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"Sole Desire" will be the third full-length worship album by singer/songwriter/worship leader Eric Lige set to release May 2012.
"Sole Desire" will be the third full-length worship album by singer/songwriter/worship leader Eric Lige set to release May 2012.
46 backers pledged $4,192 to help bring this project to life.

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My single most important mission in life is to inspire, uplift, encourage, and challenge people to live out God's greatness in their everyday lives.  I am whole-heartedly committed to fulfilling this lifetime call through various expressions of my devotion to God.  One expression is through my current worship music recording that I have entitled "Sole Desire".    

"Sole Desire" is a project that is near and dear to my heart. It has taken nearly two years to complete.  Every song on this CD was written (or co-written) by me and arranged by my amazingly talented producer friend Theo Gkoutsidis of Athens, Greece.  We're both excited to know that we're only weeks away from the project's completion.   We are at the final stages of the project which consists of mixing, mastering, packaging, and promoting of the "Sole Desire" project.

I want to be able to pay for these final hours of studio time and compensate the talent accordingly as this project would not be possible without their involvement.  I also want to assure you that every player on "Sole Desire" brought a high level of skill, passion, and excellence.  It is my desire to see the same level of excellence go into the packaging and promoting of this project. Through your support, you'll not only help me to continue to convey to each listener God's message of hope, healing, wholeness, and holiness, but you'll also receive all sorts of rewards for choosing to be a backer.  By the way, every level of support has a reward attached.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $3500.  Whether you contribute $50, $5 or $1, EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR COUNTS!  If the minimum goal is met in 30 days, I'll be able to receive & apply 100% of whatever comes in towards mixing, mastering, packaging, and promoting of the project.  In order to receive any of the funds, the minimum must be met in 30 days.  It's all or nothing!  Anything less than minimum will be returned to pledgers and anything more will go towards the recording.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Eric Lige _________________________________________________________________

THE BIRTH OF "SOLE DESIRE" - It has been a two-year undertaking having traveled two continents and passed through the hands of some amazing world-class musicians.  The idea of "Sole Desire" was first presented to me by Theo Gkoutsidis a few years ago while working in Athens, Greece.  Gkoutsidis, a Athens-based jazz guitarist, professor, studio & touring musician, was scheduled to meet with me in his studio to record lead vocals on a couple of songs we'd co-authored.  Upon meeting there in Athens and after recording those initial two songs for another project, it was apparent this was the beginning of something big! 

What started as two songs in a home-based studio turned into a full-length worship CD recorded in one of Athens' world class studios.  Theo began to commission the likes of bassist Melvin Lee Davis (musical director for Chaka Khan and Lee Ritenour, "Coming To America"), drummer Frank Fluker (played for Grammy-winning artists Lalah Hathaway & David Sanchez), drummer Billy Kalistridis (Greek Idol & house drummer for other European TV shows), and a horn section who currently tours with Michael Jackson's most recent bassist to name a few.   

While Theo was at work arranging all of the songs and recording the instrumentation, I was home in Southern-California finishing up co-writes w/ Alva Copeland (has written for Grammy-winner Patty Cabrera) & Donna Douglas (Faith Hill, Babbie Mason, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir).

I feel we are super close to being finished.  Will you help me make this dream of heaven earth's reality?  Your support will ensure that this project is mixed, mastered, and packaged with excellence in a timely manner.  Please consider your contribution of $100, $25, or even $1.  Every single dollar counts...

I'm counting on you to help make this project a reality!

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    You Get: A FREE SONG DOWNLOAD + personal "thank you" email message + a virtual high five!

    Every single dollar helps out immensely!

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    You Get: A signed physical copy of the CD before anyone else gets it + a Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + Digital "Thank You" photo.

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    You Get: A personal phone call (within USA) + an item from Eric's "Random Things" home collection mailed to your home + A physical copy of the CD before anyone else gets it + a Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date.

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    SPECIAL PACKAGE: Two signed physical copies of CD + a Skype session + a personal thank you letter (including doodled drawings by Eric Lige) + an email from Eric Lige + anything listed in Rewards sections 1-6.

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    You and a friend get: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner in San Diego w/ Eric Lige, two signed physical copies of CD, and a jam-session, and a funny facebook post from Eric Lige.

    Plus additional rewards listed above reward sections.

    *Travel & lodge not included.

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    EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE: To hang out w/ Eric Lige for a day at Sea World, World Famous San Diego Zoo or Disneyland (in Southern California -includes one ticket only, but friends welcomed to join) + two autographed physical CD copies of "Sole Desire" + Plus additional rewards listed in above reward sections 1-5.

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    GRAND: An "unplugged" house concert (or venue of your choice) w/ Eric Lige on keyboard/piano PLUS five autographed CD copies of "Sole Desire", and two of Eric's famous homemade strawberry creme pies.

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    THE HEAVENLY PACKAGE! The privilege of being the only one to pledge $777.777 + receive all rewards from the $500 package.

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    COLOSSAL PACKAGE: Your name listed on the outside of the CD as an "Executive Producer" + A worship concert at your church, outreach, venue or even your backyard—you provide the sound system + five autographed CD copies of "Sole Desire" + a 1-hour voice lesson.

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    EPIC PACKAGE: You name listed on the outside of the CD as an "Executive Producer" + TWO separate worship concerts at your church, outreach, venue or even your backyard—you provide the sound system +
    TEN signed physical copies of "Sole Desire" CD and FIVE signed copies of "Surrender" CD +
    TWO 1-hr voice lessons +
    ONE GREAT BIG VIRTUAL BEAR HUG!

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    I'll sing & dance at your wedding & cry at your funeral!!! Lol!

    I'll write a personalized song for or with you and record it + list you as one of the EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS on the outside of the CD.

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