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A printed songbook of brand-new tunes, w/ a 2-CD set of great guests performing them.
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    Digital Version—Kindle Songbook and MP3s

    Digital delivery of both the SONGBOOK New Songs for the 20th Century and ALL THE MP3S from the two CDs.

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    The Basics: Printed Songbook & MP3s

    A printed copy of the numbered first official edition of the 9" x 12" full-color SONGBOOK, including essay by Chris and a scrapbook section of cool pics. Personally autographed however you like. PLUS a digital download of ALL THE MP3S from the two CDs of scintillating, fully produced studio performances of many of the songs, sung and played by an amazing cast.

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    2-CD Package with Digital Songbook

    The Kindle edition of the first official edition of the 9" x 12" full-color SONGBOOK New Songs for the 20th Century, including essay by Chris and a scrapbook section of cool pics. PLUS TWO AUDIO CDS in color digipak of scintillating, fully produced studio performances of many of the songs, sung and played by an amazing cast, signed by Chris. AND an MP3 DOWNLOAD CARD. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!: a PDF download of CHORD CHARTS (LEAD SHEETS) for the songs in the Real Book format, suitable for musicians in small-combo performances.

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    Deluxe Edition—The Songbook and 2-CD Set

    A printed copy of the numbered first official edition of the 9" x 12" full-color SONGBOOK New Songs for the 20th Century, including essay by Chris and a scrapbook section of cool pics. Personally autographed however you like. PLUS TWO AUDIO CDS in color digipak of scintillating, fully produced studio performances of many of the songs, sung and played by an amazing cast, also signed by Chris. AND an MP3 DOWNLOAD CARD. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!: a PDF download of CHORD CHARTS (LEAD SHEETS) for the songs in the Real Book format, suitable for musicians in small-combo performances.

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    SuperDeluxe: Songbook, CDs, and Book

    In addition to the DELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s and LEAD SHEETS, you get a SIGNED HARDBACK COPY of Chris's acclaimed recent "songwriting memoir," A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOUD (University of Texas Press).

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    UltraSuperDeluxe (w Tour Passes)

    In addition to the SUPERDELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, LEAD SHEETS, and Chris's acclaimed recent "songwriting memoir," A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOUD (University of Texas Press), you get TWO PREMIUM TICKETS WITH "MEET AND GREET" to any concert Chris gives in 2019, including the "New Songs for the 20th Century" tour that's in the works for early spring, with special guests in each stop.

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    Guitar Solo (includes Deluxe Edition)

    In addition to the DELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s and LEAD SHEETS, Chris will play a distinctive, crafted GUITAR SOLO or other guitar overdub for you on an original recording of yours, at his Modern Recording studio, using his collection of vintage guitars and other gear.

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    Mixing a Song (includes Deluxe Edition)

    In addition to the DELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s and LEAD SHEETS, Chris will create a detailed, PROFESSIONAL MIX of an original multitrack recording (up to 6 minutes long) by you, at his Modern Recording studio, in Pro Tools, using his Neve recording console and vintage gear.

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    Associate Producer Credit

    In addition to the ULTRASUPERDELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, LEAD SHEETS, HARDBACK BOOK, and TWO CONCERT TICKETS, your name will be printed on the inside of the printed and Kindle songbooks, with thanks for your contribution as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. And you'll get an EXTRA SIGNED COPY of the Songbook, to boot.

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    Analog Reel-to-Reel (w UltraSuperDeluxe)

    In addition to the ULTRASUPERDELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, HARDBACK BOOK, LEAD SHEETS, and TWO CONCERT TICKETS, you get the ULTIMATE HI-FI VERSION: all the audio on TWO REELS of 1/4" high-output ATR ANALOG TAPE, at 7.5 ips quarter-track, ready for playback on consumer reel-to-reel machines (or at 15 ips on large reels, for pro machines, your option), each mastered individually in REAL TIME from super-high-resolution audio at Kitchen Mastering (Chapel Hill) on a Studer A820 tape recorder with custom electronics. Each reel numbered and signed. Comes with a letter from Chris guaranteeing their provenance.

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    House Concert (w SuperUltraDeluxe)

    In addition to the ULTRASUPERDELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, LEAD SHEETS, HARDBACK BOOK, and TWO CONCERT TICKETS, Chris will travel to you to play a "CHAMBER-POP" HOUSE CONCERT of detailed arrangements of songs (including some of your requests) with local cello and violin accompaniment—tunes from the songbook and others from my solo records and the dB’s. Beyond a 2.5-hour drive from Chapel Hill, NC, you supply, in addition, airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and a minimal p.a. suitable for voice and acoustic guitar. To be scheduled at some point, mutually agreed upon, in 2019. (Restricted to the continental United States, although Europe can be discussed.)

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    Extraordinary Devotion to the Cause

    In addition to the ULTRASUPERDELUXE Package, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, LEAD SHEETS, HARDBACK BOOK, and TWO CONCERT TICKETS, you get: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in large type at the top of the "thanks" page, in print and Kindle versions and TWO UNIQUE, CUSTOM-MADE 12" LACQUER DISKS of selections of your choosing from this release, cut especially for you by Jeff Powell at Sam Phillips Studio Mastering Lab in Memphis, Tenn. These will be created in real time from 96k/32-bit sources, then numbered and signed, in a deluxe box, with a "letter of provenance." You pick 40 minutes of your musical favorites (from mp3s sent in advance), put them in the order you like, for a one-of-a-kind collector's item. You can also select your own "INNER GROOVE MESSAGE" for each disk, to be inscribed by hand in the lacquer.

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    Extraordinary Devotion and House Concert

    The ULTRASUPERDELUXE, with 2 CDs, SONGBOOK, MP3s, LEAD SHEETS, HARDBACK BOOK, but with 1) EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in large type at the top of the "thanks" page, in print and Kindle versions 2) TWO UNIQUE, CUSTOM-MADE 12" LACQUER DISKS of selections of your choosing from this release, cut especially for you by Jeff Powell at Sam Phillips Studio Mastering Lab in Memphis, Tenn. (see above), and 3) Chris will travel to you to play a "CHAMBER-POP" HOUSE CONCERT of detailed arrangements of songs (including some of your requests) with local cello and violin accompaniment—tunes from the songbook and others from my solo records and the dB’s. Beyond a 2.5-hour drive from Chapel Hill, NC, you supply, in addition, airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and a minimal p.a. suitable for voice and acoustic guitar. To be scheduled at some point, mutually agreed upon, in 2019. (Restricted to the continental US, although Europe can be discussed.)

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