Seven iconic tracks on 7″ vinyl, pressed a hundred times each, will have their sleeves designed by a host of well known artists and creatives. This makes for 700 unique sleeve designs, each costing £50. The catch is that buyers will not be told who the sleeve is designed by, or even what the track is that they have bought, until they have paid for it. An exhibition of the sleeves will take place at Somerset House in London from 10th April until the 3rd May, with bidding opening the next day.
With the list of contributors containing names such as pop artist Sir Peter Blake, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and Yoko Ono, alongside people like Goldie and Sam Taylor-Johnson, these sleeves will be an absolute bargain. The charity this year is Nordoff Robbins, who work with vulnerable children and adults through music therapy. Their work transforms lives for those affected and their families by allowing many to communicate in a way they have not been able to before.
The seven tracks that have been chosen are:
Chemical Brothers – ‘Let Forever Be‘
Diana Ross & The Supremes – ‘Reflections‘
The Maccabees – ‘Go‘
Peter Gabriel – ‘Sledgehammer‘
The Rolling Stones – ‘Dead Flowers‘
St. Vincent – ‘Digital Witness‘
Underworld – ‘Born Slippy‘
Entry to the exhibition is free and runs from 10th April until 3rd May, open daily 10:00-18:00 at Somerset House’s Terrace Rooms in the South Wing. Sale Day is 4th May. Click here to see the full listings of Secret 7″ events.