A series of limited edition releases hopes to recover costs from the 11 CD box set
Last year John Zorn released the mammoth 11 album box set project The Book Beriah. The collection houses a total of 92 compositions in the form of interpretations of music written by Zorn and marks the completion of 25-year project the Masada songbook.
Although released on Zorn's label Tzadik, a crowdfunding campaign hosted by Pledge Music to help fund the project now faces huge losses in light of Pledge Music's bankruptcy earlier this month.
“The Book Beriah 11 CD box set was a labor of love, three years in the making, and we put a huge amount of Tzadik funding into making it happen” says Zorn. “Sadly our distribution platform PLEDGE MUSIC ripped us (and hundreds of other artists) off and we will NOT be paid a single penny from their sales.”
To help offset the loss the label has initiated a limited edition vinyl series. “Please help us by purchasing the collection”, he says. “Thanks to you all for your continued support!”
Releases chosen for reissue were selected by Zorn, signed by Zorn and include original artwork. Included is Masada The Best Of Sanhedrin, Nove Cantici Per Francesco D’Assisi, The Last Judgement and Alhambra Love Songs.
NPR reports that Zorn lost a total of $197,559.