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Manchester Music History

F̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶n̶t̶ ̶r̶u̶n̶ ̶-̶ ̶l̶i̶m̶i̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶5̶0̶0̶ ̶s̶i̶g̶n̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶n̶u̶m̶b̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶-̶ ̶S̶O̶L̶D̶ ̶O̶U̶T̶
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Third print run - signed - SELLING FAST
The print has been researched and designed by myself. It is the result of several months of work and passion towards Manchester's unique music history. All the prints come hand-signed and they are carefully packed securely in postal tubes for safe and tracked delivery. - Alejandro De Luna
This is the only print you'll ever need when it comes to Manchester music. A unique and special piece for those who truly love Manchester music and a serious and exhaustive investigation of Manchester music history.
The print features more than 250 names across more than 20 genres, 7 decades, several record labels, key events and more.
★★★★★"Excellently researched and fantastically put together"
★★★★★ "Really interesting and informative. It grabs people’s attention. Everyone who has been to my house and seen it have stopped and studied for a while"
Besides being the hometown of local heroes like Joy Division, The Fall, The Smiths, The Stone RosesOasis and the Courteeners, or legendary record labels like Factory Records, Manchester has one of the richest and most diverse music scenes in Britain. This print compiles all you need to know about Manchester music from the 50s to present times. With a clever design and glossary that allows the viewer to join dots and quickly identify and discover further details about artists, labels, genres, key people involved and more, the print includes:
  • More than 250 groups/artists associated with the Manchester music scene across genres like beat, post-punk, indie, experimental, hip hop, folk, jazz, alternative, electronica, soul and more.
  • All the Manchester groups/artists signed by labels by Factory, New Hormones, Rabid Records and more
  • The alleged attendees to the legendary Sex Pistols gig at the Free Trade Hall
  • Key events/ venues per decade
  • Much more...
This print is the result of several months of research, fact checking and passion for one of the most prolific and influential scenes in British music. Preserve, discover and celebrate the Manchester music scene with this unique artwork. 
 

Key Manchester Records From Punk To R'n'R Stardom

My Manchester music print chronologically compiles 72 important Manchester records from Buzzcocks' legendary 'Spiral Scratch' EP, 1977 (the first independent British punk record) to Oasis' rise of superstardom in the 90s. The colours of the rings are based on the original artwork colour scheme per record.
The print includes records by groups and artists such as Buzzcocks, Magazine, Joy Division, The Fall, New Order, 808 State, The Stone Roses, A Certain Ratio, A Guy Called Gerald, The Durutti Column, The Smiths, The Chameleons, James, Oasis and much more. 
    The artwork also includes the release date and record label per record, Factory Records connections and production and artwork credits by Martin Hannett and Peter Saville respectively.

    A unique signed print for the proud Manchester music fanatic.
     

    Factory Records - Key Records from the Manchester Label

    My Factory Records print, available in 2 colour schemes, compiles key records in a chronological order from the legendary Mancunian label from 1979 to 1991. It includes singles, EPs, LPs and compilations from the groups associated with the record label, but it also includes underrated and obscure gems that will make you rediscover and celebrate the unique creative legacy and artistic freedom of Factory Records. 
    Additionally, the print includes the release date, catalogue number and production/artwork credits by Martin Hannett and Peter Saville respectively. 
    “Factory just sign who they want to, put records by who they want to out, package it how they want to" - Ian Curtis
    The artwork features 72 records carefully hand-picked by groups and artists signed by the label such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column,  James, Marcel King, Happy Mondays, Crispy Ambulance, Section 25, The Wendys, OMD, Northside, Kalima and much more. 
    Factory Records changed music history and this signed print will provide you with a talking point for years to come. 
     

    New Order - The Factory Records Legacy

    This print will be dispatched on February 5th, 2022
    The New Order print compiles the group's complete songwriting history with Factory Records from 'Ceremony' (1981) to 'World in Motion' (1990), their last release with the iconic Manchester label.
    In a similar way to the popular Joy Division songwriting history print, the New Order one offers an in-depth insight into every track New Order recorded with Factory Records.
    The artwork features iconic albums such as 'Movement', 'Power, Corruption & Lies' and 'Low-Life'; the 'Substance' compilation; New Order's 20 singles as well as the live videos released with Factory such as 'Taras Shevchenko' or 'Pumped Full of Drugs'. 
    The print also includes key information such as release dates, the Factory Records catalogue number, artwork/production credits as well as a colour scheme that evokes the original artwork per release.
    A well-researched tribute to the Manchester group and a must for the fellow New Order devotee. Hang it on your wall with pride.
     

    Joy Division - The Legacy

    I'm obsessed with Joy Division, probably just like you. This is my tribute to the legendary Manchester group.
    ★★★★★ "An in-depth well-researched insight into every track Joy Division recorded. A must for fans of their music."

    The print chronologically compiles the complete songwriting history of the legendary Manchester post-punk band. The artwork features Warsaw's first recordings in 1977, the An Ideal For Living EP, Unknown Pleasures, Closer, other EPs, singles, B-sides and up to the 'Ceremony' demo in 1980

    The artwork also includes key information about recording and release dates, the catalogue number of Factory Records, recording location, artwork/production credits and more.

    Additionally, I have also included Ian Curtis' literary influences and favourite books, a key part to understand Ian's lyrical approach and a fascinating reading list. Some of the books included are Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, William Burroughs' Naked Lunch, Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea, Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and much more.

    A labour of love from a Joy Division devotee to another.
     

    The Stone Roses - The Legacy 

    An in-depth well-researched insight into every track The Stone Roses recorded from their first single (So Young / Tell Me) and early songs produced by Martin Hannett in 1985 to their last couple of singles released in 2016.
    The print compiles the complete and official songbook of the iconic Manchester band in a chronological order. It includes the band's 15 UK singles ('Elephant Stone', 'I Wanna Be Adored', 'Fools Gold', 'Love Spread's, 'Beautiful Thing', etc), B-sides, 2 LPs and non-album/single tracks with colour schemes that represent the the original artworks.
    The print also displays some of the Roses iconic gigs like the Blackpool or Spike Island gigs as well as the homecoming shows at Heaton Park in 2012 among others. 
    A labour of love for fellow fans of The Stone Roses and a visual reminder that compiles the complete legacy of one of the greatest British bands of all time. Hang it on your wall with pride.
    Bootlegs, live cuts, demos, remixes and non-officially released songs are not included. The print compiles the official catalogue released by the Manchester band.
     

    Oasis - The Creation Records Years (1993 - 1998)

    A full, graphic exploration of Oasis' golden era from 1993 to 1998. The print compiles the full Creation Records discography and songwriting history of the Manchester band from Columbia's 12" promo (1993) to Be Here Now's last single (All Around The World) in 1998.
    The print plots Oasis' rise to rock 'n' roll stardom across the band's iconic catalogue: Definitely Maybe, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now. It compiles all the UK singles, B-sides, cover songs as well as some of Oasis' iconic gigs during that era from the legendary evening at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow where Alan McGee first saw them play in May 31st, 1993 to the band's Wembley gigs in 1997.
    If you are and Oasis fan, this print gives you the full story of the band's golden era. Hang it on your wall with pride.
     

    Morrissey's Musical Influences, Favourite Singers, Songs & Records

    A full, graphic exploration of Morrissey’s musical influences, from girl groups to glam rockers, pop idols to obscurities. This music print looks at the diverse artists and genres involved and joins them up in a comprehensive, endlessly fascinating infographic.
    This unique infographic print features:
    • songs by other artists that Morrissey and The Smiths have covered;
    • every song mentioned in Morrissey’s autobiography;
    • the songs Morrissey features pre-show, post-show and for his stage entrance;
    • lists of Morrissey’s favourite songs from Desert Island Discs, Under The Influence, Singles To Be Cremated With and others;
    • Morrissey’s favourite LPs, such as Raw Power by Iggy & The Stooges, Horses by Patti Smith and Born To Quit by The Smoking Popes.
    Morrissey is a man of idiosyncratic tastes, expressed through the cultural figureheads displayed on The Smiths’ iconic record sleeves, provocative lyrical topics and the many different musical influences reflected in his solo music and that of The Smiths.

    There are over 80 artists features in the main body of the print, with around a further 350 featured in the sidebar text.
    Genres include rock n’ roll, punk, glam, new wave, folk, country and classical.

    Artists include New York Dolls, The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Cramps, Billy Fury, Sacha Distel and Shirley Bassey.
    Some names you’ll be familiar with, others less so; and some may come as a total revelation.
    The print explores Morrissey's musical influences until 2017, when I created the print.

    This is pop culture as a voyage of discovery, a real labour of love designed in Manchester.