Volume 16 - Issue 1
It's been over 25 years since Julia Ecklar's last solo album - "Divine Intervention". Old-timers have heard countless rumors (some real, some not) of a sequel over these 25 years.
So I'm proud to announce that Julia's long awaited sequel project, "Horsetamer" is finally ready for your pre-order and download:
Announcing this album, frankly, leaves me tongue-tied. How do you describe the finest studio recording of Julia Ecklar ever made, crafted by a multiple Grammy-award winning production crew -- and backed up by Pittsburgh's top symphony musicians, all masterfully planned and arranged by Michael Moricz?
This is a once-in-a-generation filk album. We think this album is as much of a milestone for 2013 as "Divine Intervention" was for 1986. I truly don't expect to hear anything like this again in my lifetime.
Going Back / The Dark Is Rising / With The Trees / Shai Hulud / Gentle Arms of Eden / The Troll King's Dream / The Horsetamer's Daughter
Songbird / Ender Interlude I / The Battleroom / Ender Interlude II / Tin Soldier / Native Son / Elizabeth's Song / Cathedral
Pre-ordered CDs ship by April 30th. Every pre-order gets a download now, so you don't have to wait.
-- BONUS EXTRAS: PLEASE HELP SUPPORT HORSETAMER! --
Horsetamer was a tremendous undertaking, but also fantastically expensive. And we're releasing it at a time where, frankly, most people don't pay much for music anymore: they buy a few tracks on iTunes, or just listen for free on Spotify. We didn't cut any corners on this one (so we went about $15,000 overbudget. ;-)
If you like the idea of supporting Julia's music (and getting some really cool bonus materials), please consider checking these out. They're all on the pre-order page:
1. Horsetamer: The Bonus Reels ($10.00)
Alternate & early mixes, "a cappella" mixes (just Julia's pure vocals) and instrumental mixes. You'll also be able to sit in on the recording process, and learn firsthand from Julia and Michael how an album like this was made. Nearly 500 megabytes of MP3s direct from Michael Moricz's studio.
2. Horsetamer: Signed & Personalized for you ($45.00)
Julia will sign and personalize a copy of Horsetamer to your own specifications - just let us know what you want! They're priced at $45, which means each one pays for just 1/1000th of the cost of making Horsetamer.
-- AND DON'T FORGET: 25% DISCOUNT ON PRIOR RELEASES w/YOUR PRE-ORDER! --
All pre-orders are entitled to a 25% limited-time discount off any of CDs or digital downloads of our other albums (including Julia Ecklar's prior releases with us) -- and our gratitude for your support in making this independent music possible.
If you prefer to pay check, please mail $18.75 (including domestic U.S. shipping) with your mailing address to: Eli Goldberg, 4337 15th Ave NE #412, Seattle WA. Add $11.97 for any additional CDs.
Or visit our website: http://www.prometheus-music.com/horsepreorder.html
P.S. And PLEASE DO signal-boost this announcement with your local filk lists, blog, Facebook friends, Twitter, and help get the word out!