Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits (1980)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Tunnel of Love by Dire Straits. The record was released in 1980, on the Vertigo record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a tunnel of love.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Dire Straits, Fun FairsThe  Tunnel of Love, Mark Knopfler 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: Tunnel of Love
Media Artist/s: Dire Straits
Record Label: Vertigo
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Additional information about this, Dire Straits vinyl art.

Dire Straits – The Artist

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. The band became one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million

Tunnel of Love – The Song

Tunnel of Love is a song by Dire Straits, it appears on the 1980 album Making Movies. Tunnel of Love is one of only three Dire Straits songs not credited to Mark Knopfler alone (the other two are “Money for Nothing” and “What’s The Matter Baby?”). The song itself is entirely by Knopfler, but the opening instrumental is an arrangement of the “Carousel Waltz” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. 

The Tunnel of Love – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a heart shaped tunnel depicting a tunnel of love. The tunnel of love is a type of amusement park ride with unaccompanied boats floated on guideways through dark tunnels. These themed dark rides originated in the late 19th century and are known by a variety of names. While generally considered a gentle ride, a variation that ends with a climactic splashdown, similar to the modern-day log flume, is known as a mill chute.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits (1980)

  1. ADRIAN LISTER (verified owner)

    Fantastic piece. Very happy

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