Skip to content

Jezz Woodroffe Wonders Of The Underwater World + Sticker Sheet - Sealed UK Vinyl LP

$65.99
New Release - Buy It Now

Be the first to know if it's back in stock

By entering your Email Address you agree to receive marketing emails from us.

JEZZ WOODROFFE Wonders Of The Underwater World (Sublime 1981 electronic underwater soundtrack album from former Black Sabbath keyboardist Jezz Woodroffe, reissued with style and flair by the legendary Jonny Trunk. The black vinyl LP is housedinside a unique seascape picture sleeve with a do-it-yourself sticker sheet enabling you to create your very own underwater scene - just like the 'action transfer' sets that kids of the 1970s will remember. How super fucking cool is that?! Brand new, unused, factory sealed. All your Christmasses in one slick record...!)

TRACKLISTING AND EXTRA INFORMATION
* Image shown for illustration purposes only. The actual cover art does NOT contain the fish, diver, submersible, etc. You fill those in yourself from the enclosed sticker sheet *

SLEEVENOTES
Since I started collecting records I have been slightly obsessed with underwater music. I could analyse this in many ways but the most obvious starting point for me was the weekly dose of Sunday afternoon TV onboard the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau throughout the 1970s.

My collection of underwater LPs and singles is now extensive - in the hundreds I reckon. But in amongst it all is only one underwater soundtrack from the UK. And this is it. It took me an age to track down Jezz, but I did. And now you don't have to take an age to track down an original super rare copy of the 1981 pressing.

These days when there are so may represses, rediscoveries and reissues, I thought we'd make this stand out a little more, so I decided to take us all back to my childhood 1970's when I used to get a little “Action Transfer” set on very special occasions, and stick the little transfers of scuba divers, fish and mini subs all over a small paper underwater landscape. Sadly we couldn't get classic rub down Letraset style transfers but I think Kev (DJ Food) has done a miraculous job in creating a modern version.

So sit back (mess about with the stickers) and wonder at the beautiful, submersive electronic sounds created by Jezz all those years ago. Dive in, the water is lovely.

- Jonny Trunk 2023

THE SLEEVE
To put together such a unique sleeve Jonny Trunk teamed up with Kevin Foakes / DJ Food who used AI programming to generate this underwater wonderland, the sleeve images and the record labels. The sticker sheet was generated using influences from vintage 1970s “Action Transfer” imagery and period graphic styles. The result is a magical clash of then and now tech and a totally unique sleeve for an incredible soundtrack.

THE MUSIC
As underwater albums go, this is the very peak. Made using the best cutting edge synth tech of the day (see tech list below - most used by Vangelis at the time too!!!), the result is a sublime wash of underwater ambience, emotions and more. IT GETS NO BETTER.

THE COMPOSER
Jezz Woodroffe (aged 29 when this LP was originally made), having played keyboards from the age of five and reaching musical distinction at the age of ten, has played in many bands.

Jezz left 'Black Sabbath' in his pursuit to find alternative ways to stretch his ability and because of his obsession with perfection released his first solo album “Opposite Directions” and single “Peace In Our Space” (Graduate Records). The resulted in the offer to score for the film 'Wonders Of The Underwater World”. Faced with a difficult task, Jezz set up his complex of equipment at the foot of the screen (as in the silent movies) and played to the action. It soon became obvious that his talents and sympathy for the underwater environment were enhancing the filming beautifully.

Having been totally involved in this project from its original conception I could only sit back in awe and admiration during the three months it took Jezz to complete the soundtrack, which, when viewed with the film is a very moving experience. The music, listened to in its own right - as an album - is for me as much an amazing trip as the two years around the world it took to make the film!

THE STUDIO EQUIPMENT USED ON THE LP
Yamaha Polyphonic Synthesisers CS80 & CS60 ~ Yamaha Symphonic Ensemble SK20 ~ Yamaha Monophonic Synthesisers CS30, CS150 & CS20M ~ Yamaha Electric Grand CP708 ~ Roland Monophonic Synthesisers SH1, PRO-MARS ~ Roland Digital Sequencer CSQ600 ~ Roland Vocoder VP330 ~ Roland Organ / String Synth. RS09 ~ Mini Moog & Moog Prodigy Monophonic Synthesisers ~ Godwin String Concert 649 ~ H/H Electric Piano P73

TRACKLISTING:
Side One: 1 Wonderland In The Wilderness 2 Nature On A Knife Edge
Side Two: 3 Sunken Tombs Of The Truk Lagoon 4 Magic Of The Dolphin

Artist - Jezz Woodroffe (click link for complete listing)
Title - Wonders Of The Underwater World + Sticker Sheet (click link for more of the same title)
Release Date - 24 Nov 2023
Year of Release - 2023
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Trunk Records
Catalogue No - JBH102LP (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom (UK)
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 5051142011732
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - QG7LPWO824361
Related Artists - Bill Ward, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Geezer, Gus G, Heaven & Hell, Kelly Osbourne, M-80, Ozzy Osbourne, Pride And Glory, Quiet Riot, Red Dragon Cartel, Tony Iommi, WAMI, Wylde Bunch, Zakk Sabbath, Zakk Wylde.

GENRES
Film & TV, Male Solo, Synth Pop.

ORDERING
Availability - In Stock - Buy Now for shipping today
Postage/Shipping Cost - Add item to your basket for a postage/shipping quote. For further delivery info click here
Email - sales@rarevinyl.com to contact our sales team.
To order by phone - Call (+44) 0147485010 quoting RareVinyl.com reference number QG7LPWO824361

SELL TO US
Got vinyl records, CDs or music memorabilia to sell? – Sell to us at our buying site https://vinyl-wanted.com

Page Code 1010:105:

Loading...