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25 years after its release, the classic "Here's To The Losers" comes to vinyl, with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
25 years after its release, the classic "Here's To The Losers" comes to vinyl, with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
107 backers pledged $7,226 to help bring this project to life.

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Here's To The Losers, 25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Love Jones's first full-length studio album, we are re-releasing Here's To The Losers, as a limited edition double gatefold LP, released around the April 2018 Record Store Day. Limited to only 500 copies, this record is a Love Jones produced self-release.

The pre-sales through this kickstarter campaign will fund the expedition to locate the masters, press and package the record, with the goal to break-even. Without meeting this goal, we won't move forward with the re-issue. 

The Record and The Rewards

Here's To The Losers will be a double gatefold LP, pressed on 180 grams of the finest vinyl we could find. The standard edition is one red, one black vinyl record. You can also select limited "all red" vinyl, or "all black" vinyl, through the kickstarter campaign only.

The hits include "Paid For Loving" made famous in the Swingers soundtrack. "Santa Monica and Orange," a rendition of "Paid For Loving" by the band Tool.  At no extra cost, we will include "Custom Van," "Ohio River," "Central Avenue," and every other song that originally appeared on the CD. Yes, even "Pineapple." Also included will be several still-to-be-determined bonus tracks which could include a few live cuts, a re-mix or two, and a few previously unreleased tracks.

In addition to the basic album, we are offering some premium rewards that include other Love Jones rarities, unavailable and out-of-print, and swag.

Our personal favorite is the Love Jones Vinyl Collection, where you get all the bands long-players in beautiful, pristine, and in some cases, vintage vinyl.

Some of the rewards packages include tickets/guest list to any release parties that we plan. These would be held in Louisville, and potentially Los Angeles. More info will be available once we have it.

Take a look at the different packages, and fund away!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Pressing a record is pretty straightforward, however there are lots of moving parts that must come together. Our projected release date is May 2018. The original recordings will be remastered for vinyl. We are also recreating the album art, as much of that original art can't be located. Finally, we are locking down the bonus track selections, and remastering/remixing as needed.

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    Support the Project / Digital Downloads

    For those of you who don't have a turntable with a fancy tube powered amp and wooden speakers, BUT want to support the project. Make a small donation and we'll send you a bunch of rare downloadable digital files of Love Jones records and live shows. This includes "Live at Jerry's", "Hard Candy", "The Toy Tiger Medley (adult)", and anything else we add to any of the packages below.

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    • Digital Download package of rare studio and live recordings.
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    "Here's To The Losers" double LP 180g

    Your Choice: Standard edition, red and black 180g vinyl. Or, choose all red or all black. You have choices to make.

    Includes:
    • "Here’s To The Losers", 180 gram vinyl double LP
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    "Here's To The Losers", Signed Edition

    Personalized, signed and defaced by the band. Select the standard edition, or the all red or all black double 180 gram vinyl. Shipped upon release and once we find everyone to get them to sign.

    Includes:
    • Signed "Here’s To The Losers", select edition
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    "Central Avenue" Cassette Collection

    Perfect if you still listen to music from your Panasonic jambox, or maybe for the hipster audience we never had. Everything that was available on cassette. Super rare, with only 3 available. Plus "HTTL" in the color vinyl variant of your choice.

    Includes:
    • "Here’s To The Losers", Gatefold 180 gram 2-LPs
    • Sealed cassette version of "Here's To The Losers"
    • Sealed cassette version of "Powerful Pain Relief"
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    "Live at The Toy Tiger" Collection

    You liked the record, but loved the "Live" shows. This is the complete recorded live recordings of Love Jones that we can still find, plus a button from the merch table.

    Includes:
    • "Here’s To The Losers", 180 gram vinyl double LP
    • "Live in Hollywood" vinyl (out-of-print)
    • "Live at Jerry's" digital download (FLAC, MP3, and more)
    • Download compilation of various live gems
    • Vintage Love Jones button
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    "Fragile" A Love Jones Vinyl Collection

    Every Love Jones long-play release that appeared on vinyl. Instant completist record collection. - MOST POPULAR (we hope)!

    Includes:
    • Signed "Here’s To The Losers", select edition
    • "Powerful Pain Relief" on 10" white vinyl (out-of-print)
    • "Live in Hollywood" vinyl (out-of-print)
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    • Tickets for any/all record release parties
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    "Here's To You, Loser" Ultimate

    Only 5 available! Pretty much everything we can pull together, (just not the cassettes) including but not limited to...

    Includes:
    • Signed "Here’s To The Losers", select edition
    • "I Like Young Girls" 7in. Minty Fresh single, pink vinyl (rare)
    • "Powerful Pain Relief" on 10" white vinyl (out-of-print)
    • "Live in Hollywood" vinyl (out-of-print)
    • "Live at Jerry's" digital download (FLAC, MP3, and more)
    • Tickets for any/all record release parties
    • Download compilation of various live gems
    • Vintage Love Jones button
    • Free Shipping Upon Release
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