Jim Fidler's New Album - RPM

Transporting himself back to the 70's, Jim Fidler offers up RPM; an "album" made in the true spirit of the time.
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Lillian Fidler
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
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Summary

Jim Fidler is a highly respected multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer-arranger and record producer. Blind since the age of 9, he has dedicated his life to his musical vision; conscious music that moves both your speakers and your spirit. 

Transporting himself back to the 70's, the decade in which he cut his teeth as a musician, Jim Fidler offers up RPM; an "album" made in the true spirit of the time. The album traces the life of a fictitious character, Mickey Klein, who has the boyhood dream of fame and fortune, achieves his dream, and finally wakes from the nightmare to realize that music is more important than the hits, life is more important than the music biz and he is more important than his commercial image. It's one of those twist one up, turn it up and go on a journey recordings that sadly aren't much made anymore. 

An avid album lover himself, he is much perturbed by the so called music industry's declaration of the death of this art form. The album reached it's peak in the 1970's in the form of the 33 1/3 long play vinyl disc. Although the LP was very important, more important was the time it provided for the artist to express a concept beyond just a conglomeration of singles (up to 45 minutes of playing time). This allowed people such as Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Jethro Tull, the Who and many more to create listening experiences unheard before. Since then, the CD has stretched the boundaries even further allowing up to 74 minutes of playing time, but instead of expanding it's horizons, "the album" seems to have faded into obscurity, replaced by mp3's and earbuds. 

Consider your support of this project as your vote toward the survival of the album as a viable form of artistic expression into the future.

What the funds will be used for:

The production and mastering of the album are completed. The funds will be used for manufacturing and artwork of the final CD. The launch date will be November 7th.

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  • $25CAD
    Bronze

    A personally signed copy of the CD and a free lifetime membership to the Jim Fidler Fan Club.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100CAD
    Silver

    A personally signed copy of the CD and 4 more copies for gifts, just in time for Christmas. A free lifetime membership to the Jim Fidler Fan Club. and listin and if desired, your name on Jim''s wall of appreciation on his website.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500CAD
    Gold

    A personally signed copy of the CD; nine copies to give away as gifts, just in time for Christmas; a special limited edition personally signed album sized poster of the cover art; a listing, if desired, of your name on our wall of appreciation on Jim's official website and a free lifetime membership to the Jim Fidler Fan Club.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,000CAD
    Platinum

    A personally signed copy of the CD; a special limited edition personally signed album sized poster of the cover art; an unopened, direct from the manufacturers plant, 25 box of CD's; Jim's full discography all personally signed AND your very own song that Jim will write and record for you. Also, listing, if desired, your name on Jim's wall of appreciation on his website and a lifetime membership to the Jim Fidler Fan Club.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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