Bound Away AP


Bound Away is a song from CAKE’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion.The song tells the story of a traveling musician. Written by a band that has spent the better part of the past 20 years touring, it paints a realistic, often unglamorous picture of life on the road.

The AP books are the overages from the main edition.  We made extras to ensure we’d have enough and these are the remaining books.  They are signed and numbered but will have an AP in front of the number.


  • 24 illustrated pages using linoleum blocks hand carved by the band and volunteers
  • Type is handset in Alternate Gothic No. 2 and Universe
  • Printing: two-color letterpress Vandercook proofing presses, by members of CAKE and volunteers
  • Text pages: 100% post-consumer recycled paper
  • Endsheets: handmade paper made from reclaimed jute coffee sacks from a local coffee roaster
  • Covers: handmade paper made by the band using their old cotton clothing
  • Binding: hand stitched with local handspun thread waxed with beeswax from a local beehive
  • Signed by all members of CAKE


5¼ x 5¼” hardcover book
Includes a CD single of the song
Published in San Francisco, 2011
Designed by CAKE
Book lyrics written by John McCrea
Music written by John McCrea/Vincent DiFiore/Xan McCurdy/Gabriel Nelson
Performed and Recorded by CAKE

**We have a limited number of copies from the main edition available for special collections and/or libraries.  Please contact us for availability.

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