5,677 pledges later, 566% of the original target, and it seems that the wait is finally over. The below video has just been released and it seems pledgers will be getting their first ten tracks tomorrow at 5.55pm. We'll make sure to have a listen and let you know what they sound like.
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Here's what the official press release said:
"Tomorrow, at 5.55pm, sees the release of the first batch of songs from '555%', the triple-album born from the fantastically successful PledgeMusic campaign. It's taken a little longer than planned, but the finishing touches are now being made as the final mastering process is underway with the help of the amazing Jon Astley, the mastering maestro behind albums from the likes of The Who, Led Zepplin and The Rolling Stones. Trust us - the wait will be have been worth it!
"Once you have downloaded these first tracks (and all pre-order formats of '555%' get access to the downloadable tracks), we'd like you give them a listen, and then listen to them again, and keep listening to them as many times as it takes you to pick your favourite songs, and let us know in the comments box on the PledgeMusic site. We'll collate your votes, and this will help us decide the track listing for the commercial single disc version of the album, 100%. We'll then repeat this process with the second and third sets of tracks as they are released.
"As an added extra, there is also a new line of '555%' men and women's clothing and mugs now available for pre-order. You can see the full range of new additions in the webstore.
"As a special thank-you to all of you who have already pledged, we are offering a 15% discount off anything in the webstore (new and sale items) until 3rd April. Check your PledgeMusic updates for more information, and the discount code to use at the checkout.
"In case you still haven't made your pre-order yet... well you've missed out on a physical copy of the album. All CD and vinyl releases have now been deleted from the order page, but you can still order the digital download version, the 'Making Of' DVD and the single CD version, 100%, from the PledgeMusic site.
"So make sure your MP3 player is charged up, your data cable is plugged in, and... er... this sounded so much better when you used to spin up your turntable! Just make sure to be ready to receive the first course of the sonic banquet you are about to enjoy!"