Avalon – Roxy Music (1982) [Excalibur]

£49.95

An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Avalon by Roxy Music. The record was released in 1982, on the E.G. record label and has been reworked into the shape of King Arthurs Excalibur, The Sword in the Stone.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Roxy Music, pop rock, Bryan Ferry, the King Arthur legend or has a special memory linked to the song.

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

Title: Avalon
Media Artist/s: Roxy Music
Record Label: E.G.
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Additional information about this, Roxy Music vinyl art.

Roxy Music – The Artist

Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion), and other former members include Brian Eno (synthesiser and “treatments”), Eddie Jobson (synthesiser and violin), and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.

Avalon – The Song

‘Avalon’ is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music and written by Bryan Ferry. It was released as the second single from their album Avalon.  Avalon is the eighth and final studio album by English rock band Roxy Music. Released in May 1982, it was recorded in 1981–82 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, and is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of the band’s later work. Avalon (Avallon or Avilion), is a legendary, enchanted island featured in the Arthurian legend. It is the place where King Arthur’s sword Excalibur was forged and later where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. It is also the place where the Queen laid him to rest after he dies. Avalon is traditionally identified as the former island of Glastonbury Tor.

Excalibur the Sword in the Stone – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the Excalibur, the sword in the stone.  Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes also attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain. Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur’s lineage) are sometimes said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate..

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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