Jonny Trunk/Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

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The complete 1873 steampunk classic novel of Captain Nemo and The Nautilus, here with a blue vinyl 12‰۝ of underwater music by Jonny Trunk, all beautifully housed in a gatefold sleeve with nautical illustrations by cult tattoo artist Liam Sparkes. Simply an awesome package, but a very limited for record shop release.

Two years ago the publishers Four Corners Books approached Jonny Trunk because they wanted to produce a book with an LP. They have an ongoing publishing project called ‰ÛÏThe Familiars Series‰۝ which reproduces classic books with new interpretations. Jonny Trunk has always had an interest in underwater music (think Jacques Cousteau on the TV) and so Jonny‰۪s immediate choice was 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which would allow him to make his very own underwater music. Jonny also had the idea of tattoo / scrimshaw (sailor‰۪s art scratched I to whale teeth) for the artwork, and so the book designer, John Morgan, found the amazing Liam Sparkes to draw beautiful nautical illustrations for the front, back and inside of the gatefold sleeve. The resulting package is a beautiful thing; a large heavily illustrated gatefold sleeve with the complete Jules Verne novel as a stitched book, blue vinyl 12‰۝ LP and even a download code.

THE MUSIC This is Jonny Trunk‰۪s third full length LP, and focuses on his love of underwater music. With the story in mind the music conjures up sounds of the deep, with slowly pulsing jellyfish, scattering shoals of jolly fish and of course an attack by a large angry Kraken. Anyone who has read the book may well remember that every so often on the Nautilus, Captain Nemo retires to his quarters and plays music on his salon pipe organ. So for this release every cue on the LP is punctuated with Nemo‰۪s playing. With tense walks along the sea beds in curious breathing apparatus to glorious string passages conjuring up slow endless drifts across calm waters, this is an intriguing, creative and most unusual musical work.

Single LP on blue vinyl in waxed illustrated gatefold sleeve, complete unabridged 1873 Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues stitched book, download code.