Blue Peter – Mike Oldfield (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Blue Peter by Mike Oldfield. The record was released in 1979, on the Virgin record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of the Blue Peter Ship from the UK Children’s TV programme Blue Peter.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Mike Oldfield, Blue Peter, Folk Rock 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: Blue Peter
Media Artist/s: Mike Oldfield
Record Label: Virgin
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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Additional information about this, Mike Oldfield vinyl art.

Mike Oldfield – The Artist

Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. His biggest commercial success is the 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit in America after its opening was used as the theme for the horror film The Exorcist.

Blue Peter – The Song

“Blue Peter” is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1979 on the Virgin label. It is a rendition of the theme tune for the British children’s television show Blue Peter and was used by the show between 1979 and 1989. Mike Oldfield’s version of the Blue Peter theme was the first time the arrangement had changed since the programme began in 1958, and it had its genesis in his appearance on the programme in 1979 to demonstrate how modern pop music was created using multi-track recording techniques. The end result was liked enough by both the viewers and programme producers to be retained as the permanent theme, and Oldfield additionally recorded a new version of the programme’s closing music, which runs for just 20 seconds and has never been commercially released. The royalties from the single went to the Cambodia appeal launched by the children’s show. 

The Blue Peter Boat – The Shape

This record has been reworked into a silhouette of the blue ship logo as used by the British Television programme, Blue Peter. The design was inspired by the ship from Disney’s Peter Pan. Blue Peter is a British children’s television programme that was first broadcast in 1958. The programme, which has had continuous seasons since it was first aired, is now the longest-running children’s TV show in the world The show used a nautical title and theme. Its content, which follows a magazine/entertainment format, features viewer and presenter challenges, competitions, celebrity interviews, popular culture and sections on making arts and crafts items from household items. 

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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