Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police (1980)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ by The Police. The record was released in 1980, on the A&M record label and has been reworked into a Coronavirus Cell. Obviously, this is a tongue-in-cheek take on our normal vinyl art and is primarily designed to lift everyones spirits during this unprecedented time with a nod at ‘Social Distancing’.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the band, The Police, Survival, Pop Rock, or has a dark sense of humour.

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

Title: Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Media Artist/s: The Police
Record Label: A&M
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop / Pop Rock

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The Police – The Artist

The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar), and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. The Police disbanded in 1986 upon which they embarked on solo careers. The band have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Song

Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ is a hit song by the British rock band the Police, released in September 1980 as the lead single from their third album Zenyatta Mondatta. It was written by the lead singer of the Police, Sting. Lyrically the song concerns a schoolgirl’s crush on her teacher which leads to an affair, which in turn is discovered. Before joining The Police, Sting had previously worked as an English teacher. This song has a new meaning as the world practices ‘Social Distancing’ in a bid to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other. It involves keeping a distance of six feet or two meters from others and avoiding gathering together in large groups.

The Coronavirus Cell – The Shape

This record is modelled into an artistic view of a Coronavirus cell as if looked through a microscope.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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4 reviews for Don’t Stand So Close To Me – The Police (1980)

  1. Lizzie P. (verified owner)

    Perfect present in the current Coronavirus climate!

  2. Laura B. (verified owner)

    This was a very well received Christmas present. It is the third of these artworks we have bought and they are all brilliant!

  3. Gary Smith (verified owner)

    A tongue in cheek memory

  4. Alan Pearce (verified owner)

    Throw back to my sixth form common room days reminds me of great times as I’ve said about other purchases fabulous product l.

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