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To you “lifer” Choir friends – Thank you. We count ourselves very fortunate to still tour, write and record music. It’s folks like you who take a chance on us and have our backs every time…. it truly is you who keep us burning like the midnight sun!

Newcomer? You are very welcome here. We hope you like our music and stick around so that we can get to know you better.

2017 is looking to be a thrilling year for The Choir and we couldn’t be happier. It’s been a few years since our last album, so it’s time for us to get back into the studio (with your support). We’re also re-issuing one our classic records from the past…rewind to 1989! Re-mastered for vinyl and CD, the Wide-Eyed Wonder (came out in 1989) album is one of the featured items in our PledgeMusic campaign. We’re so excited about this re-issue that we’re actually doing a themed tour around it and we’ll play the entire album live front to back. We’ll do some of our other songs as well, but you can read all about in the press release below.

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Body, heart and mind
Transformation in a new world of time
Inspiration, water, fire and wind
Revelation from without and within
Revelation, inspiration, transformation

Go higher go deeper
Surrender, let go
The laughter of heaven
Echoes in your soul
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Peace, Love and Light to you all.
The Choir

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Grammy® Nominated The Choir to Tour Wide Eyed Wonder
New Studio Album 2017
Tour Reunion with Former Member
Re-mastered Re-issue of Wide Eyed Wonder on vinyl and CD
Part of Comprehensive Salute to the Classic Album

On the heels of a successful 2016 tour to celebrate their classic Circle Slide album, alternative music legends The Choir will usher in 2017 with another album-honoring tour. The focus of the band’s attention this time will be performing their best-selling 1989 release, Wide-Eyed Wonder, in its entirety, alongside other favorite songs, both new and old, from the band. The album will also see a re-mastered reissue of the project on vinyl and CD. And in what may seem like a dream to longtime fans of the band, Wide-Eyed Wonder’s bass player, Robin Spurs, will reunite with the band for the tour.

Says the band’s Steve Hindalong, "It was a special season when we recorded Wide-Eyed Wonder. My daughter Emily was born prior to the recording and she just turned 28, so I know exactly how long ago it was! And it was the Robin Spurs era. She brought an energy that was wonderful and spirited. It’s gonna be so fun to rekindle our friendship and chemistry out on the ol’ road. Feels like a fine time to rewind the clock to 1989.”

Spurs weighed in on the occasion as well. “Wow. What a unique opportunity to be able to revisit an era that was a true gift. The Choir is one of those rare, favorite bands that I was blessed to be a part of, even if for just 2½ years. I am humbled and honored to be invited to join Steve, Derri, and Dan on the road once again for the upcoming Wide Eyed Wonder Tour…part deux!”

The album still ranks as one of the band’s best-selling projects, supported at the time by an innovative video compilation, and the most aggressive touring of the band’s career, which included a 40+ date national tour opening for then-labelmate Russ Taff. Two music videos and a short documentary on the band were released alongside the album. The clip for “Someone To Hold On To” as well as the documentary portion were directed by Linda Myers-Krikorian, then wife of avant grade rocker Tonio K. A video for “Robin Had A Dream” was produced by the late Mark Heard, who also produced two songs on the album, the title track and the George Harrison song, “Behind That Locked Door.”

The video gave insight to the band’s personalities, whether it be Hindalong’s lifelong penchant for creative writing, Dan Michaels’ love of collecting snow globes, Spurs’ passion for jewelry design or helping turn Derri Daugherty’s grandmother into a minor celebrity and best-selling t-shirt.

Wide-Eyed Wonder is often cited as the most commercial album of the band’s career, while still maintaining their signature sonic experimentation. Songs such as “Someone To Hold On To”, “To Cover You” and “When She Sees Me” showcased the band’s more straightforward rock writing, while “Robin Had A Dream” and “Car, Etc.” continued to showcase the band’s penchant for experimental composition. The title track, “Wide-Eyed Wonder” and “To Bid Farewell,” showcase a more sentimental side, albeit grounded in the band’s trademark lyrical honesty.

Adds band member Dan Michaels, "The Choir continues to move forward through creating new music, releasing indie albums as a band as well as solo projects. In fact, we all want to get back in to write, record and release a new studio album later this year. But we recognize the indelible mark that our classic albums like Circle Slide, Chase The Kangaroo and Wide-Eyed Wonder placed upon the hearts of individuals. I’m excited about the future and proud to celebrate the past in this fashion and thrilled to re-united with Robin for the WEW 2017.”

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AccessPass: New Studio Album Download

New Studio Album Download
$10
10.00
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Access Pass gets you the digital download of the new album by The Choir when it comes out + band updates on the making of the record.
BONUS In addition, you will receive an instant free download our Shadow Weaver album + 1 rare live bootleg song + alternate versions of After All & Rhythm of the Road.

New Album SUPER Bundle

New Album SUPER Bundle
$145
145.00
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This VERY SPECIAL Bundle includes these 5 AMAZING Items:

• Signed CD of New Album
• Name in the Liner Notes of New Album
• Lyric Book
• Journal Scout Book
• New Album T-shirt

Signed CD Bundle

Signed CD Bundle
$70
70.00
20 left

This GREAT Bundle includes these 4 AWESOME items:

• Signed CD of New Album
• New Album T-shirt
• Lyric Book
• Journal Scout Book

Liner Notes for New Album + Signed CD

Liner Notes for New Album + Signed CD
$95
95.00
Available

You’ll be part of the new album…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the new album’s liner notes. Includes a signed CD and journal.

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" on Vinyl

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" on Vinyl
$30
30.00
229 left

We re-mastered our classic 1989 album Wide Eyed Wonder for vinyl. Oh, it sounds real good :) Brand new artwork in a gate-fold package, lyric sheet insert, 180 gram colored vinyl. Includes a digital download card so you can have it that way too! Very limited quantity – our last two vinyl projects sold out quick.

WEW Double CD [SIGNED] + Journal

WEW Double CD [SIGNED] + Journal
$25
25.00
380 left

Re-mastered for CD, 1989’s Wide Eyed Wonder by The Choir will be a double disc release. The album on one disc and a band commentary on another disc. On the commentary, Steve, Dan, Derri and Robin will sit down as the album plays and talk about the songs, our memories from days past and much more. Limited quantity. SIGNED. Includes The Choir Scout Pocket Journal.Have you heard of Scout Books? Well, they are cool. This is a The Choir branded pocket journal you can use to write your own thoughts, poems, notes, lyrics or simply keep a tally on Derri’s ridiculous and numerous Facebook posts.
3.5 × 5 with 32 pages of lined paper. Quality! (Made in USA or 100% Recycled Paper)

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" Dedication + Signed CD [until Feb. 20]

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" Dedication + Signed CD [until Feb. 20]
$95
95.00
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What’s in a name? A whole lot if it’s YOUR name or the name of your loved one on this CD! Allow us to dedicate the WEW CD re-issue to you. Your name will be included in the CD packaging in a special “Dedications” section. Includes a signed WEW double CD and journal.

Please note: the dedication deadline is Feb. 20 -- this item will be available until that date.

The Choir Ladies WEW T-Shirt

The Choir Ladies WEW T-Shirt
$30
30.00
Available

Add The Choir’s Wide-Eyed Wonder T-shirt to your laundry list! Ladies Relaxed Fit Vneck T in Navy.

The Choir WEW T-Shirt

The Choir WEW T-Shirt
$30
30.00
Available

Add The Choir’s Wide-Eyed Wonder T-shirt to your laundry list!

The Choir WEW Mug

The Choir WEW Mug
$16
16.00
Available

Coffee, tea or me? You’ll think of us when you enjoy your morning cup of coffee or evening tea. And yes, that’s a good thing…. (12 oz, ceramic, dishwasher safe)

The Choir WEW Water Bottle

The Choir WEW Water Bottle
$16
16.00
Available

Thirsty? Have a drink on The Choir! Enjoy your water or fav beverage in this BPA free travel bottle. Glug glug glug. (22oz, Made in the USA, Bobble Brand)

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" Double CD

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" Double CD
$20
20.00
Available

Re-mastered for CD, 1989’s Wide Eyed Wonder by The Choir will be a double disc release. The album on one disc and a band commentary on another disc. On the commentary, Steve, Dan, Derri and Robin will sit down as the album plays and talk about the songs, our memories from days past and much more. Limited quantity.

New Choir Album CD

New Choir Album CD
$20
20.00
Available

The Choir’s new album for 2017! We promise it’ll be our best ever and with your help, it will.

The Choir Baseball Cap

The Choir Baseball Cap
$25
25.00
Available

Man, we haven’t done caps for many, many years. This is a grey and black 6 panel curved-bill snap-back style. Solid in the back (not mesh). Owning this hat will make you happy.

The Choir Lyric Book

The Choir Lyric Book
$25
25.00
20 left

The Choir’s little Scout Book of lyrics. Personally selected by Steve Hindalong, this book will feature at least 25 of his favorite lyrics from over the years. This 3.5″ × 5″ limited edition pocket lyric book will come signed by Steve.

New CD [SIGNED] + Journal

New CD [SIGNED] + Journal
$25
25.00
Available

The Choir’s new album for 2017! We promise it’ll be our best ever and with your help, it will. SIGNED by the band. Includes a Scout Book Choir journal. Have you heard of Scout Books? Well, they are cool. This is a The Choir branded pocket journal you can use to write your own thoughts, poems, notes, lyrics or simply keep a tally on Derri’s ridiculous and numerous Facebook posts.
3.5 × 5 with 32 pages of lined paper. Quality! (Made in USA or 100% Recycled Paper)

The Choir New Album T-shirt

The Choir New Album T-shirt
$30
30.00
Available

This T-shirt will be based off of the art we do on the new album. You’ll have to trust us that it’ll be cool, ok? The Tshirt will be black. Exclusive just for you Pledgers!

Vial of Derri Daugherty's Tears

Vial of Derri Daugherty's Tears
$35
35.00
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Dan & Lisa Michaels will collect a vial’s worth of Derri Daugherty’s tears for you. Will they be tears of laughter or sadness? It all depends on the day, right?

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" on Vinyl [SIGNED]

"Wide-Eyed Wonder" on Vinyl [SIGNED]
$40
40.00
338 left

We re-mastered our classic 1989 album Wide Eyed Wonder for vinyl. Oh, it sounds real good :) Brand new artwork in a gate-fold package, lyric sheet insert, 180 gram colored vinyl and SIGNED. Includes a digital download card so you can have it that way too! Very limited quantity – our last two vinyl projects sold out quick.

Vial of Steve Hindalong's Tears

Vial of Steve Hindalong's Tears
$50
50.00
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Dan & Lisa Michaels will collect a few drops of Steve Hindalong’s tears for you into a glass vial. Why is it more expensive than Derri’s tear vile? Well, it’ll be much, much harder to squeeze those out of Steve.

Disposable Digital Camera

Disposable Digital Camera
$65
65.00
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You know those disposable digital cameras? We’ll take a batch out with us in the WEW tour and take candid shots from the road and send ‘em to you. Unique only to and for you. You’re camera will be filled with pictures of anything from Derri taking a nap in the van to the St. Louis arch. Who knows what comes out when you get it developed? Please don’t judge us.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

$100
100.00
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The song of your choosing, written out by hand by us in a very special way. Just name your favorite song lyric by The Choir, Steve or Derri. The boys will be tickled over the song you pick at first, but then complain to Lisa when they actually have to write these out. Oh well. (11×14 Bristol acid free artist paper)

Skype or Facetime Visit

Skype or Facetime Visit
$100
100.00
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What’s on your mind? Let us find out via Skype or Facetime chat! Select from Derri, Dan or Steve and we’ll make a memorable digital connection for 30 minutes.

WEW Vinyl Test Pressing [Signed & Numbered]

WEW Vinyl Test Pressing [Signed & Numbered]
$100
100.00
All gone!

The first pressings of Wide-Eyed Wonder (re-mastered) off of the vinyl press. Signed and hand-numbered. Only 5 test pressings created!

The Troubadour! Choir cover song video

The Troubadour! Choir cover song video
$150
150.00
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Imagine Derri and Steve performing acoustic in your living room Name your fav Choir song. We’ll iPhone video the performance with a personalized shout out to you. You get the video file so you can post it online and show it to friends on your phone.

Pick, Licks, Sticks & Scripts

Pick, Licks, Sticks & Scripts
$175
175.00
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This is a cool one. Derri, Steve, Dan & Robin will sign a guitar pick, bass pick, drum stick and tenor sax reed. In addition, you pick your favorite Choir song chorus, phrase or line to be hand-written on paper and autographed. We’ll arrange and frame this cool art collectible for you. Let us know if you want Dan to actually lick the reed first so you can tie his DNA to a crime.

Autographed Lyric Acoustic Guitar

Autographed Lyric Acoustic Guitar
$285
285.00
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We will hand write a lyric line, phrase or chorus from your favorite song by The Choir plus autograph it on an acoustic guitar. Pretty cool artsy conversation piece if you hang it up at home or your work, no? We’ll number each one and include a photo of a band member holding it.

Studio Hang on the New Album

Studio Hang on the New Album
$500
500.00
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Come to the studio for a whole day and see all the magic of making this recording happen before your eyes. Make your way to Nashville and visit us for a spell either during the recording or mixing of the album. Watch Dan sweat and cry like a baby when messes up while the other boys mock and shame him. Let Steve talk to you for an uncomfortably long time about how he tunes his drums. Yes – it will all be very magic.
Trave/Lodging not included. Plus the new album signed CD and new album T-shirt.

Associate Producer Credit

Associate Producer Credit
$1,000
1000.00
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – INNER CIRCLE PACKAGE
You will be credited as the Associate Producer on the studio album. You can come to Nashville, hang out in the studio for a day and be a part of the “inner circle.” We’ll email you key insider updates. This includes 2 copies (signed or not) of the new CD and new album design T-Shirt.

Play on our new album!

Play on our new album!
$1,200
1200.00
All gone!

Would you like to really join The Choir and play on the new studio album?
Come to Nashville and spend one day in the studio with the band and play on the new album. Play the bassoon, recorder, guitar, bass or piano? Maybe do a back ground vocal? Derri and Steve will produce you as they find a part for you to play and be credited in the packaging. We’ll be sure and give you 5 copies of the new CD to impress your friends ;)

Please note: Travel and lodging not included.

Executive Producer Credit

Executive Producer Credit
$5,000
5000.00
All gone!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – THE CIRCLE OF TRUST PACKAGE
You will be listed as Executive Producer on the new studio album. You can come to Nashville and hang out in the studio for up to 3 days (doesn’t have to be consecutive) and play on one song of the record.
You are in the Circle Of Trust! You will be included in the band’s personal email threads during the creative process – be a part of the discussion when we send back and forth rough mixes, lyric ideas, artwork comps, sort out the song sequence. Of course you’ll get all Choir related WEW and new studio album merch. *Travel/Lodging not included

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