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Classic Rock & PROG meets Alternative & Cinematic Moods on NEW ALBUM feat. Steve Hackett (Genesis), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) & more!
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    Digital - [STRANDED A ROCK OPERA - SINGLE DOWNLOAD]
    • Both mp3 and HQ FLAC download of “Stranded” a 5 part rock opera that’s close to 11 minutes long
    • PDF of the song's lyrics
    • PDF of the Backers Backstage Pass

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    Digital - [STANDARD NEW WORLD ALBUM DOWNLOAD]
    • Both mp3 & HQ FLAC download of the Standard New World album (over 70 minutes of music)
    • 2 additional outtake bonus tracks
    • Full PDF e-booklet with artwork, album’s lyrics and liner notes.
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    Digital - [DELUXE EDITION NEW WORLD ALBUM DOWNLOAD]
    • Both mp3 and HQ FLAC downloads of a special “Double Disc” version of the New World album with extended songs and additional material not found on the Standard album. (over 140 minutes of music)
    • Full PDF e-booklet with artwork, album’s lyrics and liner notes.
    • PDF of the Backers Backstage Pass

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    CD - [STANDARD NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 1 CD]
    • Standard New World album (over 70 minutes of music) on 1 CD
    • Standard Album Download + 2 Additional Bonus Tracks (Mp3 & HQ FLAC Download Only - Not on CD)
    • Signed New World Postcard
    • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass

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    Digital - ["THE DOWNLOAD BUNDLE" BOTH STANDARD AND DELUXE EDITION NEW WORLD ALBUM DOWNLOADS] • Save $5 and get both Standard and Deluxe versions in mp3 and HQ FLAC downloads of the New World album with extended songs and additional material. • Full PDF e-booklet with artwork, album’s lyrics and liner notes. • PDF of the Backers Backstage Pass

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    CD - [DELUXE EDITION NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 2 CDs]
    • Double CD version with extended songs and almost another full album of additional material not found on the standard edition album (Over 140 minutes of music)
    • Deluxe Edition Album Download (Mp3 & HQ FLAC)
    • Signed New World Postcard
    • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass

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    CD - [SIGNED & PERSONALIZED STANDARD NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 1 CD] • Signed by me with a short personal thank you note on it with your name • Standard New World album (over 70 minutes of music) on 1 CD • Standard Album Download + 2 Additional Bonus Tracks (Mp3 & HQ FLAC Download Only - Not on CD) • Signed New World Postcard • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass (note this reward was added instead of the separate signed & personalized upgrade that has been discontinued because it isn't possible to make two pledges from one account. If you want to get a personalized signature to any other package simply add $20 to your pledge on top and it will have a signed & personalized thank you note to you included)

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    CD - "The Gift" - ONE STANDARD CD FOR YOU, ANOTHER FOR A GIFT - [STANDARD NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 1 CD x2] • Two Copies of the Standard New World album (over 70 minutes of music) on 1 CD • Standard Album Download (2 codes) + 2 Additional Bonus Tracks (Mp3 & HQ FLAC Download Only - Not on CD) • 2 x Signed New World Postcards • 2 x Glossy Backers Backstage Passes

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    Specials: [SQUIDS ON FILM] I will record a personalized video thank you just for you from my studio along with a fun musical surprise! This package also includes the full Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)

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    CD - [SIGNED & PERSONALIZED DELUXE EDITION NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 2 CDs] • Signed by me with a short personal thank you note on it with your name • Double CD version with extended songs and almost another full album of additional material not found on the standard edition album (Over 140 minutes of music) • Deluxe Edition Album Download (Mp3 & HQ FLAC) • Signed New World Postcard • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass (note this reward was added instead of the separate signed & personalized upgrade that has been discontinued because it isn't possible to make two pledges from one account. If you want to get a personalized signature to any other reward simply add $20 to your pledge on top and it will have a signed & personalized thank you note to you included)

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    CD - "Unsigned CD Bundle" [STANDARD EDITION "NEW WORLD" ALBUM ON 1 CD + DELUXE EDITION ON 2 CDs] • For those that simply want both versions of "New World" on CD unsigned, this reward has been added. You get both the Standard Single and Deluxe Double CD versions of the album which is three CDs total. (One version is more song-oriented and the other stretches out with more film score-like atmosphere and has extended versions, additional songs etc) • Standard and Deluxe Edition Album Downloads (Mp3 & HQ FLAC) • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass [Note: If you want it signed with special DVD packaging, an exclusive booklet and more there is a $75 reward that offers this 3 CD bundle with those extras]

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    CD - "The Gift" - ONE DELUXE EDITION FOR YOU, ANOTHER FOR A GIFT [DELUXE EDITION NEW WORLD ALBUM ON 2 CDs x2] • For those that want to have one for themselves and to give one to a friend, in this reward you get 2 Copies of the Double CD version with extended songs and almost another full album of additional material not found on the standard edition album (Over 140 minutes of music) • Deluxe Edition Album Download (Mp3 & HQ FLAC) x 2 codes • 2 x Signed New World Postcards • 2 x Glossy Backers Backstage Passes

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    CD - [EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER EDITION 3 CD BUNDLE - SIGNED]
    • Signed DVD-sized case package with:
    • Standard New World Album on 1 CD
    • Deluxe Edition New World Album on 2 CDs
    • (Kickstarter Only) Backers Exclusive booklet of images, album lyrics, liner notes, detailed production notes, list of instruments used, stories and more!
    • Standard & Deluxe Album Download (Mp3 & HQ FLAC)
    • Signed New World Postcard
    • Laminated Backers Backstage Pass

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    Specials: [KERZNER’S KEYS] Get a signed key from one of my vintage keyboards! Also includes: • A Signed New World Postcard • Laminated Backers Backstage Pass • Full Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)

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    Specials: [RENT A SQUID] Book a half hour phone call or Skype audio session with me where you can ask me anything about the album or life, tips on cooking or music production... I can give you a condensed piano or synth lesson or do a critique of your song if you're a musician or whatever you want. I’m your Squid for 30 minutes so you decide. This package also includes the full Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)

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    [EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COLLECTOR'S BOX SET - SIGNED]
    • Signed box packaging
    • Standard New World Album on 1 CD
    • Deluxe Edition New World Album on 2 CDs
    • (Kickstarter Only) Additional 4th CD of Acoustic Versions, Outtakes and Alternate Mixes
    • (Kickstarter Only) Backers Exclusive booklet of images, album lyrics, liner notes, detailed production notes, list of instruments used, stories and more
    • Standard & Deluxe Album + Disc 4 Bonus Material in mp3 & 16 bit 44.1 CD Quality Wave as well as (Kickstarter Only) Audiophile 24 bit 96k Hi Res Wave format on USB thumb drive • Kickstarter Video Interview and Behind The Scenes Footage (also on included USB thumb drive)
    • 2 Album Track Sheets for the songs “Stranded” and “New World”
    • 2 B&W Printed Photographs
    • Backers Recognition Certificate (signed)
    • Signed New World Postcard
    • Laminated Backers Backstage Pass

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    [LIMITED EDITION KERZNER KEY BOX SET - SIGNED]
    • a signed key from one of my vintage keyboards plus everything in the Exclusive Kickstarter Collector’s Box Set which is:
    • Signed box packaging
    • Standard New World Album on 1 CD
    • Deluxe Edition New World Album on 2 CDs
    • (Kickstarter Only) Additional 4th CD of Acoustic Versions, Outtakes and Alternate Mixes
    • (Kickstarter Only) Backers Exclusive booklet of images, album lyrics, liner notes, detailed production notes, list of instruments used, stories and more
    • Standard & Deluxe Album + Disc 4 Bonus Material in mp3 & 16 bit 44.1 CD Quality Wave as well as (Kickstarter Only) Audiophile 24 bit 96k Hi Res Wave format on USB thumb drive • Kickstarter Video Interview and Behind The Scenes Footage (also on included USB thumb drive)
    • 2 Album Track Sheets for the songs “Stranded” and “New World”
    • 2 B&W Printed Photographs
    • Backers Recognition Certificate (signed)
    • Signed New World Postcard
    • Laminated Backers Backstage Pass

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    Specials: [VIRTUAL STUDIO HANG] For an hour you can virtually hang in the studio with me via internet video streaming and computer cameras while I am working on music. You will hear exclusive work in progress and can ask me questions about any of it as if you were in my studio. Want me to solo a track so you can hear what's going on? No problem. This package can be both educational and fun! Also includes: • A signed Exclusive Kickstarter Collector’s Box Set • The full Standard & Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)

    [Note: Virtual Studio Hang can happen in August but the delivery of the box set will be in October when it is ready for all]

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    "The One Louder Package" Portable Speaker + Download Bundle [IK MULTIMEDIA ILOUD AND NEW WORLD] A company I work with called IK Multimedia, who makes music software and accessories for iPhones, iPads etc. has donated 5 of their 'iLoud" Bluetooth-capable portable stereo speakers to the campaign! It's offered here in a bundle with downloads of both the Standard and Deluxe versions of "New World". In this reward you get: 1 X iLoud Portable Stereo Speaker • Standard & Deluxe Album Download (Mp3 & HQ FLAC) • Signed New World Postcard • Glossy Backers Backstage Pass

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    Premium Backers - [SQUIDS WITH SQUIDS] For Florida residents or those willing to travel (travel expenses not included), we will eat grilled calamari together in Miami Beach and I will personally hand deliver you a signed Exclusive Kickstarter Collector’s Box Set and we’ll take a picture together. Also includes a beautiful New World plaque with your name inscribed plus full Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)

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    Premium Backers - [SQUIDS SERENADE] Get a 1 minute custom piano or keyboard song* written for you in the style of Progressive or Classic Rock. It will be recorded for you to download in mp3 format. Tell me which bands you like and I will have an idea of your taste. This package also includes:
    • A Signed Exclusive Kickstarter Collector’s Box Set
    • The Full Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)
    • A personal phone call or Skype thank you.
    • New World plaque with your name inscribed.

    *Note the song composition and recording copyright will still belong to me in full but it is created custom for you to enjoy personally as entertainment only. It cannot be re-used or shared on line publicly but it can be shared in person with your friends and family.

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    Premium Backers - [SPONSORSHIP SPOT] This is for either individual backers or companies. You will be listed in the album credits as a sponsor.This package also includes:
    • Standard and Deluxe New World Album Download (Mp3 & FLAC)
    • A personal phone call or Skype thank you.

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    Premium Backers - [THE SPIELBERG] Get the full Hollywood treatment and be listed as Executive Producer on both a Movie-like Poster for “New World” and also in the album liner notes. Package also includes:
    • New World plaque with your name inscribed • Exclusive Kickstarter Collector's Box Set Signed and Personalized
    • You also get 5 movie posters signed to you or whoever you want.
    • If you are local to South Florida or willing to travel (travel expenses not included) I will roll out the red carpet for you and your “Jaws” will drop when you are treated to a delicious dinner and a “Close Encounter of the Squids Kind” in spectacular Hollywood… Hollywood, Florida that is! -OR- If you can't make it to Florida for dinner then I can do 5 phone or Skype video calls to you, my executive producer, where I report on the progress of everything related to the album.

    Note: The interaction part can happen in August, delivery of physical media will be in October when it is ready for all.

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    Premium Backers - [THE EL SUPREMO] You will be listed in the credits of the album in a creative way we come up with together that’s exclusive just for you. This is a title that no one else will have such as “The Royal Duke” or “Queen of New World”, “The Godfather of Prog” or whatever you want it to be called. It can be serious or funny as long as it isn’t offensive. This package also includes:
    • New World plaque with your name inscribed • 2 copies of the Exclusive Kickstarter Collector's Box Set Signed and Personalized
    • A virtual hang in the studio while I work via video streaming on line.
    • A custom 1 minute piano or keyboard song* written and recorded just for you, Your Highness!
    • If you’re local or want to travel we can also meet up in Miami (travel expenses not included) for a full day and we can talk about how awesome you are. Later on we'll get drunk and I'll spill the beans on why it took me so long to do my first solo album! -OR- If you can't make it to Florida for the day then I can do 10 phone or Skype video calls to you, the El Supremo, where I report on the progress of everything related to the album.
    • An El Supremo Exclusive: Personal emails from me with advanced early mixes of the songs and other material that no one outside of my production team gets to hear.

    Note: The interaction part can happen in August, delivery of physical media will be in October when it is ready for all.

    *The custom song composition and recording copyright will still belong to me in full but it is created custom for you to enjoy personally as entertainment only. It cannot be re-used or shared on line publicly but it can be shared in person with your friends and family.

    Note: The interaction part can happen in August, delivery of physical media will be in October when it is ready for all.

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