On behalf of Music Concierge Spark produced a 7″ vinyl for the opening of the London based restaurant ‘German Gymnasium‘.
The building is located in the fashionable King’s Cross area. Designed by Edward Gruning, the German Gymnasium was the first purpose-built gymnasium in England and was influential in the development of athletics in Britain. It was built in 1864-65 for the German Gymnastics Society. This sporting association established in London in 1861 by Ernst Ravenstein.
The building cost £6,000 and was funded soley by the German community in London. The National Olympian Association held the indoor events of the first Olympic Games here in 1866. These games continued annually at the German Gymnasium until the White City games in 1908.
The Gymnasium was restored to its former glory and is now home to a contemporary restaurant venue by D&D London, the operator behind Le Pont de la Tour, Coq d’Argent, Bluebird and Skylon.
For the opening of the restaurant D&D London were looking for something different. Due to the retro aspect and vinyl revival a 7″ record was produced by Spark. The 7″ features the very fitting German instrumental ‘Sport Palace Waltz’ and Evelyn Kuenneke’s ‘Haben sie schon einmal im Dunkeln gekuesst’ from 1942.
Spark cleared the songs and oversaw the mastering, production of test pressings and timely delivery.
The vinyl is used as a give-away at the grand opening in November 2015.