2020 saw The Pale celebrate 30 years in the music industry, and to commemorate our anniversary we have decided to release our first-ever 'Best Of' compilation entitled 'Paleanthology.' We are very excited to bring this album to you, but we need your help in helping us complete and manufacture it for release. We have been very lucky to receive a stimulus grant from MISP to help with the release of the album, but this grant will only help with the promotion of the album and won't cover all the costs needed to complete it. This release will comprise tracks from throughout our career including tracks from our 1992 album 'Here's One We Made Earlier' right up to our current release 'Merciful Hour,' as well as some specially recorded songs for this release. The album will be available on CD and double-coloured vinyl (one LP in black vinyl and one LP in white vinyl) as well as a digital download. All tracks will be newly remastered for this album. In addition to the album we are also creating a limited number of once-off rewards: a special fullcolour puzzle book of Pale related puzzles, a unique specially designed high quality t-shirt to complement the album release, or handwritten lyrics of your favourite Pale song signed by Matthew. We will also be doing a special online show only available through this Fund it campaign.
With 30 years active in the music industry and countless album releases we have racked up a vast quantity of songs to choose from for this album. We have a tough job ahead of us selecting the final track list, but we hope we can choose everyone's favourite songs in the process.
WHAT THE FUND IT WILL COVER:
- Studio time
- Mastering -CD/Vinyl manufacturing
- T-shirt Printing
- Puzzle Book manufacturing
- Online show costs
- Packing materials
- Postage costs
As we all face many difficulties from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot predict what's down the road, but we will try to make sure all rewards are met on time (providing our manufacturers are not in any kind of lockdown which will cause delays).
WHY FUND IT?
This project would have been funded by income from our live shows to celebrate 30 years in the music industry in 2020, but due to the Coronavirus all our shows are cancelled for the foreseeable future. We really wanted to get this release out in time for our 30th anniversary shows but we had to rethink our strategy to get it out to our fans and followers. We feel with your help it will see its release next year.
We are so fortunate to have such loyal and enthusiastic fans who have been with us through our career. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us over the years. We thank you with all our hearts for your continued support and thank you in advance for helping us with this project. Grá Mór
Photos by Damien Hickey