Whomping Willows (Self-Titled) Anniversary Re-Release: I NEED YOUR HELP!

I’ve mentioned that I’m planning on a five-year anniversary re-release of my first full-length album, which includes classics like Your Flying Car, When You Touched Me In That Special Place, and I Killed My Owl. I know three things about this re-release: 1) It will contain the entirety of the original album plus several original demos that aren’t currently available anywhere else, and these songs will come in the form of a seeded digital download card that will grow into wildflowers if you plant it into the ground (SO COOL!); 2) It will come with an accompanying booklet that will include exclusive, previously TOP SECRET information about the making of the album, including details on the recording process and also my own thoughts about the beginning of my wizard rock career; 3) This will be a limited release — only 200 copies will be made!

My one remaining question is the format for the accompanying booklet: Should it be electronic and included in the download package that comes with the dropcard, or should it be a physical booklet that fans can hold in their hands and keep forever?

There are pros and cons to both scenarios. I really like the idea of an entirely eco-friendly release, not only because I’m a tree but also because I feel bad about all the physical waste that the music industry creates. However, I realize there’s more perceived value in something physical, and some fans will see an entirely electronic release as less interesting/desirable.

SO, I want you guys to offer your input, and I’ve created this convenient poll for that very purpose! Thanks for your participation!

No matter what I decide, I expect this re-release to be ready in time for summer tour on June 10!

Love,
Matt

Which format for a re-release of WWI would you prefer?
Seeded download card and electronic booklet.
Seeded download card and physical booklet.
I don’t really care. I’ll buy it either way!
I don’t really care. I’m not going to buy it either way! Sucka!
  
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5 Comments

  • By Alli, April 21, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    I’ll purchase it either way, but my thinking is that if I really want to have a printed version of the booklet, I have a printer.

  • By matt, April 21, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Good call, Alli. 😀

  • By James, April 21, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    any tracks by Big Whompy? That would be fun to have too.

  • By Bailey, April 22, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    Do you have art/photos for the album yet? If I draw Whompy with a guitar will you put it on something? This is my page showing MY wizard skillz so you know I’m for reals.

  • By Nate, April 28, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I’m good with either digital or physical booklet. The digital booklet could include more for less, however. Whateves. I buy your stuff regardless. 🙂

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