Welcome to the Elixir store! Below you’ll find a selection of Elixir recordings, including all three of our CDs and some special bonus tracks that are only available here. We are now offering all our recordings as downloads; more info on audio formats and download instructions is below. When you’re ready to check out you’ll be taken to PayPal to pay securely with a credit card, bank account, or PayPal balance. Enjoy!
CD: $15 plus $3 shipping
Elixir is excited to announce the release of Anybody’s Guess, their third full length studio album. In their eighth year of playing together, you can hear the group digging into their combined sound with new explorations in timbre and fresh arrangement ideas. Elixir is rooted in a love of american fiddle music and inspired by horn section sounds of early jazz, classical music, and funk. Their new album features all this, as well as musical leaps into the unexpected. In other words, it is Anybody’s Guess.
On Anybody’s Guess Elixir is joined by Corey DiMario (acoustic bass), Garrett Sawyer (electric bass), and Matt Labarge (Fender Rhodes).
CD: $15 plus $3 shipping
Download: $12 (includes bonus tracks!)
Elixir’s second recording Rampant features 12 tracks of daring acoustic music as the band stretches out to develop it’s unique sound and tackle some bold repertoire. From blazing French Canadian reels to beautiful waltzes, from spicy originals to classic songs, Rampant is a wild ride of musical goodness. The band is joined by Will Patton and Garrett Sawyer on bass. Sample tracks for listening below are: Babe of the Night (by Ethan), Daybreak (a waltz by Owen), and Gigue du Plateau (a reel from Quebec).
Rampant track list, credits, and other details are here.
Rampant: bonus tracks
Recorded at the same time as the music on the Rampant CD, these three bonus tunes are available by download only. You get three great tracks totalling over 14 minutes of music – a medley of Irish and original jigs, a set of recently composed Reels, and a lovely traditional Klezmer waltz.
Note: the bonus tracks are included in the Rampant full album download above.
Sample the bonus tracks below:
Detailed info on the bonus tracks is here.
Buy the CD: $15 plus $3 shipping
Buy the Download: $10
On its first CD Elixir blends the raw energy of a honkin’ horn section with some slick fiddling and absolutely awesome guitar licks to brew a musical tincture they call Super Tonic. You’ll hear some favorite dance tunes, a couple of waltzes, a tango, and a few other surprises. The band is joined by Will Patton on bass and mandolin, and Deb Patton on vocals and shaker. Have a listen to a few sample tracks from Super Tonic:
Super Tonic track list, credits, and other details are here.
To order online use the “add to cart” buttons above and the shopping cart in the left panel. Shipping for physical CDs is $3 per order. To order by mail, send a check for $15 per CD plus $3 shipping to:
64 Alliance Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
Please make checks out to Jesse Readlynn. Be sure to indicate how many copies of which items you want and include your mailing address. Of course you can always buy CDs at one of our live shows.
After you complete your purchase with PayPal you will receive a confirmation email containing a download link. Click on the link and your download should start. When it’s done you’ll have a ZIP file; double click that to open the ZIP file into a folder. That folder contains audio files in your selected format, as well as liner notes (as PDFs) and cover photos (as JPGs). Open the audio files in your music program of choice (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) and enjoy!
Digital Music Formats
We offer music downloads in two formats: MP3 (320kbps) and Apple Lossless. MP3 is a “lossy” compressed audio format, which means that in the process of making the file smaller some of the audio information is discarded. Apple Lossless is a compressed format that retains all the audio information contained in the original CD quality recording. MP3s will work with a range of devices and music programs, while Apple Lossless files will require iTunes or an Apple device to play. Apple Lossless files will be significantly larger than the MP3 versions. MP3s encoded at 320 kbps retain excellent sound quality and are generally higher quality than the music available from iTunes or other online music sellers.
For more info on audio compression and formats, here’s a good Wikipedia article.