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Eleven newly recorded songs for Album #12. Please kindly consider partnering with me.
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First, my thanks for the watching the Video and/or reading here. Time is precious and I appreciate your giving me some of yours. From 9/27 to 10/12/12 I'll be at Whitewater Studios in Vancouver, BC, Canada finishing a new album: JOY DEEP AS SORROW. I'm raising funds for some of the finishing recording costs, mastering, artwork, and CD manufacture. Eleven newly recorded songs. I'm again working with Roy Salmond, who produced 2009's "Christmastide". This is our third project together (the second being "Jesus Music Again" which was a collaboration with Bill Batstone and Alex MacDougall). Depending on how you count releases, this will be my Twelfth Album. If you'd like to know more about me, Google "bob bennett singer", check out YouTube and Vimeo, listen to full-length albums on Spotify and MOG, find samples on iTunes and Amazon. There are also some links listed with a brief bio when you click the small "Bob Bennett" link at the top of the page. Again, I appreciate your taking time to visit my first Kickstarter Campaign Page and thank you for your kind consideration and generosity in supporting this new release.

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Finishing the recording, mixing, and mastering are the easiest parts to accomplish in terms of workload and the predicability of success. Money is, of course, important and utterly necessary throughout. Perhaps the biggest challenge for me will be to oversee the development of the artwork/design for packaging in time to submit the disc for manufacturing. My goal is to have CDs in-hand (or in transit to me) by Thanksgiving. I want to take advantage of the prime-time of Holiday Season Shopping. My son Paul will be bringing his considerable talents to bear, so that's a definite plus here. Finding the right person to execute and format the design for manufacture is the biggest question mark as I write this at the start of this Campaign. I have no doubt it'll get done well, but funds will be an important factor in how these blanks will be filled in. I've tried to craft the Rewards with enough active participation from me to make it interesting, but not too much so as to make delivery arduous or impossible.

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    [DIGITAL TIP JAR] In this case, your kindness is its own reward. A little like a tip jar at the coffeehouse or an open guitar case on the street. You've heard songs in the past or simply like what I'm trying to do. Times are tight, but a quick nod of the head and a tip given here are very much appreciated.

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    [ADVANCE "JDAS" DOWNLOAD] You'll get a link to a pre-CD-release download of the new JOY DEEP AS SORROW album.

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    [SIGNED EARLY "JDAS" CD] People ask all the time, "Can I pre-order your CD? Would that help?" Yes, it would. And this is the plain-and-simple sum-total of this reward.

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    [ADVANCE DOWNLOAD + SIGNED EARLY CD] You'll get a link to a pre-CD-release download of the album. Then after that an advance, signed copy of the final CD package when first available.

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    [CHRISTMASTIDE CDs] Advance Download/Early CD ... plus three CHRISTMASTIDE CDs. Perfect for Holiday Sharing.

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    [MATTERS OF THE HEART STUFF] Advance Download/Early CD ... plus ... a sealed vinyl copy of "Matters of the Heart" (1982). Also a signed copy of the original, first edition of the accompanying "Matters" songbook (issued 1983) containing chord diagrams as well as piano arrangements. Finally a "backup" CD of your mint-condition vinyl album.

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    [NOT-QUITE-BULK LOT OF "JDAS" CDs] Advance Download ... plus ... You'll receive Nine signed, advance-copy "JDAS" CDs when available.

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    [HALF-HOUR GUITAR VISIT] Advance Download/Early CD ... plus ... a half-hour online "guitar visit". You may have a song or two of mine you want to learn to play. Let's video chat and see if I can't show you and help you get it done. Via Skype, FaceTime, or iChat at a mutually agreeable time. Delivery is subject to prevailing internet and technical considerations not being an issue.

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    [VIDEO CONCERT] Early Download/Early CD ... plus ... 45-minute video concert via Skype, FaceTime, or iChat at a mutually agreeable time. You can provide a set list and I'll sing as many as I can. Delivery is subject to prevailing internet and technical considerations not being an issue.

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    [ALMOST EVERYTHING COLLECTION] Advance Download/Early CD/Christmastide CDs ... plus ... a CD copy of every solo album I've released as well as a disc of "oddities and rarities". (Also you'll receive the collaborations "Jesus Music Again" and "Six String Prayers". Many of the discs will have artwork, a few will not.)

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    [ORANGE COUNTY IN-STUDIO LISTENING SESSION] Early Download/Early CD/Almost Everything Collection ... plus ... an invitation to meet me (and up to four other donors at this level) at a friend's Orange County (Southern California) recording studio to hear the new album ("Joy Deep as Sorrow") without nasty compression ... in other words, as close to how it actually sounds in an audiophile studio environment. My family and a few close friends may also be there. There will likely be snacks involved. As you may know, I love snacks! You'll probably need to be a SoCal resident for this one, we could do it earlier than January. If you can't make this Event, we'll figure out an equivalent alternate to essentially do the same thing.

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    [HANDWRITTEN LYRICS] Advance Download/Early CD/Christmastide CDs/Almost Everything Collection/Not-Quite-Bulk CD Reward ... plus ... You choose the song of mine you like best and I'll hand-write the lyrics and sign it for you.

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    [PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT] Early Download/Early CD/Almost Everything Collection/Christmastide CDs/Not-Quite-Bulk CD Reward ... plus ... I'll play a small-scale, totally acoustic private concert for you, your family, and friends at a mutually agreeable location. This offer applies only to the Continental United States. (IF you live someplace else, we need to connect and negotiate BEFORE you "buy in".) If you're more than 100 miles one-way from my home in Costa Mesa, CA, then you'll need to pay for all applicable round-trip transportation costs (airfare, car rental, mileage). I'll work closely with you to accommodate date, time, location, and your set list.

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    [SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU] Early Download/Early CD/Almost Everything CollectionChristmastide CDs/Not-Quite-Bulk CD Reward/Private House Concert Reward ... plus ... a "Special Thanks to Your Name Here" included with the CD credits.

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