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Mixing & mastering of five unreleased Eyedazzler-Era tracks: So Far Away, Skywide, Tangled Up Inside, Dozen '96 & Happy
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The idea for the Alison's Halo "Skywide" CDEP came together after discovering five unreleased Eyedazzler-era tracks on some old 4- and 8-track cassette masters in our recording archives. All of the basic drum, bass, and guitar tracks on these five songs were recorded during the tail end of the "Eyedazzler" sessions in 1996-1997, but never made it onto the original Burnt Hair release due to deadlines, space considerations on the CD, sonic differences, the lack of lyrics, guitar ideas, or - most likely - complete and utter exhaustion.  While the bulk of the guitars, bass, and drums were committed to tape back in the day, we still need to record ALL new vocals, add additional guitar riffs, and - as always - track some blazing, mind-melding duelling leads. Many of the melodies and lyrics will be brand new since we never hammered some of them out back then. Followers of the band will be thrilled to hear an unreleased 1996 version of "Dozen" that was slated to appear on the original "Eyedazzler" release, but never quite fit the flow and running order. The bulk of the mixing is done and the songs sound absolutely massive so far.  

Most of our recorded output as Alison's Halo has been confined to the inherent limitations of 2-, 4-, or 8-track analog cassette portastudios and crappy Radio Shack microphones, so the additional freedom and flexibility of being able to record and mix in the digital realm with slightly better gear is going to be amazing and should give fans a glimpse into what the band was always capable of. One of the things we are most excited about is the ability to record more than just one or two tracks of vocals and backups - something we always missed being able to pull off on the older analog recordings. Even with all this extra fancy technology, we are being extra mindful not to strip away or destroy the original charm and spirit of the songs that we committed to tape so long ago. The last thing we want to do is get all George Lucas on this CDEP and mess it up.

We are beyond excited to get this music out and into your ears. 

Stay noisy.

Alison's Halo   

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    Alison's Halo "Skywide" Swag Pack

    This fun pack contains a cool Alison's Halo "Skywide" 1.5" Button and an 8x10 Poster based on the "Skywide" CD EP Cover Art!

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    Alison's Halo "Skywide" CDEP

    You will receive a copy of Alison's Halo "Skywide" Five Song CDEP which contains the tracks: So Far Away, Skywide, Tangled Up Inside, Dozen '96, and Happy. In addition, you will be sent - via email - a download code for the digital version of the EP.

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    Alison's Halo "Skywide" Digital + Swag

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    Alison's Halo "Skywide" CDEP Deluxe Pack

    You will receive a copy of Alison's Halo "Skywide" Five Song CDEP which contains the tracks: So Far Away, Skywide, Tangled Up Inside, Dozen '96, and Happy, a digital download code for the EP, Alison's Halo "Skywide" & "Eyedazzler" Pins and Guitar Picks, and an 8x10 print of the "Skywide" cover art.

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    Skywide CDEP + "Dozen" 7" TEST PRESSING

    You will receive a copy of Alison's Halo "Skywide" Five Song CDEP which contains the tracks: So Far Away, Skywide, Tangled Up Inside, Dozen '96, and Happy, a digital download code for the EP, Alison's Halo "Skywide" & "Eyedazzler" Pins and Guitar Picks, and an 8x10 print of the "Skywide" cover art. This backer will also receive an original 1995 Vinyl TEST PRESSING of the "Dozen/Calendar" 7" single. This record has been kindly donated by Bruce Licher of IPR for this campaign.

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    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" CDEP
    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" 8x10 Artwork
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    Skywide CDEP + Eyedazzler TEST PRESSING

    You will receive a copy of Alison's Halo "Skywide" Five Song CDEP which contains the tracks: So Far Away, Skywide, Tangled Up Inside, Dozen '96, and Happy, a digital download code for the EP, Alison's Halo "Skywide" & "Eyedazzler" Pins and Guitar Picks, and an 8x10 print of the "Skywide" cover art. This lucky backer will also receive our personal TEST PRESSING of the "Eyedazzler" Bonus Reissue 2x Vinyl LP we released on Manufactured Records (Captured Tracks Imprint) last year. This is our ONLY copy, and - as far as we know - only one of three pressed up (One for the plant, one for Manufactured Records, and one for us (or yours!).

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    • Alison's Halo "Eyedazzler" 2x Vinyl Test Pressing
    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" CDEP
    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" Digital Download
    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" 8x10 Artwork
    • Alison's Halo "Skywide" Button
    • Alison's Halo "Eyedazzler" Guitar Pick
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