Closer To Heaven items on auction for Stonewall

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Closer To Heaven items on auction for Stonewall

#1 Post by paullyk »

Hello PSB Community

I've just signed up to the forum as I've just listed an auction on eBay for some cd's from the original production of Closer To Heaven at The Arts Theatre, London.

They've been sitting in my wardrobe for years and I thought maybe someone would be happy to have them in their collection.
I'm selling them on eBay to raise some money for Stonewall. I was involved in the original production, so can guarantee their authenticity.

Hope it's ok to put this on forum here? Spread the word and let's raise some money for Stonewall

Paul

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#2 Post by Greendrake »

paullyk wrote: Sun 01 Nov 2020, 10:16 pm I was involved in the original production, so can guarantee their authenticity.
Paul
Wow, great to see you here sir!

Are you Paul Keating? If not, can you please give more details about your role in the production?

Are the CDRs still playable? Unlike pressed CDs, CDRs may deteriorate.

P. S. I will be bidding on this. If anyone wants to join/contribute (and be shared the files thereafter) please PM or email eugene@greendrake.info

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#3 Post by Future Lover »

People back at Madonna forums did the following - one person bought a rare disc for a crazy amount of money. People then donated to the buyer in order to receive the files, with the person owning the discs still paying the most, and everything extra went to charity as well. It would be amazing if we could do the same!

Also, many thanks to Paul, you've come to the right address!

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#4 Post by Greendrake »

Future Lover wrote: Mon 02 Nov 2020, 9:27 am It would be amazing if we could do the same!
The hitch is that Paul obviously won't be as much excited if we organise and do that because that will lower the winning bid — as opposed to if we bid separately each trying to win on their own :mrgreen:

But by all means, I really want those tracks and prepared to pay crazy amounts for them. So, whoever is willing to join/contribute/donate to receive the files (as opposed to trying to win on their own), please contact me.

I would also be happy to be just a contributor if anyone else wants to be the bidder (and discs owner) more than I do.

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#5 Post by paullyk »

Hello all, I'm pleased to see there's some interest in the discs.
I played Straight Dave in Closer To Heaven back in 2001 - an amazing experience.

I am collecting the discs from my parent's house on Wednesday (where they've been stored) and will check they all play ok.
I'm confident they will work fine as, they've been well protected... but I will confirm on Wednesday evening.

Hopefully we can raise as much money as possible for Stonewall.

Thank you for your interest

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#6 Post by hotspotnot »

Are any of these tracks completely unheard of already? Maybe some of the instrumentals, but any of the others?
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#7 Post by paullyk »

I'll be collecting the cd's from my parent's house on Wednesday. As soon as I've checked them, I will let you know and also update the eBay listing.
I doubt there will be a problem with them as they've been carefully stored.
I'm not sure if the content of the discs has been available elsewhere?
Hopefully they will be appealing to some fans, as they were given to me personally by Neil and the engineers at the Closer To Heaven album recording sessions.

Some discs were also provided by the record label before public performances to promote the show.

Paul

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https://www.psb-catalogue.com/underground.htm
The Closer to Heaven disc corresponds to the fourth disc listed here. Probably a lot of variation to what we have already! Very excited for this.

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#9 Post by df118junkie »

I'm happy to be the bidder and final disc owner. Depending upon the final sale price, the files would be made available at a reasonable cost so that most people could enjoy them. I'll cover the shipping to the US as detailed in the listing.

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#10 Post by leesmapman »

I'll be happy to chip in!

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#11 Post by paullyk »

I'm not sure why, but I can't reply to the direct messages I've received...
I'm glad that the discs have generated some interest. As I have no idea of their worth, I'm going to let the auction run it's course on eBay, as that will be the best way to generate the most money for Stonewall. Hope that sounds fair

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#12 Post by paullyk »

Sorry for any inconvenience, but I'm going to have to restart the auction as there's information I've missed off the original listing and I'm also going to include international postage this time too.

It'll restart this evening

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#13 Post by paullyk »

The new listing is live, with postage to most countries included - through eBay's international shipping service.

Sorry again for the false start. It's a more detailed listing now, which will hopefully give you a better idea of what's on offer.

Still all for Stonewall. Thanks for bearing with me and my I.T. faux pas

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paullyk wrote: Tue 03 Nov 2020, 10:31 pm As I have no idea of their worth, I'm going to let the auction run it's course on eBay, as that will be the best way to generate the most money for Stonewall. Hope that sounds fair
Absolutely! Thank you for NOT offering Buy It Now.
As an experienced eBayer, you will know that the price will multiply in the last minutes or even seconds. So please do not lose heart if there isn't much bidding along the way to the final minute.

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#15 Post by paullyk »

I think the cd that's probably the most interesting for collectors is the 'For All Of Us' one - I remember being at the studio and hearing the track for the first time and being a bit thrown that it was a really different dynamic to the version in the show. Neil was lovely and offered to record a quick guide track for me there and then. Within 10 minutes I had the cd in my hand. It's a complete one off. His vocal is amazing and pure.

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