Newletter 12-12-07

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"We're Still Havin' Fun"

The DVD


*** Holidays Specials ***

Get a FREE "Still the One: Live" CD (includes the Christmas ballad "New Star Shining") with every order ... AND get a discount when you purchase a "We're Still Havin' Fun" DVD/CD combo set!

Concert footage,
Exclusive Interviews with the band, Special Feature Extras ...


NOW available online!

 


John Guertin
Orleans' SWAG Master!


A Googling of the word "SWAG" reveals many possible usages. Some say it stands for "Scientific Wild-Assed Guess". Others favor "Stuff We All Get". Then there's "Stolen Without a Gun" ... as in booty; loot that a Pirate might collect.

Well, I'm pretty sure that John didn't steal any of his Orleans SWAG ... in fact, I'm sure his company (Guertin Graphics) makes it all themselves in Worcester, Mass.

In any case, John says "EVERYTHING MUST GO!" and, out of the goodness of his Grinch-like heart (after the change :-), he is sponsoring the first-ever YEAR-END SWAG CLEARANCE SALE! ... YOUR chance to get Orleans Logowear at the lowest prices ever.



 


Analog Men - 1994
 
Lance, Peter O'Brien, John, Larry, Bob Leinbach

"Outstanding in their field",
Woodstock, NY



Ride - 1996

Both of these "lost albums" are now available as Digital Downloads ... either as individual tracks, or ALL 20 for a special discount price.

 


"The Rocket Garden"
Kennedy Space Center,
Cape Canaveral, FL


Site of a most excellent RPM gig on Dec. 1st featuring Rick Derringer, David Pack (Ambrosia) and Jimi Jamison. The story, complete with more pictures, in the next edition.

 


Hello!

Welcome to the early December edition of the Orleans Newsletter. Thank YOU for being here!

No fancy webpage version this time. Instead, we have a Very Important Announcement to make (again) plus a few items of interest to mention quickly.


Topics covered in this E-zine:

1. TIME TO RESUBSCRIBE!
     (with a Bonus :-)

2. DVD/CD Holidays Specials!
3. T-Shirts+ Blowout Sale!
4. Analog Men & Ride Downloads!
5. Gigs?
6. Cool Links
7. Recaps

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1. TIME TO RESUBSCRIBE!
     (with a Bonus :-)

 

It's almost time to say goodbye to our good friends at EMMA (the email service you get this newsletter from) in favor of something called "AWeber". That means I must ask you to RESUBSCRIBE to the Orleans VIF (Very Important Fan) emailing list.

Now, we know you're busy, but this is quick, easy and painless. Only takes 60 seconds and a few clicks. This may be your LAST chance to do this ...and HERE's the thing:

We have a SECRET SUPER SPECIAL FREEBIE GIFT ready and waiting for all you nice (not naughty :-) VIF listmembers come Christmastime. We dug DEEP for this content ... about an hour of some of the oldest and newest audio we have! If you're reading this, then YOU WANT THIS!

What's the catch? You have to STILL be on the list (the NEW AWeber list) when we announce the bonus to you.


So, please RESUBSCRIBE NOW ... and stay tuned!


2. DVD/CD Holidays Specials!

There's a new Audio Sampler up on the
OrleansOnline.com Home page ... and it starts with our Christmas ballad, "New Star Shining". Find out how to get this tune (and 16 others) FREE.

The "We're Still Havin' Fun" DVD is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! 
And RIGHT NOW, in the Spirit of the Holidays, we are giving away FREE CDs and discounts when you order the DVD. Click here for full details!

We've had a tremendous response to this offer ... and great feedback about the DVD itself! Thanks goes out to all you happy viewer/listeners!

Don’t miss this opportunity to have Orleans perform live, right in your own living room ... at a Special price!


3. T-Shirts+ Blowout Sale!


The scary looking guy to the left is John Guertin ... who provides us with all the Orleans "SWAG" (merchandise), like t-shirts, caps, jackets ...

John says "EVERYTHING MUST GO!" and he's priced it all to move NOW! Most of this stuff has never been posted to the website ... just available at live gigs. This is your big chance to get
Orleans Logowear at rock-bottom prices --- just in time to stuff somebody's stocking (maybe even your own :-).

4. Analog Men and Ride Downloads!

Two long-lost albums ... "Analog Men"  (1994) and "Ride" (1996) ... are now available as mp3 downloads!

These two CDs are out of print and difficult to find anywhere at any price ... but we're making these hidden Orleans gems available to YOU ... our fans ... right here, right now! ... and at special discount pricing!

Listen to samples of TWENTY tracks known only to the most serious diehard fans ... checkout the R&B-style REMAKE of "Dance With Me" ... then
add these cuts to your collection!


5. Gigs?

On Saturday, Dec 1st, RPM with David Pack (Ambrosia), Rick Derringer, Jimi Jamison played at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral, FL in "The Rocket Garden"! VERY COOL gig ... and I'll have details and pics for the next newlsetter ... along with that special Audio Downloads Bonus for all you resubscribers. :-)

Prime touring season for 2007 is over, but gigs do tend to pop up from nowhere. Please check the Tour Dates page periodically for more details and  updates about live shows.

6. Cool Links!

Straight No Chaser -12 Days of XMas

Doo Wop Christmas Song
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These sites don't want your money.
But just by visiting and clicking one link, the site sponsors will donate money to these worthy causes. In the Holidays' Spirit of Giving, please visit ...

 The End Hunger Site
 The Animal Rescue Center
 The End Breast Cancer Site
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The ONE Campaign
"We want your voice"


If YOU have a Cool Link to share, please send it to orleanssupport@gmail.com
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7. Recaps

Somehow missed the Signup Bonus Free Downloads? Grab them HERE. Missed the more recent Special Perk FREE Downloads? Grab them by going HERE. If you're new around here, you can catch up by visiting the links found on our Home page.

PBS began airing "My Music: The 70s Experience" the first weekend of August! (
check your local listings)

(for the rest of the story, click here)

CDs Available Online:

"We're Still Havin' Fun" (SONY/BMG)
A collection of 10 audio tracks from the DVD of the same name. BONUS! W
e offer you an EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED, POSTER with every SONY CD! ... which you can ONLY get through us.

"Live - Volume 1": ("Greatest Hits" Live), "Dancin' in the Moonlight"  (latest studio cuts), "Still the One: Live" (30 years of tapes from our personal vaults) --- ALL available at FridayMusic


OrleansOnline Digital Download Store 
is now open!


"Mall Cop": If you haven't yet seen or heard Fly's offbeat comedic blues tune yet, you can now --- released in TWO video versions on YouTube, with the full-length feature on the DVD.


     Wolfgang's Vault is arguably the web's BEST source for Rock 'n 'Roll memorabilia. One of their specialties is the remastering of "vintage live concerts". We are VERY pleased and proud to announce that Wolfgang's Vault has just released a live show of ours from 1977.
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As for me ---

I'm moving as fast as I possibly can! :-)


Here's wishing you and yours the Happiest Holidays Season ever!
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Best wishes for wherever your path may lead you,


Lance Hoppen
(on behalf of all of Orleans)


PS --- please forward this to ALL of your friends, so they may choose to sign up and receive "the good stuff", too! (see the one-click function at the top of this email)