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Ghost In The Tanglewood

Ginger has just launched his Pledge campaign for his new country album, Ghost In The Tanglewood.

He says:
“I’m beyond chuffed to bring you this, my first album in a country style.
Ghost In The Tanglewood features an all new gang of seasoned musicians, and I’m honestly delighted with this finished album.

My fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie Nelson and more Bobby Thompson, but every lyric is purely heartfelt and every song is as true a story as you’ll ever hear in roots based music. This is Country music, played by a working class Geordie raised on Country and Northern Folk music. This stuff has always been in my blood since I was a wee nipper and it’s an honour to finally get to play it for you.”

You can watch Ginger explain all about the album at the PledgeMusic page, where it is available for pre-order right now on CD and vinyl, both signed and unsigned, as well as a very tasty personalised A2 art print. You will also get an immediate download of the album when you place your order, so you can begin to enjoy it straight away!

Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ghost-in-the-tanglewood to get it now!

Pledge Update

Dear Everyone,

The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).

That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.

I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.

I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:

It launches on November 9th.

It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.

It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.

It will last a very long time.

Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.

Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.

Hey, I wrote a bloody book!

Gx

New Ginger EP – Clout – Free with Songs & Words Pledge

Ginger has released a new four track EP, Clout, which is a free download in the Songs & Words Pledge campaign.

Here’s the direct link to the songs: Clout Download

The EP is available to anyone that pledges on the physical items such as the Best of G.A.S.S CD, Songs & Words DVD, or Ginger’s book.

The EP which was recorded with Jase Edwards features 4 new songs: Nelson, Benn, Darwin, You and is described by Ginger as “Four brand new pieces of music that will confuse, delight and (hopefully) inspire”

And here’s what a few of the first listeners made of it:

Ginger’s Songs & Words Pledge – Get Involved

Ginger’s latest Pledge Campaign features the ultimate collectible – a coffee table book, written by Ginger, charting the history of his solo career and the Wildhearts via the songs. One of the things that is going to make the book so special is getting you guys involved.

We want you to go through your attics, blow the dust off your old boxes of photographs and dig out any photos you have of Ginger and The Wildhearts and send them in to us. The best photographs will feature in the book and if your photo is chosen then your name will be credited in the book too!

We’re after as much stuff as you have from absolutely any era. The pre-requisites are fairly simple, it has to be a good enough image to be reproduced and it has to be your work or someone you have permission from. So the higher the resolution the better if you are sending them digitally , and as big and as clear a print as possible if you are sending us a physical photo

Two things to remember are 1) make sure you give us your name so you can be credited if selected and 2) Any info you can give us about the photo pertaining to date / event / location will make our job a lot easier and help us match it to the correct era!

– Please don’t forget to give us your name either on the email or with the posted photo so if we use the image you get your credit in the book!
– Please send all digital photographs to: photos@g-a-s-s.co
– Please send all prints to:
FAO: Chris Hodgson
Live Nation Merchandise
Phoenix Brewery
13 Bramley Road
London
W10 6SP

Terms and Conditions

By sending us your photographs (either by post or digitally) you have agreed to the following:

1) You are the copyright holder of the images / photographs you are submitting. Ginger Wildheart accepts no responsibility or liability for any falsely submitted material that infringes the true copyright holder.
2) Ginger Wildheart is granted a royalty and payment free license to use the photograph(s) within the pages of the book “Songs & Words” (and any subsequent editions), on any publicity material relating to “Songs & Words” (including but not limited to online, printed press and advertising) and across any format (physical and digital), in perpetuity.
3) The copyright of the photograph(s) remains that of the photographer and no other use or sub-licensing of the photograph(s) will be entered into without prior agreement from the copyright holder.

All photographs used within the Songs & Words book will receive a photographer credit within the book in so far as these details are received.

If sending a physical photograph then we suggest you send a copy print to preserve your original. If you wish to receive the photograph back then please enclose an SAE. Please note that Ginger Wildheart accepts no responsibility or liability for any material lost in the mail.

Ginger’s Latest Pledge

BadgeGinger’s next PledgeMusic campaign will be going live on Christmas Day, at the now traditional time of 5:55pm. The campaign will be active at the following link from 5:55: Songs and Words Pledge.

Says Ginger: “Some people called it Xmas Day, some call it Christmas Day. We will call it PledgeMusic Server Attack Force Day” For short, we’ll be using the hashtag of #PMS_Attack.

The pledge will include:
1) SONGS & WORDS COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Ginger’s story from his start as a songwriter through the trials of The Wildhearts and all the way through to his rebirth with 555%, all told using the stories behind the songs.

2) SONGS & WORDS DVD: A live show from the forthcoming 2015 tour of the same name. This will be packed with extras such as exclusive interviews and footage from the Birthday Bash and Halloween shows.

3) BEST OF GASS CD: the very much requested physical accompaniment to the GASS project. Ginger has selected his favourite 12 songs and they will be available on CD Digipak and Gatefold Coloured Vinyl.

4) Anyone pledging for a physical item will receive a totally EXCLUSIVE 4 TRACK DIGITAL EP featuring brand new and unheard songs.

On top of this there’s an awesome limited edition Love Missile keyring designed by our friends at Alchemy and also your chance to have a handwritten lyric sheet of any song that Ginger has ever written. We’ll be adding some more items throughout the campaign.

So once you’ve enjoyed your Christmas presents, don’t forget to tune in to the internet at 5:55pm for the launch of the latest Ginger PledgeMusic campaign.

Albion official release and tracklist

Ginger’s latest pledge album Albion, recorded by the Ginger Wildheart Band, will be commercially released on 31st March.

The tracklist has been reduced and rearranged from the exclusive Pledge only version:

1. Drive
2. Cambria
3. Grow A Pair
4. Burn This City Down
5. The Order Of The Dog
6. Body Parts
7. The Beat Goes On (Caledonia)
8. After All You Said About Cowboys
9. Creepers
10. Albion

Albion artwork by Rich Jones

Albion Download and Listening Party

The official online listening party for the new Ginger Wildheart album “Albion” is on Monday 23rd December at 8pm (GMT).

The album will be available to stream and/or download from the PledgeMusic site for all Pledgers at 8pm on Monday.

The download includes all 15 songs, of which only 10 will be on the commercial UK release next year.

As always Ginger and other members of the project will be online on Twitter (use the hashtag #Albion so we can read your comments) and we’ll have an active Facebook group and Pledge comments section as well so you can talk with other Pledgers as you listen.

I’ll also be trying to live Storify the proceedings: