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Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Cox is releasing her first solo album in 10 years: a concept album titled "Harmonious Maladies"
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All Kickstarter supporters and their guests are automatically invited to the CD Release Party & Concert on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6pm in Newark, DelawareRSVP is required – email melissacoxmusic@yahoo.com with your name & guests' names.

Track listing (not in order):
1.  Ireland  (co-written with Will Inglis) - LISTEN
2.  Explode
3.  Courage - LISTEN
4.  Gone Away (Offspring cover) - LISTEN
5.  Vicarious (remix) - LISTEN
6.  Petty Gun - LISTEN
7.  The Shallow Deep - LISTEN
8.  Maluaka Beach  - LISTEN
9.  To Carrie Fisher, with love - LISTEN
10.  Late to Say
11.  Valedico - LISTEN

About the album Harmonious Maladies
"'Beauty is truth, truth beauty.' -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." - John Keats

Ten years ago, I came out with two solo CDs, which weren't very good. So, I am cutting a new solo album of which I can be proud. Called Harmonious Maladies, this 11-song cd will be a concept album dealing with juxtapositions and diametric ideas, the hard truths and radiant beauty that make up my slightly bi-polar life, and the universal fight between good versus evil, light versus dark, love versus hate.

My most experimental, honest, and emotionally open album to date, Harmonious Maladies will feature songs on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum: six songs will address the difficult truths of my life, including alcoholism, addiction, mental illness, and death in many forms, while the other five songs will celebrate the abundant beauty in my life, including nature, humor, hope, travel, music, and love.

The album will span a wide spectrum of genres, including rock, adult alternative, minimalist, acoustic, Celtic, gypsy, trip hop, electronic, Hawaiian, folk, gothic, and classical choir.

Your donation will go directly toward the production, engineering, and manufacturing of the album, as well as compensation for studio musicians and artists. Every single penny will be used wisely and appropriately to create a killer album!

Check out the cool prizes to the right, and please donate at any level that is comfortable for you. Consider pooling your money together with your friends to give at the higher tiers and win the really neat prizes.

Thanks for your support!
xoxo
Melissa Cox
http://www.MelissaCoxMusic.net

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    Your name on the album's website as an Album Angel + my undying love and gratitude forever!

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    One MP3 from the album + your name on the album's website as an Album Angel.

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    The ENTIRE ALBUM - all 11 tracks - in DIGITAL format (not a physical CD) emailed to you to stick on your iPod, computer, or whatever you are using these days to play music! Plus your name on the website as an Album Angel.

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    A physical CD - the actual album, autographed and mailed to you. FREE SHIPPING for U.S. residents + your name PRINTED INSIDE the CD liner notes + on the album website as an Album Angel.

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    THREE autographed CDs (free shipping for US residents). Keep a copy for yourself and give the other two copies as gifts for the holidays! + your name in the CD liner notes & website

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    A signed, limited-edition print of my own Photography + 3 autographed CDs + your name in the CD liner notes and website.

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    Limited-edition extra-large print of the ALBUM ARTWORK done by my sister Kellie Cox, FOUR autographed CDs, a limited-edition print of my own Photography + your name in the CD liner notes & website.

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    An 90 minute lesson (in person or via Skype or phone) on one of the following topics of your choice: Guitar Playing; Mandolin Playing; Hand Percussion; Singing; Lyric Writing; Songwriting; Photography 101 or 102; Graphic Design 101 or 102. (PLUS ALL REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS TIERS.)

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    DINNER, DRINKS & a MOVIE on me! It'll be a fun evening out with me and my bandmates for you and a friend. (Only available for those residing in the Mid-Atlantic region or Denver Metro area.... or we can cover the night out for you if you live far away, but we wouldn't be able to go with you.) (PLUS ALL REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS TIERS.)

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    I will WRITE & RECORD A SONG just for you, about whatever you want! It can be a song about you, or for someone you love. It can be your own personal theme song, or a song about your cat. It can be funny, sad, happy - whatever you want. You choose the topic, the style and genre, and I'll do the rest. I will professionally record it, and make copies on CD just for you to share with all of your friends and family. (PLUS ALL REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS TIERS.)

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    I will sing at any function you choose -- a wedding, birthday, anniversary, holiday party, private concert in your home, etc. - for you and all of your friends & family. This is a GREAT GIFT to give a friend or family member who is getting married or having a birthday or anniversary. (Covers my travel expenses within 150 miles of Newark, Delaware.) (PLUS ALL REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS TIERS.)

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    You get a MUSIC CREDIT on my album by singing or playing your instrument on my album! If you can't sing or play an instrument but you still want to do this, that's okay, because I will train you and will learn how to do it! (Plus we'll fix any not-so-good notes in the studio). ** YOU MUST PLEDGE BY SEPTEMBER 15 in order to give us enough time to secure studio time for you. (PLUS YOU GET ALL REWARDS FROM PREVIOUS TIERS.)

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    Thank you for your most generous donation! You get the whole kitten kaboodle - everything from the previous tiers PLUS we will whisk you and a friend away to a 3-day, 2-night weekend getaway at a secret vacation destination, complete with one complimentary bottle of wine, champagne or microbrew, one complimentary dinner, and free passes to a fun outdoor event or activity! PLUS you will be the GUEST OF HONOR at my CD Release Party on November 18 in Newark, Delaware. Consider POOLING YOUR MONEY with friends to donate at this level, so you and a couple friends can reap the rewards together!

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