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In a world dominated by corporate Pop Idols, Sarah Tracey will Save the Universe from Pop Doom by recording her debut album- with your help!

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SARAH TRACEY'S SUPER-SPY MISSION:

Dear Friends and Fans,

Evil Corporate Record Executives may be trying to kill great songwriting and musical passion in favor of style-over-substance bubblegum pop, mass-produced Radio Disney stars and Reality-Show Talent Competitions--- but I won't submit to a career of Pop Doom!
I'm finally recording my debut full-length album and it's shaping up to be a feast for the ears of great stories, sultry and stylish musicianship, and true soul.

You probably know me as an average, ordinary, unassuming singer/songwriter. What you may not know is that by night I'm undercover as a Special Triple Agent Super-Spy! My arch nemesis, Loco Caliente, is the most evil corporate thug of them all, and he commands his all-powerful satellite network from his headquarters: a private yacht that sails around Manhattan. I've gone undercover and infiltrated his lair, with a mission to take him down once and for all and Save the Universe from a continuous stream of Katy Perry music and unfortunate fashion trends!
DO we really want to live in a world of homogenous, heartless, soul-less pop music? I didn't think so.

SO, I'm taking a stand! I've committed to making this new album without the support of a corporate conglomerate calling the shots- but rather with the help of a great new independent label that believes in my vision of the music I want to make. They're giving me an AMAZING head start: they have offered to finance ALL the studio time, production, engineering, mixing, and mastering of the record- 90% of what goes into the final product. Yes, I'm a lucky girl!

'THEN WHY does Sarah Tracey need my support?' you're probably thinking...
Well, here's the deal: some expenses are left to me- like paying my band, shooting the album cover, hiring a designer to create the artwork, a re-design and re-launch of my website, the duplication of physical CDs (and, my dream for this project- vinyl), and a promotional campaign to give the record the push it needs to be a success. Whew. Overwhelming. SO, I need your help. And that is why I am partnering with a Kickstarter to raise the funds.
With their help, I am attempting to raise $4000 in 31 days from the generosity of all of you.

I would never expect something for nothing though, because that's not the Super-Spy way :-)
So, for every level you pledge I am offering up delicious prizes! Pledges can be anywhere from $5-$5000... and, depending on your pledge, you'll be rewarded everything from copies of the finished album to bottles of limited-edition 'Que Sarah Syrah' wine; to burlesque dancing lessons from NYC's hottest all-girl burlesque troupe THE HOT BOXES! I'm offering private wine tastings led by experts! A romantic dinner for two at one of Manhattan's most charming wine bars! I've got Broadway theater tickets! Earn 'Rockstar Superspy Agent Status' with a recording session at New York's famous Cutting Room Studios! Would you like your own private chef preparing a gourmet multi-course dinner for 6 in your home, complete with wine pairings for every course? I've got that for you too! I'll bake you brownies, make you mix cds of some of my favorite music, and send you awesome obscure vintage books. I'll play a house concert for you, or sing at your cousin's bar mitzvah, or write a song to help you propose to your beloved! I will do whatever it takes to make this happen, because- here’s the catch- the project will ONLY be funded if I meet my fundraising goal.

That's right--- if we don't hit my goal by my deadline, your credit card will NOT be charged, no prizes will go out, and I'll resign myself to a life of pink sequins and opening for oldies bands in casinos and county fairs. I will be forced to retire as an Undercover Jet-Setting Super-Spy, and Loco Caliente will win once and for all, and you will have done nothing whatsoever to stop it!
So, will you please help me SAVE THE UNIVERSE????
Pledge today! Let's do this!!!

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    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: Pledge at this level to receive International Super-Spy Network Honorary Membership! You'll get access to exclusive updates on my album's progress via top-secret missives from the recording studio and photo shoots, plus an invite to my album-release party!

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    DOWNLOADS ARE FOREVER: Pledge at this level to receive a digital download of the finished album, plus International Super-Spy Network Honorary Membership ;-)

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    FOR THE RECORD: I'll send you a signed copy of the finished album! Plus I'll throw in a digital download of my last EP, Cards On The Table, AND an unreleased bonus track exclusive. Of course, International Super-Spy Network Honorary Memberships for all backers...

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    YOU KNOW MY NAME: Signed copy of the finished album with YOUR NAME (or Top-Secret Spy Alias) IN THE ALBUM CREDITS. Priceless.

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    FROM SARAH WITH LOVE: a care package from me! Signed copy of the album, 1 dozen homemade brownies, custom mix CD of some rare favorites from my coveted music collection, a vintage spy novel, and a handwritten love letter scented with my perfume.

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    QUE SARAH SYRAH: a bottle of limited-edition, custom-labeled Sarah Tracey wine! Plus, a copy of the album to listen to while you drink it.

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    FEMME FATALE MAKEOVER: Professional Makeup Application (a MUST for your next jewel heist or yacht infiltration) plus a goody bag of products from MAC cosmetics! Spy in Style.

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    VESPER AND VINO: I'll take you and your guest to a WINE AND SPIRIT TASTING from Wine Expert Joseph Sangiovanni at Manhattan's City Winery. Essential wine knowledge for undercover missions at Burgundy Chateaux- or that wine auction in Venice that your Supervillian Archnemesis is rumored to be attending. We'll finish up our night with Vesper Martinis of course.

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    DINE ANOTHER DAY: DINNER FOR 2 at Vintage Irving, a charming wine bar in Manhattan's Union Square. Because even Super-Spies deserve a date night every now and then. Plus a copy of the album... for later ;-)

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    SECRET IDENTITIES CAN BE REVEALED ON HALLOWEEN: 2 VIP ALL-ACCESS passes to NIGHTMARE, America's most horrifying Haunted House!!! This is huge, people--- you're probably planning on going anyway, so why not go VIP-style and skip the line?!

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    I'll play a private concert in your home! Invite your friends, mix up some martinis, and prepare to be the most toasted host in town--- I'll even take requests. (*NOTE* Please be located within a few hours of New York- as my Private Jet, Helicopter, and Submarine are currently undergoing routine maintenance.)

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    NOBODY DOES IT BETTER than these girls: pledge to receive BURLESQUE LESSONS from NYC's most fab all-girl burlesque dancing troupe, THE HOT BOXES! Perfect Bachelorette or Girl's Weekend activity... get your ladies together and learn a scintillating striptease routine. Spy-Vixen Lingerie not required (but of course welcome.)

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    BROADWAY, BABY! A pair of tickets to ROCK OF AGES on Broadway!!! Yes, the hottest ticket in town- an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more... Awesome!

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    ROCKSTAR SUPER-SPY AGENT STATUS: a 3-hour recording session at New York's famous Cutting Room Studios! Dust off that guitar you had in college- or have the kids sing a birthday song for Grandma- or get started on the demo you've always dreamed of doing! (If Countess LuAnn can do it, so can you!) Create a lifetime music memory (*chance meeting with John Legend in the studio lounge not guaranteed*).

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    LIVE AND LET DINE: Your own private chef will cater a gourmet dinner party for 6 in your home- complete with wine pairings for each course! Impress your inlaws. *Add $200 and I will perform a private concert over dessert*.

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    YOUR DREAM ESPIONAGE THEME recorded by me. I will seriously arrange and record ANY COVER SONG IN THE WORLD- your choice- and send it to you exclusively. AMAZING birthday or anniversary gift! (I'll even do 'Goldfinger'- even though I can't touch Shirley Bassey... plus I'm sure you can think of something better.)

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    LICENSE TO THRILL your event with a performance from me with my band: We'll give your office holiday party a sexy sophistication never before seen (at least since your bosses' cousin's Poison cover band in 1997). Planning a charity gala, Oktoberfest bash, backyard BBQ, wedding, etc? Look no further. Loco Caliente is trembling already...

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    GRAND PRIZE: I will write and record you an original song about any subject of your choice. This reward is, in fact, priceless (especially once I defeat Loco Caliente and become a huge star!) Give someone special the one-of-a-kind gift of their own musical tribute.

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    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is obviously you for contributing this dazzling amount of currency! For this death-defying act of heroism you will receive: my enduring love and gratitude, your own original song composed by me, a full-band performance at any event of your choice, femme fatale makeover, ROCKSTAR SUPERSPY AGENT STATUS via recording session at The Cutting Room, Burlesque lessons, bottle of Que Sarah Syrah, 'From Sarah With Love' care package, and a special credit in the album notes: 'INTERGALACTIC SUPER-SPY MASTER AGENT STATUS': You have defeated Loco Caliente, and SAVED THE UNIVERSE!!!

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