Hello again, Kickstarter backers!
It's been a few days since our Kickstarter campaign ended and we're just coming up for air long enough to give you some information and an update.
Now that we're in full-on production mode we see just how much there is to do — a lot! Any one of the pieces could be a project in itself; for example, determining the track sequence for the bonus CD, or finding the printer who can produce our special packaging “ideas”. We’re excited to be doing it, though, and are glad to be bringing you, with all its complexities, a special edition of a project long in the making, now possible only through your support.
One backer asked: “The Kickstarter page says delivery in October for every reward. That can't be right, can it?” The answer is: it was right in January when we first started planning this project! Realistically, we may begin delivering rewards in October, but they won't all be done at the same time, and the double-CD itself will likely be complete in 6-8 weeks. We will keep you updated as to when items are produced and shipped. (And we're putting a few surprises in the boxes as an extra thanks for your support and patience!)
Great news on the albums front! With the security of financial backing to move the project forward, we now have cleared the last process hurdle with Universal Music to have both the eponymous album and Blue Tomorrow released digitally. In the midst of this process, we were shocked and elated to discover that the label still had in its archives the “art folder” from the 1980s, containing paste-ups and photos from the original album art! This minor miracle means we can include some rare and high-quality images in the packaging, booklet, etc. We think there might be yet more creative things to be done with this stuff.
Lastly (for now), we want to encourage you to reply to the survey we’re sending out this week, being sure to check your address for accuracy. This is the most critical step in getting your rewards to you – CDs, DVDs, pins, posters, flyers, photos, t-shirts. We're as excited to see this stuff as you are!
That's it for now. More to come soon.
The Swimming Pool Q’s