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    Posted: August 26 2007 at 08:25
Kinda of sad in many ways but PTs John Wesley is offering is entire catalogue to download for free.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

 

“Sharing the Wes”

For me to continue to create music, I have to know that people are hearing it. Elements of cost and lack of distribution have made most of my catalogue very difficult to acquire. So rather than go into a long diatribe about how the industry is changing, I am just going to post this blog to announce a new "Share the Wes" policy.

 

My entire catalogue is now available through links on this site as MP3 downloads – at no cost.

 

The only thing I ask in return is that if you choose to download the music and add it to your collection, you "Share the Wes" with everyone you know that may have an interest in the music that I create.

 

Point them to the site and encourage them to discover the music I have created over the course of my career, and then encourage them to share it! 

 

If you like the music, go to the "Demand it" button on my site, tell me where you are, and hopefully at some point in the future I can come near to where you are and "Share the Wes" live.

 

I am driven by a need to create and perform. Sharing my music in this manner will help to remove some of the barriers that I have encountered in exposing the songs to a wider audience.

 

In regards to income, music is not free to create. There are heavy costs in the time, money and expense it takes to create, record and perform the music. Many people also still enjoy having the CD and artwork… Some like to have it signed to collect, and let¹s face it, CD's are higher quality and sound better than MP3's. So to help defray these costs and still make the music available to the fans that love having the discs, I will still offer the music in CD form online and at gigs, although most of the music I am offering is now out of print, which again, is a major factor in my decision to "Share the Wes" for free.

 

I've added a Paypal button on the site for donations to go towards covering the expense of creating new music. If you download the music and you love it, and you want to be a part of supporting my quest to create more, click the Paypal button. Any amount helps and will go to covering the cost of creating new music.

 

When I create new music, there will be an initial period where it will only be available on CD or Snocap, again, to help cover the costs.

 

The bottom line is, there are now over 50 songs on this site to have, to share, and to help you become a part of the entire history of my journey of creating music.

 

Please take it all, listen to it, and enjoy… and share it!

 

John Wesley


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 08:58
Tony, does he sing in his albums, or do they have other singers or are instrumental?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 09:03
Guitar & Vocals: John Wesley
Drums & Percussion: Mark Prator
Bass: Scott Bannevich
Piano, Organ & Backing Vocals: Tracy LaBarbera

'Let's give it another fifteen seconds..'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 09:16

Well, does he sing A LOT? I just want to know, because if he does, I can't really be bothered with downloading the albums, much less buying them.



Edited by Kotro - August 26 2007 at 09:17
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 09:19
Check out the tracks on his Myspace page!!!
The link is in my initial post.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 10:44
Awesome news! Clap
 
His voice is amazing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 10:46
Originally posted by Dalezilla

Awesome news! Clap


Sad news really, dont you think?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 11:12
Originally posted by Tony R

Originally posted by Dalezilla

Awesome news! Clap


Sad news really, dont you think?


Sad for him but good for us. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 13:01

He's brave to put the majority of his solo work up for download.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 13:45
Nice, will check it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2007 at 14:40
Originally posted by Tony R

Originally posted by Dalezilla

Awesome news! Clap


Sad news really, dont you think?
 
True. But it's a brave thing to do and I'm certainly going to spread the word.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2007 at 00:51
Well, then with this chance, i will download a couple of them

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2007 at 03:14
Originally posted by Tony R


Sad news really, dont you think?


I agree Tony, .......... .... I wonder how many people have 'clicked the paypal button'?.......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2007 at 03:50
I felt wierd reading his message.This is too good to be true, but it is. It's kind of bittersweet, a mixture of delightment, disbelief and sadness and yes, it's really a brave thing to do. I can just imagine the time and the intellect he poured to make good music. So to John Wesley: I will do my part to spread the word, and make your voice and music be heard.Thumbs%20Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2007 at 09:07
I must admit I find this depressing eventhough I'm not a fan of John Wesley's solo music. There must be a better way of doing this other than voluntary pay-pal donations.
 
Richard Barbieri's wife Suzanne has tried to sell individual tracks (http://www.arkade.com/default.aspx?a=Suzanne_Barbieri&c=ArtistMusic).
 
Incidentally you can buy a sampler CD of Porcupine Tree solo work from Burning Shed that is well worth the £4.00 (plus P&P) : http://www.burningshed.com/store/samplers/product/152/286/ (I bought Richard Barbieri's Things Buried on the strength of the tracks on the sampler)


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