Close to Me – The Cure (1985)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the rare single, Close to Me by The Cure. The record was released in 1985, on the Fiction record label and has been reworked into the shape of silhouette of Robert Smith the lead vocalist and guitarist.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Cure, New Wave, Goth Rock, Robert Smith or has a special memory linked to the song. The Fish background was inspired by the records picture sleeve and the accompanying music video.

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

Title: Close to Me
Media Artist/s: The Cure
Record Label: Fiction
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / New Wave

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Additional information about this, The Cure vinyl art.

The Cure – The Artist

The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley in 1976. The group has experienced continuous line-up changes over its lifespan, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The band’s debut album was Three Imaginary Boys (1979) and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music, as well as Smith’s stage look, was a staple of the emerging style of music known as gothic rock.

Close to Me – The Song

‘Close to Me’ is a song by English rock band the Cure, released in September 1985 as the second and final single from their sixth album, The Head on the Door. Three versions of “Close to Me” were released in 1985, including the original album version, the 7-inch single mix version and the 12-inch extended mix version. The original album version does not feature the brass section part which was later added in the mix for the single version and the extended version. The music video is written and directed by the band’s frequent music video director Tim Pope. It consists of the band all inside a wardrobe on the edge of a cliff at Beachy Head. The wardrobe eventually falls off the cliff and into the sea. As they go into the sea, the wardrobe fills up slowly with water, like a capsized ship, but the band members continue to play their “instruments.” The video ends with the wardrobe full of water and a band member pushing a rubber duck across the screen.

Robert Smith – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of Robert Smith the lead vocalist and guitarist with his distinctive hair style he wore at the time of the records release. Robert Smith has remained the only constant member, though bassist Simon Gallup has been present for all but about three years of the band’s history

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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