Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rosanne Cash: The Good Intent EP

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When my friend Susan, Art Director-extraordinaire, called me and asked if I'd be up for designing both cover art and a digital booklet for a Rosanne Cash digital-only EP, I naturally said "yes" and got to work right quick on this 2-weeks-from-start-to-finish turnaround project.

Rosanne, by birth alone, is country royalty but it's the fact that she's been doing her own thing for decades now that's earned my respect. And now she's releasing The Good Intent EP prior to her full-length, conceptual covers album in October called The List. Above, you'll see the EP cover (top) followed by 1 of the 4 panels from the digital booklet that comes with each purchase from iTunes.

Factoid #1: The Good Intent was the name of the boat that came to America from Scotland in 1653 with the very first Cash family member aboard.

Factoid #2: The List is titled after a list of 100 essential country songs her dad, Johnny, told her she must learn in order to truly know and appreciate the music itself.

For more on the fantastic story surrounding this conceptual covers album, go here.