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Jonny Trunk rereleases 1969 Radiophonic Workshop classroom aid The Seasons

Jonny Trunk's next release will be a Radiophonic Workshop reissue from 1969, titled The Seasons. The Seasons was originally made as part of the BBC's Drama Workshop series by composer David Cain, and was intended as a classroom aid.

Trunk describes The Seasons thus: "The album was issued briefly as a teaching aid for the modern thinking 1960s classroom. The idea was to play the album and get the school children to dance, improvise, think and create to the sounds and words… The album sold in tiny quantities when it came out and was quickly deleted by the BBC. Even the BBC Archive doesn’t have a copy."

Plans for the reissue have been in the pipeline 18 months. It will be released on 16 January on CD, download, and in a limited vinyl pressing. The sleevenotes for the record include an essay by Jon Brooks (aka The Advisory Circle), and two of the original slides which could be ordered by teachers to use during lessons. Listen to "November" from The Seasons below.