Badfinger Demos Come to New Crowdsourcing Campaign
The unreleased demos of two of the principal songwriters in Badfinger are part of a new PledgeMusic campaign that has been been put together by some musicians as a tribute to the power-pop progenitors.
Calling themselves Breaking Baby Blue, after one of Badfinger's biggest hits and the song's famous use in Breaking Bad's final scene, the artists are looking to raise money to release CDs consisting of previously unreleased demos by Pete Ham and Tom Evans. While three collections of Ham’s home recordings are already available, Evans’ demos have been harder to find, with only one unauthorized CD, Over You (The Final Tracks), which was released in 1992. A third CD, of newly performed acoustic instrumentals of Badfinger songs, will also be available.
Fans can pre-order the three sets as digital downloads ($10) or CDs ($17); the discs are also packaged together for $40. A $500 pledge adds a digital download of a rehearsal by Breaking Baby Blue — which includes Carrick Moore Gerety (who's in the band Everybody Else), Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs) and Probyn Gregory (part of Brian Wilson's band) — and executive-producer credit. For high donors ($2,500 and more), two members of the group will perform an acoustic house concert. They're also looking to perform more Badfinger tribute concerts in the future. You can hear clips of them performing in the above video.
The crowdfunding project has the full endorsement of both Ham's and Evans' estates. You can get all the details, listen to a few samples and help them reach their goal at their PledgeMusic page.
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