Secret 7" is a scheme that has been running since 2012 (taking a hiatus in 2017), whereby the organisers team up with a good cause and release special limited editions of 7 different classic songs on 7" vinyl, each with a completely unique, one-of-a-kind sleeve. Submissions for the sleeves are open to anyone and everyone, and 100 for each song will be selected to be printed. In among the selevted submissions are some sleeves designed by well-known artists and designers; in the past these have included the likes of Sir Anish Kapoor, Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Sir Paul Smith, Ai Weiwei, Gilbert & George, David Shrigley, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Julian Opie, Jenny Holzer and Jake & Dinos Chapman. All of the 700 sleeves are put on display in London, and are then sold on a first come, first served basis to audiophiles. The catch is, you don't know who designed the sleeve you're buying until you have it in your hands - but that's also the magic of it too!

Over the past editions they have sold 35,000 records and raised over £175,000 for charities and good causes. This year they have teamed up with Mind, the Mental Health Charity, to whom all the funds will go. The seven songs that will each be pressed to 100 limited edition this year are:

The Clash - 'I’m Not Down'
Eurythmics - 'I Saved The World Today'
Jeff Buckley - 'Lover, You Should’ve Come Over'
Jimi Hendrix - 'Castles Made of Sand'
London Grammar - 'Help'
Manic Street Preachers - 'No Surface All Feeling'
Primal Scream - 'Damaged'

The 'established' artists that will be submitting to this year's edition are still being kept under wraps, but if you think you have a slick sleeve design for any of these songs, submissions are now open here and will be closing on April 24th. All of the selected sleeves will then be on display at The Jetty in Greenwich Peninsula from June 8th to 24th. The 7" singles will then each go on sale for the uniform price of £50, no matter who the designed is (because you won't know in advance!), and all proceeds go to Mind.

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