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My new record, Funeral For My Past, is complete. I've recorded what I believe is my best work, with 5x Grammy Nominated Producer, Paul Moak. We captured something special & I cannot wait to share it with you! 

Why haven't you heard it yet? Well... 

Almost a year ago, I turned the album over to my label. The label was in transition & I got lost in the shuffle. This album will not get the attention it deserves at the label. I've decided to take the music into my own hands. I am going independent!! 

In order to release my new record, Funeral For My Past, I have to first buy it back from the record label. If we raise $45,000, you'll be the first to hear it... but I cannot do this without you! 

Why $45,000?

  • Making of the record (includes studio cost, studio musicians, producer, mixing, mastering): $35,000
  • Album photography & artwork design: $3,500
  • Print & produce the physical CD: $2,500
  • Album Release Promotion: $4,000
     

It's because of YOU that I keep touring, singing, writing & recording. YOU have shared my songs with your people. YOU have showed up for me. THANK YOU!  I'm ready to share with you this new music & the piece of my soul that went into making it. If you're ready to hear it, choose a donor package that excites you... and please help spread the word to your music loving friends & family about this Kickstarter campaign!  Let's do this!! 

XO - LL 

Stories Behind The Songs
Liz Longley Sheet Music
Handwritten Lyrics Package


Hometown Album Listening Party
The VIP Package
Lyric & Art Acoustic Guitar
Smoakstack Studio: Album Listening Party
Smoakstack Studio: Album Listening Party
A Song Written For You
House Concert Package
LL's Acoustic Guitar Package
My Heart is Tangled All Around You Package
My Heart Is Tangled All Around You Package
Make a Music Video Package

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is not being funded, but there is safety in this album being complete. The label is contractually obligated to sign over the music once I send them the payment, which will happen immediately after this campaign ends. I estimate the digital copies of the album will go out in December '19. The only risks exist in the timing of designing and printing physical copies. I've left a buffer in all the projected arrival dates, in case of any unexpected issues. I will keep you abreast of progress. You have my word that I will give you every bit of what you pledged. Thank you for trusting me with your hard earned money. I am honored to bring this record to life with you.

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    [ HI-FIVE ]

    A virtual hi-five & a big hug next time I see you in person! Thanks for your support!

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    [ FUNERAL FOR MY PAST - DIGITAL ]

    The new record is yours well before the rest of the world hears it! Thank you for making this release possible.

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    [ STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS ]

    You'll get the WHOLE scoop: I'll record my commentary for each song on the record including all the juicy details. I'll tell you everything from who and what I wrote it about and every last detail I can spare.

    Bonus song: duet of 'Send You My Love' with 7-year-old co-writer.

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    [ FUNERAL FOR MY PAST - CD ]

    Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours.

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    [ THE MAKING OF ]

    Watch Funeral For My Past come to life before your eyes with exclusive hi-def behind-the-scenes footage of 5x Grammy Nominated Producer Paul Moak and the team of world class musicians we assembled. You'll feel as if you're making the record right alongside me.

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    [ HANDWRITTEN LYRICS ]

    This one is for those who love handmade one-of-a-kind packages arriving in the mail. I will write each one by hand, in gold paint pen, and sign it at the bottom.

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    [ BEAT OF MY HEART ]

    Drumsticks from the making of 'Funeral For My Past', signed by Liz Longley & Fred Eltringham:
    Fred is the 2018 ACM drummer of the year, and the groove behind Sheryl Crow to Miranda Lambert and now LL!

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    [ MY HOMETOWN LISTENING PARTY: ADMIT 1 ]

    A one-of-a-kind experience at my favorite hometown venue! You'll hear the record before the rest of the world, see behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the record, hear new songs live & do a live q&a! We'll take our picture together to commemorate. Fun is on me, travel is on you! *Monday, Dec 2 at Burlap & Bean in Newtown Sq, PA.

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    [ THE VIP ]

    You + a guest are VIPs at a show of your choice: free admission to show & soundcheck, your song request on the setlist, a photo together in the green room, and a thank you and/or song dedication from the stage. *Show to be approved by artist.

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    [ LYRIC & ART ACOUSTIC GUITAR ]

    Strum it sweetly or hang it on your wall, this guitar is a work of art. Each guitar is custom made with handwritten lyrics & illustrations.**You can choose whichever LL song you'd like.** This black matte, 6 string acoustic Recording King guitar comes with sheet music & band members' charts from the making of the record!

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    [ A SONG WRITTEN FOR YOU ]

    Ever wish you could write a song? I can help with that. Whether it's a song for your wedding, a surprise for a loved one, or a family anthem, it's always an honor to bring someone else's story to life. I'll record an acoustic version in a Nashville studio & handwrite your custom songs' lyrics so you can treasure your song forever.
    *does not include copyright or publishing rights of the song

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    [ THE HOUSE CONCERT ]

    I will play a House Concert for you, your friends + family!
    This is a unique way to experience the music + the stories behind the songs, up close and personal. Request any LL songs, and feel free to join me for a song if you'd like! Plus, we'll design a poster specifically for YOUR house concert.
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    *International - travel for 2 must be covered.
    *Alt options: private event, wedding, etc.

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    [ LL's ACOUSTIC GUITAR ]

    The first acoustic I ever saved up to buy (from Music Emporium in Lexington, MA)! This DS Custom Huss & Dalton acoustic guitar is big in sound but not short on clarity. It's deep, rootsy, round tone is what I love about it... and it's a beautiful vintage sunburst. It's set up & restrung to perfection. Tweed case included, plus all goodies listed below. *Autograph is optional

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    [ OH MY HEART ]

    The ultimate package! I'll write you a song, record it acoustically at a Nashville studio (you're invited), write handwritten lyrics & play a house concert. You get VIP treatment at a show of your choice, plus the title of Executive Producer Credit on 'Funeral For My Past'. Thank you for your extraordinary contribution!!
    *House Concert Date TBD.
    *US - Lower 48 States only.
    *International - travel for 2 must be covered.
    *Alt options: private event, wedding, etc.

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    • Handwritten Lyric for Song Of Your Choice
    • Song Written for You
    • Professional Recording of Song Written for You
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    • Your Own House Concert Poster
    • VIP Treatment at a Show of your Choice
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    [ MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO ]

    This is the ultimate EXPERIENCE. You're now the Executive Producer of a music video: you're invited to be on set for the taping for a music video, with all-access to behind the scenes. You'll be in the loop on the whole process, watching a music video come to life. We will find a filming date that works for all! Travel not included. TBD: Filming date, location, music video director, etc. Let's make magic!

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    [ STUDIO LISTENING PARTY - ADMIT 2 ]

    Come join me and 5x Grammy Nominated Producer, Paul Moak, in his Nashville studio: The Smoakstack. We'll spend the evening listening to the record, exploring the studio where it was made, doing a q&a, playing a few songs live, and sipping song-inspired drinks. Your travel to Nashville is on you, but the fun is on us.
    *Saturday, Feb 8th, 2020 in Nashville, TN

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