Tribute CD Update February 5, 2001

Hey all you Over The Rhine Tribute CD players and pals!

We’ve been busy with the Tribute CD project.

If you haven’t heard, the official name of the project is “What It Takes To Please You — A Tribute To Over The Rhine”. The website, the best source of up-to-date information, is

We wanted to update you on what we’ve been doing. The following items are in-process or done:
* Essay (it’s really good!) from Lindsey for the booklet.
* Met with the generous and talented Michael Wilson to choose photographs/artwork.
* Finalize/approve design on booklet. (the artwork that’s on the website is not current — we want to keep the new design a secret for now!)
* Secure rights for the music (Bruce is swimming in this stream!).
* Design/approve marketing/pre-order materials. Look for them soon!

The following items are still ahead of us, or are just beginning:
* Media awareness.
* Final selection of charity/charities to benefit from the project.
* Secure goods & services (paper, pre-press, printing, duplicating, mastering). This is a big one, but a plan is in place. No shoe leather, yet.
* Collect information from contributors & incorporate into booklet.
* Finalize track selection/order.
* Determine final selling price.

Here’s where it comes back to you: If you are planning to contribute a track, be aware that the final, absolute, ‘forgeddaboudit’ deadline is Friday, 23-February-2001. This is a slight extension from what had been posted on the website.

If you’ve claimed a track and have not yet submitted it, DO IT NOW! Contact Drew ( for some very important information if you still haven’t submitted. If you previously claimed a track and decided not to contribute, please let Drew know.

We’re looking good for an March/April release. We’re striving to get the project out around the same time as the release of “Films For Radio”.

bruce and drew
(tell me this welcome peace isn’t dancing with the ghost of future tears)

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