Be The Architect – Ready for Christmas!
In October 2009, about 100 or so people crammed into Hope and Social’s studio (the crypt of a Church somewhere in deepest darkest Yorkshire) and took part in what became this record. Recorded in front of a live television audience. Imperfect and lovely because of it.
Made possible by people who care ;)
We’re very excited to announce that with Herculean effort, on the part of the band, we’re able to confirm that we’ll have the Be The Architect release ready for Christmas.
There’s have been 4 weeks of working over 85 hour weeks to make this happen and still be able to pay our Chrimbo bills. There have been tears and literally sleepless nights but it’s sounding great (it makes me smile every-time I hear it) and though we lost a few songs and sections to the technical gremlins, it’s a beautiful record of a great night.
The book, the CD and the box all look amazing too… It’s going to be a beautiful artefact.
The Set includes:
68 minutes of the Hope and Social live crypt show.
80-page Be the Architect hardback book
We asked all who came to the Be The Architect show to help us record the evening. We asked them to write a wish/poem/prayer/hope and submit it to us for inclusion in the Be The Architect box set. The result is an incredible 80 page insight into people’s lives in 2009. It’s a beautiful and inspiring artifact.
Prayer Song (Bonus Track)
Excerpts of people’s “prayers” will be made into a new work by Hope and Social. This will be included in the download, i.e. not on the physical CD (NB, anyone purchasing this before 1st January 2010 will be sent a link to this track by email)
…all in a beautiful leatherette (yes, leatherette) box with silver H&S logo. Wow.
Immediate download of a photo- slideshow, a beautiful visual record of the evening.
The box set including Architect of this Church album, Be the Architect live CD, Be the Architect book and decorative box is now for sale for Christmas delivery. For those of you who weren’t there, sorry, we’re gonna have to make it a little more expensive than it was for our early adopters (those who came to the gig who made this happen and funded the box-set, but then again you should have come to the gig shouldn’t you!