Amanda Palmer and Kim Boekbinder's beautifully simple duet of "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service - on a 7" record.
In March 2011 Amanda Palmer and Kim Boekbinder sat on a couch in a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia and sang a song called "Such Great Heights," by The Postal Service.
It was the end of the night at the end of the tour at the end of the world. The duet is simple and beautiful. It is a snapshot of a time when two busy musicians found quiet in a city at the end of the earth.
The song will be released on a 7" record, along with an original song by Kim Boekbinder called, "On the Other Side of the World" which is a song about being in love with someone on the other side of the world, ie: Australia. Australians are wonderful.
Only 1000 lavender colored vinyl will be made. The packages will also include high quality stickers and 5x7 art cards with the album art and a digital download. Each record will be hand numbered and signed by Kim.
The songs will also be released as a digital EP after the 7" is released.
The album art is by the NYC duo, Teetering Bulb www.teeteringbulb.com who have done beautiful art for comics, graphic novels, album covers, book covers, and more.
Where the money goes:
Vinyl - $2,100
Printing and art - $1,140
Shipping supplies - $420
Shipping - $4,000 ($4 average per shipment)
Recording costs - $300
Royalties - $500
(Some of these costs are approximate. I have also not included the 10% fee that Kickstarter and Amazon Payments take. And this does not include the cost of archival printing for the Fine Art Package, but I kept those separate because they are a specialized item and I don't want that high cost to hold back the general release.)
When I meet my minimum goal of $6,000 I will be able to order the records to be printed and pay the artists and recording engineers.
If you want to support this project you can pledge any amount even if you don't want a package. Everyone gets a download. Thank you!
Poster - Matte Printing on heavy paper - 11x17" Edition of 250
(Signed by Kim Boekbinder on request)
Fine Art Print - Archival Quality Printing on water color paper - 12x22" Edition of 60 ($200 package)
(Signed by Kim and The Teetering Bulb Team)
Kim will sign everything. You cannot stop her. She is a signing machine. The Teetering Bulb art duo will sign the fine art prints. Amanda Palmer will be out of the country when the records are made and she won't be able to sign anything. We could also get the crazy cat lady next door to sign things... just for fun.
Jim Batt, Kylie Sparrow, Laurence Barnes, Mandy Hall, propertyofranger, Tarnah Clair, and MissedMeMrsO1 - thanks for the photos and videos!
So let's say you want multiples of the $15 package - just put in the dollar amount for additional copies, but still choose the $15 package. Then send me a message here saying how many you want and I'll note that in my records. So many things are possible!
The pre-order ends on July 29th, and then I'll get the money from Kickstarter to start the record pressing process. All the art and songs will be ready to go so it will only be a matter of manufacturing the records and printing the art. This is usually a 6-8 week process. Records are scheduled to be sent in late September. If I can speed up this process I will. I want to see this finished. I'm really excited!
ORDER AT YOUR OWN RISK! I will ship ONE package to you and I will send you a photograph of me sending the package, but your post office is so corrupt that I have lost many packages and dollars to it. If you don't get the first package I cannot send you another at my own cost. That sounds so harsh. I'm sorry. I love you.
I'll be using www.bandcamp.com to deliver your digital download. You'll be able to choose which file type you prefer, they offer these types of download: MP3, FLAC, OGG, AAC, ALAC
On July 29th, when this Kickstarter project is completed, I will send you a form asking for your current shipping address.
I will record "On the Other Side of the World" in July and hope to have the downloads in your lovely ears by July 30th - the day after this Kickstarter project has ended.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Jun 29, 2011 - Jul 29, 2011 (30 days)
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LET'S GET DIGITAL: Pledge $1 or more and you get digital downloads of both songs and a digital copy of the art. This is a good option for people who don't need the physical package but still want to support the art.
Pledge $10 or more
STICKER LOVE: Digital download of two songs. Plus a 5x7 inch postcard and a sticker of the art - signed and sent together in an envelope. (Includes US shipping, add $1 shipping to Canada, $3 shipping everywhere else.) This package does NOT include the vinyl record.
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LAVENDER colored 7" Vinyl record - PLUS: Digital download. Plus a 5x7 inch postcard, and a sticker of the art. (Includes US shipping, please add $3 shipping to Canada and Europe, $5 shipping everywhere else.)
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ART LOVER LITE: Limited Edition poster - 11x17" - matte printing on heavy paper - NO VINYL. Just the poster, the download, and a sticker. (Includes US shipping. Add $3 for Canada and Europe, $5 everywhere else.)
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POSTER PACKAGE: Everything in the $15 VINYL package PLUS the limited edition poster. (Includes US shipping, please add $3 shipping to Canada and Europe, $5 shipping everywhere else.)
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
UKULELE LESSON with Kim! This will be a beginner's lesson for one hour via Skype - so you can be anywhere in the world (and so can I) so long as you have internet and Skypeabilites. I'll teach you how to play both songs that are on the record and another song of your choosing (good to have options as some songs are very hard.) You'll also get Everything in the $15 package. (Includes shipping to everywhere.)
Pledge $200 or more
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FINE ART PACKAGE: 7" Vinyl - including US shipping - plus limited edition 12x22" Archival Quality Print of the album art - SIGNED by Kim Boekbinder, and the Teetering Bulb Team (please add $7 shipping to Canada and Europe, $10 shipping everywhere else.)
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
GOLD UNICORN UKULELE package! You get the gold painted "Unicorn" Ukulele; Hand painted by Kim herself and used to record "On the Other Side of The World." Plus LAVENDER colored 7" Vinyl - including US shipping - plus limited edition poster - SIGNED by Kim Boekbinder, and the Teetering Bulb Team (Includes shipping to everywhere.)