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This "first of its kind" project for Michale includes 7 piano and vocal songs and the instrumental version of each song on the same CD!
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THE ORIGIN OF THE PROJECT

The first time we discussed creating a piano only CD was in the fall of 2012 when we were in the studio recording "Vagabond". Over the past 6 years we have had the opportunity to produce several projects that included a few songs that were highlighted by the melodic tone of the piano. We have now decided to act on that original idea and create a CD that features the piano as the main instrument of choice. 

"KEYS" CD

We wanted to create something very special with this CD so we are including 15 songs. 7 songs will feature the piano and vocals - including the never before release version of "Condemned to Love". We have also included the piano only instrumental versions of those songs on the CD as well. And as an added bonus we are including a never before released piano and vocals version of "Dig Up Her Bones". 

Included on the CD are:

Piano/vocals

  • Condemned to Love
  • Feels Like I’m Dying
  • Am I Nothing At All? 
  • Morgue
  • Straight Jacket
  • Shadows
  • Old Dark House 

Piano/Guitar and vocals

  • Dig Up Her Bones  

Piano Instrumental  

  • "Condemned to Love"
  • "Feels Like I’m Dying"
  • "Am I Nothing At All?"
  • "Morgue"
  • "Straight Jacket"
  • "Shadows"  
  • "Old Dark House"

SAMPLE CLIPS FROM THE CD

Below are a few sample clips from the CD

Old Dark House

Dig Up Her Bones

Am I Nothing At All? Instrumental

Feels Like I'm Dying

Condemned to Love

 Straight Jacket Instrumental 

PLEDGE LEVELS

We want to make this project very easy for you to support so we are offering a few high impact pledge levels including:

  • CD's
  • Signed CD's
  • "Keys" CD and catalog CD combo level
  • One of One signed photo from the tour
  • A very special "Keys" and "Legacy Collection" level
  • Original Monster artwork that Michale created for you
  • We will also be adding levels during the week the project is live

Monster Artwork

An example monster original artwork
An example monster original artwork
"Legacy Collection" super rare set
"Legacy Collection" super rare set

THE NEW MICHALE GRAVES PIN!

We have been asked for a long time to include a limited edition pin - and now we have! Super limited edition and we have added a pledge level with the "Key's" CD and Graves pin!

Graves Pin
Graves Pin

"KEYS CD AND MUSIC VIDEO DOWNLOAD

As an added pledge level we are offering the "Keys" CD along with the download of 1 of 2 music videos from the project. You select either the music video from "Feels Like I'm Dying" or "Straight Jacket"! Here are clips of each video:

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1 of 1 SIGNED TOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

We have created a very special pledge level. In addition to "Keys" you will receive a "1 of 1" signed performance photo. This is the only one in existence signed/dedicated by Michale to you!

1 of 1 signed performance picture
1 of 1 signed performance picture

THE FALL "COURSE OF EMPIRE" TOUR

We have really dedicated a bulk of our time this year to US based and global touring. We will be finishing the year with the "Course of Empire" tour starting in September and ending in December. We will be performing at nearly sixty venues across the US. We hope you can come out and see us on tour!

Fall tour promo poster
Fall tour promo poster

Risks and challenges

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    "Keys" Limited Edition CD

    With this pledge level you will receive a copy of the new piano based CD "Keys"

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    "Keys" + Video Download

    With this level you will get a "Keys" unsigned CD along with 1 video download of either of the 2 music videos featuring songs from the CD!

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    Signed "Keys" Limited Edition CD

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    "Keys" + 1 classic Graves CD"

    With this pledge level you will get 1 unsigned copy of the "Keys" CD along with your choice of one of the following classic Graves CD's: "Vagabond V1", "Lost Skeleton Returns", "Supernatural", "When Worlds Collide", "Bedlam". We will send out a survey and you can select what added CD you want.

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    "Keys" On Tour

    This pledge level includes a copy of the "Keys" CD plus entrance for one to one performance on the "Course of Empire" tour. Just select which city/venue you would like and we will contact you with the details. Your travel to the event is not included in the pledge level.

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    Signed "Keys" + the Michale Graves pin!

    Super limited to just 25!!! With this level you will get signed copy of "Keys" CD along with the new Michale Graves pin! You asked for it - you got it!

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    "Keys" and "Trilogy" signed!

    This pledge level was requested - You will received a signed copy of the new "Keys" CD along with a signed copy of the "Trilogy" CD. Only 5 of these available!

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    "Keys" and the RARE "Legacy Collection"

    ONLY 3 SETS AVAILABLE! - With this pledge level you will receive a copy of "Keys" and the very rare 6 CD "Legacy Collection" set. In 2016 we released a very special super limited edition set of 6 CD's from Michale's early solo year 1998 through 2008. The original run of the "Legacy Collection" was limited to 165 units.

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    In His Own Hand

    With this level you will get a copy for the "Keys" CD along with a hand written lyric sheet of any song of Michale's you select! Limited to 5 only

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    "Keys" + 1 of 1 signed performance pic

    With this level you will get a copy of the "Keys" CD plus a unique signed 11x14 tour performance picture. This will be numbered 1/1 and is truly unique!

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    Keys + Monster Art

    With this level you get the "Keys" CD along with a 16 x 20 original monster art painted by Michale. Michale selects the subject matter and creates a unique piece of artwork for you

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    Graves creates your monster!

    With this level you will get a copy of the "Keys" CD along with a 16 x 20 original painting of a subject you select. You choose the subject and Michale creates a unique piece of art for you! Only 1 of these available.

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    On-Line Associate Producer

    Another pledge level per your request. With this level you will be listed as an Associate Producer on the Hydraulic Entertainment Merch store where the CD will be sold. You will also get 5 copies of the "Keys" CD as well.

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    You are credited as Producer!!!

    With this level we are offering a one time opportunity to be credited as "Producer" with Michale and Mark on this project. Your name will be placed in the CD insert. You will also get 10 copies of the "Keys" CD as well!

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