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'The World Is A Ball' 30th Anniversary

Pledge to pre-order the 30th Anniversary CD reissue of 'The World Is A Ball' with access to great exclusives too!

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Originally released in 1986 under the abbreviation M+M, Martha and the Muffins’ 6th studio album, ‘The World Is A Ball’, has been unavailable for 30 years. But not any longer! Once again, we are teaming up with PledgeMusic to enable fans to pre-order the album with behind the scenes access to great exclusives as well as updates with content related to the release! By pre-ordering you will also receive a digital download which is included with all exclusive offers. ‘The World Is A Ball’ the 30th Anniversary CD reissue includes bonus tracks from the same sessions as well as a 20 page full colour booklet with lyrics, behind the scenes photos, band and press quotes and more. To make this project really big please spread the word and thanks for helping to make this happen!
- Martha & Mark

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AccessPass: The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition Download

The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition Download
CA$10
10.00
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You’ll get a digital download of the album once it’s ready to be released plus access to a pledger-only section of the site where Martha and Mark will share photos, rare tracks and more not available anywhere else.

'The World Is A Ball' 30th Anniversary Edition CD

'The World Is A Ball' 30th Anniversary Edition CD
CA$28
28.00
Available

You’ll get ’The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition’ on CD which includes a full colour 20 page booklet and 4 bonus tracks.

'The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition Signed CD

'The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition Signed CD
CA$33
33.00
Available

Martha Johnson and Mark Gane will personally sign your copy of ‘The World Is A Ball 30th Anniversary Edition’ CD which includes a full colour 20 page booklet and 4 bonus tracks.

‘Insect Love’/‘Cheesies And Gum’ / Martha and the Muffins

‘Insect Love’/‘Cheesies And Gum’ / Martha and the Muffins
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign this original 7" vinyl single which was the first UK release by MatM in the UK on DinDisc/Virgin Records in1980.
Full colour gate-fold sleeve with lyrics in a clear ziplock bag! Serial # DIN 4

‘Insect Love’/’Suburban Dream’ / Martha and the Muffins

‘Insect Love’/’Suburban Dream’ / Martha and the Muffins
CA$30
30.00
All gone!

If you wish, Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this rare and original 7" limited edition vinyl single released independently by the band in 1979 on their own Muffin Music label before signing with Virgin U.K. With original, unopened, shrink wrapped picture sleeve and lyric sheet. Serial # MM001
PLEASE NOTE! : If you want your single signed, we will have to remove the shrink wrap so please be very clear about whether or not you want your copy signed or left unopened in its original shrink wrap!

‘Danseparc’/’Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road?’ / M+M

‘Danseparc’/’Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road?’ / M+M
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single, the first released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1983. With full colour picture sleeve. Serial # WAKE 1

‘About Insomnia’/‘1 4 6’ / Martha and the Muffins

‘About Insomnia’/‘1 4 6’ / Martha and the Muffins
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single released in the UK by DinDisc/Virgin Records in1980. Pressed on green vinyl with full colour picture sleeve. This is a different version of ‘About Insomnia’ from the album track. Rare B side instrumental jam. Serial # DIN 19

‘Cooling The Medium’/'Big Trees' / M+M

‘Cooling The Medium’/'Big Trees' / M+M
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single, released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1984. With standard red RCA sleeve. Serial # WAKE 8

‘Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing’/'I'm No Good At ...

‘Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing’/'I'm No Good At ...
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single, the fourth released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1983. This was a radio edit version of ‘Blonde Girls’ with an extra track from the ‘This Is The Ice Age’ sessions on the ‘B’ side. With standard red RCA sleeve. Serial # WAKE 4

‘Black Stations/White Stations’/'XOA OHO' / M+M

‘Black Stations/White Stations’/'XOA OHO' / M+M
CA$30
30.00
All gone!

Mark and Martha will personally sign the last copy we have of this original 7" vinyl single, released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1984. This was a radio edit version of ‘Black Stations’ with an instrumental track from the same sessions on the ‘B’ side. With standard red RCA sleeve. Serial # WAKE 7

‘Someone Else's Shoes’ (Edited Version)/’Million Dollars’ /

‘Someone Else's Shoes’ (Edited Version)/’Million Dollars’ /
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single released by RCA Canada/Current Records in1985. With full colour picture sleeve of Martha and Mark. This early version of ‘Million Dollars’ has never appeared on any other release. Serial # WAKE 16

‘Song In My Head’ / ‘Riverine’ / M+M

‘Song In My Head’ / ‘Riverine’ / M+M
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign a copy of this original 7" vinyl single released by RCA Canada/Current Records in1985. With full colour picture sleeve of Martha and Mark. Serial # WAKE 14

‘World Without Borders’/’Boys In The Bushes’ / M+M

‘World Without Borders’/’Boys In The Bushes’ / M+M
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign the only copy left of this original 7" vinyl single, the second released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1983. With standard red RCA sleeve. Serial # WAKE 2PLEASE NOTE! : If you want your single signed, we will have to remove the shrink wrap so please be very clear about whether or not you want your copy signed or left unopened in its original shrink wrap!

‘Only You’ / ‘Watching The Boys Fall Down’ / M+M

‘Only You’ / ‘Watching The Boys Fall Down’ / M+M
CA$30
30.00
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Mark and Martha will personally sign the only copy left of this original 7" vinyl single, the second released on the RCA Canada/Current Records label in 1983. With standard red RCA sleeve. Serial # WAKE 2PLEASE NOTE! : If you want your single signed, we will have to remove the shrink wrap so please be very clear about whether or not you want your copy signed or left unopened in its original shrink wrap!

'Songs From The Tree House' CD Signed

'Songs From The Tree House' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
Available

Martha Johnson will personally sign a CD of ‘Songs from the Tree House’, her critically acclaimed, Juno Award winning children’s album. Sixteen original songs plus three covers that offer a new take on some old favourites. Adults have admitted to playing this album in the car without the kids!

Original 1977 Martha and the Muffins Poster Signed

Original 1977 Martha and the Muffins Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
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Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1977. Black and white offset print on bond paper with hand-written “Martha” in red felt pen.
11" W x 17" L.

Original 1978 Hotel Isabella Poster Signed

Original 1978 Hotel Isabella Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
18 left

Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1978. Black and white offset print on bond paper.
8 1/2" W x 14" L.

Original 1978 New Year's Eve At The Edge Poster Signed

Original 1978 New Year's Eve At The Edge Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
18 left

Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1978. Black and white offset print on bond paper.
8 1/2" W x 14" L.

Original 1979 The Edge Poster Signed

Original 1979 The Edge Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
10 left

Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1979. Black and white offset print on bond paper.
11" W x 17" L.

1980 MatM In London Poster Signed

1980 MatM In London Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
19 left

Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1980. Black and white offset print on bond paper.
8 1/2" W x 14" L.

'The World Is A Ball' Vintage Badge

'The World Is A Ball' Vintage Badge
CA$17
17.00
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‘The World Is A Ball’ Vintage Badge from 1986 in copper and turquoise.
1 1/4" diameter.

'Echo Beach - 30th Anniversary Version' CD Signed

'Echo Beach - 30th Anniversary Version' CD Signed
CA$23
23.00
Available

Martha Johnson and Mark Gane will personally sign this two track CD single which includes a moody and elegiac reinterpretation of their classic ‘Echo Beach’, paired with upbeat rocker ‘Big Day’: “365 12 52, I’m so lonesome when I’m with you…”

'Danseparc' CD Signed

'Danseparc' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
Available

Martha Johnson and Mark Gane will personally sign a CD of the 25th anniversary reissue of the Martha and the Muffins’ ‘Danseparc’ album for you. Co-produced by Daniel Lanois, this CD includes 3 bonus tracks and a booklet containing lyrics, studio photos and more. The first 20 pledges for this item will also receive a copy of ‘Parctalk’, a limited edition CD of an interview with Martha and Mark about the making of ‘Danseparc’ which also includes an alternative mix of the title song by Daniel Lanois.

'Delicate' CD Signed

'Delicate' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
Available

Martha Johnson and Mark Gane will personally sign a CD of this 2010 release, the first new MatM studio album in eighteen years. Mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp), the songs range from the horn-inflected ‘Drive’, the anthemic groove of ‘Mess’ to the darkly beautiful ‘Life’s Too Short To Long For Something Else’ and ‘Love Began With Eve’, a song that Daniel Lanois has stated is “one of the most beautiful, original songs I’ve ever heard.”

'Mystery Walk 30th Anniversary Edition' CD Signed

'Mystery Walk 30th Anniversary Edition' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
Available

You’ll get the ‘Mystery Walk 30th Anniversary Edition’ on CD which includes a 20 page booklet and 5 bonus tracks personally signed by Martha Johnson and Mark Gane.

'SOLO•ONE' CD Signed

'SOLO•ONE' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
Available

Martha Johnson will personally sign a CD of her solo album. Eleven songs, three of which were co-written by Ron Sexsmith, as well as collaborations with Will Whitwham (Wilderness Of Manitoba), Alister Johnson (Grand Analog), Hill Kourkoutis (Hill And The Sky Heroes) and Muffins partner Mark Gane, offer up a sophisticated set that range from the wistfully nostalgic opening track ‘See Saw Eyes’ to the apocalyptic ‘Remembrance Day’ that closes the album, along with many moods in between.

'Echo Beach' Vintage Style T-shirt

'Echo Beach' Vintage Style T-shirt
CA$41
41.00
Available

Martha and the Muffins Official ‘Echo Beach’ Vintage Style T Shirt. 100% heavy cotton in black.

The World Is A Ball' Production Notes + Signed New CD

The World Is A Ball' Production Notes + Signed New CD
CA$83
83.00
Available

We’ll send you a copy of our original 1985/86 production notes for the recording sessions & a copy of ‘The World Is A Ball’ CD personally signed by Martha Johnson and Mark Gane.

'Echo Beach' Handwritten Lyrics

'Echo Beach' Handwritten Lyrics
CA$110
110.00
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Mark Gane, the composer of the song, will personally write out the lyrics to ‘Echo Beach’ on high quality artist’s grade paper. Signed by both Mark and Martha, stamped and numbered as a limited edition of 20.

Original 'Mystery Walk' Printer's Proof (Turquoise) Signed

Original 'Mystery Walk' Printer's Proof (Turquoise) Signed
CA$137
137.00
1 left

Martha & Mark will sign this rare & original 1984 printer’s proof on album cover stock (called a Cromalin) that is an exact, high quality reproduction of the album artwork that was used by the designer, artist & record company to make final approval before the printing run. This was recently found after having been in storage for 30 years and is in excellent condition. Suitable for framing. Outside sleeve Cromalin only. 25 1/2" W x 13 1/2" H

International Pledgers will be contacted regarding shipping on this item after pledging.

Mark Gane’s Amazing Guitar Signed by Mark & Martha

Mark Gane’s Amazing Guitar Signed by Mark & Martha
CA$1,500
1500.00
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Mark & Martha will personally sign this one-of-kind short-scale guitar which was built especially for Mark Gane by Mike Zimmerman of the Amazing Musical Instrument Company in 1986 and has been used on many MatM albums as well as being played by Mark on the ’Song In My Head’ promo video. Please note that this instrument, like Mark, is LEFT-HANDED. The cream coloured Stratocaster style body is alder with a maple neck and ebony fretboard with reverse headstock. Featuring two single coil EMG active pickups, one volume and one tone control, a pick-up selector switch, a phase switch and a kill switch, strap locks, Gotoh tuners, Washburn Shift 2001bridge with whammy bar. The overall length of the instrument is 30 1/2” with a 13 1/2” scale length, 19 frets and an approx. overall weight between 3 and 4 pounds. The inner side of the control plate cover has a Amazing Musical Instrument Company business card glued to it personally signed by the designer Mike Zimmerman with “Custom Instrument” handwritten along with the Serial # “1712531”, (Mark’s birthday + 1). There is also a small sticker on the back of the headstock of an open tuning handwritten by Mark. This guitar has been extensively played and has several dings, scratches and marks on the finish typical of an instrument of its age but is in working order. Whether you play it or hang it on your wall, there is no other guitar like this!

Please contact us for additional shipping charges if ordering internationally.

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Original 'The World Is A Ball' Printer's Proofs Signed

Original 'The World Is A Ball' Printer's Proofs Signed
CA$147
147.00
All gone!

Martha & Mark will sign these rare & original 1986 printer’s proofs on album cover stock (called Cromalins) that are exact, high quality reproductions of the album artwork that were used by the designer, artist & record company to make final approval before the printing run. These were recently found after having been in storage for 30 years and are in excellent condition. Suitable for framing. Both the outside sleeve Cromalin and inner record paper sleeve artwork are included. 25 1/2" W x 13 1/2" H

"Then Again' CD Signed

"Then Again' CD Signed
CA$28
28.00
All gone!

Martha Johnson and Mark Gane will personally sign a CD of this compilation C.D. which includes best known tracks from the band’s first seven studio albums including,’Echo Beach’, ‘Swimming’, ‘Women Around The World At Work’, ‘Danseparc’, ‘Black Stations/White Stations’, ‘Cooling The Medium’, ‘Song In My Head’ and more. Complete with detailed liner notes on the songs and personal histories of the band written by Martha and Mark. A previously unreleased track, ‘Resurrection’ is included as a bonus cut.

Original 'This Is The Ice Age' Store Display Poster signed

Original 'This Is The Ice Age' Store Display Poster signed
CA$138
138.00
1 left

This is a rare 1981 store display poster of the back cover image, photographed by Mark Gane for the ‘This Is The Ice Age’ album. Mark will personally sign it, either on the front or back as requested. It has some wear around the edges but is otherwise in good condition and is suitable for framing. Mounted on heavy board. 23" W x 29" L.

Please contact us regarding extra shipping costs if ordering outside of North America.

Original 1980 CN Tower Poster Signed

Original 1980 CN Tower Poster Signed
CA$38
38.00
All gone!

Mark & Martha will personally sign this vintage MatM poster from 1980. Black and white offset print on bond paper.
10 3/4" W x 10 3/4" L.

‘The World Is A Ball’ Vintage 1986 Tour Backstage Pass

‘The World Is A Ball’ Vintage 1986 Tour Backstage Pass
CA$32
32.00
All gone!

We’ve only uncovered one of these and this is it! After scanning it for our archives we now offer it as a single item exclusive. This was the M+M 1986 Backstage Pass used at shows like Forest Hills NY (where we played with Eurythmics) and Wonderland in Toronto. Laminated full colour album artwork, 4 1/4” long x 2 1/2” wide.

Original 'Mystery Walk' Printer's Proof (Silver) Signed

Original 'Mystery Walk' Printer's Proof (Silver) Signed
CA$137
137.00
All gone!

Martha & Mark will sign these rare & original 1984 printer’s proofs on album cover stock (called Cromalins) that are exact, high quality reproductions of the album artwork that were used by the designer, artist & record company to make final approval before the printing run. These were recently found after having been in storage for 30 years and are in excellent condition. Suitable for framing. Outside sleeve Cromalin only. 25 1/2" W x 13 1/2" H

International Pledgers will be contacted regarding shipping on this item after pledging.

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