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14 of the strongest tracks from the Seasons Project to form my next major release for 2018. Get involved and let's make it into a CD!
14 of the strongest tracks from the Seasons Project to form my next major release for 2018. Get involved and let's make it into a CD!
14 of the strongest tracks from the Seasons Project to form my next major release for 2018. Get involved and let's make it into a CD!
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On the 21st December, 2016, I decided to embark upon the challenge of arranging, recording and releasing a traditional folk song every week for a year to form four seasonal albums in what has been titled, The Seasons Project. I have combed through dusty volumes to find bloodthirsty & romantic songs from the British Isles and delved into Scandinavian folklore to bring you songs about elves, witches, mermaids, dragons, were-foxes & shapeshifting sorcerers.

Now, after a year of constant researching, recording, re-writing, arranging, more recording, editing, social-media-ing, collaborating, and yet more recording, I can honestly say that I have never been as busy in my entire life. It has been utterly exhausting, but definitely worth it. There are now 52 carefully crafted arrangements of traditional folk songs & tunes grouped into four conceptually themed albums. All that remains is for you to enjoy it!

The Seasons project has been released online via Youtube for the past year, and now I’m really excited to present 'Songs From The Seasons' - a 14-track album containing a selection of hand picked tracks which I think you’ll really enjoy. It has been a really rough choice, but I’ve managed to condense this CD release down to a few favourites from each Season. I’m really proud of each and every one of these tracks and together they form what I’m confident is my best work to date.

The cover art is made up of the four spectacular paintings that Annie Haslam (of 70s symphonic rock band, Renaissance) painted especially for the Seasons Project. Renaissance is one of my favourite bands and it is has been a real privilege having her on board, along with the 20+ team of INCREDIBLE musicians who have worked to turn this crazy ambition into a reality!

For those who want to enjoy all 52 tracks from the Seasons Project, these are available as a high-resolution download (far superior to Youtube!) along with an archive of previously unreleased live & bootleg recordings. This means you will be able to own the complete history of the journey that me and the band have had since we started playing music together.

It's been one hell of a journey, and I would be honoured for you to join me, and enjoy listening as much as I have enjoyed creating. Thank you for your support!

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The songs are recorded, mixed and mastered; the manufacturer is ready to go & all that remains is for people to pledge. If this project reaches its goal, I can see no reason why it will not be successfully completed.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    CD

    14 of the very best songs and tunes to form one cracking compilation!

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    CD *SIGNED & NUMBERED*

    One of the first 100 pressings of 'Songs From The Seasons' on CD SIGNED AND NUMBERED.

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    CD + Into the Green CD

    Songs from the Seasons plus Josh's Tolkienesque epic, Into the Green.

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    2 X Songs From The Seasons CD

    TWO copies of the album - one for you and one for a friend! Or just two for you if you think you'll lose the first one.

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    CD & Name in the Sleeve Notes

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    Your name printed in the sleeve notes of Songs From The Seasons.

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    2 X *SIGNED & NUMBERED* CDs

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    CD & Full Seasons Project DOWNLOAD

    ALL 52 tracks from the Seasons Project (download), plus a signed CD of Songs from the Seasons & the ultimate collectible - Into the Green on double vinyl record, featuring a 12-page booklet with exclusive drawings by Ted Nasmith which you can't find anywhere else in the world!

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    Ultimate Back Catalogue DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    ALL 52 tracks from the Seasons Project (download), plus a signed CD of Songs from the Seasons, plus two unreleased live albums (download) WHICH ARE ONLY AVAILABLE HERE ON KICKSTARTER, plus Josh's sold out EP LEnd An Ear (download), a download of Into the Green, & the ultimate collectible - Into the Green on double vinyl record, featuring a 12-page booklet with exclusive drawings by Ted Nasmith which you can't find anywhere else in the world!

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    • Full (52 track) Seasons Project
    • SIGNED Songs from the Seasons CD
    • Live From The Lake
    • Live At The Fulford Arms
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    CD + Backstage Pass

    Grab yourself a signed copy of Songs from the Seasons on CD and join Josh & the band backstage at a gig of your choice. Once 2018 tour dates are released, you will be given a choice of gigs to choose from.
    There's a double vinyl record thrown in there for you too.

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    CD + Private House Concert

    Your own signed copy of Songs From The Seasons, and Josh will come and perform a live gig for you in your own living room (or kitchen, or wherever, really!)
    Of course, you get a vinyl record too.

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    CD + YOUR OWN FOLK SONG!

    Basically, everything. TWO signed CDs, all the downloads mentioned in the £35 reward, a vinyl record - hells, you can have two! Also, the crucial part, Josh will record your very own folk song. This could be an existing folk song you'd him to do a version of, or perhaps you have an idea or concept, or character, or historical event/person/place - whatever! - that you'd like a song about. The songs will be digitally sent to you, along with a CD copy in the post.

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    • SIGNED Songs from the Seasons CD
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    • Live At The Fulford Arms
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