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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

All I Owe album cover, Deluxe pre-order

Here's the final album cover. The designer, Micah Kandros, did such a great job on different mockups that I had the hardest time deciding which one to go with, but I think this one captures what I'm going for the most with this record. I've updated my MySpace page with the tracks "All I Owe" (which is a new recording, different from the one on Even When My Heart Is Breaking) and "Nothing But The Blood."

I've also added a Deluxe pre-order option (see the upper-right column of this blog), which includes:

-Autographed cover
-Individual numbering (first 300 copies only)
-All I Owe T-Shirt
-Digital Songbook (lead sheets for all the songs)
-Stream the entire album early
-Clean water for one African for one year through Blood:Water Mission

I really wanted to do this Deluxe thing to offer something fun for people, and have been happy to see that most people who have pre-ordered today have gone for the Deluxe option. I hope to have a pic of the t-shirt up before long (I've got a couple of different designs that I need to choose between).

I'm especially excited about being able to provide clean water for one African for one year through Blood:Water Mission with each Deluxe pre-order. I've been wanting to do something to help spread the word about Blood:Water's work, and I hope that this will be a good way to introduce many people to what they do in being the hands and feet of Jesus to the poorest of the poor in our world.

I hope to start blogging soon about the hymns on this new album; I feel so deeply connected to them and their writers (including Charles Wesley, Anne Steele, John Newton) that writing music for the texts feels very much like co-writing. More soon.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Geof F. Morris said...

Awesome cover, and a great idea.

1:11 PM

 
Blogger Socially Reformed said...

Good for you in going with the blood:water:mission/1000 wells deluxe option!

6:15 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthew-

great design. Anyway you can post the other ones just for fun?

Brody

9:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang. I found them on flickr. That dude is money. You had a lot of great stuff to choose from.

Brody

9:26 PM

 
Blogger Bobby said...

I can't wait till you start blogging about the hymns on this record. I love to hear stories about hymns and the creative process.

I hope you're coming to Louisville again soon!

9:47 AM

 
Anonymous katherine said...

Hi!

The cover looks nice! I'm pretty new to your website, by the way. :)

In Christ,
Katherine

11:08 AM

 
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

That looks great. Who's this designer work for? Is this a Portland Studios guy or what?

3:19 PM

 
Anonymous bobw said...

I'm loving the CD. do you have chords available for "my Lord I did not choose..." and "the Lord will provide..." I'm wanting to do those for church sometime. thanks!

wiegers - at - gmail - dot - com

5:44 PM

 
Blogger Jabbok said...

Got the CD. Got the T-shirt. Was really looking forward to the digital lead sheets but didn't get them. Can you direct me to these?

Thanks,

Tim
Jabbok@gmail.com

7:52 PM

 

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