/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this

     

  • Clear Hand-Cut 7"
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Only one copy, made as a test cut in 2010 and given to Graham Wood on his birthday in 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sea of Green via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
2.

about

The lyrics to Gray Home Music's "Sea of Green" begin with the lines, "When I was 4 or 5 / I used to have 45 / of Yellow Submarine / and it skipped on sea of green." Graham Wood's remembrance of his childhood Beatles 45 seemed like the perfect release to celebrate his 45th birthday on April 8th. Too bad there wasn't an actual release...

Then it hit me - oh wait! I actually have a copy of "Sea of Green" on a 45! Back in 2010, when I was first really investigating lathe cutting, I had a single test record made of "Sea of Green" on a clear 7" cut at 45 RPM. Graham's version is on the A side, but the B side was something that only a couple of people knew existed.

Jumping back to the fall of 2008, Graham's wedding was coming up and I thought it would be cool to have some of our friends' bands record covers of "Sea of Green," so I sent out some emails soliciting songs. The only one I ended up getting was from Honey Radar. This pairing seemed like a natural for a one-off lathe cut.

When I got the 7" made, I had planned on mocking up a yellow / orange swirl label similar to the one on the "Yellow Submarine" 45, but I was out of my depth in Photoshop, so I drew it out on a piece of paper with the plan of returning to it later.

Of course, the anonymous record with no label ended up filed away in a box of other 7"s. Every once in a while, I'd flip past it and think, "I should really make some labels for this and send it to Graham." But I never did. Until yesterday, when a reminder I set up told me it was Graham's birthday the next day. I knew what I needed to do. I needed to call Jason and ask him to help me get this thing together.

We texted back and forth, jogged some memories, finally found the original digital files, and then jumped in an online meeting and hashed out the art (with a little help from our friend, H2O). I finished it earlier today, and, after finding the actual record (whew!), I printed up the labels and put them on the 7".

So, here it is! Exactly one copy of "Sea of Green" by Gray Home Music and Honey Radar - our gift to Graham Wood.

It's free to stream and download. Go for it! And while you're at it, don't forget to wish Graham a happy birthday if you get the chance.

credits

released April 8, 2020

Gray Home Music - Sea of Green
Written by Graham Wood
Originally appears on 2006's Motorcycle One (thirduncle.com/album/motorcycle-one)

Honey Radar - Sea of Green
Recorded by Jason Henn in September 2008

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Third Uncle Records Indianapolis, Indiana

Prohibitively DIY

contact / help

Contact Third Uncle Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account