Stately Hunt Emerson releases CD

Artwork by Hunt Emerson to illustrate "Josephine", a track  performed by Hunt and Stately Homes of England (aka Billy Milk and White Glove)

Artwork by Hunt Emerson to illustrate “Josephine”, a track performed by Hunt and Stately Homes of England (aka Billy Milk and White Glove)

Birmingham-based cartoonist Hunt Emerson is to release a single, Josephine, on May Day 2011.

Released on the new Spritely Records label, Josephine is a song by legendary singer-songwriter John Otway and described by Hunt as “an epic tale of  innocence lost set on a village green during traditional revels.”

Josephine by Hunt Emerson

Dripping with pagan passions, we’re told Josephine, performed by Hunt and Stately Homes of England (aka Billy Milk and White Glove), comes in a variety of mixes and several desirable editions including an 8 track CD in beautifully designed Hunt Emerson sleeve (£5); a CD plus 4 signed A3 prints by Hunt Emerson (£20); an 8 track download (£2) or individual tracks (79p); and, for the real Emerson (or Otway) fan, a deluxe edition limited to TEN copies only,  which includes CD, A3 prints, an original drawing by Hunt Emerson, and a top quality Spritely Records apron, all packaged in a special envelope.

Along with the regular eight tracks, the Deluxe CD includes two extra mixes, one of which
will be exclusive to each CD. The highly collectable Deluxe edition of Josephine will be priced at £100.

Hunt has a longtime connection with the British music business as well as his amazing cartoons for the likes of Fortean Times, The Beano and other titles. In the past he worked with bands such as The Beat (currently on tour, by the way) and Jazz Butcher (Google them if you’ve never heard of them, their music is great fun).

Josephine by Hunt Emerson - CD Cover• Hunt is taking pre-orders for the Deluxe edition now at www.thecrowdscreams.tumblr.com (where you can listen to a short version of the track)

• Hunt Emerson’s Official web site: http://largecow.com

• Stately Homes of England: www.statelyhomesofengland.com

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Thanks for the plug! I’d just like to add that :

    The record is on sale now – go to my website
    http://largecow.com/news/19-04-2011/josephine

    The cost of CD + Prints is £15, not £20

    You can see the YouTube version on
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZA8gXxvpC0

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