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Between Tides

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1988 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mills, Russell, born 1952 (designer)
    Mills, Russell, born 1952 (painters (artists))
    Coppenhall, Dave (designer)
    Veitch, Jeff (photographer)
    Opal - Land Records (record label)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lin Barkass, Opal Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1589-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 26

Physical description

Cover sleeve for a 12" long-playing record of Between Tides by Roger Eno. The cover design is a photograph of an original cement, acrylic and collage painting by Russell Mills.

It includes three promotional adhesive stickers, each lettered with 'Roger Eno / Between Tides' the Land Records logo and catalogue numbers of the LP and CD against a blue ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1988 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mills, Russell, born 1952 (designer)
Mills, Russell, born 1952 (painters (artists))
Coppenhall, Dave (designer)
Veitch, Jeff (photographer)
Opal - Land Records (record label)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title, credits and 'COVER: BETWEEN TIDES BY RUSSELL MILLS DESIGN AND ARTWORK: RUSSELL MILLS AND DAVE COPPENHALL'.

Dimensions

Height: 31.6 cm record sleeve, Width: 31.5 cm record sleeve, Height: 8.6 cm each of the three stickers, Width: 12 cm each of the three stickers

Historical context note

Land Records formed part of the Opal Group of Companies. Founded in 1984, Opal represented Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, John Paul Jones, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, Roger Eno, Michael Brook, Laraaji, and visual artists Russell Mills and Andrew Logan. Opal not only encompassed many aspects of the music business such as music publishing, artist management, record production and its own label, Land Records, but was also involved worldwide in video and art installations, concert promotion and book publishing. Since 1991 Opal concentrated solely on music publishing and Brian Eno's own work.

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for a 12" long-playing record of 'Between Tides' by Roger Eno, with three promotional stickers. The cover design is a photograph of an original cement, acrylic and collage painting by Russell Mills. Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard. Photograph by Jeff Veitch. Designed by Russell Mills and Dave Coppenhall. Issued by Land Records, great Britain, 1988.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Production Note

The inner-sleeve and vinyl record are E.1590 and 1591-1990 respectively.

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Painting

Categories

Labels & packaging; Advertising; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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