King Crimson bassist presents an e-book version of his behind the scenes photos of the band, with lots of interactivity and music. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 20, 2012.
About this project
"CRIMSON Chronicles" is a very special photo book, shot from a vantage point nobody else has - that of the bass player onstage with the band. This book features the early years of the King Crimson's incarnation with Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, and Tony Levin starting with writing the groundbreaking Discipline album, and it chronicles life on the road, backstage, rehearsals, composition and more.. a real treat for any King Crimson enthusiast and anybody that wants an in depth, yet humorous look at behind the scenes of a rock band.
This is not just pages of photos - I wanted to take advantage of the latest technologies in books for tablets to bring this King Crimson experience to a whole new level… adding interactivity, voice commentary and anecdotes, videos and new original music to the photos. We've got some surprising features I'm sure will be enjoyed.
The book will be initially released for the iPad and it will be followed by an iPhone/iPod Touch version.
Your support is key to taking the experience to a whole new level. We've done a lot and we want to do more to add the best production and technology value possible. Video production is expensive and the more funds we have, the more features in our list we will be able to add to the book. The current prototype is very cool, but we'd like to make this book "Best in Class".
There are numerous pledging levels with great rewards for those kind enough to support the project, including you being part of the official book (your name and/or your own memorabilia featured in it), a limited quantity of autographed printed books that I will ship to your home, exclusive numbered Artist Proof prints, and more.
As with our music, we always try to break new ground. Say "I LIKE IT" and help us publish the best iPad Photo Book about the music world.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
DIG ME! You will be helping us to complete this project and you will feel very good about yourself.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
BE A "MAN WITH AN OPEN HEART"! You will receive a special THANK YOU with your name on it on my own Tony Levin official web page and on my Tony Levin Facebook Official Page. You will also receive updates of the progress we are making via email with videos. (Note about all rewards: this is an iTunes app, and currently there is no way to offer the app itself as a reward through the iTunes store. We are looking into a way to do it.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
BE A "MODEL MAN"! You will receive all of the above PLUS you will get an exclusive Tony Levin Ringtone with Original Music for your iPhone.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
BE DISCIPLINED! You will receive all of the above PLUS your name will officially be part of the book, featured in the special THANK YOU PAGE of the Book App.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
BE A "HOWLER!" You will receive all of the above PLUS you can send us a photo or scan of your own memorabilia so it will be included in the official book. Just send a photo of yourself in the venue of a concert of the era, (1981 - 1985), or a scanned ticket or other book-worthy material. Your name will be credited in the book as a contributor.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or more
BE A "SCHIZOID MAN!" You will receive all of the above PLUS you will receive an autographed copy of the print version of the book to water your appetite before the iPad book arrives at the App Store (Postage incl. for US and Canadian addresses only, please pledge $30 more for worldwide delivery).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
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FRAME MY FRAME!
Get all of the above plus a numbered, autographed Print of the famous "Robert Fripp in Italy" photo. The print was a limited edition of 220, sold out, but I have numbers #5 thru #9 available (Robert, Adrian, Bill and myself have numbers 1 thru 4)
The priority order to send the numbered prints will be: Higher pledger first and if the amount pledged is the same the priority goes to who pledged first.
They will be sent worldwide, professionally packed, and shipping is included but the receiver is responsible for any import duties/taxes.Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)