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Zvuki Mu Modern Songs From Russia

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1989 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eno, Brian, born 1948 (designer)
    Nasmyth, Peter (photographer)
    Opal - Land Records (publisher)
    Bill Smith Studio (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lin Barkass, Opal Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.1596-1990

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Paper inner-sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Modern Songs From Russia' recorded by Zvuki Mu for Land Records. The design on both sides feature lyrics to the songs and partial black and white photographs of mens faces, all printed in black and grey on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1989 (published)

Artist/maker

Eno, Brian, born 1948 (designer)
Nasmyth, Peter (photographer)
Opal - Land Records (publisher)
Bill Smith Studio (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Both sides lettered with song lyrics, the reverse also gives credits and 'thanks'.

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 30.6 cm

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

Paper inner-sleeve (featuring lyrics) for the 12" long-playing record 'Modern Songs From Russia' recorded by Zvuki Mu. Designed by Brian Eno and the Bill Smith Studio. Published by Land Records, Great Britain, 1989.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Faces; Photographs; Lyrics

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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