Time for a preorder! We've got a very special one this time out, I mean, they're all special, obviously, but this one is just a bit more personal for us. A little over a year ago, our good buddies in Caspian performed in a massive church in Boston as part of a benefit concert to raise money for Amirah, a non-profit organization located in the Boston area dedicated to provide whole-person care for rescued survivors of human trafficking. Millions of men, women, and children are victims of human trafficking around the world each year, abused, exploited, and robbed of their innocence and basic human rights; hundreds of thousands of them are U.S. citizens. You can learn more HERE. The night was perfect, the band was in the zone, and it was all for a good cause. And we weren't the only ones awestruck by the performance - as detailed in this review of the show by The Boston Phoenix RIGHT HERE. Soooooo naturally we thought it needed to be documented and remembered forever, and why not raise some additional funding for Amirah as well! So we're extremely proud to present to you CASPIAN Live At Old South Church. $2 from every sale is being donated to Amirah, always wish we could do more, but hopefully it helps someone! So please pick up a copy or two, add a sick record to your collection and help a non-profit organization at the same time! So you get to be selfish AND help others - it's a WIN / WIN scenario!
All the pertinent info is below dudes & dudettes... lets get this preorder rollin'!!
Live At Old South Church LP
1. Last Rites [10:35]
2. The Dove [3:15]
3. ASA [5:02]
4. Concrescence [4:38]
5. Sycamore [11:10]
"On Friday night, October 22nd, 2010, Caspian played a benefit concert in Boston, MA at The Old South Church. the performance was a benefit for Amirah, a non-profit organization located in Boston dedicated to providing whole-person care for victims of human sexual trafficking. Now, we've wanted to release live Caspian material since the first time we ever saw them perform; if you've ever seen them play, then you know why. On this evening in particular, the band was in that special place that special bands go when things come together perfectly during a performance, and keep in mind we were in a MASSIVE, Gothic Revival style church built in 1875. I suppose the term "epic" would fail miserably in trying to convey the sheer size of the sound that was reverberating hundreds and hundreds of feet from wall to wall to ceiling to floor. Natural reverb, an organic wall of sound. Again, if you've seen the band perform, you have witnessed this impenetrable wall, but never like this. Not in a building this size, or in a room this conducive to utter aural bliss. For those lucky enough to be witnessing the event this evening, it's highly unlikely that anything ever felt quite so "religious". The audio of this experience was captured, and while it's true that there's nothing like actually being there, this recreation is about as close as it gets. It's our privilege to bring these first official live recordings of Caspian to you, in a way we feel is indicative of the sheer power on display when the band performs. If you've never seen the band, this should serve as the ultimate motivator in making that happen as soon as possible. If you have seen the band, just close your eyes and imagine.
1000 of these will be pressed total. with 200 of them on a record store exclusive white vinyl, not available anywhere online. The 5 color jackets will be printed on 20pt SBS stock and feature an image of the church the performance was held in. $2 from every sale will be donated directly to Amirah. You can learn more about Amirah and make donations HERE. This serves as the proper documentation of an evening that will live on for eternity."
CHECK OUT THE PREORDER OPTIOOOONS!!
This is a package deal where you can get both colors of the LP that we're selling. "Blush" colored vinyl (limited to 100) and "blush"/white marble (limited to 600).
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"Blush" colored vinyl
(limited to 100 copies)
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(limited to 600 copies)
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So there are the ordering options and we'll of course keep everyone completely up to date as they begin shipping =) The band will also have copies of the LP available on black vinyl (limited to 100), and record stores will have an exclusive color in stock starting 1/10 (limited to 200).
To learn more about Amirah as well as finding resources you can use to educate yourself about human trafficking and slavery, please visit the Amirah blog: http://amirahboston.blogspot.com/
Also, the band is playing two shows this weekend. So try and get out to the shows and support the band by buying some merch and hugging a lot =) You can catch them tomorrow on 11/11/11 (cool!) with Hadoken in Northampton - here's the Facebook event page:
Puuuuuh-leeeeeease spread the word of the preorder as far as possible into all four corners of the world and the parallel internet universe. You can use those little icons at the very, very, very, very top of this email to share on any of the social networking sites you might use, we honestly appreciate it and depend on word of mouth more than you know!
Much love! And many, many, maaaaaaaaaaaany thanks!!!
Lindsay & Joel