Move Closer – Phyllis Nelson (1984)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson. The record was released in 1984, on the Carrere record label and has been reworked into a couple embracing. Inspired by the social distancing rule enforced around the world during the Corona Virus epidemic.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Phyllis Nelson, Intimacy and Romance,  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: Move Closer
Media Artist/s: Phyllis Nelson
Record Label: Carrere
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Additional information about this, Phyllis Nelson vinyl art.

Phyllis Nelson – The Artist

Phyllis Nelson (1950 – 1998) was an American singer, most famous for her 1985 song “Move Closer”, which topped the chart in the United Kingdom. Her son is the singer and record producer, Marc Nelson.

Move Closer – The Song

‘Move Closer‘  is a song by American singer-songwriter Phyllis Nelson, which topped the charts in the United Kingdom in April 1985. Nelson wrote the ballad in 1984. It was a complete departure from the type of music she had been recording; she had been recording dance and disco records, and decided to write her own record because, in her words, “not much music lets you dance close”. The lyrics of “Move Closer” were based on a long-term love affair she had with a much younger man in Philadelphia, who was struggling to start his own computer business. While “Move Closer” failed to find an audience in her native United States, it was successful in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart in April 1985. The song remained on the chart for almost six months, and became one of Britain’s highest-selling singles of the year.

The Embracing Couple – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of  a couple embracing which was forbidden during coronavirus lockdown as part of the social distancing rules to prevent the spread of COVID19. In public health, social distancing, also called physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures intended 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 usually involves keeping a certain distance from others (the distance specified differs from country to country and can change with time) and avoiding gathering together in large groups.



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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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