Its that time of year for Secret 7"s where bands and musicians donate a track to be pressed for a special release with every cover being a unique artwork by an anonymous artist. The operation invites established practitioners to contribute in addition to opening up the project to the public for anyone to have a go. This year the tracks come from Massive Attack, Roxy Music, Black Sabbath, T-REX, Lorde, Jake Bugg and Elbow. Some of the creatives putting their signature style to the vinyl sleeves are Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Paul Smith etc.............. head over to the site to scroll thru the gallery and watch the interview video above to hear more from Stanley Donwood, Alex Chinneck, The Monsterist and me!
The 700 sleeves will be exhibited at Mother in London on April 12th & 13th, then sold on the 19th (Record Store Day) for £45 with all profits supporting WarChild. Both the music artist and cover artist are a secret until you buy it! Last year the que camped out the night before, so get your action plan in place ready to get thru the door to purchase and invest!!
(Images c/o The Vinyl Factory and Kevin King)