The Burdens of Being Upright

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The Burdens of Being Upright
Studio album by Tracy Bonham
Released March 19, 1996
Genre Rock, post-grunge
Length 35:28
Label Island/Polygram
Producer Paul Q. Kolderie,
Sean Slade
Tracy Bonham chronology
Liverpool Sessions
(1995)
The Burdens of Being Upright
(1996)
Down Here
(2000)
Singles from The Burdens of Being Upright
  1. "Mother Mother"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The One"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Sharks Can't Sleep"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Navy Bean"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

The Burdens of Being Upright is the first album by American singer/songwriter Tracy Bonham. It was released on March 19, 1996 by Island Records, with distribution by Polygram and it was her major label debut. The album cover was photographed by George DuBose who was the in-house photographer at the hip hop label Cold Chillin' Records.

Track listing[edit]

all songs by Tracy Bonham

  1. "Mother Mother" – 3:00
  2. "Navy Bean" – 2:49
  3. "Tell It to the Sky" – 4:05
  4. "Kisses" – 2:20
  5. "Brain Crack" – 1:04
  6. "The One" – 3:26
  7. "One Hit Wonder" – 3:01
  8. "Sharks Can't Sleep" – 4:33
  9. "Bulldog" – 2:07
  10. "Every Breath" – 2:33
  11. "30 Seconds" – 3:14
  12. "The Real" – 3:16 (first appeared on the Liverpool Sessions EP)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Engineers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1996 Heatseekers 9
1996 The Billboard 200 54

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Mother Mother" Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1996 "Mother Mother" Modern Rock Tracks 1
1996 "The One" Modern Rock Tracks 23

Awards[edit]

Grammy Award Nominations

Year Nominee Category
1996 "Mother Mother" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
1996 The Burdens of Being Upright Best Alternative Album

External links[edit]