Reaching 75 is a milestone for any working musician but in the case of Ginger Baker it is truly worth celebrating. To mark this 2014 event Ginger Baker has joined forces to create and release a 20 track career spanning Anthology package called “A DRUMMER’S TALE” together with a very personal Picture Book compiled with the help of his daughter Nettie.
By teaming up with PledgeMusic, the Baker family are able to offer, direct to the fans, signed exclusive items, VIP tickets to a gallery show and one off “Drummer’s Tale” Gig in London and there will even be a series of Drum clinics for fans who want to learn from the master, details of which will be announced shortly.
Alongside the Anthology containing music from all the different stages of Ginger’s long and extraordinary career, Ginger and Nettie have compiled a very personal scrap book of art, artwork, photo’s and other images many of them never seen before creating a limited edition Picture Album.
Everyone who Pledges or pre-orders through this campaign will have their name included in a special thank you section of the CD and Picture Book.
Ginger says of the campaign,
“Stand by your beds everyone! its been over thirty years since the RSO launched my last ‘The Best of Ginger Baker’ anthology album WITHOUT consulting me about the content! This time I’m in charge, with no label and with the help and support of Pledge Music I am ready to release “A Drummer’s Tale” and the events that inspired these personally chosen tracks from my long career.
“There will also be a book full of very rare family owned photos and memorabilia. With PledgeMusic the plan is to give you, the fans, something very exclusive. I know you’ll enjoy it, Thanks for your support throughout the years & remember ‘don’t cheer, throw money’! ”
Nettie Baker says,
“It is with great pleasure that we can finally offer up this definitive collection of tracks chosen by Mr B and encompassing all the highlights of his long, iconic and illustrious career. With the help of Pledge Music we are now able to offer all our fans the chance to participate in what is certain to be not only a landmark lifetime anthology of music, but with several exciting spin offs, such as a new book and much more to come, also a fitting accompaniment to Ginger Baker’s 75th Birthday this year!
“I know this is something you’ve all been waiting for, so please let’s show our love for my very talented Dad by getting this campaign on the map!”
Check out A Drummer’s Tale here.