“Captivating... Jill Tracy is the Queen of taking her listeners into another realm.”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“As a Lily Dale medium, I can attest Jill Tracy has captured lightning in a bottle.”
— Celeste Elliot, Spiritualist Minister, Registered Lily Dale Medium
A rare peek inside the little town that talks to the dead— with both sights and sounds...
New full length music album + companion hardback book
1. Hardback book with music CD
2. Digital book with album download
3. Autographed Bundle of BOTH hardback book and CD, plus digital versions.
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Your backstage pass beyond the veil...
An unprecedented project, Jill Tracy reveals a sonic exploration of Lily Dale, the private community of mediums and Spiritualists in upstate New York. These are her elegant, mystical, late-night piano recordings channeled alone on an antique grand inside the 1883 auditorium, site of séances and spirit communication for over 100 years. Bask in the vast, otherworldly ambience, the magical Leolyn Woods, nighttime thunderstorms, Lily Dale's beloved bells, chimes, and nature.
During her nights alone at the piano, you’ll witness mysterious sounds that appeared on the recording that defy explanation.
Beautiful, tranquil and mysterious... be transported into a magical place few ever get to experience.
Full length music album (CD) includes 50-page companion hardbound book featuring rare historical and modern imagery, plus Jill Tracy's private photos, and memoir of discoveries and unexplained encounters in this strange town beyond the veil.
"I was an outsider, with a rare invitation to live among them— inside a tiny town where speaking with the dead is part of everyday life."
This is as authentic as it gets. You are right there with me alone in the dark, in the grand company of a century's worth of spirits. There is nothing more intimate I can share. You’ll hear mysterious sounds—plus the exquisite music that emerged. What you hear is exactly what occurred. At times, the entire auditorium felt like it was coming alive, summoned by the music, its resonant frequencies, and I sensed I was no longer alone.
I have included historical and private photos during my process, and intriguing images of orb and spirit activity captured by mediums accompanying me into the woods and during my late night recording sessions.
I will never know exactly what happened on these nights alone. But only that it did.
Perhaps the power lies in the the not-knowing.
My works honors the Mystery... — JILL TRACY
Praise for The Secret Music of Lily Dale:
"The Secret Music of Lily Dale is a beautifully presented book and album... May Jill Tracy’s piano music help us to perceive and focus on being sensitive to energies on “the other side” of that thin veil, between the physical and spiritual worlds.”
—Dr. Neal Rzepkowski, Lily Dale Medium, President of Lily Dale (2018)
“The Secret Music of Lily Dale is an amazingly gorgeous, haunting, and mystical work of art. Evocative of Chopin’s Nocturnes, Brian Eno’s ambient work, and ethereal intervention, Jill has created a most beautiful sound universe to immerse yourself in.
I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s simply exquisite.”
—Scott Louis , online review
"Jill Tracy’s beautiful The Secret Music of Lily Dale transports us into Lily Dale, transcending time and space, like all Supernatural encounters."
—Shannon Taggart, photographer, author Séance
"Fueled by shows like “The Twilight Zone,” Jill Tracy has long been intrigued by curious histories and unexplained phenomena. As a child, she came to understand how certain notes would evoke specific emotions, and that music itself has a spectral quality. ‘I realized that music itself is a ghost. Once the music is played it disappears into thin air. It vanishes,' she recalls.
As an adult, Tracy has used music to tap into the history of unusual spaces and document specific moments in time. The results are what she calls a ‘sonic souvenir.’ ”
—Los Angeles Daily News
“The Secret Music of Lily Dale is phenomenal. As a Spiritualist minister and professional medium, Lily Dale is a magical mecca that soothes my soul and acts as a portal to the Other Side. In her collection of etheric, evocative music, Jill Tracy has managed to capture the essence of Lily Dale and the whispers of Spirit that can only be heard there.
Don't miss your chance to be transported to both Lily Dale and the spirit world with Jill Tracy as your sonic guide."
—Reverend Rose Vanden Eynden, author, So You Want to be a Medium, and Metatron: Invoking the Angel of God’s Presence.
“It’s a rare thing to find musicians who are exploring questions about the Beyond (the Mystery, the Super/ Supranatural) with openness, curiosity, and kindness. Jill Tracy’s The Secret Music of Lily Dale evokes so much character... I can feel the space that she recorded in and it honestly gave me goosebumps as I listened and read through her thoughtful, intriguing book, which I read in one sitting and will read again shortly.”
—Richard Shirk, filmmaker, playwright, Sounds of Séance