Alex Henry Foster's Lavender Sky Vinyl Is Now Available!
Nov 30, 2020
I’m very happy to let you know that the wait has finally ended!
As a member of The Club, you now have access to Alex Henry Foster’s “Lavender Sky” limited and collector silkscreened lathe cut special LP, the fourth out of his 5 different editions associated with his album “Windows in the Sky”.
If you are new to the club or if you are not very familiar with how it works, it is as simple as it is exciting!
You have until Wednesday, December 2, 9:59am (Eastern Time) to buy your copy, which means you have a 48-hour exclusive pre-sale before it becomes available to everyone who isn't a member of the club in the unlikely event it won't be sold out within that pre-sale window.
As a little reminder and contextual portrait:
It was back in May earlier this year, around the George Floyd tragic event which has deeply terrified and shocked Alex and all of us, that we decided that it was important for us to offer an open invitation to everyone looking not only for a safe place to scream out loud, but a place for anyone to feel invited to unite in a welcoming spirit. We needed to take an instant to reflect on the compassion we wanted to offer others, on the healing power of forgiveness, and on the faith we have in our collective ability to create a world where everyone is not only safe, but home.
We wanted to immortalize this inspired moment by gathering people around music. We all got together, Alex, the band members, our friends at Hopeful Tragedy Records, our international partners and collaborators, to talk about our determination to turn the anger and rage that boiled within us after George Floyd's absolutely gruesome execution into something positive, unifying, something that would lean towards personal introspection, forgiveness, reconciliation and collective transformation.
Honestly sharing our feelings about it all, how we wanted to be part of something that would create life out of such a bleak situation was a very inspiring and empowering moment for us all. And in order to honor the collective decision we had made, we decided to do a direct-to-vinyl performance, which was a unique moment in every possible way.
Every lathe cut collector vinyl release is incredibly significant in its own way, but since “Lavender Sky” houses the very first “Direct-to-Vinyl” installment, I think it gives this edition a little something more particular.
Therefore, as we explained for the previous exclusive pre-sales, you need to remember that every limited and collector silkscreened lathe cut LP edition always sells out very quickly as we print only between 100 to 125 copies of each edition and that we are now offering what we call our “safety” copies, which only represent a fraction of the total we had originally printed, in case something happened through the initial shipping process.
So, make sure to get your copy before they're gone, as there will be no reprint in the future!
Here’s what every Lavender Sky vinyl includes:
– The song Lavender Sky (Live from the Upper Room Studio, June 14, 2020)
– 1 hand-printed silkscreen heavyweight lathe cut 12” LP
– Signed and numbered limited edition
– 1 hand-printed silkscreen jacket
– 1 digital download card
ALEX ABOUT LAVENDER SKY
The most resolute of all denials or the most sincere prayer may prevent our nights from catching up on our days, just as we need to believe we can't stop our lifelong seasons from turning against each other’s nature.
But acceptance ain’t about defeat, nor is truth's illusionary immutability something we trust as we go. Maybe that's why, in retrospect, such a lucid tone may portray "Lavender Sky" as being quite a pessimistic song, a bleak way to look at the world, a violent admission of faithlessness… But while honesty doesn’t know cynicism and bitterness, I see “Lavender Sky” as the acceptance of things we don’t know and can’t control, as much as an admittance of our own fear in what makes us who we are and keeps us as human as the sky we long for…
From a stranger to another... all looking for a safe place to fall on our knees without having to find the proper words to whisper for grace.
A QUICK REMINDER OF HOW THE NEXT TWO DAYS WILL WORK
What is very important to understand is that, since we only have a few copies left of each of those lathe cut vinyls crafted by Alex himself, we took an important decision to make it fair and fun for everyone.
So again, when we talked about it, it was clear that Alex didn’t want to simply do a “first come, first served” kind of thing, especially not in The Club! He didn’t want to create a competition about it, so we had to figure another way, and I think we did! In fact, that’s what I really like about Alex; there’s always some magic, fun, and depth added to what could easily be boring and insignificant! He is so engaged in every little detail, mixing art, communion with people and meaning into the non-personal nature of commerce! So, here’s how this will work!
- Please make sure your account has been created within our new online store:HERE
- Each vinyl will be exclusively available in The Club for 2 days for you all to get an even chance to buy it.
- There is a limit of 1 vinyl per person.
- If we sell more than the vinyls we have in our possession during those 2 days, Alex will go live on his Facebook page in order to publicly draw the lucky winners this Thursday, December 3, at 5pm Eastern Time (Details Below).
- If you purchased a vinyl during those 2 days and that your name doesn’t come out of the hat during the live draw, we will send you your money back right away.
- In an improbable case that we do not sell all the vinyls during those 2 days, everyone who purchased one will get it automatically.
- Once the vinyl is publicly available to everyone, it will be a "first come, first served" system until it is sold out!
- Next Release date: December 16
- I will personally reach the winners via email following the Facebook Live draw!
- Since those are the “safety” copies we kept in case something goes wrong during the shipping process, we won’t be able to replace your copy if anything happens. In that case, we will refund you. Let’s all hope everything will be alright.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above points, please feel free to simply answer this message and I’ll get back to you personally!
THE OFFICIAL FOURTH DRAW
Thank you again, my dear friends, for making that kind of moment something so exciting! It’s always a real privilege for us to share such a significant time with you all. So make sure to get your “Lavender Sky” limited and collector silkscreened lathe cut special LP before joining us all on Thursday, December 3, at 5pm Eastern Time!
Make sure to check your time zone HERE to see Alex's live draw held on his official Facebook page!
Let’s enjoy this time all together around music and vinyls! Stay safe, and above all… Hopeful!
Your Friend and Host,