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Frank Wyatt and friends from his musical career take you on a fantastic journey with a new Pedal Giant Animals production, Zeitgeist!
Frank Wyatt and friends from his musical career take you on a fantastic journey with a new Pedal Giant Animals production, Zeitgeist!
Frank Wyatt and friends from his musical career take you on a fantastic journey with a new Pedal Giant Animals production, Zeitgeist!
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"Zeitgeist" A Pedal Giant Animals Progressive Music Project

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Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. This recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born! The music will be produced in the studios of the respective artists and at Crafty Hands Studio using state of the art recording technologies as well as some old school hardware and techniques. The project musicians have quite an extensive history in the music business and have performed on many records, some of which are shown below:

This unique gathering of such great musicians promises to deliver a beautiful and exciting musical experience.

The Artists:
Frank Wyatt: Compositions, Keyboards, Engineering, Project Management
Stan Whitaker: Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins: Keyboards
Rick Kennell: Bass Guitar
Mike Beck: Percussion
Cliff Fortney: Vocals
Ron Riddle: Drums
David Rosenthal: Keyboards
Joe Bergamini: Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso: Drums
David Hughes: Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Richard Shaeer: Assistant Engineer
Michael Phipps: Artwork
Steve Durham: Videography

This collection will include these ten tracks, and maybe more!:

1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Artist Michael Phipps has painted a fantastic cover for the project, and backers may choose reward levels that include a fine art print, 13.5" x 17" and printed on archival heavyweight matte paper with archival inks. The print includes the "Pedal Giant Animals" and "Bali Nahoo Rides the Lion..." lettering and has a white border.

Funds raised in the Kickstarter campaign will be used to produce the physical CD, artwork, studio expenses, travel expenses, packaging and shipping fees, Kickstarter fees, and taxes. Your support will keep us in the studio, will help us get additional production work done, and will help us design, market, and distribute the CD. The whole thing. It literally cannot be done without you.

We will use a very nice project management tool to keep you updated. Here is where we are so far!

The Overview
The Overview
The Phases
The Phases

Risks and challenges

While a collaboration of this scale will certainly be complex and challenging, our team's combined experience in producing music should result in a smooth path to project completion. The Pedal Giant Animals website features a project update module (see screenshots above) that will let everyone know where we stand at any given time, and regular updates will also be posted here on Kickstarter. We won't leave you guessing about our progress!

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    A digital download of the recording in your choice of high resolution FLAC or mp3(320kb) format. Also included will be a .pdf of the front cover art.

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    A physical copy of the CD in a full color six panel eco-wallet, professionally manufactured by Disc Makers.

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    For a pledge of $20.00 you will receive Rewards #1 and #2 above; the CD package and your choice of high resolution FLAC or mp3(320kb) format. Also included will be a .pdf of the front cover art.

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    For a pledge of $25.00 you will receive Reward #3 above, and a signed copy (by all the artists) of an exclusive art page inserted into the full color CD package

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    For a pledge of $50.00 you will receive a Michael Phipps Pedal Giant Animals art print, 13.5" x 17", printed on archival heavyweight matte paper with archival inks. The print includes the "Pedal Giant Animals" and "Bali Nahoo Rides the Lion" lettering, and has a white border, along with everything included in Reward #4 above.

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    For a pledge of $50.00 you will have your name included in the liner notes on the CD packaging and on the Pedal Giant Animals website as an official sponsor, and a signed copy (by all the artists) of an exclusive art page inserted into the full color CD package professionally manufactured by Disc Makers.

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    All rewards above! Includes the CD package, the signed art insert, the digital download, the Pedal Giant Animals art print, and your name on the CD liner notes and on the Pedal Giant Animals website as an official sponsor.

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    The Executive Producer award! This level of support is for the ultimate fan! It includes everything above, plus a Pedal Giant Animals Tee-shirt, a limited edition vinyl copy of Oblivion Sun's "The High Places", your photo and your pledge story on the website and an executive producer credit on the CD.

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