We Got The Whole World In Our Hands – Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace (1978)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, We Got The Whole World In Our Hands by Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace. The record was released in 1978 on the Warner Bros. record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of the Nottingham Forest Football Club Home shirt.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Nottingham Forest F.C., Paper Lace, Football Anthems 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: We Got The Whole World In Our Hands
Media Artist/s: Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace
Record Label: Warner Bros.
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Pop / Novelty

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Additional information about this, Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace vinyl art.

Nottingham Forest With Paper Lace – The Artist/s

Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Founded in 1865, Forest are now considered the oldest football league club in England after the relegation of Notts County to the National League in 2019. Since 1898 Forest have played their home matches at the City Ground. They currently compete in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Paper Lace are a Nottingham-based pop group who rose to success in 1974 and during that year had their only three UK Top 40 hit singles. The core of the band originally formed in 1967 as Music Box, members being Cliff Fish, Dave Manders, Roy White and Phil Wright, the band performing covers by the likes of the Beach Boys. In 1969 they changed their name to Paper Lace. Paper Lace released First Edition, the first of two studio albums in 1972 but, despite some TV appearances, mainstream success was not achieved until a 1973 victory on Opportunity Knocks, the ITV talent contest series.

We Got The Whole World In Our Hands – The Song

“We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands” is a version of ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’, is a traditional African American spiritual, first published in 1927. It became an international pop hit in 1957–58 in a recording by English singer Laurie London, and has been recorded by many other singers and choirs. The Nottingham Forest Version was recorded in conjunction with local band Paper Lace; the B side featured “The Forest March”. The song has become a favourite in British football grounds, with the lyrics adapted in various ways; for instance, “We’re the worst team in the League” has been heard at Rushden & Diamonds matches as well as Crystal Palace F.C. matches.

The Football / Soccer Shirt  – The Shape

In association football, kit (also referred to as a strip or uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players’ surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers. Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport and advances in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors’ logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs. 

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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