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In 1995 The Prayer Chain released their final studio album "Mercury."  Help the band release the album on a double vinyl.
In 1995 The Prayer Chain released their final studio album "Mercury." You helped the band release the album on a double vinyl. Thanks!
In 1995 The Prayer Chain released their final studio album "Mercury." You helped the band release the album on a double vinyl. Thanks!
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    1. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on June 11, 2016

      If you have a defective record, please email: Thanks.

    2. Monte Baldwin on June 6, 2016

      My first record is too big for the I'm also looking for a way to contact someone about this.

    3. Joey Belville on June 4, 2016

      I'm with Sam, I also received a defective record (looks like someone tried to play it with a cheese-grater) - but I never saw who or how to contact to get on the replacement list. Any help is appreciated - Thanks, fellas!

    4. Sam Knaak on June 4, 2016

      What was the email again if we got a vinyl but its faulty and won't play? Sorry i think I saw it at one point but forget. Thanks

    5. Brad Inman on May 12, 2016

      Been a month since the last update, just checking in, and hoping to listen to it soon.

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      Russell Rhodes on March 26, 2016

      Checking on any updates. Just curious. It's been a year minus a week since this launched.

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      Wayne N. on November 21, 2015

      Anyone know how we go about submitting our address for eventual shipment? If I vaguely recall, I read they will get in touch with us when ready, but I want to make certain. I will be having it shipped to my old address where my in laws live as I'm in apartment now and don't trust it to arrive here safely.

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      Brad Hill on November 2, 2015

      Any update for us backers? Have you received the final copies yet?

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      Robert Brixey on October 20, 2015

      will the t-shirts ship with the vinyl?

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      Scott Cottrell on September 25, 2015

      This was posted on their FB page on September 7th: "The latest test pressings of the Mercury vinyl have been sent to us to approve. Hopefully they're amazing and we will be pressing vinyl before the end of the month. Turns out we're not the only band who wants to press vinyl."

    11. Travis Trevisan on September 24, 2015

      Hi! pumped for this!

      I am moving on the 1st of October and will not have an address for 1 month, just want to make sure I get my vinyl, cheers! Travis

    12. Joseph on September 24, 2015

      So, any news? We're over two months past the initial release date.

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      Brad Hill on September 22, 2015

      Any update on when the records will be shipping? Thanks!

    14. Aarøn Andersøn on July 22, 2015

      I didn't get a survey either. An update would be nice.

    15. Paul Turner on July 20, 2015

      Just curious, but when should I expect to receive the record? I never received a I was just a little anxious that I may have missed it somehow. Please give an update if possible.

    16. Brian Medendorp on July 13, 2015

      a bit more than 2 weeks to go until the nashvegas listening party and I'm excited! eric, wayne, andy, & tim: any ideas on how soon we will know the time and place of this occasion? thanks.

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      Jason Lamoreaux on June 30, 2015

      The listening party was incredible. Thanks all!

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      Jason Grande on June 26, 2015

      Any way to record the listening party. It would be way cool to hear stories, comments, Q&A, etc. Put it up on bandcamp, I'd pay to download it. (I'd even download it for free).

    19. C&RW on June 3, 2015

      It would be cool if there was a Mercury poster option.

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      Jason Lamoreaux on May 23, 2015

      Curious where the listening party will be.

    21. Joe Marinich on May 23, 2015

      I haven't received a survey and want to make sure I didn't miss it or maybe lost it in spam filter.

    22. Jason Navarrete on May 6, 2015

      I need to update my shipping address (moving soon) who do I contact? Thanks!

    23. C&RW on May 6, 2015

      Does the invitation to the listening party allow for a guest?

    24. Steven James Benbow on May 4, 2015

      Are the LA listening party people likely to get theirs at the party?

    25. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on May 3, 2015

      Well, you did it...and then some. Wow. The 20th anniversary edition of Mercury on double vinyl was funded in two hours and you guys helped push the campaign father than we could have dreamed. Over 600%. We feel the love. The album will release on July 14, 2015. Once again, thank you from all of us. - Eric, Andy, Wayne and Tim

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      Darryl Dozlaw on May 3, 2015


      In my view, this is one of the best records recorded in the 90's- Christian or otherwise. I was teaching middle school at the time and Mercury was a CD I could play in my art classes along with the Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tea Party and Smashing Pumpkins tunes that my students were bringing in. It and Shawl have been constants on my various iPods and iPhones over the years. To finally have this record on vinyl puts it where it belongs- in the format of that lasting canon of albums that can be listened to from end to end, not sampled and shuffled like so much digital playlist fodder.

    27. Gabe Ginorio on May 3, 2015

      675% funded. Seems like nostalgia has inspired the old fans. Huge congrats, guys. I'm buying my tickets to LA. See you guys there.

    28. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on May 3, 2015

      One hour to go. A few copies left.

    29. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on April 28, 2015

      @ Paul Rogers: thanks Paul

    30. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on April 25, 2015

      Thanks everyone. 1 week to go. See you at the party.

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      Paul Rogers on April 25, 2015

      Thanks for this guys! Your music was very influential on me growing up and is still so to this day. Mercury is one of my top 5 favorite albums of all time, and in my opinion, was before its time and came from another planet, no pun intended.

    32. Andy Morgan on April 25, 2015

      Listening Party with the band and Steve in Nashville! Thanks for this opportunity guys. I couldn't be more excited.

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      Petraspective on April 22, 2015

      Will the t-shirt design be ready before the campaign finishes? I'd like to see a design before I get it.

    34. Brian Medendorp on April 22, 2015

      thanks for opening up some spots for the listening parties. i just changed my pledge so i can attend the one in Nashville. it will be fantastic to meet you guys and go back to my old stomping grounds.

    35. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on April 21, 2015

      Listening Parties : June 27 Orange County, CA and August 1 Nashville, TN. See you there.

    36. Jon Anderson on April 21, 2015

      This whole thing is making me salivate at even the thought of a Lassie Foundation vinyl somewhere down the line.

    37. Steven James Benbow on April 19, 2015

      Perhaps those going to the listening partys should have first chance at the vintage shirts, and if any are leftover they can be sold on the bandcamp page. Might be easier.

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      Scott Cottrell on April 18, 2015

      First of all, congrats on the successful funding. I thought that I remembered reading somewhere that the master tapes for Mercury were destroyed in a flood. If that's the case, I'm just curious what kind of source(s) you're using to cut the records with?

    39. The Prayer Chain 2-time creator on April 18, 2015

      Tom - Thanks! We are looking at early August as a possible time for a Nashville listening party. If we play a song, it would not be full Prayer Chain rock and roll. but maybe something acoustic. I would say it's a 50/50 chance.

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      Tom Jolley on April 18, 2015

      Ok... Complementary upgrade is pretty amazing!!!
      Q: If Nashville party is funded any idea on dates?
      Q: If Nashville Party is funded, what is the chances there will be some performance (eg. 50%, 80%, 100%)? This is the portion that actually has me considering an upgrade, even got the thumbs up from the wife.
      I kick myself for not making the drive to see y'all on your tour in support of mercury circa 95'... and only got to see a few minutes of y'all at creation before I "Discovered" The Prayer Chain, when I picked up a demo off the shelf at a local christian book store. I still clearly remember crystal clearly every second of that moment about 21 - 22 years ago.

      Plead: Please get back together, make a new album (even if it sounds like Mumford and sons... it would be so awesome to have new music from my favorite band), and please put out Shawl on Vinyl. Ok... thanks for listening.

    41. Steven James Benbow on April 15, 2015

      Here's possibly a more realistic idea for a stretch goal. If you raise over $15000, you do an audio commentary version of Mercury while you're all together, like The Choir do with their albums now. Anyone who pledges over $60 gets it as a free download. And you can also sell it thru Northern Records as a download. Just a suggestion.

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      Tom Jolley on April 13, 2015

      Can we get SHAWL pressed to vinyl now? The only thing better would be a reunion with new material and a tour. :-)

    43. Aarøn Andersøn on April 13, 2015

      Antarctica on a picture disc vinyl (the penguin from the album cover) would be the tits. Also any new music would be great too. Or maybe collab on a song or album with Jason Martin. Everyone here would pay whatever you wanted for that.

    44. lee on April 12, 2015

      Hey Eric/Wayne! This is so rad you guys are doing this. Hope all is well. Do some Lassie next! = lee gilmore

    45. Joe Marinich on April 9, 2015

      Is the listening party $125 for one person or can you bring a plus 1?

    46. Steven James Benbow on April 9, 2015

      Someone has to bring a guitar to the listening party. Would love to hear some tunes pulled out from the guys, either Prayer Chain ones or from any of their projects. (I'd bring it, but I'm coming from overseas!)

    47. Matthew Schutt on April 9, 2015

      How about releasing your other albums on vinyl as well, since the funding went over the goal so quickly? I'd really like to have Shawl on wax.

    48. Steven James Benbow on April 7, 2015

      If the band want to make more music as the four of them, they will. But it's been 20 years, so in a lot of ways it wouldn't be the Prayer Chain we know. Just enjoy the stuff they want to do. And enjoy their other projects, like Stranger Kings, Cush, Charity Empressa, etc.

    49. Joe Marinich on April 7, 2015

      Eliezer those are my thoughts exactly. Think about it your fans have just given $12k so far for the same music that we've all had for 20 years. Could you imagine the response if you put something out with even 1 new song on it? You would probably break Kickstarter...

    50. Eliezer Madeira de Campos on April 7, 2015

      As I see how much this project has already made, with still 25 days to go, I can't help the big smile on my face. I'll spell it out for you, members of the band, we the people want you and Steve Hindalong hiding in a studio somewhere, recording a new album. I'll be a monkey if you wouldn't raise at least $50K on a Kickstarter for a new album. So stop f*****g around and give us what we want. ;)

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