I must thank you from the bottom of my heart for contributing to my project. I am so honored and blessed to have friends & fans such as you.
Does it still help for you to spread the word about my project? YES IT DOES! We have met the goal, which will allow me to replicate CDs and press vinyls, but there are still a lot of other costs that go into releasing and promoting a record.
I definitely still need your help in getting the news out via email, facebook, & word-of-mouth.
You have no idea how much your support means to me! I am looking forward to delivering your mp3s, CDs, & vinyls!
P.S. I am updating the front page for the project. What follows is the original text for those who care. :)
Hi everyone, Patrick Norton here. This kickstarter project is all about getting my debut album Easy Come Easy Go off the ground. I've been working on this album for two years now, and I'm very excited that it's finished! I recorded and mixed the album myself in my studio apartment in Golden Hill. It was mastered by an excellent mastering engineer (Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA), and it sounds fantastic! All the hard work is done; I just need a little more money to get the album released. It's a very reasonable goal, but it does take everyone getting involved on some level. As you may have noticed, each package includes everything in the previous packages, so the more you pledge, the more you get, although you are free to pledge as much as you would like for any package. I should note that some of the packages are limited, so if you're interested in them, don't wait too long!
The money raised by this project will all go directly to paying for CDs, vinyl, and digital distribution. My goal is to get 1000 CDs, 100 12" vinyl records, and to have the album on iTunes (as well as many other music sites), by sometime in December of 2011. The album WILL be released digitally on November 30, 2011.
If you have ANY questions at all, please send me a message using the blue link underneath the project title above, and I will respond as quickly as possible.
Thank you so much in advance for your help! Please check back here, myfacebook page, or my twitter for updates. Also, please visit www.patricknortonmusic.com to get on my email list.
PLEASE help me reach my goal by spreading the word about this kickstarter project!
P. S. More info about the album:
A note about the limited edition 12" vinyl - I'm teaming up with two local artists, Rachel Eva & Daniel Heffernan to bring you a very cool record jacket. Rachel is going to be illustrating the cover, while Daniel will be helping me with the layout as well as printing the jackets the old-old-school way, using a printing press. These jackets will be unique, hand-numbered and limited. The artwork for the CD is different.
If you'd like to take my music for a little test-drive, you can preview the first three tracks from Easy Come Easy Go (not yet available for download) as well as B-sides & Demos, Vol. I at www.patricknorton.bandcamp.com.
Unlike my recent solo live performances, the album features full instrumentation on most songs. However, I tried not to "overdo it" with the production. My goal with this album was to present the songs the way I envisioned them to be when I wrote them.
I chose the songs for this project carefully; I wanted the album to feel contiguous in theme, and I hope it is noticeable that the songs are connected in a story-like fashion. I won't say anymore about that here, I'll leave the rest up to your interpretation for now.
Easy Come Easy Go, the album, is 31 minutes long and the track listing is as follows:
- Easy Come Easy Go
- I Only Have Time
- Just Give It One More Try
- If We Ran Aground
- I Wish You The Best
- He's Still Standing
- Don't Really Think About It
The track listing for B-Sides & Demos, Vol. I:
- Nobody Can Make It On Their Own
- Ricky Come Down
- Till I Never See Another Day
- She Didn't Know