The Vinyl Factory is proud to announce an exclusive art and music collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, coinciding with his first major retrospective solo show at the Hayward Gallery, opening 22 February 2012.
The vinyl release features a live recording performed by Chuck, a singer and musician who often plays along the South Bank. Deller heard him playing, and liked his take on classic songs, compounding his ongoing interest in cover versions, “that surprise you, and that add to songs we already know”.
Deller invited Chuck to a recording studio in West London, where they recorded two tracks live, direct-to-disc. Chuck recorded two cover versions, one of Johnny Cash’s 'Folsom Prison Blues' and one of 'Island in the Sun', by Harry Belafonte.
On the front of each sleeve will be an individually printed 13cm square photograph of Chuck performing on the Southbank, taken by Jeremy Deller, hand-dipped into the centre of each cover. The record will be released on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, cut at 45rpm, pressed on the EMI 1400 in Hayes, Middlesex. Each copy of this edition of 100 will be hand signed by Jeremy Deller and Chuck.
* Limited edition of 100 hand-signed and numbered copies
* Pristine white Colorplan sleeve with hand-dipped Jeremy Deller photograph
* 180-gram heavyweight white vinyl containing 2 songs peformed by Chuck, cut direct to vinyl at Electric Mastering, London
* Available to order now.
Deller has helped to rewrite the rules of contemporary art for the past two decades, moving seamlessly from artistic producer, publisher, filmmaker, collaborator and archivist. His interest in the convergence of art and music is evident in the show, from his 1997 Acid Brass work, where traditional brass bands performed arrangements of acid house music, to The Uses of Literacy, an exhibition created by fans of the Manic Street Preachers which brings together paintings, collages, drawings, books, poetry and ephemera inspired by the band’s lyrics.
"Jeremy Deller's British Council commission is at La Biennale di Venezia until 24th November and will tour national UK venues in 2014. www.britishcouncil.org/visualarts.”