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It’s 1999. Kathleen Edwards records a seven-song EP entitled Building 55 and presses 500 copies. This EP, now long out of print, is the first recorded output of Edwards’ career prior to her signing with a label and releasing her full length debut, 2003’s Failer. Here are the seven tracks off Building 55 for posterity. Brittle, affecting, alt.country – a glimpse of the sound and style Edwards would refine on her debut LP.

News: Look for Kathleen Edwards third LP, Asking For Flowers, to be released worldwide on March 4, 2008.

Download:
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: Injustica
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: Nagasaki
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: 5 Years
MP3:
Kathleen Edwards :: Big Star
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: Wordgamething
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: Violin For Mom
MP3: Kathleen Edwards :: Titled Untitled
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22 Responses to “Kathleen Edwards :: Building 55”

  1. […] Links via The Aquarium Drunkard […]

  2. thank you for this- failer is one of my favorites.

  3. Great – I didn’t have this. Actually, didn’t even know about it.

  4. Excellent…great way to start the week. Thanks, dood.

  5. Major rock chick crush on Kathleen Edwards. Her “Failer” was a beautiful thing. Thanks for these, I knew it existed but never could find it.

  6. This made my day. I’ve been looking for this for the last four years!!!

  7. Somebody offered this up a couple years ago but someone I didn’t have the last song. Thanks! I’m looking forward to her new one…

  8. That should be “somehow” I didn’t have the last song.

  9. Excellent! Asking for Flowers can’t come soon enough.

    Anyone heard Jim Bryson’s (played on Failer and Back to Me) Where the Bungalows Roam? It’s my second favourite Canadian album this year.

    If you don’t fall in love with “Flowers”, well I just don’t know: http://wherethebungalowsroam.com/

  10. Is it her that sings the song in that Old Navy commercial? It killed me that I couldn’t think who it was because I swore I knew the voice, and it suddenly hit me after seeing this post.

  11. which commercial? i’m not sure if I’m familiar

  12. Thanks for posting these. Here in Philly we’re big fans. Wait till you hear her new album. It smokes. – Bruce

  13. Thank you for this :o) I love Failer…geat album! Hockey Skates is such a wonderful song. I look forward to listening to these. D.x

  14. […] Aquarim Drunkard has a rare, early EP from my favourite Canadian songstress (no, not that one). Go download, then vote for him at the Plug Awards. […]

  15. Absolutely brilliant – thanks so much for posting up the mp3s – been wanting to get hold of the songs for ages. Made Christmas come early!

  16. this is FANTASTIC, man i can’t tell you how cool it is to get this. failer is a classic!

  17. Any way you can re-post the links? They don’t work anymore. Drat!

  18. sorry, links are only up for 14 days.

  19. Man, I go away for a month and totally miss out on this being shared again!! Please share again some day if you can!!

  20. i MUST hear this album! hope you’ll repost!

  21. PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE… please repost this thanks in advance 🙂

  22. Repost? Please?

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