This release is a reissue of Stacie Collins' self titled debut record from 2000. The reissue includes 7 bonus tracks consisting of alternative mixes and demo versions of songs from 1999 and 2000.
Before Stacie discovered the electric Chicago Blues harp sound that she's known for, she honed her craft in singer songwriter venues. The songs on her debut record were tested in listening rooms and acoustic venues prior to moving to forming her first band. In fact, most of this record was recorded before she ever fronted a band; hense the many acoustic based songs and ballads. These are the first songs Stacie and her husband / writing partner Al Collins wrote together. The first of many since their humble beginnings back in 1999/2000 when these songs were recorded.
This record has been out of print since 2003 when Stacie started performing with her band in Nashville, TN. Her style developed and became more electric after performing with a band and so the decision was made to keep this record out of print in an effort to not confuse the fans of her live band shows with this more acoustic based record. That said, the record stands the test of time and with so many people requesting Stacie to rerelease it, she is making it available once again through CD Baby.
This original version is only available as a download BUT... in the Spring of 2018 it will be released in cd form with 7 bonus / alternative tracks of some of the songs. CD Baby will distribute the record in the states and indie label Blue Rose Records will distribute in Europe.
"Taking inspiration from everyone from Merle Haggard and Buck Owens to Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, Stacie Collins has come up with a rock solid debut. Collins meshes classic country with bits of roots rock, folk and blues resulting in a disk that runs the gamut... If you want a disk with substance and not just a bunch of cookie cutter radio country then check out this gem."- The Music Korner
- Big Freight Train
- All She Needed
- Set Me Free
- I'm Tryin'
- Time To Fly
- When The Mornin' Comes
- Once Upon A Time
- Blame It On Me
- Sweet Dream
- All My Dreams Come True Bonus / Alternative Tracks: 13. Sweet Dream (alternative mix) 14. I’m Tryin’ (acoustic version with strings) 15. Set Me Free (acoustic version / no drums) 16. When The Mornin’ Comes (acoustic version / no drums) 17. Charlie (acoustic version / no drums) 18 Blame It On Me (alternative mix) *19 Dandelion (demo version)