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Great Possessions

The Giving Tree Band, Great Possessions

"Great Possessions"


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 

Also Featuring: 
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 

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 


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