Recorded in Baraboo, WI, Great Possessions was produced using only solar-powered energy. The band camped out in near by Mirror Lake State Park and for 30 days biked 10 miles to and from the Aldo Leopold Center where they set up a recording studio in the conference room. The album's instrumentation is sparse and entirely acoustic. The instruments used in the recording were made out of reclaimed woods finished with a non-toxic lacquer.
The physical album is printed on 100% post-consumer paper and wrapped in a biodegradable corn cellulose.
Music written and recorded by The Giving Tree Band
Eric Fink: vocals, guitar, upright bass, harmonium, ukulele, dulcimer
Todd Fink: vocals, guitar, banjo
Patrick Burke: vocals, upright bass, mandolin, guitar, dobro, glockenspiel
Phillip Roach: violin
Ryan "Catfish" Chindlund: percussion
Justin O'Connell: percussion and backing vocals on "Rack Up"
Bethany Chindlund: backing vocals
Andy Goss: backing vocals
Erik Norman: backing vocals
Josh Klocek: backing vocals
Susan Howe: vocals on "Mother"
Tony Delgrosso: trombone on "Pegged" and "Just One Thing"
Derrick Lord: trumpet on "Pegged"
Jason Tomassone: trumpet on "Pegged"
Backing vocals and horns on "Pegged" arranged by Patrick Burke
Trombone and string arrangement on "Just One Thing" by Phillip Roach
Music features eco-instruments (guitars and mandolin) from HighlandStrings.com
Produced by E. Fink
Executive Producers: Tom and Tobi Staudacher
Engineered by Ryan "Catfish" Chindlund
Mixed and mastered by E. Fink
Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered with 100% solar energy at The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, WI
Project coordination by Cara Wasielewski
Production assistance by Bethany Chindlund
Album artwork, layout, and design by Jen Husted
Album insert design by Mary Sue and Cara Wasielewski
Manufactured with 100% renewable wind energy
Packaged with 100% recycled materials
Printed on with nontoxic soy inks
"Shrink-wrapped" with 100% biodegradable corn cellulose
10 trees planted for every 1,000 units to offset pollution created from shipping