Keith & Julie Tippett - Couple In Spirit - ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION
Please note - due to the current coronavirus situation, recording of this new work has been delayed until Autumn 2020 - but it will go ahead just as soon as we are able!
This page is a place for you to subscribe in advance to a new CD/DL release by Keith & Julie Tippett's long standing duo Couple In Spirit, to be recorded and released by Discus Music during 2020. Despite a wealth of excellent live recordings being available from over the years, when Discus talked to Keith and Julie about this project, they expressed a strong preference for making a new studio recording for the duo, where they would be able to overdub using multiple keyboards, voices and miscellaneous sounds. We will probably be using Peter Gabriel's wonderful Real World Studio to make this new work, which will be produced by Keith and Julie with Martin Archer. All three of us are very excited about this project!
This is a large project for Discus, which is why we are inviting subscriptions in advance to fund the recording and manufacture costs. Advance subscribers will have their names listed in the CD booklet. Please use the drop down menu on the left to choose your subscription level. Basic is £15, which includes a copy of the finished CD, a download version, plus postage and packing worldwide. If you wish to subscribe more than the basic amount, use the drop down menu to choose a higher amount, or message Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org
The various benefit levels are:
£15 subscription - a copy of the finished CD plus free download
£20 subscription - a copy of the finished CD plus a copy of Tales Of FiNiN by Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer
£25 subscription - a copy of the finished CD plus a CD of your choice from the Discus catalogue
£30 subscription - a copy of the finished CD plus any 2 CDs of your choice from the Discus catalogue - (NB price = £32.14 less £2.14 discount on checkout)
£50 subscription - a copy of the finished CD plus any 4 CDs of your choice from the Discus catalogue - (NB price = £60.72 less £10.72 discount on checkout)
Make sure that the note with your order contains your name as you wish it to appear in the CD booklet plus, if you are subscribing £25 or more, which extra CD(s) you would like.
The duo's previous studio recording as Couple in Spirit, released on the EG label dates from 1987 and at the time was reviewed as follows: "The pairing of Keith and Julie Tippett on a recording always causes anticipation; the duo's potential for provocative surprise is seemingly endless. But even so, nothing could have prepared listeners for Couple in Spirit. Far from the hallmarks of jazz or the harsher extremes of free improvisation, CIS is in a sense an eight-part suite that begins with intention, moves through incantation and journey, and finally returns as transformation." Those of you who have been lucky enough to hear them live will know to expect a treat.