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Throughout 2018, I'm going to record and release a series of monthly singles, working with dream collaborators. Join me!
Throughout 2018, I'm going to record and release a series of monthly singles, working with dream collaborators. Join me!
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Lawrence Arabia's 2018 Singles Club

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    First Song

    You're kind of curious about this whole thing but you want to check whether my new direction sucks or not? Grab the first single. It'll be available to you pretty soon.
    (Ignore the delivery date below, it'll be available late January)

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    Pledge NZ$ 20 or more About US$ 14

    Singles Club Membership

    Thank you for your advance purchase! You're a mensch.
    You will become a fully sworn in member of Lawrence Arabia's 2018 Singles Club.
    You will receive each monthly digital single as early as they become available – 12 in all throughout 2018 – well in advance of their availability to the general public – accompanied by one of my typically verbose emails describing what the hell I was thinking when I was making it, plus photos and all sorts of things. Welcome.
    (Ignore the delivery date below, first monthly single will be available late January)

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    Pledge NZ$ 20 or more About US$ 14

    "Legend Of Song" Tea Towel

    These fine white tea towels, brilliantly designed by one Mr Andrew Thompson, depicting the heroic exploits of yours truly, were flying out the door on my last tour. Grab one here, help a guy out!... I'll chuck in song numero uno for your troubles.

    Shipping included in New Zealand – a little more elsewhere.

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    Club Membership and Iron-On Patch

    As well as being a member of the Singles Club (i.e. receiving a digital single a month throughout 2018 and my undying gratitude) you can declare your credentials to anyone within 2 to 3 metres with this iron-on embroidered patch, featuring a logo designed by the Tui award winning designer of "Absolute Truth," Anns Taylor.

    Shipping free worldwide.

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    Club Membership and CD Pre-order

    At the end of this whole process, there'll be an album. Think of it as more a compilation than an album – if everything goes according to plan, the whole thing should scarcely hang together for the broadness of its ambition. But who knows! Anyway, there'll be a physical embodiment of this process and you can have it – on compact disc. I'll sign it for you too. (if you want) The makers of the compact disc thank you as well for your loyalty to the format.

    You'll also receive the monthly digital singles in your inbox throughout 2018 along with the aura of invincibility that Singles Club membership will grant you.

    Shipping's included in that price in NZ, it's a little extra for elsewhere.

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    Club Membership and Tea Towel

    Membership of Lawrence Arabia's 2018 Singles Club, plus the Andrew Thompson designed "Legend Of Song" tea towel.

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    Club Membership and T-shirt

    Declare your membership of Lawrence Arabia's 2018 Singles Club to all people within a ten to twenty metre radius with this 100% cotton AS Colour t-shirt.

    Includes the monthly digital singles. Postage included in New Zealand.

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    Pledge NZ$ 55 or more About US$ 37

    Club Membership and LP Pre-order

    If, like me, you are a lover of beautiful, pretentious, impractical, non-sustainable vinyl LP records, then this is the option for you. As well as receiving the digital singles as soon as they're available, you'll receive the first numbered pressing of the compiled singles on LP when it becomes available, signed by moi. The exact date of delivery is highly dependent on the state of the world's overworked vinyl pressing plants but it'll be sometime in the first half of 2019.

    Shipping's included in that price in NZ, it's a little extra for elsewhere.

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    Pledge NZ$ 100 or more About US$ 67

    Super Singles Club Membership

    You are a mega fan and philanthropist and I love you. For your enormously generous contribution, you'll receive :
    – Singles Club Membership (= 12 exclusive monthly singles delivered direct to you before the public can hear them)
    – Singles Club patch
    – Singles Club t-shirt
    – "Legend Of Song" teatowel
    – pre-order of the eventual album on your choice of LP or CD (shipping early 2019)
    – your name or amusing pseudonym inscribed in the thank yous section of the physical album artwork, in much the same way that the Koch Brothers' names are inscribed in the foyers of Lincoln Center.

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    Pledge NZ$ 200 or more About US$ 133

    Wind Beneath My Wings

    You'll receive all the benefits of the Super Record Club Membership, plus I'll contact you direct to arrange a time to video call you and serenade you with a totally sincere cover of Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings," dedicated to YOU. If "Wind Beneath My Wings" doesn't float your boat (what are you crazy?!) then I can do one of mine, I guess...

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    Pledge NZ$ 500 or more About US$ 331

    Certified Legend of Singles Club

    Ok, this is next level.
    If I could, I'd throw a gala in your honour and name a wing of the building after you. There isn't a building so I can't do that, but what I can do is provide you with the myriad perks that come with the Super Singles Club membership (i.e. digital singles, email updates, embroidered patch, t-shirt, tea towel LP/CD etc) PLUS
    – call you/Skype/FaceTime you to personally thank you for your incredible gesture. If you'd like, I'll sing you a song. No pressure though.
    – give you lifetime doorlist privileges for any Lawrence Arabia headline show, anywhere in the world (excepting festivals and support slots), for the rest of your life or my life, whichever ends first. Just let me know you're around and you're in, free, no questions asked.
    – inscribe your name in a special über-swanky "Legends Of Singles Club" section of the album artwork, which will make immortal the sheer scope of your generosity
    – write, record and send you a "Legends Of Singles Club" song in which your name and those of the other Legends are sung in full Lawrence Arabia harmony with my typical kitchen sink production thrown at it.
    – personally email you additional ongoing updates and monthly musical tidbits, demos & failed experiments, throughout the process of recording this year.
    – send you an extremely limited test pressing of the record (i.e. only pressed for me and the Legends of Singles Club – est. shipping January 2019)
    – I won't charge you shipping for any of this carry on
    You are magnificent!

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    Pledge NZ$ 2,000 or more About US$ 1,323

    Private Solo Concert (NZ Only)

    Sure it'll be a little awkward at first as we all get to know each other, but a couple of wines down and you and a cohort of your urbane friends will soon be chuckling at my trade mark cynical bon mots in the comfort of your sitting room/library/swimming pool. Truly it will be a night to remember, which you will recall fondly until the ravages of dementia take hold.

    I'll look after my accommodation and any transportation costs within NZ.

    (If you're considering this, please email me to discuss the details before going ahead)

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    Private Solo Concert (Australia Only)

    This will be very similar to the New Zealand private solo concert, except my quiet songs will occasionally be interrupted by the loud cawing of crows, my entire set will be comprised of a start to finish rendering of John Farnham's indelible multi-platinum masterpiece "Whispering Jack" and someone will have to be rushed to hospital after being bitten by a taipan while popping outside for a Winnie Blue.

    I'll look after accommodation and transportation to the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast – elsewhere we'll need to discuss additional transport costs.

    (If you're considering this, please email me to discuss the details before going ahead)

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    Private Solo Concert (Other Places)

    You are the bold Lawrence A. patron I've always dreamed of. Parade me in front of your friends like some kind of personal trophy. I'll be charming and on my best behaviour all night, and when the smiling guests recede into the darkness, we'll enjoy a nightcap of (your) 25 year old single malt and talk about our plans for the future. "Why yes, I'd be happy to be a private songwriting tutor to your toddler. Oh, a $100k retainer and use of your holiday home in Sicily would be more than ample!" Just picture it! I certainly am.

    (If you're considering this, please email me to discuss the details before going ahead)

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