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THE LEGACY COLLECTION

We created the "Legacy Collection" of 6 older projects and offered them digitally on www.hydraulic-entertainment.com. From the first day we offered the downloads we were asked to create physical CD versions of those songs. So now we are releasing a very limited edition Michale Graves "Legacy Collection" 6 CD set. Below are detailed descriptions of each of the 6 CD's with a preview of one full song per CD. 

The 6 CD set is features cover artwork by Clive Barker - the artist, director and mastermind behind some of horrors greatest works. One of the pledge levels includes a high quality print of the cover art along side by Clive and Michale! Only 13 of theses will be offered. 

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HALIFAX Live at the Musicroom 

This incredibly rare release was recorded at The Soundroom, in Halifax Nova Scotia April 5th, 2008 this album has never  been released digitally. Songs included on the release include: 

  • 1. Blackbird 
  • 2. Shelter 
  • 3. Almost Home 
  • 4. Beware 
  • 5. Scream! 
  • 6. We Wait 
  • 7. Lucifer I Am 
  • 8. Shining 
  • 9. Resurrection 
  • 10. Nobody Thinks About Me 
  • 11. Casket 
  • 12. The House 
  • 13. Witch Hunt 
  • 14. Gorch 
  • 15. One Million Light Years From Her 
  • 16. Tell Me 
  • 17. The Fiend Club.

Here is the song from Halifax Live - "Gorch"

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Demos and Live Cuts Vol I. 

 

This album was originally had a limited release in 2007 and hasn’t been available since. It includes a collection of demo’s pre-production drafts and live out takes from Michale’s performance at CBGB’s in New York City. Commenting on this release Michale says “I have always found it intriguing when artists release demos. To me it seems to pull away some of the polish and give the listener the opportunity to hear the songs in a more infantile form. As a musician and an artist, it is especially cool to hear the demos and preproduction drafts of artists I admire because it pulls the curtain back and showcases the song and the musician on a level I can relate to. I do a lot of creating and recording right here in my office/studio/closet. I know a lot of my fans do to”. Songs on the album include: 

  • 1. Almost Home (Octopod Studio Demo - Melancholy Mix) 
  • 2. Creepy Crawly (Octopod Studio Demo - Mopes Mix) 
  • 3. Dead Beat (Octopod Studio Demo - Psycho Mix) 
  • 4. Lucifer, I Am (Demo) 
  • 5. Frostbite (Demo) 
  • 6. I Like To Watch Them 
  • 7. Shoelace (Original Demo) 
  • 8. Dig Up Her Bones / Crying On Saturday Night (Live CBGB '06) 
  • 9. Almost Home (Live Acoustic CBGB '06) 
  • 10. Blackbird (Original Demo) 
  • 11. Thousand Cracks Of Daylight 
  • 12. The Blackness and the Forest 

Here is the full song "Blackbird"

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Demos and Live Cuts Vol II 

 

This album had a limited released digitally in 2007 and hasn’t been available since. This album focuses on rare demos and songs written from 2002-2006 including original demo versions of ‘Return To Earth’ material. Reflecting on the work in 2007 Michale wrote “The song “All The Cars Behind Me’ was written in 2003 about a particularly difficult time in life and for my closest of friends and the horror they were going through These events were also the emotional foundation for what later was called “Best Of Me”. Songs like ‘All The Cars’, Sometimes The Buildings’, Butchershop and the incredibly obscure ‘Air Superiority’ reflected something new in my compositions as well as a marked and definite darkening. Those years were hell. The opening track was a mish mosh of voice messages I received from the road.” Songs included on the album: 

  • 1. Walk Me Thru the Graveyard 
  • 2. Shoelace.9-11-01 
  • 3. Butchershop ("Bay Ave" Demo) 
  • 4. One Moment Away (Original Demo) 
  • 5. Return To Earth (Original Demo) 
  • 6. Air Superiority (Demo) 
  • 7. Monster (Original Demo) 
  • 8. Nobody Thinks About Me (Original Demo) 
  • 9. House (Original Demo) 
  • 10. Whitelight Toronto Sessions '99 
  • 11. All the Cars Behind Me (Original Demo) 
  • 12. Sometimes the Buildings Cry (Original Demo).

Here is the full song "Monster"

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Demos and Live Cuts 3 

"The 1998 Sessions This is a collection of original 8 track demos taken from the writing sessions I was doing in 1998 while writing for Famous Monsters. Some of the songs found there way to that album while the remaining were used for the Web Of Dharma album post the Misfits. It’s fun to hear the beginning of COS night with the eerie feed back, the pop of the compressor and “…I told you everything I know”. The very first version of ‘Tell Me’ id so fantastic. It was salvaged from an old tape so it only comes through one speaker. But the version is great because the tempo is sooo perfect and you can almost here the sound of the saxophones that I wish were in there. This tune was supposed to be a little bit Ramones, a little bit Springsteen and a lot Graves. OMG and “Ground Zero NYC”! This song tells the tale of the deranged circus leader who travels the planet in search of and capturing the wonders of the world. One night his monsters are particularly hungry and extra special measures are needed to feed them. “They’re running down the local mortuary, fresh dead just won’t due”. While leading the events our character runs into his soul mate. “That’s when I met you…” The plans are hatched to set-up there main attraction and headquarter themselves in good ol’ NYC. It’s too bad everyones mind goes to 911 when they hear the title".

  • 1. Spiderman Save Me  
  • 2. Ground Zero NYC  
  • 3. Tell Me  
  • 4. Ophelia  
  • 5. Wasting  
  • 6. Numb  
  • 7. One Million Light Years From Her  
  • 8. Iridescent White Light  
  • 9. Crying On Saturday Night  
  • 10. Morte D’Amore  
  • 11. Fiend Club

Here  is the song "Ophelia"

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Almost Home Tour LIVE

 

Recorded live while on the “Almost Home Tour” in 2006 – this album has never been released digitally, the band line-up included Michale, JV on bass, Jason Trioxin on guitar and Quincy Smash on drums. Songs included on the album: 

  • 1. Godzilla 
  • 2. Beware 
  • 3. Teenage Monster 
  • 4. Earth Vs Spider 
  • 5. Spiderman 
  • 6. Radio Deadly 
  • 7. 1119 
  • 8. One Million Light Years 
  • 9. Casket 
  • 10. Monster 
  • 11. Nobody Thinks About Me 
  • 12. Punk Rock Is Dead 
  • 13. Dawn Of The Dead 
  • 14. Scream 
  • 15. Dig Up Her Bones 
  • 16. Crying On Saturday Night.

Here is the song "Nobody Thinks About Me"

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Romania Recordings 

This haunting album was recorded while Michale was on location making the feature film “Perkin 14” in 2008. Commenting on the project Michale says “I wrote Best of Me, Generation Coming Down, Locked Away. The song Eternal Hauntings lyrics were penned by Patrick O’Kane who starred in Perkins 14. He wrote them while on set. The song Veretta Park is included here and it is obscure but one of my favorites. A video was made for this song, too. It was never released”. Songs included on the album: 

  • 1. Blackbird 
  • 2. The Best Of Me 
  • 3. Locked Away 
  • 4. Generation Coming Down 
  • 5. Eternal Haunting 
  • 6. Veretta Park

Here is the song "Eternal Haunting"

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PROJECT AND PLEDGE LEVELS

We understand that the "Legacy Collection" is a different type of project so this will be a very limited edition CD. We have several pledge levels for this project including:  

  • Signed and numbered copies of the “Legacy Collection” 6 CD set
  • We are having a limited edition 12 in by 9 in Michale Graves "Legacy Collection" Ouija board
  • Michale dedicates a one song performance a sends you the video
  • One of 4 "When Worlds Collide" skateboard decks
  • Michale paints a monster picture for you
  • Offering the Special Order of sold out titles
  • Clive Barker/Michale Graves signed 11 by 14 inches art print only 13 available - and available only here!
  • Private in-home performances that we offer exclusively through Kickstarter
"Legacy Collection" 6 CD set
"Legacy Collection" 6 CD set

 

"Legacy Collection" Ouija Board
"Legacy Collection" Ouija Board

 

 

 

Graves/Barker signed cover art print
Graves/Barker signed cover art print

 

 

 

 

Graves original monster art
Graves original monster art

 

"When Worlds Collide" skateboard deck
"When Worlds Collide" skateboard deck

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WHY KICKSTARTER?

We create these projects with you in mind...The involvement and interaction of fan’s and supporters is dear to Michale. Whether a new fan or someone who has been there along the way – including fan’s in this project adds the right chemistry to new project.

ABOUT HYDRAULIC ENTERTAINMENT

Hydraulic Entertainment, headed by CEO Mark Allen Stuart, is a creator, producer and promoter of eclectic film, video, music and entertainment properties. Accessing the finest talent in the business, Hydraulic Entertainment is a vertically integrated company that is comprised of artist/business people throughout the organization. www.hydraulic-entertainment.com

A NOTE FROM MICHALE

We spend so much time on the new material that it is really great that we can reflect back on the earlier work and create this 6 CD set of the work that influences me to this day. 

 

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    SOLD OUT OPPORTUNITY

    With this pledge level you can special order any of Michale's sold out titles including: Vagabond, Vagabond Acoustic, Lost Skeleton Returns, Supernatural, Wanderer, Wander Acoustic, Bedlam. (the 6 CD set is not included in this level).

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    LEGACY OUIJA

    Here it is - the limited edition mini Michale Graves Legacy Ouija board. The board measure 12 inches by 9 inches and will be signed and numbered by Michale. NOTE THE LEGACY 6 CD SET IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PLEDGE

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    THE LEGACY SET - SIGNED AND NUMBERED

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    LEGACY SET + OUIJA

    This pledge level will include the limited edition signed number 6 CD legacy set plus the limited edition signed/numbered Legacy Ouija board (12 in by 9 in).

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    ANY SONG YOU WANT - IN HIS OWN HAND..

    This pledge level will receive hand written lyrics for any song of Michale's you select - hand written by Michale just for you. You will also get the signed/numbered "Legacy Collection" 6 CD set as well.

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    MONSTER ART

    With this level Michale will paint an original piece of MONSTER art work just for you. The art work will measure 11x17 and be done in acrylic. You will also get a signed copy of the 6 CD Legacy set.

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    GRAVE AND BARKER!

    This is really a special pledge. You will be getting 1 of 13 (no more will be available) high quality art prints of the "Legacy Collection" cover art signed by the artist - the legendary horror man himself Clive Barker and Michale Graves. Each print will be number 1 thru 13 and will include the autographs of both artists. The prints will be 11 x 14 inches and will be printed on archival paper and produced with archival pigment based inks. You will also receive a signed and numbered copy of the "Legacy Collection" 6 CD set.

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    DATE NIGHT!

    The pledge level will include a dinner out with Michale. The girl who pledges this level will either travel to Michale in the NJ/PA/ny area or pay for his travel to you. Michale will pick you up, go to dinner and talk about any topic you want. You will also get a signed copy of the 6 CD "Legacy Collection". If you want Michale to travel to you we will contact you once you make the pledge and work out travel expense. ONLY 2 OF THESE AVAILABLE.

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    LEGACY LIVE

    Michale performs a private "Legacy Live" acoustic” concert for you and a small group of friends (up to 10 people) in a private residence of your choice (this is a private not public performance). This is Michale and his guitar. Travel (and hotel if needed) to your location for Michale and 1 support person to be provided by the person making the pledge. Recording or distribution rights of the performance are not including in the package. Michale will also sign up to 10 items. Once you make the pledge we will contact you to add travel expense based on your location as well as plan the date of your event.You will also receive a signed and numbered copy of the 6 CD set.

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    PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON

    This pledge level includes a 2 hour private guitar lesson. You will pre-select up to 3 songs and Michale will come to you and work you through each one during the 2 hour session. You will have the ability to record/video the lesson (for your use only not for public distribution). This is Michale and you and your guitar. Travel (and hotel if needed) to your location for Michale and 1 support person to be provided by the person making the pledge. Recording or distribution rights of the performance are not including in the package. Michale will also sign up to 10 items. Once you make the pledge we will contact you to add travel expense based on your location as well as plan the date of your event.You will also receive a signed and numbered copy of the 6 CD "Legacy Collection" set.

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    YOUR SONG

    YOUR SONG

    Michale will video any song of his that you choose and dedicate it to anyone that you want. You will receive a copy of the video via wetransfer to send to whoever you want! You will also get a signed numbered copy of the "Legacy" 6 CD set.

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    THE RAREST ELEMENT OF ALL - DRIFTER

    This pledge level is 1 of 1. Last year we did our first vinyl - "Drifter". It was a quick sell out. Based on the large number that need to be produced in an order we will never re-press this album. So what we are offering here is very rare - a copy of the 12 inch "Drifter" vinyl album. It will be signed by Michale. We will also include the 6 CD "Legacy Collection" set. 1 of 1

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    MICHALE'S SECRET LAB GUITAR!!!

    We added a stretch goal - a DVD of a very special DVD that captures an acoustic performance at our secret lab in Maryland. Offered in this pledge is the actual guitar used during that session. It is a Epiiphone AJ model. In excellent condition and ready to play. Michale will sign the guitar and you will get a copy of the signed/numbered "Legacy Collection" 6 CD set. This is a 1 of 1.

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