The Big Music – The Waterboys (1984)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the song, The Big Music by  The Waterboys. The record was released in 1984, on the Ensign record label and has been reworked into a pentagram, a popular pagan symbol, inspired by the title of their second studio album A Pagan Place, from which this was the lead single.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Waterboys, Folk Rock 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: The Big Music
Media Artist/s: The Waterboys
Record Label: Ensign
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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Additional information about this, The Waterboys vinyl art.

The Waterboys – The Artist/s

The Waterboys are a Scottish-Irish folk rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott. The band’s membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England. Mike Scott has remained as the only constant member throughout the band’s career. They have explored a number of different styles, but their music is mainly a mix of folk music with rock and roll. They dissolved in 1993 when Scott departed to pursue a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide.

The Big Music – The Song

“The Big Music” is a song by British band the Waterboys, released in 1984 as the lead single from their second studio album A Pagan Place. The song was written and produced by Mike Scott.
The name “Big Music” was adopted by some commentators as a description of the early Waterboys’ sound, and is still used to refer to the musical style of their first three albums. Scott wrote “The Big Music” while living at Aldridge Road Villas, Notting Hill, West London. In a 1984 interview with New Musical Express, Scott said of the song, “It’s really difficult to describe something that there’s no words for. It’s not about music, it’s more like a religious thing. And it’s a very serious song.” He added in a 1985 interview with the magazine, “There are numerous lines in that song that illustrate in depth what the Big Music is and what I’m meaning. I worked hard on that lyric over a considerable period of time to say exactly what I intended.”

The Pentagram – The Shape

This record has been cut into a pentagram. Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of faith by many Wiccans, akin to the use of the cross by Christians and the Star of David by the Jews. The pentagram has magical associations. Many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewellery incorporating the symbol. Christians once commonly used the pentagram to represent the five wounds of Jesus. The pentagram has associations with Freemasonry and is also used as a symbol by other belief systems.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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