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Lou Tambone's Greatest Hits - Debut Album! (CD/Digital)

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No, it's not a compilation. :)

Hi, I'm Lou Tambone and I'm a musician from New Jersey. Thanks for stopping by and for your interest in backing my project.

I've always thought it would be funny to name a debut album Greatest Hits. Many debut albums include some of a band or artist's best material. I don't know if that's the case here, but I still think it's a fun idea.

I've never been able to book time in a studio because of the enormous costs but luckily this crowd-funding thing came along so here we are!

THE SONGS

I have four albums of original material (recorded as demos) but I've always felt the songs needed to be recorded properly in a studio before expecting anyone to buy them on iTunes or some other retail music service. If someone's spending their hard-earned money on a product, they expect quality and not home made demos.

So, I'll be picking and choosing the best material from my catalog of around 50 original songs and making a great-sounding debut album suitable for selling, listening, marketing, and airplay.

Everything will be professionally produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by myself and Brian Csencsits at Supreme Sound Studio in Woodland Park, NJ.

Below are some demos to help you get an idea of what the music sounds like. You can also check out "LouTube" for some live performances. I may add more demos as we get closer to target so come back often!

1. Will We All Be Friends at the End of the World?

 2. This May Be Something

 3. Something New

 4. The Devil You Know

4. Corporate Robot (Demo - the weird voice is intentional!)

CORPORATE ROBOT T-SHIRT

Here's my pal, the Corporate Robot (named after one of my songs) who will be adorning all the T-shirts in the $100 (and above) reward packages.

CUSTOM LT PICKS

It might not be clear on the right, but these custom LT guitar picks will be included with all packages.These are made by the guys at Clayton USA.

THANKS AGAIN!

I hope you'll consider backing the project and helping me achieve this goal. I love being creative and I don't think you'll be disappointed with the results. 

If you have ANY questions/comments/suggestions/concerns, please contact me and I'll get back to you quickly.

Please spread the word by sharing the project link.

Thank you!

Links:
LouTambone.com
Lou Tambone's Facebook Music Page
Some LouTube Live Goodness

Risks and challenges

My only fear is that the project doesn't get funded. Once it's funded, there's no doubt in my mind that it will be finished on time. I live very close to the studio, which is a big help when weather doesn't cooperate.

I have good demos and road maps for every song. I know exactly how they're all supposed to sound. The money is the only real obstacle and once that's in place, we're golden!

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    This is for folks who simply want to show their support. Every little bit helps! You'll get a personalized THANK YOU Card and custom LT guitar pick. Who doesn't want a plectrum with my mug on it?

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    Personalized THANK YOU Card and custom LT guitar pick PLUS a digital download of the album (pre-release, if possible).

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus a signed physical CD (pre-release, if possible).

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus your name in the "Crowdfunding" section of the liner notes. I'm also including free digital MP3s of almost all the songs from the album in demo form/previous versions. (It's basically another whole album with me playing just about all of the instruments and singing all the parts.) I'll also send you an extra custom LT guitar pick and some photos/videos from the recording sessions.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus your name in a special "VIP" section of the liner notes with a shout out to you from me. But wait - you'll also get a "Corporate Robot" T-shirt designed by me! (specify size with donation.) In addition to photos/video from the sessions, I'll send you five (5) custom LT guitar picks.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus your face/photo on the back cover collage AND FREE admission for you and a friend to the CD listening party. Your friend gets a signed CD and t-shirt too! (Party TBD - NJ/NY area. You provide your own travel.)

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus your photo on the back cover collage AND FREE admission for you and FOUR FRIENDS to the CD listening party - all four friends get free signed CDs and t-shirts! (Party TBD - NJ/NY area. You provide your own travel.)

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus your choice of one (1) of the following:

    (1) I will write and record a song for you; tailored to your requirements. You can give me things like a title, vibe, style, even lyrics and I'll do the rest. (If I can get it done quickly enough, I'll include it on the album!)

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    (2) I'll join you and a friend for dinner ON ME somewhere in northern NJ! You provide your own travel. We'll arrange it via email.

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    (3) You can attend a recording session and help out on a track (percussion, hand claps, backing vocals, whatever you like) or just hang out and see how it's all done.

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    I call this package the NEW JERSEY SPECIAL! You'll get ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS plus a concert at a NY/NJ location of your choice. This can be your backyard party, basement, studio, living room, warehouse, job (with permission) or any other place you have access to. We'll work out the details!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You've earned it! Let's make a deal. You get EVERYTHING above plus you'll be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the album. In addition, you can ask me for something special you may want (project-related and within reason and the KS guidelines.) Duplicate items, chats, phone calls, rehearsal/studio access, private show, come over and jam, play something or sing backup on the album, etc. I'll even let you re-title the album and/or put you on the front cover if you like. (If there are multiple $1000 bids, we'll work the title out amongst ourselves like adults.) :D

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