs 'cause the band was too broke/cheap to pay for a full album. 

You can also expect a post about how you'll be able to buy my EP so put $10 aside now so you'll have it handy when I come calling. 

 

1 - His name is Chris Ratzlaff and you can see some of his work at ChrisRatzlaff.com