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Mettle

  • Object:

    Record

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1989 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mills, Russell, born 1952 (designer)
    Coppenhall, Dave (designer)
    Opal - Land Records (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Vinyl record with colour offset lithograph paper labels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lin Barkass, Opal Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1594-1990

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

12" long-playing record 'Mettle' recorded by Hugo Largo for Land Records.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1989 (published)

Artist/maker

Mills, Russell, born 1952 (designer)
Coppenhall, Dave (designer)
Opal - Land Records (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Vinyl record with colour offset lithograph paper labels

Marks and inscriptions

Centre labels lattered with titles, credits etc.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 in approx

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

12" long-playing record 'Mettle' recorded by Hugo Largo. Centre labels designed by Russell Mills and Dave Coppenhall. Published by Land Records, Great Britain, 1989.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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