LIMITED EDITION – 50 ONLY
This is a “Custom Vinyl Records” artwork lyric design of the classic “Echo Beach” by “Martha and the Muffins”. Created by artist Jamie Wood, this Limited Edition piece is displayed on original vinyl.
“Echo Beach” is a song recorded by the Canadian group Martha and the Muffins in 1979. Written by band member Mark Gane, it was released as a single from their album Metro Music in 1980 and won the Juno Award for Single of the Year. It was the band’s only significant international hit, although they had several others in Canada. It reached No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart.
Echo Beach, as mentioned in the song, does not refer to a real beach, but rather a symbolic notion of somewhere the narrator would rather be, somewhere “far away in time”. The song was created while Gane was working checking wallpaper for printing faults. He found the work rather dull and his mind drifted to times he would like to live over again. One such time was an evening spent at Sunnyside Beach on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Toronto in summer.
The map shown on the cover of one version of the single is of Toronto Islands, while another single shows the north-western end of the Fleet Lagoon and the bar of Chesil Beach, the location of Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset.
All vinyl artwork is for display purposes only and cannot be played
You can enjoy the video here though – catchy tune!