Jeremy Deller's acclaimed exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale runs from 1st June to 24th November 2013. In conjunction, The Vinyl Factory are excited to announce a collaboration with Deller on the musical soundtrack to the Turner Prize-winning artist's acclaimed new film, exhibited at the British Pavilion.
The soundtrack is a composition of three classic British songs; 'Symphony in D Minor' by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 'Voodoo Ray' by A Guy Called Gerald and 'The Man Who Sold The World' by David Bowie - covered by the Melodians Steel Orchestra, an English/Trinidadian steel band, based in South London.
Released and produced by The Vinyl Factory, the three-track ‘English Magic’ EP is out now. There is also a limited triple vinyl edition of 300 copies, hand signed and numbered by Deller with record sleeve artwork created by the artist, including a 10x10” photographic print hand tipped on the front cover.
The soundtrack was recorded at Abbey Road, in keeping with the British theme. The Melodians Steel Orchestra played live at both the Pavilion’s official inauguration on the 29 May and later that evening at The Vinyl Factory & British Council party on the Isla Vignole, Venice.
* English Magic EP consisting of 3 cover versions produced by Jeremy Deller in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and performed by Melodians Steel Orchestra
* Vaughan Williams 'Symphony in D minor'
* David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'
* A Guy Called Gerald's 'Voodoo Ray'
* Recorded at Studio 2, Abbey Road, London
* Direct to metal mastering at Abbey Road
* Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
* Full colour sleeve with artwork by Jeremy Deller
Jeremy Deller's British Council commission is at La Biennale di Venezia until 24th November and will tour national UK venues in 2014.