Rocketship's debut full-length, A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness, has been out-of-print for over a decade. Nonstop Co-op, however, is going to change that with your help. Let's all come together and put Rocketship's A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness back out on vinyl.
Play Rocketship's A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness:
In addition to the LP rerelease, we've put together some things about which we're super-excited to encourage people to help out.
Nonstop Co-op is proud to offer two previously unreleased Rocketship songs from the 90s for lossless digital download: "You Make Me Happy In My Sorrow" and "I Don't Know If I'll Love You Tomorrow". These two remixed and remastered tracks are exclusively available through the A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness LP reissue Kickstarter, and were formerly only found on a Rocketship demo cassette from 1994, "the red tape".
Nonstop Co-op is also pleased to offer, as well, these very cool "Hey, Hey Girl" pins, based on the artwork for Rocketship's first 7" record:
We've also made "mix-tape" reproductions of the art from all of Rocketship's releases, to be delivered to your door in a sleeve hand-numbered by Dusty, and including a lossless digital download of Rocketship's entire discography.
People who choose the LP as their Kickstarter reward will receive their copy of A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness hand-numbered by Dusty.
Nonstop Co-op will print Rocketship's record on vinyl in the U.S. at Cascade Record Printing in the band's home state of Oregon. 500 copies which mimic the original -- black vinyl, white sleeve, full-color jacket and label -- will cost about $2,500. Shipping in the U.S. for all 500 copies will be an additional $2500, more or less. As well, Kickstarter and credit card processing fees can run up to an additional 10%, so Nonstop is setting our goal at $5,500.
If we meet our goal, additional money raised could go to making the re-release more "fancy", i.e. colored vinyl, 180 gram vinyl, and full-color sleeves or inserts, if desired by fans.
Risks and challenges
Few risks are associated with reprinting Rocketship's "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" on vinyl. As all vinyl printing plants currently are experiencing high demand for records, there is a possibility that the plant manufacturing the records will have back orders which may preclude the Rocketship record from being printed immediately. Nonetheless, it is realistic to presume the reprinting of "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" will occur in 2016 for its 20th anniversary.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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