Butterfly On A wheel – The Mission (1989)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the vinyl single, Butterfly On A Wheel by The Mission. The record was released in 1989, on the Mercury record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a butterfly as depicted on the records sleeve and label.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Mission, Gothic Rock, The Butterfly  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: Butterfly On A Wheel
Media Artist/s: The Mission
Record Label: Mercury
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock /Gothic Rock

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Additional information about this, The Mission vinyl art.

The Mission – The Artist

The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the United States) are an English gothic rock band formed in 1986. Initially known as The Sisterhood, the band was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams (both from The Sisters of Mercy), soon adding drummer Mick Brown (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry) and guitarist Simon Hinkler (Artery and Pulp). Aside from Hussey, the lineup has changed several times during the years and the band has been on hiatus twice.

Butterfly On a wheel – The Song

‘Butterfly On A Wheel’ is a song released by the English gothic rock band The Mission in January 1990. It was the first of three singles to be released from their third studio album Carved in Sand. It peaked at No. 12 on the UK charts. The song was recorded along with 17 others, for the Carved in Sand sessions at Jacobs Studios in 1989. The overriding theme in the song was the break up of a romance and the lyrics telling the person that they would be healed in time.[2] Many have stated that the song was written about Julianne Regan, the singer with All About Eve, who had recently broken up with The Mission’s guitarist, Simon Hinkler. The name was taken from a 1960s editorial by William Rees-Mogg who questioned the severity of the prison sentences applied to members of The Rolling Stones for minor drug offences

The Butterfly – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a butterfly as seen on the records picture sleeve and record label.. Butterflies are insects and are common in the British countryside. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies have the typical four-stage insect life cycle. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, and after its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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