The 2015' edition of Secret 7", a charitable project developed by Goodness, UK, for Universal Music and to benefit Nordoff Robbins, featured the Rolling Stones' track Dead Flowers [from the Sticky Fingers album, circa 1971]. Other artists and tracks involved were:
- The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
- Diana Ross & The Supremes - Reflections
- The Maccabees - Go
- Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
- St. Vincent - Digital Witness
- Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx)
Seven tracks. Seven hundred designs. One day to claim a one of a kind.
For each artist / track, a hundred copies of a one-sided 7" were pressed, each housed in a unique and mysterious cover whom design was picked up among the ones submitted by participating graphic artists [which cover would not mention artist nor track].
The 700 covers and their 7"s were exhibited and offered for £50 apiece in London, at Somerset House, on the day of release, May 4, 2015; buyer would not know who created the sleeve, or even which song it's for, until he has parted with his cash. The few unsold singles were listed on the Nordoff Robbins Ebay page the day after.
Nordoff Robbins work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. The therapy they provide helps many to communicate where they have struggled to do so previously. The results can have a profound impact on individuals, their families and all those around them. They carry out their work in their own music therapy centres, in schools, community centres, hospitals and care homes. They also train music therapists through their own Masters degree programme. We are delighted to support Nordoff Robbins in 2015.
Here are the 100 [actually 101!] covers used for 'Dead Flowers'