Don’t You Want Me – The Human League (1981)


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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 You Want Me by The Human League. The record was released in 1981, on the Virgin record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a nightclub cocktail, complete with lemon slice and straw.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Human League, 80’s synth pop, cocktails 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 You Want Me
Media Artist/s: The Human League
Record Label: Virgin
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Electronic / Synth Pop

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Additional information about this, The Human League vinyl art.

The Human League – The Artist

The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The only constant band member since 1977 has been lead singer and songwriter Philip Oakey. Keyboard players Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh both left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. Under Oakey’s leadership, The Human League then evolved into a commercially successful New Pop band with a new line-up including female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. Since the mid-1990s, the band has essentially been a trio of Oakey, Catherall and Sulley with various sidemen.

Don’t You Want Me – The Song

Don’t You Want Me is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981). It is the band’s best known and most commercially successful recording and was the 1981 Christmas number one in the UK, where it has since sold over 1,560,000 copies, making it the 23rd most successful single in UK Singles Chart history. The lyrics were originally inspired after lead singer Philip Oakey read a photo-story in a teen-girl’s magazine. Originally conceived and recorded in the studio as a male solo, Oakey was inspired by the film A Star Is Born and decided to turn the song into a conflicting duet with one of the band’s two teenage female vocalists, Susan Ann Sulley.

The Cocktail – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of a cocktail glass complete with a slice of lemon and a straw. The cocktail glass idea was inspired by the opening lyrics of the song. “She was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you”.  A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink, which is either a combination of spirits, or one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice, flavoured syrup, or cream. There are various types of cocktails, based on the number and kind of ingredients added. Cocktails are often served and drunk in nightclubs and cocktail bars and were very popular in the eighties.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for Don’t You Want Me – The Human League (1981)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Brought as a gift for a 40th birthday and very well received !

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