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I think the CD may be the only thing that has surfaced. I am still waiting for the vinyl which is "a few weeks away", but also a T-shirt and signed lyrics.
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Nothing else is ready as far as lm aware. I can understand people getting narked over this now, its been forever, and Dave has been as unhelpful as he possibly can lf people have dared moan. For which they have every right. I cant see him doing another pledge, as no way would l or many other support it again.
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HarryJ185 wrote:
I think the CD may be the only thing that has surfaced. I am still waiting for the vinyl which is "a few weeks away", but also a T-shirt and signed lyrics.


Signed stuff ? ......................Whilst i dont understand why anyone would want another persons signature unless maybe on a cheque or something................. Why would you want this fuckers signature ?
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Bombscare - I think signed lyrics are a nice piece of memorabilia to own - would have loved a copy of Lee Thompson's lyrics for Embarrassment from his pledge campaign but they had all gone (and were out of my price range at the time anyway), by the time I found out about them.

Though I am at a loss as to why the Beat lyrics have yet to see the light of day at this stage.
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Bad News Harry, if you did not know already - he's now refunding everyone for signed lyrics as he does not think his handwriting is good enough, I kid you not - see the latest update on the pledge site.

He is also refunding anyone who pledged for an album credit as there is not enough room on the album for these - surely part of the design of the album sleeve should of included space for this?

Apparently everyone should receive everything else in the next couple of weeks, we shall see... 4 years, one month and still counting.
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Thanks, Kenny. Just the latest let down. I had really been looming forward to them. And having pledged on 17 June 2014 - and given there was only a small number available - I really fail to understand how this could not have been fulfilled.
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How much were they Harry?

He says in one response that he did a few and they looked rubbish and his hand hurt so he decided he couldn't do 100s of them.

Now I know my hand hurts from writing after a relatively short period of time, but if I was getting a decent wedge for each page I wrote and had 4 years to do a couple of hundred pages, believe me - I would get them done
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Kenny - it was a bundle of 3 things: a signed CD, a T-shirt, and the handwritten lyrics for 121 dollars. I was annoyed early on when he stated in an interview that he only ever said they would be handwritten but never specified he would be the one doing it! He also complained about the length of the lyrics to I Confess that a lot of people asked for. Lee Thompson managed to write Baggy Trousers and Embarrassment out 5 times each. And Rhoda Dakar sells handwriiten lyrics for 20 quid. This is not rocket science. Either pick a small number you are happy with or pick specific songs you are willing to write out. But if you have 4 years (1460 days), then 50 sets of lyrics is about 1 a month.
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On the plus side Harry, because the £ has fallen a fair bit against the $ since 2014, when you receive your refund (however much that is depending on what the lyrics element is valued at in your bundle) when this is converted back to £ you should be in profit. This happened to me when he forced me take a refund on my signed CD, I paid about £17.50 and got back about £23.50 when refunded.

I know that you will still be disappointed at not getting your lyrics, but take whatever little victory you can from this saga.
I also see from the comments that Pledge are not actively refunding people for the lyrics, so you may need to chase this.
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