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Edwin McCain releases ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ on June 24th

May 11, 2008


Nobody’s Fault But Mine
In Stores June 24
On New
Saguaro Road Records

Fairfax, VA  — In the midst of a career filled with self-penned hits and time tested songs, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain recently took a rare break to record an album of vintage R&B and classic southern soul songs.  Nobody’s Fault But Mine is due out June 24th on   Saguaro Road Records.  Saguaro Road is a new label launched by Direct Holdings Americas Inc.  Direct Holdings also markets and sells audio and video entertainment products under the Time Life trademark, which it uses under license from Time Warner Inc.Direct Holdings Executive Vice President Mike Jason said, “Saguaro Road is dedicated to presenting newly recorded American roots music and when we heard Edwin’s song choices, we knew we had both the right artist and the right creative fit.”

In what he calls an opportunity of a lifetime, Edwin reveled in the experience of recording songs originated by someone other than himself.  “For me it was an absolute blast, completely liberating to be playing, singing and interpreting other peoples’ songs just purely for the joy of doing it,” McCain explains.  “It was amazing to return to that era and mindset and to really understand the beauty and absolute brilliance of the music.”  

All the songs were handpicked for the album, with McCain listening to hundreds of tracks before selecting ones that he was especially drawn to.  “I wanted people to listen to this album in their car, and no matter what they’re driving, feel like they’re in a 1966 Cadillac convertible heading down a two lane road between Greenville and Augusta with the AM radio on, the top down and the wind blowing through their hair.”  

Nobody’s Fault But Mine was recorded in the spirit of a live album, an homage to the way the songs were originally performed with little studio overdubbing, retakes and other technological patchwork.  “We just kind of kept in that sprit of ‘let’s do it live,'” explains Edwin, “to make it vibrant, just like a live record, not go back and fix stuff and overthink it – it actually adds to the charm.”

Edwin McCain remains one of the most prolific touring artists in the US and is also known for his hits “I’ll Be,” “I Could Not Ask For More,” “Solitude” and “Hearts Fall.”

About Direct Holdings:

Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.  Headquartered in Fairfax VA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.’s history began in 1961 as a direct marketing division of Time Incorporated specializing in music and books.  The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest direct marketers of audio and video products throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce.  The Company now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet.  The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors. Saguaro Road Records is a trademark of Direct Holdings Americas Inc.


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