Song For Whoever – The Beautiful South (1989)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the pop rock single by The Beautiful South  from 1989, Song For Whoever. The record was released on the Go! record label, in the UK, and has been reworked into the shape of a loving heart.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of  The Beautiful South, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, The Housemartins, 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: Song For Whoever
Media Artist/s: The Beautiful South
Record Label: Go!
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock /Indie Rock




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Additional information about this, The Beautiful South vinyl art.

The Beautiful South – The Artist/s

The Beautiful South were an English pop rock group formed in 1988 by Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, two former members of the Hull group The Housemartins, both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band’s existence were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). The band’s original material was written by the team of Heaton and Rotheray. After the band’s first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists. All of the following artists performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway – Briana Corrigan for albums two and three after appearing as a guest vocalist on one, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth to seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums. The group broke up in January 2007, claiming the split was due to “musical similarities”, having sold around 15 million records worldwide.

Song For Whoever – The Song

Song For Whoever’ is a song by English music group the Beautiful South, written by band members Paul Heaton and David Rotheray. The first and highest-charting single from their debut album, Welcome to the Beautiful South, it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in July 1989 and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Considered typical of the band’s gently subversive, self-reflexive signature style, it is sung from the point of view of a cynical songwriter who romances women solely to get material for love songs.

The Heart – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a loving heart. The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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