We've had a great first week, and we want to thank you guys so much for the support. As I write this, we are just a little more than $1,000 away from our goal, which is fantastic. Again, thank you.
At the moment, we're still in the mastering stage of the album. A guy named Nigel Walton is mastering it for us. He did the last Skids album, and he's worked with many great artists over the years. You can read his credits here.
We've got 5 of the 9 tracks mastered, and they're sounding great. Very hard-edged, big sound. Our buddy Tim Eldred is currently working on the final art for the CD digipak we're releasing, so we're just about there as well. In short, things are ahead of schedule at the moment. The sooner we can reach our goal, the sooner we can get production going. We're still going to leave the campaign running for the full 30 days, but we're hoping we will be able to get the CDs out a little sooner than expected. Can't promise it, but it's looking good at the moment.
We want to make sure everyone who pledged gets the CD and download before it's fully released. I personally hate it when I take part in a crowdfunding campaign and the CD ends up released before I even receive it. We don't want that happening here.
Everyone who's pledged for a package that includes demos and the Bruce & Jamie and Tom albums should've received those links already. If you haven't, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've heard some nice comments about the demos, so thanks for that. There are a lot of interesting tracks there, some of better quality than others, but it will hopefully be interesting to hear how a lot of the songs progressed once you hear the final album.
Anyway, thanks again! Hoping we'll be able to celebrate the goal reached very soon!