19 – Paul Hardcastle (1985)


An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, 19 (Nineteen) by Paul Hardcastle. The record was released in 1985, on the Chrysalis record label and has been reworked into an American Soldier wearing a combat helemt.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: 19 (Nineteen)
Media Artist/s: Paul Hardcastle
Record Label: Chrysalis
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Electronic / Synth Pop



Additional information about this Paul Hardcastle vinyl art.

Paul Hardcastle – The Artist

Paul Hardcastle is a British composer, musician, producer, songwriter, radio presenter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his song “19” which went to number 1 in the UK during 1985.

19 – The Song

19 (Nineteen)is a song by British musician Paul Hardcastle, released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985). 19 features sampled narration (voiced by Peter Thomas), out-of-context interview dialogue (“I wasn’t really sure what was going on”) and news reports from Vietnam Requiem, the ABC television documentary about the post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Vietnam veterans.  In World War Two the average age of the combat soldier was 26. in Vietnam he was 19.

The Combat Helmet – The Shape

A combat helmet or battle helmet is a type of helmet, a piece of personal armour designed specifically to protect the head during combat. Helmets are among the oldest forms of personal protective equipment. Their materials and construction became more advanced as weapons became more and more powerful. Initially constructed from leather and brass, and then bronze and iron during the Bronze and Iron Ages, they soon came to be made entirely from forged steel. At that time, they were purely military equipment, protecting the head from cutting blows with swords, flying arrows, and low-velocity musketry. Many of today’s combat helmets have been adapted for modern warfare requirements and upgraded with rails to act as a platform for mounting cameras, video cameras and VAS Shrouds for the mounting of Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and monocular Night Vision Devices (NVD).

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm


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