One Last Blast!

Well the time is finally here! I will be mastering 11 of the 12 songs on Tuesday. The 12th song, “Forgotten” is a very emotional song shared through the eyes of someone stricken by Alzheimer’s disease. It is very effective as just an acoustic guitar vocal but I think I need to go the extra mile on this one. Next week, there will be a small orchestral arrangement recorded and I felt this was worth waiting for. This will just delay the CD a week or two. I just now gave the “head phone” listen to the entire record and I must say, I got very emotional just being able to hear a year’s worth of work and feeling it was the very best I could do, not to mention I think it sounds frickin’ great! I want to thank all of you who have been so supportive helping make this become a reality. At 59, I don’t know how many more years the fires will burn inside of me, but I am so happy that I was able to write and record such a satisfying piece of work. If you haven’t pre-bought the CD yet, this will be your last chance to be rewarded for your support. I am sending every pre-buyer the entire album as a download weeks before the CD will be ready. I can’t wait to get your reaction after your first listen!
John Batdorf

One Last Wish Is Nearly Mixed

As of today, August 12th, we are into our eighth mix of what will be a twelve song CD. I hope to wrap up the final mixes by late next week or soon after. At that point, it will be time to find a sequence that feels great which should only take a few days. Any mix changes, if any at all will be done at that time and then it’s off to mastering. The mastering lab sends it off for manufacturing and within about three weeks, we will have a new CD! I want to thank everyone who has participated in the “pre-buy” program that has helped to finance this project. These last few steps are the most expensive and vital parts of the project. I have fallen well short of my original goal of 25K so I am asking one more time for your help. If you will be buying the CD anyway, if you do it now, you will have helped be a part of the creation of the CD, get an autographed CD well before anyone else can order it, and last but not least, be mentioned in a special thanks section on my website.
Thanks so much for the support!
John Batdorf