New Single 'Come So Far'

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As his first official release in 20 years, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is releasing a new single, Come So Far.

All profits from this PledgeMusic campaign will be donated to the charity ‘Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).’

You can pre-order the new single now via PledgeMusic on vinyl, and gain access to exclusive updates from Tom. Not only that, but each copy will be signed and hand-numbered by Tom.

The recording will include two tracks:
1. Come So Far
2. Dub So Far (International Observer Dub Mix)


OPEN LETTER FROM TOM:


Dear Reader,

I’m writing this to explain how the Come So Far song came to be released as a single.

Like many artists, I respond to events in the world around me and, one day a year or so ago, I heard the harrowing story of a young man who had fled conflict in his homeland. On the advice of his mother, he attempted to make a long, dangerous (and illegal) journey across Europe to find a future free of the troubles which had beset his people. After three years, he managed to arrive in London. It was an almost mythically ideal destination for him, yet he struggled to come to terms with the shortfall between dreams of a safe and secure future and the harsh realities of his new life as an illegal immigrant.

This, of course, is just one story of the millions which could currently be told. But, in a way it stands for them all and, for me, it became the beginning of a song about the struggle of those who find themselves in such dire need, and how we all bear some responsibility in finding solutions.

We’ve all seen the migrant refugee crisis in Europe grow to unprecedented levels of desperation. The issue has become a political football, kicked around in arguments about European identity as well as delivering “shock value” to newspapers eager for sales-boosting headlines. And we’ve all heard the difficult stories of those escaping fear and war as they were repeated time and time again. I listened to some in the notorious “Jungle” camp near Calais, where people planned their final desperate steps in the hope of a better future. We saw on TV that many also ended in tragedy, especially amongst those travelling by sea. And, as so often happens, women, children and the elderly were hardest hit.

It is also clear that, whilst there is always a cause of such migrations, conditions along the way have also not been made easy – sometimes even as a deterrent. European policy has often not been friendly or welcoming to people in such obvious need. Sometimes, it’s openly hostile.

In a sense, this is nothing new. In the story of humanity, there have often been mass migrations of necessity. But this is the one which faces us now and which, by our heartfelt humanitarian responses, we can definitely do something to improve. As nations, cultures and communities we’ve come a long way, but we can easily go so much further. We know that, at the most basic level, we share a common kinship which is above all differences and this can be expressed with our sympathy and support.

If you have downloaded, streamed, or otherwise bought this recording, thank you. All money raised by online sales, and all profits from the vinyl release will be passed directly to Medicine Sans Frontieres. They are crucially involved in dangerous but very necessary work which alleviates terrible suffering. Their experience on the front line of the crisis also qualifies them to propose much needed improvements to government policies. I commend MSF, and their UK organisation, Doctors Without Borders, to you. (www.msf.org.uk)

Any way we can help, no matter how small, will make a difference to many of the millions caught up in this tragedy of our human family.

Thank you.

Tom Bailey March 2016.


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Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£10.45
10.45
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Tom Bailey’s new single ‘Come So Far’ on red 7" vinyl. Each will be signed and hand-numbered by Tom, making every copy unique. Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P. Limited to 1000 copies only.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Limited Test Pressing

Limited Test Pressing
£50.45
50.45
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A rare Test Pressing of Tom Bailey’s new single ‘Come So Far’ on black 7" Vinyl. Features two tracks.

Each will be signed PLUS on each copy, Tom will write the label by hand.

Limited to 30 only.

Price includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#10 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#10 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£10.45
10.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the TENTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Promotional CD

Promotional CD
£10.35
10.35
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Tom Bailey’s new single ‘Come So Far’ on promotional CD. Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P. Limited to 50 copies only.

Tracklisting:
1 – Come So Far ( radio edit) (3.18)
1 – Come So Far (3.38)

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#9 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#9 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£20.45
20.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the NINTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#8 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#8 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£30.45
30.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the EIGHTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#7 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#7 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£40.45
40.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the SEVENTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#6 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#6 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£50.45
50.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the SIXTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#5 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#5 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£60.45
60.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the FIFTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#4 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#4 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£70.45
70.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the FOURTH hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#3 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#3 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£80.45
80.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the THIRD hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#2 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#2 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£90.45
90.45
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the SECOND hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

#1 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl

#1 Signed Coloured 7" Vinyl
£101
101.00
All gone!

A red 7" Vinyl of the new single ‘Come So Far’, on the FIRST hand-numbered copy.

This will be totally unique, signed AND personalised to you, by Tom.

Features two tracks.

Prices includes P&P.

All profits will be donated to the charity ’Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

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