Discs Charts Curiosa About
Here we sell only signed copies of whatever discs we happen to have around the house, plus discs you can't get anywhere else. Which often isn't very many discs… but never fear; we have the kind people at Amazon to pick up the slack. Aren't distribution contracts marvelous, sparing us the effort and indignity (not to mention the opportunity) of selling our own work? But rest assured that those we do sell are special releases, printed on durable shiny plastic, and only in limited quantities. So take advantage while they're still around.
LH's comment on the charts: "These are copies of the actual charts we use in my own hand. That means these 'finished' sheets aren't totally complete by normal publishing standards. Most obviously, the lyrics aren't written on them. (Why rewrite them for the man who wrote them?) Sometimes there is no written melody. These are real 'working charts'. They're incomplete by design. A working band wants to be able to invent/change intros, endings, dynamic moments, who's laying out where, etc. as they develop their playing of a chart. By the time we know what we really mean to do in a piece, it is often different from what we had on paper at first and different from our recordings. So please consider these charts evidence of works in progress."

Chart Pricing: We email the charts in PDF format, so there is no shipping charge. The pricing goes as follows: $15 for a single chart, $25 for two, and if you're really gluttonous, $100 for any nine charts. The shopping cart will figure all this out for you as you add charts to the list, although the math might look funny. Trust us, it works :)
You'd be surprised what turns up when we start cleaning out our basement, ascending to the back of the closet's top shelf, delving into the nooks and crannies of the past. Kurt Elling Pez dispensers? Sadly not. But intriguing nonetheless.

Welcome to our store!

We add new stuff all the time, so check back to see if there is anything new available. We are literally a mom-and-pop operation here, so there are no fancy creditcard forms or ordering mechanisms on this page. Strictly old-school.

ORDERING: Just to the right, you may notice a simple shopping cart. Add your items, choose your shipping destination and your email, and then click "buy." Simple, right?

PAYMENT: After having problems with checks in the post, we have decided to stick with PayPal for purchases from this site. It's faster and more reliable. You don't need a Paypal account, just a credit card. Purchase turnaround is 2-3 weeks plus shipping time.

EMAIL: We need your email address to help us keep track of orders. We won't use it for anything else, we promise. If you are interested in signing up for our mailing list, you can do so on the Contact page.

SHIPPING: We ship using the good ole' USPS. All listed prices have US shipping already included for the US, and some items require an additional international shipping charge.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We ship orders outside the USA but if you order books or CDs there is a $11 additional shipping cost for the first book or disc, and $5 for every book or disc after that. For photos, charts and t-shirts there is no additional charge for international shipping.

CHARTS: We offer a variety of charts, in Laurence's inimitable hand, from our catalog. Please make sure to read LH's comment on the charts before ordering, it explains a lot about them. Unlike the other postable items, we email you the charts in pdf format.

*CARBON OFFSETS: Traveling with a band uses a lot of fuel and resources. Therefore, a portion of each sale from this store will be used for purchasing carbon offsets, in an attempt to defray the environmental impact of bringing the show on the road.

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The Beautiful Day (Signed Copy)
Every Day is made more Beautiful for having good music playing nearby. And even more beautiful that that: Kurt's autograph, which he has honed and perfected into an art form in its own right.
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The Gate (Signed Copy)
...and through the Gate, you'll find a mystical garden filled with lush fruit, miraculous and exotic vegetation from beyond the far seas, and a comfortable bench from which to survey it all. Available at last from the very source, inked in his own hand, and personalized for you. You may have heard this disc before, but have you ever listened to a copy that Kurt has actually touched?
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Man In The Air (Signed Copy)
Maybe you can order Man In The Air from Amazon, but will they sign it for you? OK, well, maybe: but will they get Kurt himself to sign it for you? Not likely. Unless they've got some guy named Kurt over there, signing discs. But is he the Kurt you want signing your discs? You decide.

Hold the presses: we're currently out of stock. Looks like you'll have to get the nice fellow at Amazon to unsheathe his sharpie after all.
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Passion World (Signed Copy)
Sure, anyone can write Kurt's name, but only he can sign his autograph, ideogrammatically indecipherable though it may sometimes be. It's because he writes passionate words on Passion World. And more than just the signature, you get the music too, all without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Unique, thrifty and convenient, too.
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Live In Montreal DVD
From Canada, the land of milk, and honey, and donuts, we are pleased to present at long last this recent DVD release, available for the very first time in the United States. Although this disc was released in 2008, it has until now only been available overseas, prompting thousands of dedicated fans to change their residences and nationalities in hopes of acquiring one. Well, friends, you can move back home now.
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1619 Broadway (Signed Copy)
You could go all the way to 1619 Broadway in an attempt to find this disc, but since it's not a music store, such a course would be misguided. How much better, we suggestfully ask, to simply click, click, click and presto! It comes right to your door. Magic right? Even if you live at 1619 Broadway already. And with Kurt's signature emblazoned across the front, it makes a handsome christmas tree ornament as well!
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NightMoves (Signed Copy)
Yes, the night does move. Like stiff murky jello. Here for you is Kurt's first Concord disc, meticulously un-shrink-wrapped for the express purpose of adding Kurt's personal graffito. In the wee small hours of the morning, while you are the sleepers, your discs will fly. To your door.
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Daydream Chart
Here at Kurt Elling Industries, we are all Daydream believers. Though we must admit to never having been homecoming queens. Wonder what that's like?...
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Pull My Daisy Chart
6/4 + 5/4 = 11/4. Any schoolkid could tell you that. But maybe school was a long time ago. Maybe it's nice to have a refresher course. 6/4 + 5/4... how does it work? How does it work?
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Man In The Air Chart
The title track, here neatly presented by Laurence for your reading and playing pleasure. Again, this is the real working chart, nothing unnecessary and everything that's needed.
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April In Paris Chart
The Seine's algae in full bloom, the stench of fresh poodle-poop absolutely EVERYWHERE, the incessant nee-naw of French police cars in the near distance... who doesn't love April in Paris?
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Leaving Again / Wee Small Hours Chart
Don't leave, not again, not, at least, before you've had a look at this chart. Pretty isn't it? See isn't that better? Now stay. I said stay!
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Beauty Of All Things Chart
From the album The Messenger, this is the same working chart the band uses, presented in Laurence's own beautiful script.
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Never Say Goodbye Chart
From now on, you won't ever have to say goodbye, because you can use these charts over and over, in the comfort of your very own home.
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Nature Boy Chart
Sometimes I find it amazing that Laurence's pen doesn't run out of ink, the way he scribbles down that notation.
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And We Will Fly Chart
Though we were trying to pull a fast one, right? Because the handwriting is so different? Ladies and gentlemen, please allow us to present the ever-legible and delightful-to-behold notational stylings of Mr. Willie Jones III! (Now we have a race on our hands, right?) And they will fly... off the shelves. Right? Right?
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A Prayer For Mr. Davis Chart
Lovingly crafted in its composition, lovingly crafted in its neat notation, this is the working chart from the album The Messenger.
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Where I Belong Chart
We all know where this chart belongs: on your music stand, and in your brain, leading to a drifting air, penetrating, suffusing, making all who hear it say to themselves, "Now, this is where I belong."
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Man In The Air T-Shirt Handbag
We hear this all the time: "I love your stylish t-shirts, but my friends mock me because I never wear anything else. Can you help me?" To which we offer two pieces of advice: get some new, cooler friends; and try one of these handbags. Wear Kurt as an accessory for a change, and simultaneously breathe new life into that Def Leppard shirt that's been sitting in your dresser for the last 10 years. Problem solved. See? We listen. (and in the meantime, wash your KE shirt. They're all machine washable you know.)
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