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Former lead singer of Kansas, solo artist, songwriter and producer - John Elefante launches a brand new album project with your help.

THE PROJECT

Hello, friends!

I'm about to embark on an exciting new venture - creating a brand new album of all new music that you, my family, friends, and fans have been asking for. I'm asking you to join me in helping this vision COME ALIVE! 

With your generous support, I am going to be making this new album completely independently, without any record label funding. This Kickstarter project is called "Come Alive," but the album is not yet titled. That's where you come in. I am taking suggestions on the album title and even the album cover design. Together I know we can make something great COME ALIVE!!

THE VISION

My vision for this project is to continue down the path of creativity that I believe I've been blessed with, and with your help - take it to the next level. Lyrically, I have more inside me that I need to say, more I need to express and convey than ever before!! I want to revisit the great music we grew up with - music alive with meaning and expression, music filled with melodies and intelligent arrangements - take the best of what the past offered and fuse it with the highest technology offered today.  

THE REASON

Music has always been a huge part of my life. It's in my soul, my blood... it's part of my DNA. I have been blessed with a strong desire to communicate and express my heart through the process of writing and singing.

My reason for making this CD is because it's something I just have to do. At this point in my life I just seem to be overflowing with new melodies, lyrics and simply just different ways to paint the picture. But also, because YOU GUYS HAVE ASKED FOR IT, and have greatly encouraged me to "do another."

THE DOLLAR AMOUNT

To make an album without the help of a record label is expensive. The project, including recording costs, expenses, production costs, post-production, studio time, CD design, artwork, printing, graphics and manufacturing, etc., takes quite a bit of money. The goal of $35,000 is only a small part of what goes into making a quality, professional recording that you've grown accustomed to getting from me.

A unique aspect of Kickstarter is that after you make your pledge, your credit card will only be charged after we reach our target goal of $35,000. This guarantees you'll only be contributing toward a project that is actually going to happen. It also means that if we fall short of the goal I won’t receive any contributions, and the project will not go forward.  So it's all …or nothing! Let's do this! Let's make this COME ALIVE!

THE REWARDS

Thanks so much for taking the time to look through the list. We have spent quite a bit of time setting up some great stuff for everybody. We believe the rewards we've come up with are very cool and unique. I have gone through my personal collection of memorabilia and I am sacrificing some really cool stuff for this project. Even though we have placed an estimated date of September, 2012 for the delivery of the rewards, many of the rewards should be delivered sooner. Also please note that all the CDs that go out as rewards, will be signed.

ONE LAST IMPORTANT THOUGHT

There is always a special kind of something that takes place when a song is birthed and takes on a life of it's own, and you begin to really own it. It's indescribable, there's nothing quite like it. You really have to pour your guts out, and to tell you the truth, I don't always enjoy the process. But like most perfectionists, I have to keep doing it; when the pieces come together the reward is priceless, especially when I get your reaction. I’m asking you to help make my project COME ALIVE!  This concept needs the efforts of many in order for us to make it happen. I believe we can do it, and with your confidence in me, I will not let you down. 

Very Sincerely,

John Elefante 

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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL I'll email you my entire new album as a digital download to enjoy before it's available in stores. (You can also add $15 to any pledge amount to receive this reward.)

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    "LOFCAUDIO - REMASTERED" – THE DOWNLOAD This reward is for a download of the newly re-mastered Mastedon album "Lofcaudio" – the sound is awesome! Our fans have been asking us for this for years, and we decided THIS IS THE TIME! This has been out of print and unavailable TOO LONG! (You can also add $30 to any pledge amount to receive this reward.) *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $5 for shipping costs.

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    THE SILVER CIRCLE I'll send you a signed CD of the new album to enjoy before it's available in stores. You'll also get a bonus online video of me talking about the songs. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download (You can add $30 to any pledge for each extra CD you want.) *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $5 for shipping costs.

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    POST THIS! I’ll send you a signed, limited edition poster (created for this album project and available only to my supporters). Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    TWO SILVER CIRCLES I'll send you TWO signed CDs of the new album to enjoy before it's available in stores. You'll also get a bonus video of me talking about the songs. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    EVEN THE SCORE I will send you a copy of the original string arrangements used by the orchestra in the recording studio. You can choose between these compositions: "That's Why God Made The Moon," “One Day down by the Lake,” “The Stream,” “Home with a View,” “Pass the Flame,” (or “Pass the Flame” before the lyric was written entitled “The Italian Song” on the chart), or “If you Just Believe” (with the working title “Sit Down”) - all arranged by the late great Tom Howard and Kris Wilkinson (Jewel and the movie “Country Strong”). Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    LAST CALL!! This reward is for those who want to personally hear from me. I will call you to thank you for your support and talk for a few minutes. As a bonus you'll also receive the new album as a digital download to enjoy before it's available in stores.

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    TEE RIFFIC! I’ll send you a signed, special, limited edition T-shirt created for this album project, and available only to my supporters! Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, 2 Pre-release CDs, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs. (You can also add an additional $20 to this or any higher pledge amount for each additional T-shirt.)

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    "LOFCAUDIO - REMASTERED" – THE PHYSICAL CD This reward is for a physical CD of the newly re-mastered Mastedon album "Lofcaudio" – the sound is awesome! Our fans have been asking us for this for years, and we decided THIS IS THE TIME! This has been out of print and unavailable TOO LONG! John and Dino will sign the CD to you or the person of your choosing! Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs. (You can also add $75 to any pledge amount to receive this reward.)

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    SONGWRITER OR BAND SPECIAL  If you write or perform songs, this is for you! If you send me an mp3 of your song, I'll listen to it and you'll get back a personal phone call from me with a professional critique of your song. I have recorded and produced over a hundred albums; put my years of experience to work for you! (Even if it's just you and your acoustic guitar, trust me, I can hear the potential.) Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    PICTURE THIS! **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I’ll send you a signed copy of the Promo Picture for the group "Elefante" (INCLUDING JOHN, DINO AND SKIP ELEFANTE). This is the ONLY picture known to exist with all three brothers. It will be signed by all three of us. Plus I will email you a picture of each of us signing the photo. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, 2 Pre-release CDs. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs. 

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    HEADS UP! Not a lot of people know it, but my first instrument is actually drums. So, for this reward I'll send you a 14" snare drum head signed by me and my drummer as well as a pair of drumsticks signed by me and my drummer. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you me, John Elefante, touring with Kansas, on the cover of "Modern Recording and Music Magazine." Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a rare Japanese CD release of “Defying Gravity.” (Sorry, I don't sing in Japanese on this!) Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a special, out-of-print "Corridors" pre-release CD/Booklet, brand new in shrink-wrap. Trust me, this is really a cool piece! Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a large, awesome, out-of-print poster of a younger me on a promotional piece for my "Corridors" album. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this very rare poster. And I will sign it and personalize it for you. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you an original, Kansas board mix cassette from the Kansas/Heart Tour 11/23/83. This show mix, was recorded directly off the board, and given only to the band members. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you my personal “Vinyl Confessions” backstage pass, worn by me to get around backstage on the Vinyl Confessions Tour. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I have a special treat for an audio buff - a real collector’s piece! I will send you an acetate single of "Diamonds and Pearls" b/w "Right Away" on LP that was distributed only to radio stations. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you an original board mix cassette from a USO tour including members of Kansas, Cheap Trick, Pablo Cruise, and the Doobie Bros. This is special show mix, recorded directly off the board and given only to the band members (recorded in the Philippines!). Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a rare 45 of "Play the Game Tonight." Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.  

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** OK, this one is crazy! I will send you my Dove nomination certificate for "I Am On the Rock" by Petra! Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you my one-of-a-kind, original Polaroid taken at the “Drastic Measures” cover art photo shoot! Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. I will also send you a signed picture of myself holding up your item. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a signed, original Mastedon “Lofcaudio” t-shirt, and a newly-remastered "Lofcaudio" CD signed by me. Plus I will email you the video of me signing them and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a John and Dino Elefante produced album (on CD) by Dominic Chianese ("Uncle Junior" from the hit HBO show "the Sopranos"), autographed by Dominic, myself, and Dino. It is filled with great classic songs, as well as "Amazing Grace," recorded with an amazing Gospel quartet. Plus I will email you the video of me and Dino signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a rare "Defying Gravity," full-size promo LP, shrink-wrapped with the "Defying Gravity" CD. Trust me, this is a very cool piece! Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. And I will sign it and personalize it. Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. I will also personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you my “Drastic Measures” tour shirt worn by me on the tour (but laundered since!) Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you my handwritten practice lyrics book from when I first joined Kansas! I made this and used it to study and memorize all of Kansas' songs for the tour! Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I have a special reward for an audio buff! I will send you a half-speed, mastered, limited release LP of “Vinyl Confessions.” You audiophiles will appreciate this! Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you my Kansas “Drastic Measures” multi-page tour itinerary. It’s an awesome, detailed list of everything for the whole tour! Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS I will hand write you the lyrics to any one of my songs that you choose and sign it for you. Plus I will email you the video of me signing it! Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support. Plus you get: Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!! I will personally thank you or someone you choose in the album liner notes, on my webpage and Facebook page. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support. Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a set of three Kansas Backstage Passes from the Kansas/ Heart tour, the Caesars Palace tour, and the Kansas/ Survivor tour, all worn by me to get around backstage on tour. Plus I will email you the video of me signing them and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you an original Pakaderm sweatshirt (with the classic elefant logo) signed by myself and Dino. Plus I will email you the video of us signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a rare 45 record single of "Everybody's My Friend" AND I will call you and reveal if I am the masked man on the cover! I will also hand write the lyrics to the song and sign them and send them to you. Plus I will email you the video of me signing them and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a special, original, one-of-a-kind pencil sketch of me, created by a very talented fan, and given to me by my management (I'll be in the dog house for giving this one up!) Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** I will send you a bundle of my original handwritten studio lyrics, including "That's Why God Made the Moon," "I Know You're There" and several more! Plus I will email you the video of me signing them and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** For all you music video buffs, I have an extremely rare reward! I will send you the video treatment with storyboard for the "Fight Fire With Fire" music video. Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    SWEET SURPRISE!  I will personally call your friend or loved one and sing Happy Birthday to them on their birthday. You provide the name, phone number and date, and I'll give them a surprise phone call and sing for them. I will also mail them a personalized card for the special occasion. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** TOUR JACKET I will send you my Drastic Measures tour jacket that I wore on tour with Kansas! Plus I will email you the video of me signing it, and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten lyrics, Name in liner notes, Limited edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** TOUR JACKET I will send you my “Kansas World Tour '82-'83” jacket that I wore on tour with Kansas! Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    THE SKY-PES THE LIMIT I will personally Skype you and anyone else you gather around your computer for a thirty minute chat to thank you for your support, talk about my new album, and sing you an excerpt from a new song. Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** TOUR JACKET This is a piece that is very meaningful to me. I'll send you a "John Elefante Corridors" tour jacket. This is a warm, winter jacket (wool with leather sleeves). There are only a few of these in existence and this is as much a family heirloom as it is memorabilia. I will call you to talk about my album and tell you about the jacket. Plus I will email you the video of me signing it and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of this. Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited edition poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    LESSON UP! I will call you to get to know you and your vocal skills! Then I will provide TWO 30 minute Skype vocal or songwriting lessons for you and a few friends (if you choose) to gather around your computer! (Don't worry; I won't be staring at my watch, I'm here to help!) Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU!! I will personally Skype you and anyone else you gather around your computer for a 45-minute chat, to thank you for your support, talk about my new album, tell you a story or two, and Dino and I will perform "Dust in the Wind" live for you! (Imagine this on the big screen at your church or office party!) BONUS! During the Skype call, Dino and I will sign the guitar we used and send it for you to keep and display! Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes (up to five individual names or your organization), Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    **MEMORABILIA REWARD** OK, this one's absolutely amazing! I will send you the actual string score for "Young and Innocent" (my song from St. Elmo's Fire), produced by David Foster and John and Dino Elefante. It is signed by David Foster, Dino, myself and world-renowned recording engineer Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Chicago, Michael Jackson). Just above Foster's signature he writes, "This is a smash" (the album went multi-platinum!) Plus I will email you the video of me and Dino signing it, and thanking you for your donation. Plus I will personally call you to thank you for your support and explain the story of recording this smash record. Plus you get: Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    SCHOOL OF ROCK I will call you to get to know you and your vocal skills! Then I will provide FIVE 30-minute Skype vocal or songwriting lessons for you and a few friends (if you choose) to gather around your computer! (Don't worry; I won't be staring at my watch, I'm here to help!) Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, Limited Edition T-shirt, Pre-release Digital Download, Pre-release CD, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    THE MOTHER LODE! This one is great for a group of fans! First I will personally call you to thank you for your support and talk about the album. I'll send you 10 Limited Edition T-shirts, 10 Pre-release Digital Downloads, 10 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 10 Limited Edition Posters, and 10 Lofcaudio CDs. Also you'll get the Handwritten Lyrics and the Signed Copy of the String Arrangement. As a special bonus, I will Skype call you for 45-minutes where you can ask me anything in a no-holds-barred personal interview! *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    YOU GOT ME! My lovely wife and I will travel to your home (or church, fundraiser, or school) within three hours drive of Nashville and meet you! We will spend an awesome evening together, and I will sing you "Dust in the Wind" and then sign and give you a guitar! If you are further out, I can still come to you (However, transportation and lodging are not included). Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 2 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 2 Autographed Pre-release CDs, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    ROAD TRIP For this pledge amount I will come to your venue (church, corporate event, party, etc.) And perform 4-5 songs. I will give you a list of songs to choose from. (Including a few Kansas favorites) I will also do a short talk, Q&A or testimony and be a part of your event. If your event calls for more rockin' and less talkin' this one's for you! If you are further out than 4 hours drive from Nashville, TN, I can still come to you (However, transportation and lodging are not included). Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 2 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 2 Autographed Pre-release CDs, Limited Edition Poster. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    PARTY TIME!! My lovely wife and I will travel to your home (or church, fundraiser, or school) within three hours drive of Nashville for an exclusive PRE-RELEASE PARTY!!!  We will spend an awesome evening together, and listen to the new CD!!! I will bring an exclusive video of me in the studio working on it too, for all of us to watch! I will sing you a song from the new CD and then sign and give you a guitar! If you are further out, I can still come to you (However, transportation and lodging are not included). Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 4 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 4 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 4 Limited Edition Posters. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    MI CASA ES TU CASA Welcome to my place! You and a guest will be invited to Nashville for an overnight stay. You and your guest will have a delicious, homemade Italian dinner at my house, with my family and Dino. After dinner Dino and I will play a few songs for you, and we can talk. Then Dino and I will autograph the guitar he played and give it to you. Feel free to video and photograph our mini concert! The next day I will take you to our favorite restaurant for lunch, and then I will personally drive you around Nashville for a two hour tour of the city. This package includes hotel accommodations (transportation to and from Nashville not included). Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 4 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 4 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 4 Limited Edition Posters. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    STUDIO! Welcome to my studio! You and a guest will be invited to Nashville to come sit in on one day of studio time while I am recording the album. I will explain what the equipment is and how it works, and you will be there while I record tracks for the new album. You can help select the title for one song, and even be recorded singing some background vocals that will be on the record (with background vocal credit!) Then you and your guest will have a delicious, homemade Italian dinner at my home, with my family and Dino. After dinner Dino and I will play a few songs for you, and we can talk. Then Dino and I will autograph the guitar he played and give it to you. Feel free to video and photograph our mini concert! The next day I will take you to our favorite restaurant for lunch, and then I will personally drive you around Nashville for a two hour tour of the city. This package includes hotel accommodations. Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 4 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 4 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 4 Limited Edition Posters. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    WEEKEND! You and a guest will be invited to Nashville for a two night stay. You and your guest will have a delicious, homemade Italian dinner at my home, with my family and Dino. After dinner Dino and I will play a few songs for you, and we can talk and tell band stories. Then Dino and I will autograph the guitar he played and give it to you. Feel free to video and photograph our mini concert! The next day I will take you to our favorite restaurant for lunch, and then we will go to my studio where you will sit in on an afternoon of studio time while I am recording the album. I will explain what the equipment is and how it works, and you will be there while I record tracks for the new album. You can help select the title for one song, and even be recorded singing some background vocals that will be on the record (with background vocal credit!) Then Dino and I will take you and your guest to a favorite restaurant for dinner. The next morning I will bring you out to breakfast, and then I will personally drive you around Nashville for a two hour tour of the city. This package includes hotel accommodations (transportation to and from Nashville not included). Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 4 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 4 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 4 Limited Edition Posters. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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    WOWZA! OK folks, here comes the Mac Daddy! I will sing lead vocals and background vocals on two of your songs on your project or any song or project you choose. I will also jump in if you need any help with the production and add overdubs that you might need to improve the song. This could open some amazing doors for your songs!  After they are completed, we will post the songs to my Facebook page! Plus you get: Handwritten Lyrics, Name in Liner Notes, 10 Limited Edition T-shirts, Pre-release Digital Download, 10 Autographed Pre-release CDs, 10 Limited Edition Posters. *Foreign Supporters: please add an additional $10 for shipping costs.

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