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The New Album

Australian music legend Richard Clapton is heading to Nashville to record his new album. Be a part of it!

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Hi There – I’m Richard Clapton and I’ve been a singer-songwriter for over 40 years now. During that time I’ve released 20 albums played more gigs than I could possibly remember and loved every minute of it.

But times have changed and we are all looking for new ways to keep real music alive, and that’s where crowd funding and in particular pledge music have become a vital part of the music scene.

I have had interest from the U.S. for some years now but simply haven’t had the funds to try and get things happening there. But now a producer in Nashville is urging me to get myself over there and record a new album. Hopefully, if things go well with raising the money to pay for this new album, I will go into the studio in Nashville in November 2015 and emerge with a new album ready to go in early 2016.

I will be touring Australia throughout 2016 and on into 2017, but I also have the opportunity to play various showcase festivals in the U.S. next year.

Crowd funding is a great way for you to engage directly in the careers of your favourite musicians and feel like being part of something worthwhile. It is also a great way to collect special memorabilia and other artefacts from the special private collections of the artists. In my case I have kept certain items from my career some of which have become quite valuable. If there was ever going to be a reason to part with these items of Australian music history then this is it – it’s almost recycling when you think about it – using stuff from my past to finance my future.

5% of any money raised after the target is reached will be donated to Support Act Limited, an organisation committed to assisting musicians in genuine need when they fall on hard times.

————FAQ’s————
Q. Where exactly does my money go?
A. There are a number of costs involved in making a quality record. I will be using this money to put towards travel to Nashville, the studio expenses, musician hire, mixing, mastering, artwork, distribution and marketing for the album. I will also be donating 5% of all money raised above our target to Support Act.
Q. When will I be charged?
A. If paying by credit card, you will only be charged once we reach my target. If using PayPal, you will be charged, but if we do not reach the target, your money will be refunded.
Q. When will I receive my items?
The digital release will be available by Australia Day January 26, 2016, the CD by the end of February 2016. The other Pledge Items will be distributed as quickly as possible but in the period February to May 2016. The only caveat on this is the live gigs (Australia only) which are in part dependent on the availability of the pledger.
Q. Can I get my exclusive item signed?
A. There are a very limited number of signed items available. These are indicated on the item description. No other signed items are available.
Q. What does the State Theatre T-shirt look like?
A. The design pictured on the Pledge site is indicative of what it will look like, but the actual design is still being finalised. Rest assured that it will be awesome.
Q. Why is the Neon Sign item PICK UP ONLY?
A. This is a one of a kind available within Australia only and is an extremely delicate item. The risks associated with shipping this item are too great.
Q. Why is the Distant Thunder Framed Poster item PICK UP ONLY?
A. This is a one of a kind available within Australia only and is an extremely delicate item. The risks associated with shipping this item are too great.
Q. Why do I have to contact you regarding the Acoustic and Corporate gigs before I make a pledge?
A. There will be additional costs depending on the location. The costs associated with putting on a gig outside of NSW can be significant, due to travel, accommodation, and equipment hire.
Q. How will I receive my download ?
A.You will receive an email on the day of release with a secure link for you to download the album. All you have to do it to drag the files into iTunes or your player of choice.
Q. Who can I contact if I am having issues with the PledgeMusic process ?
A. You can contact the project manager through the PledgeMusic Website.

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AccessPass: The New Album

The New Album
AU$15
15.00
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Australian legend Richard Clapton will record his next studio album in Nashville, Tennessee in late 2015. Always seeking inspiration and breaking new ground, this exciting project will be the ARIA Hall of Fame winner’s first album recorded in Music City!

Personalised Handwritten Lyrics for A Song of your Choice

Personalised Handwritten Lyrics for A Song of your Choice
AU$500
500.00
Available

Personalised to you and written out by hand in a very special way, Richard will write out the lyrics to a favourite Richard Clapton song of your choice.

Personalised Handwritten Lyric Sheet - Girls on the Avenue

Personalised Handwritten Lyric Sheet - Girls on the Avenue
AU$500
500.00
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Personalised to you and written out by hand in a very special way, Richard will write out the lyrics to Girls on the Avenue just for you.

Richard's copy of Angelou 45" single

Richard's copy of Angelou 45" single
AU$60
60.00
All gone!

From Richard’s personal collection, a 45" single of Angelou on vinyl. From The Glory Road album, this song is dear to many fans and remains a perennial crowd pleaser at Richard’s gigs to this day. A piece of music history owned by Richard himself.

Richard's copy of Deep Water 45" vinyl single copy

Richard's copy of Deep Water 45" vinyl single copy
AU$60
60.00
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From Richard’s personal collection, a reissue 45" single of Deep Water on vinyl. From the Goodbye Tiger album, this classic was a huge hit and remains a perennial crowd pleaser at Richard’s gigs to this day. A piece of music history owned by Richard himself.

Iconic 5th Anniversary State Theatre Concert Poster 2012

Iconic 5th Anniversary State Theatre Concert Poster 2012
AU$70
70.00
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Iconic A2 Poster from the 5th Sydney State Theatre Concert in 2012 – Easily one of the most popular and eagerly sought after posters. From Richard’s personal archives.

RARE 1990’s Gig Promotional

RARE 1990’s Gig Promotional
AU$70
70.00
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Iconic and rare A2 Poster from the 1990’s used to promote Richard’s gigs. You will not have seen one of these for a very long time! From Richard’s personal archives.

RARE & MINT Original Sticker for the Goodbye Tiger Album

RARE & MINT Original Sticker for the Goodbye Tiger Album
AU$100
100.00
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RARE, MINT & ORIGINAL Promotional Sticker for the Goodbye Tiger Album Release. A limited number, these are from Richard’s personal collection

Richard's copy of Best Years of Our Lives 45" vinyl single

Richard's copy of Best Years of Our Lives 45" vinyl single
AU$110
110.00
All gone!

From Richard’s personal collection, a 45" single of Best Years of Our Lives on vinyl. From The Great Escape album, this song became an anthem and remains a perennial crowd pleaser at Richard’s gigs to this day. A piece of music history owned by Richard himself.

Richard's copy of Girls on the Avenue 45" vinyl single

Richard's copy of Girls on the Avenue 45" vinyl single
AU$110
110.00
All gone!

From Richard’s personal collection, a 45" single of Girls on the Avenue on vinyl. This is the version with “A” on both sides of the record, after originally released with Girls as the “B” side until it shot up the charts. A piece of music history owned by Richard himself.

Richard's copy of I Am An Island 45" single copy

Richard's copy of I Am An Island 45" single copy
AU$110
110.00
All gone!

From Richard’s personal collection, a 45" single of I Am An Island on vinyl. From The Great Escape album, this rocker was a huge hit and remains a perennial crowd pleaser at Richard’s gigs to this day. A piece of music history owned by Richard himself. The “B” side is the legendary “Walk on Water”

Richard's Personal Back Stage Laminate (AAA) Pass 2011 Tour

Richard's Personal Back Stage Laminate (AAA) Pass 2011 Tour
AU$100
100.00
All gone!

One of Richard’s personal Back Stage Access All Areas (AAA) passes used on his 2011 Tour. From Richard’s personal collection.

Richard's Personal Back Stage Pass State Theatre 18 Aug 2012

Richard's Personal Back Stage Pass State Theatre 18 Aug 2012
AU$100
100.00
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Richard’s personal Back Stage Access All Areas (AAA) Pass used for his 5th Sydney State Theatre Concert Gig on 18 August 2012. From Richard’s personal collection.

Richard's Personal Back Stage Pass State Theatre 20 Aug 2011

Richard's Personal Back Stage Pass State Theatre 20 Aug 2011
AU$100
100.00
All gone!

Richard’s personal Back Stage Access All Areas (AAA) Pass used for his Great Escape Sydney State Theatre Concert Gig on 20 August 2011. From Richard’s personal collection.

VINTAGE Best Years of Our Lives Concert Poster 1989

VINTAGE Best Years of Our Lives Concert Poster 1989
AU$150
150.00
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Official concert poster from the historic Best Years of our Lives Concert 16 April 1989, which saw Richard joined by Jimmy Barnes and members of INXS. A rare A2 Poster and piece of rock ‘n’ roll history from Richard’s personal archives. MINT Condition.

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio for the Dark Spaces Album Release

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio for the Dark Spaces Album Release
AU$200
200.00
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A RARE & MINT Promotional Bio for the Dark Spaces Album Release. These bio’s were distributed to radio stations on the album’s release. This document is from Richard’s personal collection and the only one of its kind known to still exist.

Richard’s Personal Backstage Laminate (AAA) 1980 Sydney Oper

Richard’s Personal Backstage Laminate (AAA) 1980 Sydney Oper
AU$200
200.00
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Truly a unique piece of music history – Richard’s personal Back Stage Access All Areas (AAA) Pass used for his 1980 Sydney Opera House Concert. A ONE OFF from Richard’s personal collection.

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio Booklet for Great Escape Album Release

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio Booklet for Great Escape Album Release
AU$350
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A RARE & MINT Promotional Bio Booklet for The Great Escape Album Release. These bio’s were distributed to radio stations on the album’s release. This is a special one (approx 20 pages) with interviews, precis on every song written by Richard. From Richard’s personal collection and only a few known to exist.

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio for Goodbye Tiger Album Release

RARE & MINT Promo/Bio for Goodbye Tiger Album Release
AU$350
350.00
All gone!

A RARE & MINT Promotional Bio for the Goodbye Tiger Album Release. These bio’s were distributed to radio stations on the album’s release. This document is from Richard’s personal collection and the only one of its kind known to still exist.

Vintage DISTANT THUNDER Denim Shirt

Vintage DISTANT THUNDER Denim Shirt
AU$350
350.00
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UNIQUE Official Denim Shirt celebrating the iconic DISTANT THUNDER album. This beautiful denim jean shirt is a one of a kind piece of Australian music history from Richard’s personal collection. MINT Condition. Never worn. Size L

Personalised Handwritten Lyric Sheet - I Am an Island

Personalised Handwritten Lyric Sheet - I Am an Island
AU$500
500.00
1 left

Personalised to you and written out by hand in a very special way, Richard will write out the lyrics to I Am An Island just for you.

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