GOFUNDME: JEFF BERLIN – JACK BRUCE
Jack Songs is my homage to my long-time friend and bass hero Jack Bruce. Jack, in my opinion, was one of the greatest bass players and composers of his time. This 11-song tribute was arranged by me and also features two original tune written by me entitled Traintime Time and another tune with lyrics by Jack’s longtime lyricist Pete Brown.
The tracks are as follows;
Theme from an Imaginary Western; Rope Ladder; Cream Medley; Never Tell Your Mother; Letter of Thanks; Smiles and Grins; One; Folk Song; Immortal Ninth; Traintime Time and a presently untitled collaboration with Pete Brown.
Hi Friends. This is Jeff Berlin! Some of you know that our 2017 PledgeMusic campaign for Jack Songs: An All-Star Tribute to Jack Bruce was not funded due to PledgeMusic filing bankruptcy in 2018. The purpose of the campaign was to support our in-studio recording expenses and artist fees for performances on this recording.
When we started this tribute record, we did not have the support of a record label. Our intent was to self-fund this project with the added support from my fans and the fans of Jack Bruce.
As with me, many Pledge artists were left without any recourse to get a settlement from PledgeMusic. In our case, over $25,000 of pledge money disappeared. Unfortunately, at that point we had to pull back our recording plans without the significant funding needed to move forward in the manor we had promised.
In the interim, I have continued to record this album while enlisting the best talent on the planet. I am close to finishing the record but still have to cover remaining expenses that include musicians’ fees, mixing costs, studio rentals, album design and graphic and manufacturing costs, etc. Up until now, I’ve been covering all expenses.
This appeal goes out to fans of mine and Jack Bruce. But it does NOT include people who had originally contributed to the PledgeMusic campaign. I don’t want you to contribute twice. Rather, I’ve made a lot of new friends online and will invite only you to help fund the final costs of the project.
OUR FUNDING LEVELS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Note: All fees both Domestic and International are included
All shipping will be implemented by September 15, 2021
$40 Jack Songs Custom CD
$70 CD Jack + Jack Bruce/Jeff Berlin T-shirt
$90 CD + T-Shirt + Jeff Berlin Bass Mastery Book for Beginners
$50 Jack Songs Custom CD
$75 CD + Jack Bruce/Jeff Berlin T-shirt
$95 CD + T-shirt + Jeff Berlin Bass Mastery Book for Beginners
I trust GoFundMe and repeat my wish that ONLY people that didn’t pledge money in the past be invited to help with recording to make this a group collaboration.
Sending you all big love!!
Our release date: September 8, 2021
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