A parallel universe version of 'Wolf Hours'
Ben, aka Minute Taker, here 😃
Do you know, despite putting out 3 albums and several EPs, I have in fact never released a lot of my songs?
Crazy I know but the reality is that it takes an awful lot of time and money to put albums out.
So I had this idea a few years ago for a new, direct and personal way to share all of these songs with you, as part of a subscription plan that also includes a whole host of other exclusive stuff.
So presenting 'Secret Songs'!
Here's what you get...
All the ‘Secret Songs’ album volumes (2 - 3 per year) featuring:
Remixes by other artists
Each volume includes a scrapbook featuring lyrics, photos and notes about the inspiration and stories behind the songs, plus a personal dedication to you.
Access to my Secret Facebook Fan Community where I regularly host:
Exclusive online performances
Behind the scenes clips from my home studio while I'm developing new songs
Song sessions where I talk about my writing and production processes
And lots of chat amongst members about our favourite music and other things that inspire us!
Downloads of my whole back-catalogue of albums / EPs
Access to secret pages on my website which feature exclusive unreleased videos of performances
And you get to play a big part in helping me to sustain myself as an artist, providing me with an income as I focus on writing and recording my upcoming albums (I literally couldn't be doing this without the support I get through 'Secret Songs'! 😀
There are a few different plans to choose from...
TIER 1 : Download Plan
Everything mentioned above, including download versions of all of my albums/EPs including the Secret Songs series with digital scrapbooks (for homemade CD editions see tier 2 below)
TIER 2: Homemade CD Plan
Everything in tier 1 plus...
Handmade CD editions of all future 'Secret Songs’ albums (2 - 3 per year) including the new 'Volume 9: Mirror Edition'.
Downloads of all past 'Secret Songs' volumes included.
Paper scrapbooks for each volume, featuring lyrics, photos, extensive song notes & a personal dedication to you.
Previous CD volumes available to buy for members only (get the complete set with a special discounted price for new members!)
TIER 3: Patron Level Plan
Everything in tiers 1 and 2 plus...
A 30 minute one-to-one online chat session with me every year
Plus a special thank you to you in the credits of my upcoming albums
Songs for Lost Lovers'
11 unreleased synth-pop songs including my cover of Björk's 'Violently Happy' & a very different early version of my single 'The Weight Of It All'
Join Secret Songs today & instantly access....
'Volume 2: Almost'
My previously unreleased first album, recorded back in 2002. A journey into my imagination as I struggle to fall asleep one night. Sparse, haunting, ethereal piano/guitar songs with violins, harmonica & flute.
'Volume 3: Covers'
My interpretations of songs by some of my favourite artists including Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, Madonna & more.
'Volume 4: Office Daydreams'
Songs inspired by all of the strange things that used to pop into my imagination when I worked in offices (as a Minute Taker!), dreaming the days away.
'Volume 5: Early Songs'
Featuring some of my very first songs from back when I was a teenager, including my first ever recording, a cover of Tori Amos' 'Caught A Lite Sneeze' & a love song I wrote for PJ Harvey!
'Volume 6: Remixes'
Featuring imaginative remixes of my songs by other artists, including an extended version of SEA OF SIN's remix of 'Hearts' & a beautiful remix of my Kate Bush cover 'Under The Ivy' by arkadash.
'Volume 7: Piano Songs'
Focusing on piano-vocal songs I played live online during the lockdown period, including stripped-down versions of my latest singles plus my Depeche Mode & Eurythmics covers.
'Volume 8: Soon After Dark'
My first extended mixes album, featuring tracks from 'Wolf Hours' plus some previously unreleased songs and covers, all as one long continuous mix (80s style!)
'Volume 9: Mirror Edition'
A parallel universe version of 'Wolf Hours' featuring alternate versions of tracks and brand new songs recorded during the same sessions.
Some comments from subscribers after receiving'Secret Songs Volume 1'...
"It’s an absolutely fantastic album, full of very personal songs/lyrics and Just put together with such love and honesty! I can appreciate how much,love time and care went into this!🎼🎤👍"
"Thank you Ben.... The combination of your moving vocals and music is so addictive!"
"Secret Songs Vol.1 arrived today 😀 Such an amazing collection - If You Stay is utterly heartbreaking. Thanks so much Ben! x"
"I love it all; I don’t think I’ve come across an artist in years who makes such consistently great music Ben."
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful and personal booklet to accompany the CD... Your music is such a gift."
"What another fantastic album! I think Take Me Back jumps out the most at the moment if I were to pick just one but the whole collection is superb and I’m currently listening on repeat. Well done and thank you once again Ben. 🙂"
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