Rachael Sage Releases Deluxe Character Packages on Vinyl & CD

Character Deluxe 2 CD Book Package

MPress Records Musician and visual artist Rachael Sage has released special Deluxe editions of her album Character, on both Vinyl and CD Book formats. The lovingly designed 180 gram, red and gold-colored vinyl package includes both a download card as well as two special, limited-edition, pop-out, wearable Venetian eye masks, drawn and painted by Rachael herself. The colorful masks come replete with elastic and are also reversible, giving the wearer the option of coloring in the black and white side.

The opulent two CD Deluxe Hardcover Book – supplemented with never before seen photos by renowned photographers Bill Bernstein and Shervin Lainez – includes a bonus disc of exclusive acoustic tracks, premiered today by American Songwriter magazine. Taken from the original Character album, these new versions have been gracefully rearranged to enhance the original renditions. Additionally, the elegant package also includes a poster featuring cut-out wearable Venetian eye masks, designed by Rachael.

Sage, whose vibrant, pop-art inspired artwork has been shown at several galleries in downtown Manhattan, created these special deluxe pieces in the wake of her 2018 cancer diagnosis, during a time when both art and music provided comfort, hope and creative inspiration. Sage explains, "Once I was well enough to get back to music-making, everything just started to flow. Thematically, these songs question how we present ourselves and what we choose to hide or to reveal. I conceived these wearable art pieces to create more of a multi-media, 3-dimensional, sensory experience for my listeners."

These Deluxe Character packages are available via MPress Records (distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal) and on Amazon (CD Book & Vinyl). Co-designed by Sage and her longtime design collaborator Chris Kornmann (Tori Amos, Stevie Wonder), both of these ambitious, artful Deluxe Character packages are sure to be centerpieces in your musical library. For digital-only music lovers, a special stand-alone, five-song collection of the acoustic mixes contained on Character (Deluxe) is also available now on all digital platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.

In addition to her weekly "Stay In With Sage" Facebook Livestreams, Rachael will be performing alongside Olivia Newton-John, The Dixie Chicks and Thelma Houston during the Global Pride 2020 online event on June 27.

"Balancing the poetic lyricism for which she is best known with a newfound reverence for music as a healing tool, Sage is in the midst of a creative renaissance, merging her experience of survivorship with both music and activism." – M Music & Musician

"The songs are thoughtful, pensive and flush with emotional flourish, all carefully considered and adeptly executed...her apt surname aside, Sage is simply superb" – Goldmine

For interview and feature inquiries, press photos, and review copies of The Deluxe Character Package, please contact:

US Press – MPress Records
Jill Richmond Johnson | jillr@mpressrecords.com | 212-481-7243
UK Press – Fifth Element Media
Catherine Hockley | cat@fifthelement.biz | +44 0207-722-0000

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