~ 4/11/16 Stretch Goal Update ~ New Goal $25,000 ~
12/31/90 LIVE DVD INFO ~ We are releasing the entire concert, which is 8 songs, and roughly an hour long. Tracks include "Perfect Blues" ~ "This Is The Way Love Is" ~ "Deep End" ~ "Self Made Trap" ~ "Don't This Way" ~ "The Lust" ~ "U U U U" and "Miserable"... We are currently working on restoring both the audio & video, and are excited to share this rare glimpse of the band from the "Pray Naked" era. We've attached some screen shots of the unrestored footage below...
If you only want the DVD, or want the 3 CD set and the DVD, we've added new pledge levels for both. If you have already pledged for a download, 2 CD set, or vinyl level and want to add the DVD to your pledge, simply go into your Kickstarter account, and add $20 to your existing pledge amount. Then message us to let us know you've added the DVD so we can note your account. (Message us by clicking the blue "Contact Me" button on the front page of our campaign. Easy!)
We've also added some One-Of-A-Kind Pledge Levels that feature handwritten lyrics, promotional items, studio tracking sheets from the "Pray Naked" recording sessions, and even a couple guitar pedals from David Leonhardt that were used on all the Strawmen and 77s studio and live work from "At Home" ~ "Pray Naked" and "Drowning With Land In Sight"... (They still work!) Check out a few photos of some of the items being offered:
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You'll receive a framed band signed (Mike, Mark, David) print of the album cover, with one-of-a-kind art elements used in the original layout including the smoking skulls foil art piece, and the actual pressed daisy that ended up in the palms on the original CD art. (The signed print, skull foil art and daisy will all be framed together.)
We have 19 days to hit $25,000 and make the DVD happen. And if we hit $25K, we might add another stretch goal... Let's do this!
The 77s "Pray Naked" Kickstarter CD/VINYL Reissue Facts:
Out of print for roughly 20 years, we're reissuing Pray Naked on expanded CD (multi disc ~ with bonus material never before released,) and VINYL for the very first time ever. The band (Michael Roe, Mark Harmon, Bruce Spencer) will also tour this October in support of the reissue, and will be joined by David Leonhardt on guitar. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details on bringing the 77s to your city.
Why are you doing this with Kickstarter? Why not just reissue the albums "normally"? ~ We get it. Not everyone likes the idea and practice of Kickstarter. But neither the label or the 77s like the idea of amassing large amounts of debt on releases we're not totally sure everyone will want. None of what we're attempting here is inexpensive. So we're using Kickstarter to let fans speak out through their pledges.
Do you know what the bonus tracks will be on the reissue? ~ Not yet. We're currently going through band archives to figure out the best material to include. Right now we've found enough for at least 2 bonus CDs, but we haven't made final decisions yet on what will be included.
Will there be any "one-of-a-kind" rewards offered during the campaign? ~ Yes...the band is currently pulling items from their personal archives to be added throughout the month. These items will be announced via Kickstarter updates and on the 77s Facebook page www.facebook.com/The77s. Don't miss these announcements!
Can I add a CD or expanded download package to my vinyl order without having to pledge twice? YES! Simply increase your vinyl pledge amount with the price of the CD or download level you also want, and send us a message so we can note your account.
How long will it be before I get my order? ~ Great question. Our desired ship date is September of this year, in advance of the tour. If we meet the goal, and pledges go through in a timely manner so we are quickly paid, we can begin manufacturing quickly. Please make sure you are pledging with a valid/non-expired credit card as any delays in Kickstarter collecting pledges results in delays in us getting paid...and sets us back with manufacturing, shipping, etc. Whatever the wait time, we promise it will be worth it.
Let's make this happen...
Risks and challenges
The main "risks" simply relate to manufacturing timelines to meet the September ship date if the campaign is successfully funded. If we meet the goal, and pledges go through in a timely manner so that we are quickly paid, we can begin manufacturing. Please make sure you are pledging with a valid/non-expired credit card as any delays in Kickstarter collecting pledges results in delays in us getting paid...and sets us back with manufacturing, shipping, etc. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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