Kayleigh – Marillion (1985) [Magpie]

£49.95

An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Kayleigh by Marillion. The record was released in 1985, on the EMI record label and has been reworked into the shape of a magpie.

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

Title: Kayleigh
Media Artist/s: Marillion
Record Label: EMI
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Neo-progressive Rock

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Additional information about this Marillion vinyl art.

Marillion – The Artist

Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979. They emerged from the post-punk music scene in Britain and existed as a bridge between the styles of punk rock and classic progressive rock, becoming the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band of the 1980s. Marillion’s recorded studio output since 1982 is composed of eighteen albums, generally regarded in two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original lead singer Fish in late 1988 and the subsequent arrival of replacement Steve Hogarth in early 1989.  The band achieved eight Top Ten UK albums between 1983 and 1994, including a number one album in 1985 with Misplaced Childhood, and during the period the band were fronted by Fish they had eleven Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart. They are best known for the 1985 singles “Kayleigh” and “Lavender”.

Kayleigh – The Song

Kayleigh  is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. It was released as the first single from the concept album Misplaced Childhood. It was the band’s most successful single in the UK, where it peaked at number-two and stayed on the chart for a total of 14 weeks. It also became the band’s most successful single worldwide. The song popularised the name Kayleigh in the UK. Kayleigh has been characterised as a “tremulous torch song”. Fish, the band’s lead singer and lyricist, said that writing the lyrics was “his way of apologizing to some of the women he had dated in the past.” Although he had at one point dated a woman whose forenames were Kay Lee, the song was more a composite of several different women with whom he had had relationships.

The Magpie – The Shape

The Marillion concept album, Misplaced Childhood and the picture sleeve for the single had the images of a drummer boy, Magpie, Rainbow and heart on the record sleeve.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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