A Finished Record and What Comes Next
It has been a long time since my last update. But this update is a big one and we're very excited about it. As of yesterday I received the last edit to the masters for this record – which means that it is finished. This project that you made possible if finally done. So here's a brief summary of what's been going on the past few months:
When we finished the actual recording of the record, we brought in a fantastic mix engineer from Atlanta to take our recorded tracks and make them sound simply fantastic. Those were a lot of late nights listening and tweaking. Then, about a month ago, we sent our record off to Yes Master to be further worked on. We wanted all of the tracks to sound tighter, warmer, and better. They would send us the work they had done and we would send them our notes and we've been tweaking and tweaking until yesterday. And now its done.
SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW AND WHEN DO I GET MY STUFF?
Great question. If you had something simple coming to you, like a digital download, then just wait a few more weeks and you should see download instructions appear in your email. If you're due to receive a physical copy of the CD, we are going to send it to the printing company early next week. So we are looking at a two to three week turnaround before you start getting those in the mail. If we are recording a cover or a song for you, you should be hearing from us in the next two weeks personally to either send you the cover or talk to you about the specifics of what you requested. The time line for these items will vary depending on how happy you are with what we do. If you don't like it, we are going to keep working until you do. It means the world to us that you would give your money to our project and so now we want to give some of that love back.
We're also launching our artist collaboration project now. So as you get the music and listen to it, feel free to contact us if you are an artist and are interested in making art that is in conversation with our new record. We'll send out more information about this in our final few updates.
Again, I can't thank you enough for everything each one of you has done to make this possible. We have nothing but love and appreciation for you.
John French and the Bastilles
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Jan 13, 2012 - Feb 12, 2012 (30 days)
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You’ll receive an exclusive video from John and maybe even the Bastilles thanking you for contributing! You’ll get it via email with an official certificate to hang on your fridge.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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For the price of pre-ordering the record, you’ll receive a digital copy of it TWO WEEKS before it is officially released AND you’ll get your name on the website as an official contributor.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You’ll get a digital copy of the record TWO MONTHS in advance, making you the first group of fans to hear it. You will also receive an exclusive b-sides record featuring additional songs not heard on the record or anywhere else.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You get an exclusive art package that includes a decorative poster and handwritten lyrics to the song of your choice. A reward that makes any room look better. Treat yo self.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You get your name in the liner notes of the record. You also get an autographed physical copy with a personalized thank you note from the band. AND a MP3 of John covering the song of your choice. ANY SONG!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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For 200 bones John and the gang will write and record a personalized song about whatever you want . . . even you! You’ll also receive an extended art package featuring TWO additional art prints.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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A DATE WITH THE BAND - dinner and a night out with us - This one has some stipulations though and is NOT PART OF THE CHAIN OF REWARDS. So if you buy this reward, we'll be sure you also get a digital download of the record, but you are not entitled to the rest and must specify that this is the reward you want. You've gotta be willing to come to Athens, and you've gotta like to have fun. But we'll foot the bill for the date cause we're old fashioned.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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First, you’ll get a freshly printed John French and the Bastilles T-Shirt to spice up your wardrobe. You and a friend will also get into one of my shows for FREE, at ANY location and get to hang out with the band backstage. You can even help pick the set list for the show.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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We’ll come do a show at your house (within 200 miles of Athens, Georgia or within 20 miles of city on tour pending tour schedule conflict). Free admission for you and all of your friends. We’ll hang out and talk after. We’re fun, we swear.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Play something on the actual record. This is the only reward that get's you in the studio and physically making sounds that will go on the record. Don't play music? Let's hope you can clap or something. This is not included in the chain of rewards, and is a limited offer. You also have to get to the studio in Feb/March to make it happen, but you'll be able to hear yourself forever and ever.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The deluxe package: an exclusive one of a kind EP of 5 cover songs chosen by you, performed and recorded by John French and the Bastilles. You’ll be the only one who has it in the entire universe.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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We’ll record an exclusive video of a live performance of the song of your choice, with a shout-out and dedication to you at the beginning and feature it on our website.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012