Caedmon’s Call fans:
The band has heard your frustrations with the Raising Up the Dead pre-order, and Derek has addressed many of them. The salient point:
now in terms of the limiting of the immediate download to the top two pre-order tiers, this was not an easily made decision. there was some disagreement at INO as to whether we should immediately deliver the record during the pre-order seeing as though the record would only ever be a digital release (otherwise, it isn’t really a “pre-order” so much as an actual “release”). the compromise was made to allow for some tiers to include an immediate download and to have the others digitally deliver the record on release day.
but since the focus with this record has been and remains on the fans, we have heard your disappointment and have decided to change the pre-order options. as of this posting, ALL PRE-ORDER TIERS WILL INCLUDE AN IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD.
what does this mean if you’e already pre-ordered? if you have already pre-purchased a tier that didn’t include immediate delivery, you will receive a download code via email within a day or so to get your immediate download as well. and if you pre-purchased one of the top tiers and want to reconsider which one to buy in light of this change, simply send an email to email@example.com and they will take care of you.
This will not answer everyone’s concerns, of course. Nothing is ever enough, after all. But we do believe that this will address the key concerns that many of you had.