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This is my first venture with PledgeMusic, and it is likely to evolve as the journey continues. So check back often, to see what is happening. I certainly appreciate your support. I love my job as a musician, and I am filled with gratitude that good people support my endeavors.
I pledge to you, to speak the language of guitar into that one microphone, with the grooviest musicians around, and to deliver a record that both you and I will want to listen to come rain or come shine.
Oh yeah, and how about the album title? Get ready, here it is…“Behold My Electric Rock Jazz Blues Guitar Record Album” Or for short…“BEHOLD ELECTRIC GUITAR.” All right. Enjoy. Thank you very much. Paul Gilbert
Behold Electric Guitar Digital Download
Paul’s Description: In 2007, I had the pleasure and honor of playing on Joe Satriani’s G3 tour with my solo band. The sound engineer asked me if I wanted to record all my shows multi-track, with Pro Tools. And I said, “YES!”
All the shows went very well, but I remember we had a particularly magical night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The obvious thing to do would be to mix the show, and make a live album. But I have a different idea which you may enjoy. As I listened to the recordings, I found that I was enjoying listening to ONLY my guitar tracks (from two mics, so it’s in stereo.) It’s sort of how it would sound if you were sitting on stage, right in front of my amp (although thankfully, not as loud.) So in a PledgeMusic exclusive offer, you can hear my guitar performance of the entire show…. my best live playing of 2007, in amazing, close-up detail. Enjoy!
1. Get Out of My Yard
2. Hurry Up
3. The Curse of Castle Dragon
4. Rusty Old Boat
7. Scit Scat Wah
8. Spaceship One
9. Twelve Twelve
10. Down to Mexico
Running time: Approx. 42 minutes
Get the following items:
Four of Paul’s signature picks (his selection) mounted securely at the end of a drill bit post. Works with any standard electric drill, and allows you to play guitar faster than any human being! Paul uses this technique on the Mr. Big song “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy.”
Behold Electric Guitar CD
Behold Electric Guitar CD with 5 new Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar Picks.
FOR RACER X FANS! "Vernon Solos" CD and Digital Download. This amazing cassette (transferred to digital for CD and download) is a recording of 21-year-old Paul Gilbert in 1988, showing up early to a Racer X rehearsal, and playing non-stop terrifying guitar solos by himself for an hour straight! For lovers of Paul’s early Racer X style, this recording contains some of the most astounding guitar performances ever heard. The recording is clean, “one mic in the room” quality. Never released before anywhere!
Vernon Solos actual CASSETTE. One-of-a-kind. Own the real thing! A museum quality shred guitar artifact.
Vintage PURPLE BIG HAIR ’89 tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage RED RHINO tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage BEWARE THE GIANT PINKY tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage GRAY FUZZ UNIVERSE tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage VIBRATO ROBOT tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage GREEN VIBRATO tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Vintage I CAN DESTROY tour t-shirt, available while supplies last.
Assume the coveted and singular position of “Executive Producer” in the album liner notes. Your support of guitar music is greatly appreciated!
Your name in the liner notes! (Thank you section)
Includes the Behold Electric Guitar CD
Attend an Album Record Session at “The Hallowed Halls” recording studio in Portland, Oregon. “Behold Electric Guitar” will be recorded in 6 days in September. You will be in the same room with Paul and the band, as they record LIVE. You will be asked to be silent during recording, and possibly asked to contribute shouting or clapping if Paul requests it. You will be invited into the studio control room to hear the playback of the final “keeper” performances (2 new songs per day are planned.) You may be included in documentary video footage. Black clothes are suggested. This is as real as it gets. Witness history in the making! $1000 per seat, for each day of recording. (Snacks and drinks will be provided. Transportation and lodging are not provided.)
Paul’s 14 Original Drawings for the “Get Out of My Yard” CD booklet. This is the complete set of the 14 original drawings that were used to make the “Get Out of My Yard” booklet.
Paul Draws an Autographed One-of-a-Kind Self-Portrait for you. Paul will draw his self-portrait on high-quality drawing paper. You may request a dedication and/or message (subject to Paul’s approval.)
One-on-One Guitar Lesson (90 minutes. Location: Portland, OR.)
Travel and accommodations not included.
“On This Day in 1983…” Skype Meeting. 16-year-old Paul kept a diary for the entire year of 1983. You choose the day of the year, and Paul will read his diary entry, and talk about the details of what he remembers about that day. A totally unique look back into Paul’s formative musical years. Available via Skype (20 minute limit)