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McGee's 8th full length album & first since Those Old Demons (2014): a unique songbook, drawing on old vinyl blues, gospel & '30s jazz
McGee's 8th full length album & first since Those Old Demons (2014): a unique songbook, drawing on old vinyl blues, gospel & '30s jazz
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    Digital only

    A high quality digital copy of the album

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    Physical CD

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    Signed CD

    A high quality digital copy of the album plus a signed CD, delivered to you with my thanks.

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    Two CDs

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    Digital, Signed CD & digital book

    For those who live comfortably in both digital and physical worlds: Signed CD, download and digital lyric ebook - I’ve put together a book of lyrics that will appear alongside some of my photographs from Italy, Copenhagen, Arctic Norway and California.

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    Curious completist

    Still curious to hear what I did in Italy before I decided to make a full-scale studio album? I’ll put together a 10 track limited edition field recordings CD for supporters on kickstarter that will feature some of the recordings that were made back in August. You’ll also get a copy of the studio CD and both will be signed by me.

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    Super-curious wordsmith

    Satisfy your curiousity by supporting all of those senses - by pledging £80 you get two different signed CDs and a hardback limited edition book of photos and lyrics

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    Lyrical Completist

    This is the same package as the Super Curious except it contains a framed handwritten lyric, an e-book & credits in the album and lyric book.

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    • Physical copy of the CD in a beautiful gatefold sleeve
    • e-book of the lyrics in PDF / digital form
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    • A framed lyric of your choice, handwritten by me
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    Concert at Valley Wood

    I'll be playing a private online concert just for Kickstarter backers! You'll help me write my set list ahead of time, we’ll agree a date that suits everyone and then on show day I'll play some songs live from Valley Wood Studio where the album is made and chat with you. It'll be fun. Estimated delivery April 2019.

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    Skype call & treats

    I’ll call you on Skype and we can chat for 45 minutes about anything you’d like to chat about - I’ll teach you a song or listen to some music that you’ve been making and a whole bunch of goodies (including the CD, Italian CD, book, credits & some other carefully curated treats which may or may not involve chocolate) will arrive in the mail. It’ll be like Christmas in April.

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    At home plus treats

    I'll travel to wherever you are and play a private show for you and your friends! I’ll even cook you a vegan meal &/or bake you a cake if you enjoy home cooking. You will, of course, get credits on the album and book artwork and all the back catalogue since 2007 - I'll arrive with treats that could well include chocolates and a bottle.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you live more than 3 hours from Manchester and aren’t on the route of the tour or if you are outside the UK, the cost of travel and lodging for 2 people must be covered as well. Obviously this could vary quite a bit so please drop me a message before selecting this reward, and we’ll see if we can figure it out!

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    Grand Tour

    Tour of Manchester: I’ll take you & up to 2 friends around my favourite haunts as we wander around my hometown taking in the architecture, sights, sounds and hippest hangouts. We can visit art galleries, museums or music shops & go to a gig or a movie, grab some food…alternatively I'd be happy to take you out for a stroll in the Peak District. We can plan a day around the things you like to do & make it a day to remember. In addition of course, you get music, lyrics, credits and the back catalogue of albums since 2007.

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    A Day in the Studio

    Come down and see the recording process first hand - you'll get unprecedented access to the recording as it takes place at Valley Wood Studio, Leeds (transport and accommodation not included) Other treats and rewards are included in this tier.
    Estimated delivery January 2019

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    Early Bird

    For those of you who want to be ahead of the curve, the first 20 pledges to pitch in on the project will get a physical copy of the album for just £12 plus postage, (signed on request).

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