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We're reissuing the 77s classic album "Pray Naked" on CD & Vinyl and we need your help!
We're reissuing the 77s classic album "Pray Naked" on CD & Vinyl and we need your help!
545 backers pledged $30,586 to help bring this project to life.

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           ~ 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...

12/31/90 DVD unrestored screen shots
12/31/90 DVD unrestored screen shots


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!)

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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: 

Pray Naked Handwritten Lyrics & Promo Items
Pray Naked Handwritten Lyrics & Promo Items
Pray Naked Studio Charts & Promo Items
Pray Naked Studio Charts & Promo Items
David Leonhardt's Delay Pedal
David Leonhardt's Delay Pedal
David Leonhardt's Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Pedal
David Leonhardt's Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Pedal

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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.)

"Smoking Skulls", used as the frame for the cover image on the album.
"Smoking Skulls", used as the frame for the cover image on the album.
Flower (The actual petals were used on the CD image inside the palms on the disc)
Flower (The actual petals were used on the CD image inside the palms on the disc)



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 booking@lo-fidelity.com 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!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    PRAY NAKED (REMASTERED) DOWNLOAD ~
    You'll receive a download code via email containing the fully remastered original 12 track Pray Naked album, available here for the first time ever (legally) as a download!

    Download codes will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED (DELUXE REMASTERED) DOWNLOAD ~ You'll receive a download code via email containing the fully remastered Pray Naked album plus a second album of bonus material made up of outtakes, demos, and live material taken directly from the archives of the 77s.

    Download codes will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED (UBER DELUXE REMASTERED) DOWNLOAD ~ You'll receive a download code via email containing the fully remastered Pray Naked album plus TWO additional albums of bonus material made up of outtakes, demos, and live material taken directly from the archives of the 77s.

    Download codes will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED (DELUXE REMASTERED) 2 CD SET ~ You'll receive the fully remastered Pray Naked album on CD, plus a second disc of bonus material album made up of outtakes, demos, and live material taken directly from the archives of the 77s.

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    12/31/90 LIVE DVD ~ You'll receive one copy of the 77s 12/31/90 LIVE DVD taken directly from the archives of David Leonhardt and the 77s, packaged in a deluxe digipak DVD case.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    PRAY NAKED on ULTRA-CLEAR "NAKED" VINYL. You'll receive one copy of PRAY NAKED on 180g, double LP vinyl, in a deluxe gatefold jacket. The album also comes with a download card for the album.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED (UBER DELUXE REMASTERED) 3 CD SET ~ You'll receive the fully remastered Pray Naked album on CD, plus TWO discs of bonus material made up of outtakes, demos, and live material taken directly from the archives of the 77s.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    PRAY NAKED on GOLD/BLACK VINYL. (Aside/Bside SWIRL pressing.) You'll receive one copy of PRAY NAKED on 180g, double LP vinyl, in a deluxe gatefold jacket. The album also comes with a download card for the album. Only 100 copies of the GOLD/BLACK vinyl will be pressed.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED on WHITE/GOLD/BLACK HEAVY SPLATTER VINYL. You'll receive one copy of PRAY NAKED on 180g, double LP vinyl, in a deluxe gatefold jacket. The album also comes with a download card for the album. Only 100 copies of the WHITE/GOLD/BLACK HEAVY SPLATTER vinyl will be pressed.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    PRAY NAKED (UBER DELUXE REMASTERED) 3 CD SET + 12/31/90 LIVE DVD ~ You'll receive the fully remastered Pray Naked album on CD, plus TWO discs of bonus material made up of outtakes, demos, and live material, plus the 12/31/90 LIVE DVD taken directly from the archives of David Leonhardt and the 77s, packaged in a deluxe digipak DVD case.

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    I WANT IT ALL ~ You'll receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album plus download card.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    STUDIO TRACKING SHEETS + EVERYTHING ~ You'll receive the following: Direct from the 77s archives circa 1990-1991, original studio lyric tracking sheets for "Happy Roy," "Deep End," and "Look," and the original 2 page "Pray Naked" album track completion charts. One 8" cover promo card and lyric sheet mailer. You'll also receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked" set on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album, the 12/31/90 Live DVD, plus a "Pray Naked" album download card.

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS + EVERYTHING ~ You'll receive the following: Direct from the 77s archives circa 1990-1991, original hand written lyric & chord sheets for "Sad Roy" (Kites Without Strings), "Happy Roy," "The Rain Kept Falling In Love," and "Pray Naked" by Michael Roe. One 8" cover promo card and lyric sheet mailer. You'll also receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked" set on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album, the 12/31/90 Live DVD, plus a "Pray Naked" album download card.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    DELAY PEDAL + EVERYTHING ~ You'll receive one vintage Boss Digital Delay pedal used by David Leonhardt on all Strawmen and 77s recordings/live performances from the Strawmen's "At Home" to the 77s "Pray Naked" and "Drowning With Land In Sight" albums. ONE OF A KIND. (Pedal still works.) You'll also receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked" set on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album, the 12/31/90 Live DVD, plus a "Pray Naked" album download card.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    DISTORTION PEDAL + EVERYTHING ~ You'll receive one vintage IBANEZ TS9 TUBE SCREAMER DISTORTION pedal used by David Leonhardt on all 77s and personal live performances from 1992 through 2015. ONE OF A KIND. (Pedal still works.) You'll also receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked" set on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album, the 12/31/90 Live DVD, plus a "Pray Naked" album download card.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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    NANGI-NAMAJ-PEREZ ART + EVERYTHING ~ You'll receive a ONE-OF-A-KIND signed (by MIke, Mark, & David) framed Album Cover print, which will also include the original art elements used in the original album design. You'll receive the 3 disc UBER-DELUXE "Pray Naked on CD, as well as ALL 3 Vinyl variations of the album plus download card.

    Download cards will allow the user to download the album in mp3 (V0 or 320), AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF, or ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, and will contain downloadable PDF files of the album art and cover.

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Funding period

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