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New Album: "Totem and Taboo"

Hugh's new album will be available with a whole list of exclusive items. Get VIP access, signed stuff and extra content.


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Hi everyone. Welcome to my new PledgeMusic page.

I’m happy to announce that my new album ‘TOTEM & TABOO’ will be recorded later this year.

PledgeMusic allows me to release TOTEM directly to you, cutting out a lot of the middle men and cutting down the time between recording and release. It means you’ll be getting the new album before it goes into the shops. As a Pledger there’ll be a wide range of exclusive and limited edition items and experiences available just to you.

There’ll be signed CDs of the new album, Limited Edition T-shirts, original artwork and much more, plus the opportunity to catch my videoblogs from around the world.
As a reward for their support and involvement, the first 500 pledgers will be mentioned on the album artwork. No matter what you pledge for you will automatically receive the album as a digital stream two weeks before we ship the signed copies. You’ll also get access to my “Pledgers-Only Updates Section”. This is a FREE web-page where I’ll keep you right up to date with the album’s progress in the form of video diaries, photos, blogs and rough mixes.

In addition, every pledger will be doing their bit to help a great charity as a percentage of the proceeds from this campaign will go to Missing People, a charity that offers a lifeline to the 250,000 people who go missing every year.

Please get involved, let’s keep the relationship between fans and artists rewarding, fruitful and close.


Hugh Cornwell

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Missing People Charity.


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"Totem & Taboo"

Hugh Cornwell’s new studio album “Totem & Taboo” recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini.

"Totem & Taboo" CD

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CD delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured

Signed CD of "Totem & Taboo"

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CD signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured.

Exclusive Black Tshirt with "Totem and Taboo" logo

Exclusive Black Tshirt with "Totem and Taboo" logo
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Get yourself a limited edition Hugh Cornwell Tshirt featuring a “Totem & Taboo”. Fruit of the Loom Premium 100% Cotton at 200 Grams/Made in Great Britain.

Hugh's hand made CDRs of his out of print albums

Hugh's hand made CDRs of his out of print albums
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Some of Hugh’s solo albums are no longer available so he’ll make some CDR’s, hand write the track listing and send them out to you. Choose from “Wolf”, “Wired”, “Hi-Fi” or “CCW”

Handwritten lyric sheet from Hugh

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Tell us the song of your choice and Hugh will hand write lyrics for you. Chose any of Hugh’s Stranglers or solo songs.

Signed Vinyl of 'Totem and Taboo'

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Get Hugh Cornwell’s new album on super hi-fi vinyl, signed and personally numbered from 1-200 by the man himself.

VIP Pass to Hugh's Jan/Feb Acoustic Tour

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1 x VIP ticket to Hugh’s solo acoustic tour in January and February 2012. Not only will you be given early access for soundcheck, and meet the artist, but between you, Hugh and the other pledgers that night, you’ll choose the encores!

Thursday 26th Jan 2012 – Stockton, The Arc
Friday 27th Jan 2012 – Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre
Saturday 28th Jan 2012 – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
Sunday 29th Jan 2012 – Salford Quays, The Lowry
Thursday 2nd Feb 2012 – London, Bush Hall
Friday 3rd Feb 2012 – Newark, Palace Theatre
Saturday 4th Feb 2012 – Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre
Sunday 5th Feb 2012 – Darwen, Library Theatre

Appear in this albums accompanying film

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Hugh is planning a film with the album’s music as the soundtrack. Hugh invites you to contribute by appearing in it. Travel to filming locations not included. More details to come!

Original photographic artwork for the album.

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Original photographic artwork for the album, signed by Hugh and sent to you as soon as it’s ready. High quality glossy prints. 10 only!

Sit for a line drawing portrait by Hugh

Sit for a line drawing portrait by Hugh
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Hugh has always had a keen eye for line drawing subjects. Now you could have your very own line drawing portrait by Hugh Cornwell. Travel to London or Bath not included. Image below: Griff Rhys Jones.

Genuine one-off manuscripts of Hugh's 3 books

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Get yourself a true one-off. Hugh has now written 3 books “A Multitude Of Sins”, “Song By Song” and his new novel “Window On The World”. You could own one of the original manuscripts that Hugh received back from the publishers and proof-read himself. Each will be signed and inscribed with a personal message to you from the author.

DJ set from Hugh at your event

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Throwing a party or planning an event? Why not let Hugh spin some disks and add the musical accompaniment to your evening. A true legend on the turntables will no doubt help your event or party be even more special! Travel, expenses and accommodation not included

Hugh Cornwell Gig at your house or party venue

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Hugh Cornwell Gig at your house or party venue. Celebrate your special event with a live set from the one and only Hugh Cornwell. Travel and accommodation (if necessary) and expenses not included.

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