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My 13th solo album, my first in nearly 5 years, Peter Case songs about NOW, in your world, in your country, in your city, in your skin.
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I began writing songs in 1965. I began recording and touring in 1976. This will be my thirteenth solo album, called "HWY 62.".

I’m a songwriter. I don’t make records on deadline, I make them when I’ve got the songs. It’s the songs that tell me what to do, and when to do it. The songs seem to come in, from some unconscious place, and whenever they’re ready, wherever that is, I go to work getting them down.

My criteria is they need to be fresh, to be able to wake up people’s attention when they’re being heard. The song needs to be clear enough that I can walk into any bar or club in America and sing it, and the people will get what I’m saying, but it also needs to have the element of depth or mystery that will draw me back to sing it over and over, and the audience to listen again, and again to get more of what’s in it.

Then it’s time to record. This needs to be done with a group of musicians and others, who all want the same thing: to make a great recording. Everything played has to to be right, to contribute to the overall impact of the music. Recording sessions are like a mind-meld, everybody serving the same ideal. It’s all done in a timeless moment that somehow also beats the clock... In a way, it’s a gauntlet each song has to run, to make it onto an album with any magic intact.

The recording itself has to sound right. I realized a while back that analog tape remains the way to go. There’s a warmth to it that’s undeniable.`If it’s recorded on the right format it adds to the life of the music.

Anyhow, I've got the songs. I know the players and studio. I'm ready to do this.

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The record business has changed. To make a record now requires me to partner with the audience to get it done. I'm asking for the support of my fans and music lovers to do it right.

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    A download of Peter Case's "HWY 62" will be sent to you on release of the album. Every pledge level will also receive this download.

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    A signed vinyl copy of Peter Case's album "HWY 62" will be sent to you in advance of release, and your name will included in the Roll Call.

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    Receive a signed copy of each of Peter's three books: As Far As You Can Get Without A Passport, Epistolary Rex, and his new one. Subterranean Hum

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    A CD "Lost Songs and Outside Favorites" including out-takes, alternate performances, of original and outside songs, with other rare and dynamic behind--the-scenes recordings from the making of "HWY 62."

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    Lyrics to one of Peter's songs of your choice, handwritten and annotated by the composer. On art paper.

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    Poster Package: Original 1977 Nerves Tour Poster, rare, 18 x 22 with photos, plus an original, "Plimsouls at the Starwood with Jack Lee" rodeo-size poster,w/ photo, also rare, plus a selection of three original, rare early 80's Plimsouls LA club 8 x 10 flyers.

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    Peter will play a private concert for you and your friends in your house. This is limited to the first 5 backers who request it. (This in the continental United States only.)

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    Peter will give special 2 hour spoken word and musical performance, in your home, on "The Mysteries Of Songwriting," interesting for musicians and non-musician fans, alike. (This in the continental United States only.)

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    The Goya 12-string guitar that Peter used to compose the Plimsoul's hit "A Million Miles Away" and many other Plimsouls songs, as well as the songs on his first solo LP. The guitar is signed.

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