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Twenty years after Steve Taylor's last studio album, he's taking a sabbatical from filmmaking to record all new music with a new band.
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    The first single! You will be the first to hear it (via digital download) and judge it. And if you're not completely satisfied, I will send a refund of $1 to your home address. As a bonus, I will send you a link to download the "Squint" album, which is my personal favorite and should be yours as well, and which is unavailable on iTunes, even though Lord knows I've tried to get the record label to re-release it, so what are they gonna do, sue me? Because a cease and desist order will only make me stronger, and I'll let you download it as well.

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    The entire album! Imagine an entire album (via digital download) of brand new tracks from Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil for a mere $8. How do we do it? Volume. And yes, it comes with the same money back guarantee. Because writing checks is easier than making "Blue Like Jazz" thank you calls.

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    The album on CD, enveloped in a lush and artful package! (Includes all the above plus our now-famous money back guarantee.)

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    A quality t-shirt emblazoned with the band's moniker! (Does not include our money back guarantee. What are we, Nordstrom?) Includes album download.

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    The same t-shirt with a CD! Because you like to kick it old skool. (Includes album download.)

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    A limited edition poster, signed and numbered by the band! Album download included.

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    The album on red-transparent vinyl! This hyper-limited edition will be hand-silkscreened by Jimmy Abegg and signed, numbered and kissed by the band using their actual lip prints. (Don't ask.) These red vinyl albums will be exclusive to our beloved backers and will not be available anywhere else. Album download included.

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    The works! The signed poster! The t-shirt! The download! The CD! And the hyper-limited edition red vinyl LP! It's like the best gift bag you never got from that party you should have been invited to. (And since the vinyl may take an extra few weeks, we'll send it under separate cover if necessary.)

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    A 4" x 6" illustration of your face by Jimmy Abegg on archival water color paper, suitable for framing! You email us your photo, and Jimmy will transform your visage into something whimsically iconic. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    Two tickets to an exclusive Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil live concert and VIP party in Nashville! The show is scheduled for Friday night, April 25th at a venue so fabulous and secretive that we may have to bribe the cops! Special guests will join us on stage to further blow your mind! I'm getting a lump in my throat just thinking about you missing out! Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    The Steve Taylor lyric of your choice, lovingly and painstakingly handwritten and framed by me! If you'd prefer one of the many songs I wrote with other bands, that can be arranged. And yes, I'll gladly personalize it. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    Jimmy Abegg will paint your face on an 18" x 20" canvas suitable for framing! And the entire band will sign it, as if we actually helped. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    You will be listed in the CD album credits under "Additional Musicians" as having played one of these instruments: vibes, jenga, breathalyzer, zeitgeist, turbinado, vodaphone and condoleeza. You will select your preferred instrument based on order of sign-up, and your name will appear in the same size type as the other musicians. And yes, this offer is transferrable to any friend or family member who "never got the credit." Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    A Jimmy Abegg custom painted guitar! Jimmy has painted guitars for bonafide celebrities. Like you. You can either send us your guitar or we'll purchase a quality instrument for you at no additional charge. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP, plus two tickets to either the Nashville Secret Show on April 25th or the show of your choice. (Does not include a money back guarantee, but a guitar gilded with Jimmy's loving brushstrokes should improve your playing.)

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    Your name will appear as an Executive Producer on the back cover of the CD and LP immediately after the "Produced By" credit (and in the same type size)! With a maximum of four Exec Producers, you'll be listed in order of sign-up, which will look way more legit than an alphabetical list. Best of all, when your friends marvel at your industry connections, you can feign indifference as you pass their demo to your intern. I will also do a personal 30 minute Skype session with each of you prior to the album's release, wherein I'll preview some tracks, show you some artwork and do a cartwheel. Because that's how I treat my Executive Producers. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP.

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    Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil will record an acoustic version of the song of your choice from Steve's extensive song catalogue! We will make a single pressing of the track on clear 12" vinyl, and you will own the only copy. Then we'll release the track as a free download with your name on it—i.e. "The Finish Line" (Jane Doe's Acoustic Version)—so that the wider public can benefit from your largesse. Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP, the Jimmy Abegg Portrait Of Your Face, plus four tickets to either the Nashville Secret Show on April 25th or the show of your choice.

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    You and the guests of your choice are invited to an elegant dinner at my house to celebrate your birthday. The band will attend, and we'll do a thirty minute acoustic set in your honor, including our version of "Happy Birthday To You" customized to include your actual name. My house is in Nashville, Tennessee. I will provide directions. And fire code regulations allow you to invite up to 25 guests or 4,000 pounds of guests. (Scale not included.) Includes poster, t-shirt, download, CD and red vinyl LP, the Jimmy Abegg Portrait Of Your Face, plus four tickets to either the Nashville Secret Show on April 25th or the show of your choice.

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    And if, perchance, you've got $10K burning a hole in your mattress (and you live within the continental U.S.)... You provide the sound system and we will bring the rock — a full set from Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil on a date to be mutually determined. We'll cover our own travel, we'll include every other reward from #1-16, and we'll help put the furniture back.

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