Behind The Mask – Eric Clapton (1987)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the song, Behind The Mask by  Eric Clapton. The record was released in 1987, on the Duck /  Warner Bros. record label and has been reworked into a silhouette of  a face mask as used as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the prevention of the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Eric Clapton, NHS,  or has a special memory linked to the song.

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

Title: Behind The Mask
Media Artist/s: Eric Clapton
Record Label: Duck / Warner Bros.
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Soft Rock

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Additional information about this, Eric Clapton vinyl art.

Eric Clapton – The Artist

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. In his solo career, Clapton has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Behind The Mask – The Song

“Behind The Mask  recorded by Eric Clapton is his cover version, with lyrics, of the instrumental composed by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.  It was originally written for a 1978 Seiko commercial. One year later, a rerecorded version by his band Yellow Magic Orchestra was released in 1979 as part of their album Solid State Survivor, with English lyrics added by Chris Mosdell. The song has been performed by several artists since its original release. In the early 1980s, Michael Jackson wrote additional lyrics for the song with an accompanying melody; this version has been recorded by himself, Greg Phillinganes, Eric Clapton, and Ryuichi Sakamoto (as a solo artist), among others.

The Face Mask – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of  a surgical mask.  A surgical mask, also known as a procedure mask, medical mask or simply as a face mask, is intended to be worn by health professionals during surgery and during nursing to catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer’s mouth and nose. As part of PPE they are not designed to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne bacteria or virus particles and are less effective than respirators, which provide better protection due to their material, shape and tight seal. There use has become common throughout the world in helping avoid the spread of the COVIS pandemic. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimise exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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