Wednesday, April 30, 2008

On a Promise!

To demonstrate to Coldplay how to tastefully use fine art, here is the painting used by Echo & the Bunnymen for their 1982 single 'The Back of Love'. The painting is called 'The Promise' by Henry Scott Tuke and was apparently on display in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool around this time. Interestingly, the Bunnymen's previous single 10 months prior was called 'A Promise' - somewhat of a missed opportunity...

Note how the original painting shows the couple holding hands...

'The Promise' by Henry Scott Tuke

'The Back of Love' by Echo and the Bunnymen

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