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George Oldziey has provided another update on the post-Kickstarter status of his live recording Wing Commander album. He's started assessing bids from different orchestras in order to firm up what's possible in terms of symphony quality, duration and location. He's also taking feedback from fans for ideas on what tracks should be included, so definitely hit the forums link below or add to the KS comments for an opportunity to get your thoughts in!
Greetings all! I apologize for being absent the last few days. I had a studio commitment (recording and mixing an Indian/Jazz album) that kept me in my "man-cave" for 4 days straight!
Again, big heartfelt hugs and thanks to all for making this campaign much more successful than I could have dreamed possible. I am so humbled by the support as well as for the very kind messages that were sent to me. I have to say a very special thank you to Ben Lesnick, and Chris Reid; two amazing guys that have kept the WC fires burning after all these years! And Ben donated some very special mementos that were snatched up for rewards (which we'll try to get out as soon as possible). Thank you guys!
And as I mentioned before, EVERY dollar counted! I could tell some of you were really stretching your budgets. I so totally appreciate that!
Now for the big work ahead! I'm already in the process of garnering bids from several orchestras for the recording. I'd like to strike a good balance between overall performance quality and the amount of music the orchestra will produce. Of course, I'd love for ALL the music to be orchestral. We'd probably need more funds for that, but either way, I'll have at the very least 45 minutes of total music, and more if there is less orchestra and more sample based arrangements.
I've already received some suggestions for which pieces to include, so I invite anyone who has some thoughts about that to pass them my way! I actually don't remember everything that I've written!
I'll keep you all posted when things get clearer, and I can actually book the studio time. I can't do that anyway until the funds clear, which should be in a few weeks. That will give me a better idea of the ETA of the final product.
So, I can't tell you how excited I am to get started on this. Thank you for making this happen!
Original update published on March 26, 2014
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