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:
Franz Ferdinand (all 4 members)
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,
The single will be available at the following stores:
HMV High Street
HMV Princess Street
HMV Argyle Street
HMV Sauchiehall Street
Zavvi Buchanan Street
HMV Oxford Circus
HMV Oxford Street
Zavvi Oxford Street
HMV 90 Market Street
HMV High Street
Monday, June 02, 2008
Edwyn Collins Unique Artwork
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