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KICK IT! Help me fund my debut album - "FIRST THINGS LAST" - with performances by Alan Cumming, Amanda Palmer, Meow Meow, Cheyenne Jackson, and more!
KICK IT! Help me fund my debut album - "FIRST THINGS LAST" - with performances by Alan Cumming, Amanda Palmer, Meow Meow, Cheyenne Jackson, and more!
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My first album - "FIRST THINGS LAST" - will be released on 1/11/11, and YOU can help bring it into the world...

I've concocted what I hope will prove to be an incredibly exciting and successful pre-order/album-funding campaign, here on Kickstarter. Think you can you give me 5 minutes of your time and a donation of even just 5 dollars? If so, read on and help me KICK IT. You'll be able to get a download of my entire record before it premieres in NY at Lincoln Center American Songbook Series and in London on the West End in January. LANCE HORNE: FIRST THINGS LAST will be released on Yellow Sound Label/Warner Brothers, and features my songs sung by a slew of amazing artists including Alan Cumming, Amanda Palmer, Cheyenne Jackson, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ricki Lake, Meow Meow, Lea DeLaria, Alexandra Silber. But wait, there's more! From the West End: Aneurin Barnard, Julie Atherton, Paul Spicer, Emma Williams, and Hannah Waddingham!!!

One would think with the combined Tonys, Oliviers, and Emmys alone, the record would just make itself, but even with a lot of elbow grease and the tightest budget, it’s going to cost $15K to properly cover recording, musicians, design, manufacturing, and distribution. So, I’m going to be raising the funds here with the help of friends like you. I've crafted lots of unique incentives for all of the supporters; secret tracks, unpublished sheet music, and even a private concert featuring guests from the album, where I'll premiere a song written just for you. This album is a decade in the making, bringing together artists from around the world, and it’s really a dream about to come true, so please, help (and join) the dream team as we head into the studio!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the entire "FIRST THINGS LAST" LP, SENT TO YOU BEFORE the album is available to ANYONE ELSE!

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    EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK + Digital download of the entire "First Things Last" LP, sent to you before the album is available to anyone else.

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    "FIRST THINGS LAST" CD & a personalized note of thanks from me for supporting the record + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND t-shirt (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Digital download of the entire "First Things Last" LP, sent to you before the album is available to anyone else + Exclusive bonus track.

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    Alan’s and Chita’s new CDs (also on Yellow Sound Label) + "First Things Last" CD & a personalized note of thanks from me for supporting the record + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND t-shirt (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Digital download of the entire "First Things Last" LP, sent to you before the album is available to anyone else + Exclusive bonus track.

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    UNPUBLISHED SHEET MUSIC FOR "FIRST THINGS LAST" (signed with a note from me) + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND T-SHIRT (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND HOODIE/JUMPER (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Alan’s and Chita’s new CDs (also on Yellow Sound Label) + "First Things Last" CD & a personalized note of thanks from me for supporting the record + Digital download of the entire "First Things Last" LP, sent to you before the album is available to anyone else + Exclusive bonus track.

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    "FIRST THINGS LAST" CD SIGNED BY ALL OF THE ARTISTS + Unpublished sheet music for "First Things Last" (signed with a note from me) + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND T-SHIRT (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Limited Edition ONE-OF-A-KIND HOODIE/JUMPER (embroidered and designed by me, FOR YOU, in the color of your choice) + Alan’s and Chita’s new CDs (also on Yellow Sound Label) + "First Things Last" CD & a personalized note of thanks from me for supporting the record + Digital download of the entire "First Things Last" LP, sent to you before the album is available to anyone else + Exclusive bonus track.

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    A PAIR OF TICKETS TO ONE OF MY UPCOMING CONCERTS (several of which are officially sold out) - I'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE ARTISTS AFTER THE SHOW (over a drink)! Many options to choose from (see below) + ALL THE REST (under the $250 mark)
    ***ARTIST MEET & GREET OPTIONS: Amanda Palmer in "Cabaret" at ART through Oct 31 in Boston • Meow Meow Joe’s Pub 10/6 NYC • Justin Bond at Joe’s Pub 10/10 NYC • Amanda, Meow, and/or Taylor Mac at the Sydney Opera House, at Sydney Mardi Gras and all across Australia, Tasmania, and NZ 1/18-3/10 • Paulus’ helming of Serj Tankian/Sater’s "Prometheus Bound" at ART 2/25-3/25 • Meow Meow in Florida in April • Alan Cumming in Chicago 5/28

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    A PAIR OF HOUSE SEATS TO THE LINCOLN CENTER SONGBOOK SERIES RECORD LAUNCH CONCERT (January 14th, 2011 in NYC) or THE LONDON WEST END (January 16th, 2011 in LONDON) - this will include backstage champagne toasts with me and the artists + ALL THE REST (under the $500 mark)

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    SPONSOR AN ARTIST, and get a special limited edition "Thank You" poster, signed by all of the artists + TICKETS TO ANY/ALL OF MY SHOWS IN 2011 + A SPECIAL THANKS FROM STAGE EVERY NIGHT + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS FROM THE ARTIST OF YOUR CHOOSING'S SONG + THE ARTIST'S COPY OF THE SHEET MUSIC (signed, with a note of thanks) + ALL THE REST (under the $1,000 mark)

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    I'LL TAKE YOU TO DINNER (or breakfast/lunch/brunch) and WRITE YOU A SONG - You name the topic, or sit down to lunch and let’s talk and see what arises. You’ll get the personalized recording and signed sheet music. London, LA, Australia, New York, and other cities too, just ask! + ALL THE REST (under the $1,500 mark)

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    ATTEND A CLOSED REHEARSAL WITH THREE OF YOUR FRIENDS - be there the first time we run everything with the artists and the band at Carroll Music Studios in New York. It’s open only to the artists and you. We’ll introduce you to the performers and take you for a drink afterwards + ALL THE REST (under the $2,000 mark)

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    ATTEND (OR SKYPE-IN TO) THE RECORDING SESSION OF YOUR CHOOSING IN NEW YORK OR LONDON + ALL THE REST (under the $2,500 mark)

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    STAR IN MY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO (or give the gift of stardom) + ALL THE REST (under the $3,500 mark)

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    A PRIVATE CONCERT - I'll play anywhere in the world, where I'll debut the song written for you and play songs of your choosing, PLUS I'LL ARRIVE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE ALBUM! + ALL THE REST (under the $5,000 mark)

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