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Limited Edition Vinyl – 20 lathe-cut singles

A limited edition signed/numbered hand-cut acetate vinyl, certificate of registration included. A collector’s item only, not suitable for repeated play. These are unmastered demo singles of the forthcoming (Nov 2019) release, “Musical Chairs: A Comparsa For Artist Rights.”

The first single, titled: Magic Thingy

A hand-drawn chair illustration by Michelle Shocked, on quality vellum, is included on the label.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 people to sign up for pre-order. Once we have the 20 orders, we will arrange for production and shipping.

$100 each. Hey! This ain’t no charity!

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