Monday, June 02, 2008

Edwyn Collins Unique Artwork

Musicians, artists, actors and authors are set to provide 25 original pieces of artwork for Edwyn Collins’ forthcoming single Home Again.

The full list of artists providing original artwork is:
John Squire
Irvine Welsh
Jeremy Deller
Norman Blake
Samantha Morton
Paul Cook
Franz Ferdinand (all 4 members)
Nicky Wire
Harry Hill
Pete Fowler
Pam Hogg
Billy Childish
Pete Shelley
Tracey Thorn
Jarvis Cocker
The Cribs
Bob London
Bernard Butler
Sebastian Lewsley
David Shrigley
Graham Coxon
Andrew Weatherall
Tim Burgess
Richard Hawley

The single will be available on 23rd June 2008. The lovingly packaged 7” only single will have a limited run of 1500 copies.

In the spirit of the great Postcard Records sleeves of old and as a nod to the independent aesthetic, attitude and ethos that Edwyn inspired in the first place, each of the artists have customised a fold-over paper 7” sleeve which features one of Edwyn’s distinctive pencil drawings; Edwyn has learnt how to draw with his left hand as part of his recuperative therapy.

In the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket tradition, the complete run of 7”s will then be sealed, among which will be the 25 specially customised sleeves, and then placed, at random, in a selection of record stores across the UK giving the public a chance to get hold of a highly collectable piece of original artwork for the cost of a 7” record.

In these digital times, Edwyn & Heavenly also fancied bringing a bit of fun and romance back to buying a single. You’ve got to go to a record shop to buy the single.

Copies of the sleeves will all be displayed at an exhibition at The Social in London, opening on June 9th at 5.30pm. The sleeves will then be on display for 4 weeks. The night will also feature an acoustic performance from Edwyn and DJ sets from Andrew Weatherall & Pete Fowler.

The profits from this project will be donated to Connect, the aphasia support organisation who helped Edwyn during his recuperation following his life-threatening cerebral haemorrhage in February 2005.

All sleeves can be viewed and updated information about the release and the list of participating shops can be accessed via Edwyn’s website,
www.edwyncollins.com

The single will be available at the following stores:
ABERDEEN
HMV
One up

BARNSLEY
HMV

BELFAST
HMV

BIRMINGHAM
HMV High Street
Zavvi
Swordfish

BRADFORD
HMV

BRIGHTON
Zavvi
Resident
Rounder

BRISTOL
Zavvi

CAMBRIDGE
HMV

CANTERBURY
HMV

CARDIFF
HMV
Zavvi
Spillers

CHELMSFORD
HMV

CHESTER
HMV

COLCHESTER
HMV

CROYDON
HMV

DONEGAL
HMV

EDINBURGH
HMV Princess Street
Zavvi
Avalanche

EVESHAM
Rapture

GLASGOW
HMV Argyle Street
HMV Sauchiehall Street
Zavvi Buchanan Street
Avalanche
Monorail

KINGSTON
HMV
Banquet

LEEDS
HMV Headrow
Zavvi
Jumbo
Crash
Normans

LEICESTER
HMV

LETCHWORTH
David's
LINCOLN
HMV

LIVERPOOL
HMV
Zavvi

LONDON
HMV Oxford Circus
HMV Oxford Street
HMV Trocadero
Zavvi Oxford Street
Zavvi Piccadilly
Rough Trade
Sister Ray
Pure groove

MANCHESTER
HMV 90 Market Street
Zavvi Arndale
Piccadilly Records

MARLBOROUGH
Sound knowledge

MILTON KEYNES
HMV
Zavvi

NEWBURY
HMV

NEWCASTLE
Rpm
Reflex

NORWICH
HMV

NOTTINGHAM
HMV Listergate
Zavvi
Selectadisc

PETERBOROUGH
HMV

PERTH
HMV

PLYMOUTH
HMV

PRESTON
Action

READING
HMV Oracle

SHEFFIELD
HMV High Street
HMV Meadowhall
Zavvi

SOUTHAMPTON
HMV

SOUTHEND
HMV

SWINDON
HMV

WITNEY
Rapture

1 comment:

richpassivity said...

oh well, I didn't get the special artwork in my copy.