Hold Me Close – David Essex (1975)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the song, Hold Me Close by  David Essex. The record was released in 1975, on the CBS record label and has been reworked into  the silhouette of a cuddly bear.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the David Essex, Soft Rock, Bears 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: Hold Me Close
Media Artist/s: David Essex
Record Label: CBS
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Soft Rock

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David Essex – The Artist

David Essex OBE (born David Albert Cook; 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. Since the 1970s, he has attained 19 Top 40 singles in the UK (including two number ones) and 16 Top 40 albums. Internationally, Essex had the most success with his 1973 single “Rock On”. He has also had an extensive career as an actor. His biggest hits during the 70s included two UK Number One singles: “Gonna Make You a Star” (1974) and “Hold Me Close” (1975). In 1978 he starred in the motorcycle racing film Silver Dream Racer; and the soundtrack song “Silver Dream Machine” was a Top 5 hit in the UK Singles Chart. Essex, a keen motorcyclist, waived his fee for the then-new 1980 electric start Triumph Bonneville he had contracted to advertise on behalf of the struggling Triumph motorcycle workers’ co-operative.

Hold me Close – The Song

‘Hold Me Close’ is a pop rock love song written and performed by English singer and actor David Essex.[2] The song was released in October 1975, and reached the number one position on the UK Singles Chart, where it remained for three weeks.The song was produced by Jeff Wayne and it was Essex’s second and final UK chart-topper. The B-side was titled “Good Ol’ Rock and Roll” (live version). The song appears on the album All The Fun Of The Fair, and is featured in the musical of that name. In 2023 a cover of the song was used in the UK for a Seabrook crisps advert which according to the snack brand “It takes just one bag too Seabrook Crisps to brighten the day.”

The Grizzly Bear – The Shape

Modelled into a silhouette of a star. A five-pointed star, geometrically a regular concave decagon, is a common ideogram in modern culture. Comparatively rare in classical heraldry, it was notably introduced for the flag of the United States in the Flag Act of 1777 and since has become widely used in flags. It has also become a symbol of fame or “stardom” in Western culture, among other uses.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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