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:
-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.