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'The Defenestration Of St Martin'

Martin Rossiter's debut solo album 'The Defenestration Of St Martin' and other delights - available at last.

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I’ve wanted to make this album for years. Ten beautiful songs, secular hymns, piano and voice – nothing to detract or distract from the melody and the words. Some of these words will undoubtedly make you cry. The melodies will turn to flesh the most calcified heart. For those of you with a chipper disposition you’re clearly here in error. However, while I have your attention, there may be the odd moment for you.

The album is already recorded, it is beautiful and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise. Now we just need to make some actual copies of it and let the world know it exists. I’ve tried to price everything as fairly as possible and although I was tempted to offer a ‘Wrestle with Martin’ for £1000, I understand that we all have shallow pockets at the moment.

I have personally been involved in the design and creation of every item available and I’m proud and happy to put my name to them all.

Finally I’m delighted that 1% of the all of the money raised will go to the League Against Cruel Sports. They work tirelessly giving a voice to the voiceless. After we’ve covered all of our costs we will up the pledge to them to 3% of profits.


The Defenestration of St Martin

Three Points on a Compass
I Want To Choose When I Sleep Alone
No One Left To Blame
Sing It Loud
Where There Are Pixels
I Must Be Jesus
My Heart’s Designed for Pumping Blood
Drop Anchor
Darling Sorrow
Let the Waves Carry You


PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan platform.
You can pre-order Martin’s new album here along with a variety of other items listed on the right hand side, and whatever you buy you’ll get the album download with it.
There is a minimum amount of pre-orders that this campaign is working towards and this is depicted as a percentage. Pledger’s orders will not be charged until the campaign reaches 100%.
Once the campaign has reached 100% all credit cards will be charged as normal as you purchase items.
The album download will be made available to all Pledgers at the end of the campaign on the 26th November 2012. This may seem like a long time to wait, but we have to co-ordinate manufacturing, getting press reviews and radio play and make sure everything culminates on one release date.
Once the campaign has closed, all the orders will be fulfilled and posted out.
When you pledge on any item you also get access to the ‘updates’ section via PledgeMusic.com. In this area extra content will be uploaded for free throughout the course of the campaign.
You can ask questions directly to Martin’s management or one of the PledgeMusic team via the site.

1% of goal
3% post goal
1% of goal and 3% of any money raised after that will go to League Against Cruel Sports.

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The Defenestration of St Martin
£8
8.00
Available

Martin Rossiter’s new album ‘The Defenestration of St Martin’ available as a 320kbps MP3 download.

Album CD

Album CD
£12
12.00
Available

The new album delivered to you on a beautifully packaged CD.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Album instrumentals download

£12
12.00
Available

An instrumental version of the album, delivered as a 320kbps MP3 download.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the full album with this purchase.

Cover versions EP download

Cover versions EP download
£12
12.00
Available

Martin has chosen four of his favourite songs to cover. Delivered as a 320kbps MP3 download containing the following songs:

If I Was Your Girlfriend (Prince)
Twenty Seven Strangers (Villagers)
Turn Out The Light (Sweet Sweet Lies)
Too Little Too Late (JoJo)

Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Live at the Unitarian Church download

Live at the Unitarian Church download
£14
14.00
Available

Martin’s first solo concert, recorded at the Unitarian Church in Brighton on Sunday 1st May 2011.

Delivered as a 320kbps download containing the following songs:

Drop Anchor
Three Points on a Compass
Olympian
Where There Are Pixels
Speak To Me Someone
I Must Be Jesus
No One Left To Blame
Somewhere In The World
My Heart’s Designed for Pumping Blood
Is It Over?
I Want To Choose When I Sleep Alone

Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Signed Music Book

Signed Music Book
£15
15.00
Available

A full colour A4 booklet containing the sheet music and lyrics from the album, plus photo content.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

CD + Covers EP download

CD + Covers EP download
£15
15.00
Available

Buy both the physical CD plus the Covers EP download at a discounted price.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Vinyl Album

Vinyl Album
£17
17.00
Available

The album on black gold, for all of you who still own a gramophone.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Signed Screen Print Poster

Signed Screen Print Poster
£20
20.00
Available

The album artwork, screen printed onto A3 heavyweight art paper, numbered and signed by Martin.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

New Album T-Shirt

New Album T-Shirt
£21
21.00
Available

Martin has designed a brand new t-shirt to compliment the album. Men’s T-shirts are a standard fit, women’s t-shirts are a roll sleeve tunic cut. Both available in a range of sizes.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Tote Bag Package 1

Tote Bag Package 1
£24
24.00
Available

Get the Drop Anchor tote bag stuffed to the brim with the album on CD, a set of 4 badges and a set of 4 postcards.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase

New Album CD + Music Book

New Album CD + Music Book
£24
24.00
Available

A lovely combination of the physical CD and signed sheet music & lyric book.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

New Album CD + New Album T-Shirt

New Album CD + New Album T-Shirt
£24
24.00
Available

Get the album on CD and the new t-shirt, at a discounted price.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Listening Party with Meet & Greet and Q&A

£30
30.00
All gone!

We will be holding a listening party at a venue in London where you’ll get to sit and listen to a complete play through of the album, a few weeks before release. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Martin, plus a meet and greet afterwards. We will give you as much notice on the date and venue as we can.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Tote Bag Package 2

Tote Bag Package 2
£30
30.00
Available

Get the Drop Anchor tote bag stuffed to the brim with the album on vinyl and the album T-shirt.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Covers EP, Live at the Unitarian Church, CD + T-shirt

Covers EP, Live at the Unitarian Church, CD + T-shirt
£30
30.00
Available

We’ll deliver the physical CD of the album with the T-shirt, plus you’ll get the covers EP and live gig as a 320kbps MP3 download, all at a discounted price.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase

Tote Bag Package 3

Tote Bag Package 3
£45
45.00
Available

Get the Drop Anchor tote bag stuffed to the brim with the album on both CD and vinyl along with the badges, post cards and T-shirt.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Tote Bag Package 4

Tote Bag Package 4
£75
75.00
Available

The tote bag comes with the album on both CD and vinyl along with the badges, post cards, T-shirt, screen print poster and music book.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

One-off Signed Album Artwork Prototypes

One-off Signed Album Artwork Prototypes
£120
120.00
All gone!

To create the album artwork, a number of screen prints were produced and personally customised by Martin. There are only ten of these for sale (one being included in the Top of the Pops coat bundle) and each one is unique and will be personalised to the recipient of your choice.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

Martin's Top of the Pops Jacket plus Full Product Bundle!

Martin's Top of the Pops Jacket plus Full Product Bundle!
£500
500.00
All gone!

This is your chance to own a one-off piece of memorabilia. Martin wore the coat during Gene’s Top Of The Pops performance of ‘For The Dead’ in January 1996. This was the band’s first and only TOTP appearance.
Also included will be all of the Pledge items: CD, vinyl, badges, postcards, T-shirt, tote bag, unique album artwork prototype, signed screen print, sheet music & lyric book and the downloads of the 4 track covers EP, live gig and instrumentals. You’ll also get 2 tickets to the listening party.
Don’t forget you will get the download of the album with this purchase.

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