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Reimagined will be a CD of 8 classic hymns of the Christian faith arranged in jazz, pop, and funk styles for a modern audience.
61 backers pledged $6,135 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Josh Walker and I am a musician in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  I love all kinds of music, but I especially love anything with a jazz/R&B influence.  

As a Christian, it's sometimes difficult to find music that is positive, worshipful, and also appealing to musicians as well as music lovers.  For this reason, I have taken 8 classic hymns of the Christian faith and infused them with modern harmonies, rhythms, and a lot of groove.  

My goal with this Kickstarter campaign is to have these 8 hymns recorded in a professional studio and released as a CD entitled Reimagined.  The genres in this CD will be varied and will appeal to a wide audience.

Reimagined Track List and Samples of Selected Tracks:

1. Old Rugged Cross (Contemporary Jazz)

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2. Amazing Grace (Smooth Jazz)  

3. Jesus Loves Me (R&B)

4. Rock of Ages (Latin Jazz) 

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5. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (Acoustic Pop)

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(Now you know why my wife says my flute playing should stay in the makeshift studio.)  

6. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Laid-Back Funk)

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7. Just As I Am (Bossa Pop)  

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8. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional African-Influenced)

The $6,000 budget will include:

  • Recording in a professional studio
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Production of CDs
  • Paying musicians
  • Producing the CD artwork and liner notes

I am thankful you have taken the time to learn about Reimagined.  I hope you will consider supporting this project.  

Risks and challenges

I do not anticipate significant, if any, challenges. The music is written, the demos have been recorded, and the musicians and recording studio have all been selected. Once the project is funded, the next step is to schedule the studio time, record the project, and send out the rewards. This campaign will run until early September and if successful, we will record later the same month. We anticipate backers receiving their rewards no later than the end of December 2014.

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    For this pledge, you will receive a link to download the 8 songs in digital format and an acknowledgment on the CD website.

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    For this pledge, you'll receive a physical copy of the CD, an acknowledgment on the website and in the CD liner notes, and a link to download the 8 songs in digital format. PLUS you will receive a bonus digital track - an original composition written in honor of my daughter (instrumental version).

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    For this pledge, you'll receive everything from the $20 pledge level PLUS one physical copy of the CD will be sent to the recipient of your choice in gift packaging. Your recipient will also be acknowledged on the website.

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    **Perfect for Instrumentalists and Worship Leaders** For this pledge level, you'll receive the full score and parts for 3 arrangements (of your choice) from the CD. In addition, you will receive acknowledgments on the website and in the CD notes, a physical copy of the CD, and a link to download the 8 songs and 1 bonus digital track.

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    Dedicate Old Rugged Cross in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers.

    (For all $75 pledge levels, you can choose one of the 8 hymns to be dedicated in memory/honor of a loved one. The dedication will appear on the sheet music as well as in the CD notes. You will receive a copy of the score (no parts, score only) for the hymn with the dedication below the song title. In addition, you will receive all other rewards from the $20 level.)

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    Dedicate Amazing Grace in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers. You will receive all other rewards listed in the first $75 pledge description.

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    Dedicate When the Roll is Called Up Yonder in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers. You will receive all other rewards listed in the first $75 pledge description.

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    Dedicate Just As I Am in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers. You will receive all other rewards listed in the first $75 pledge description.

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    Dedicate Jesus Loves Me in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers. You will receive all other rewards listed in the first $75 pledge description.

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    Dedicate He's Got the Whole World in His Hands in memory/honor of a loved one - limited to 2 backers. You will receive all other rewards listed in the first $75 pledge description.

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    **Perfect for Instrumentalists and Worship Leaders** For this pledge level, you'll receive the full score and parts for all 8 Reimagined arrangements from the CD. In addition, you will receive acknowledgments on the website and in the CD notes, a physical copy of the CD, and a link to download the 8 songs and 1 bonus track in digital format.

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    For this pledge level, I will custom arrange a public domain hymn or children's worship song of your choice in one of the following styles: jazz, pop/rock, bossa nova, and funk. You will receive a pdf file with the score and parts, as well as a demo-quality recording. In addition, you will receive acknowledgments on the website and in the CD notes, a physical copy of the Reimagined CD as well as a link to download all 8 songs and 1 bonus track in digital format.

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    ***NEW REWARD*** Dedicate the entire Reimagined CD in memory/honor of a loved one. The dedication will be featured in the CD liner and on the CD website. You will receive a framed copy of the dedication and all of the other rewards listed at the $35 level (a digital download for 9 songs, two physical CDs with one in gift packaging, and an additional acknowledgment in the CD liner notes and on the website).

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Funding period

- (30 days)