Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush (1986)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the pop rock single ‘Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel  and Kate Bush from 1986. The record was released on the Charisma record label, in the UK, and has been reworked into the shape of a man and women hugging each other for support, inspired by the songs music video.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of  Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Optimism, Supporting Friends 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: Don’t Give Up
Media Artist/s: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
Record Label: Charisma
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock /Pop Rock

 

 

 

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Peter Gabriel / Kate Bush – The Artist/s

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 1950) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with “Solsbury Hill” as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album’s most successful single, “Sledgehammer”, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and, according to a report in 2011, it was MTV’s most played music video of all time.

Catherine Bush CBE (born 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. Bush has since released 25 UK Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “The Man with the Child in His Eyes”, “Babooshka”, “Running Up That Hill”, “Don’t Give Up” (a duet with Peter Gabriel), and “King of the Mountain”. All 10 of her studio albums reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She was the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist to enter the album chart at number one. Bush’s eclectic and experimental musical style, unconventional lyrics, and literary themes have influenced a diverse range of artists.

Don’t Give Up – The Song

“Don’t Give Up” is a song written by English musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel’s fifth solo studio album So (1986). The single version was released as the second single from the album in the UK in 1986. The song was inspired by the Depression-era photographs of Dorothea Lange, showing poverty-stricken Americans in Dust Bowl conditions. Gabriel saw Lange’s images in a 1973 book titled In This Proud Land. He felt that a song based on this was wholly appropriate to difficult economic conditions in England under the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. He composed lyrics about a man whose unemployment causes stress in his domestic relationship. The verses, sung by Gabriel, describe the man’s feelings of isolation, loneliness and despair; the choruses, sung by Bush, offer words of hope and encouragement. In a 2014 interview, Elton John attributed his sobriety to the song, in particular the lyric from Bush, “Rest your head. You worry too much. It’s going to be all right. When times get rough you can fall back on us. Don’t give up.” He states, “she [Bush] played a big part in my rebirth. That record helped me so much.”

The Embracing Couple – The Shape

This record is modelled into the shape of a couple, entwined in an embrace where the lady is offering support to her partner during a period of depression and low self esteem.

 

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Duo

Decade

80's

Gender

Male & Female

Nationality

English

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