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Derek Webb – Democracy Vol 2

21st Feb 11 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments

Enrollment / voting for Derek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 2 goes live today.  Those who participate will not only receive the exclusive album, but will democratically decide what songs Derek will record.

Want Derek to record Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Megadeth, Slayer, or Mary Poppins?  Well, sign up and vote…

Price for 2011’s volume is only $5 for 10 songs, one cover song each month from March through December 2011.  You can still by the 2010 version (the 12 songs in Democracy Volume 1) for $8, or buy it bundled with Democracy Volume 2 for $12 – a steal for 22 songs. Nominations are immediate with Volume 2 upon purchase (after clicking through the purchase).  Voting for Democracy nominations ends March 1st.


My nominations: Tori Amos “Crucify,” Lady Gaga “Telephone,” and Alice in Chains “Would?” – not favorite songs ever, but I’d be curious to hear Derek’s take on them.  For a taste, here’s what he covered for us last year:

  • January 2010: The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • February: Coldplay – Fix You
  • March: Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • April: Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • May: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago *a personal fave*
  • June: U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
  • July: Huey Lewis & the News – Power of Love
  • August: The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby *a personal fave*
  • September: Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
  • October: Radiohead – Karma Police *a personal fave*
  • November: Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
  • December: Robert Robinson – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Per Derek, he has a few rules imposed on himself…

  1. I do no preparation.  A few of last years songs I had never heard before the morning I recorded them.
  2. I play all the instruments and do all the recording/mixing myself, in my studio.
  3. I only allow myself 24 hours from the start to the finish of each song.

~Dan – np: EarthAngels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1

  1. 25th Feb 11 (Fri) at 7:10 am

    I can’t figure out how to vote… I bought it, but there didn’t seem to be a way to vote for Democracy Vol. 2. Any thoughts?

    • 25th Feb 11 (Fri) at 8:20 am

      After you click through the purchase, there is a page where you nominate three songs. On March 1st, Derek will post the Top __ common nominations and then people who bought get to vote on them. If you didn’t see the nomination page, I’d check your email. There may be a link in there.

      • joshua
        25th Feb 11 (Fri) at 11:29 am

        I missed the chance to vote when I purchased and don’t see a thing on the email. What to do?

      • 25th Feb 11 (Fri) at 2:52 pm

        Did you get any email receipt? I’d contact the people you got the receipt from. I had no issue on my end.

    • 28th Feb 11 (Mon) at 9:33 pm

      for anyone who has signed up for ‘democracy vol.2’ and missed the ‘nominate now’ button at the end of the signup, email: dmccollum@dryve.us

      • joshua
        1st Mar 11 (Tue) at 10:01 am

        I emailed the people, they emailed me back and it works.

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