PATTI SMITH - HORSES, 197
Original Arista Records promo poster 24"x34".
Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe.
John Entwistle: "We were taking it in turns to do the covers. It was Pete's turn before me and we did the Quadrophenia cover, which cost about the same as a small house back then, about 16,000 pounds. My cover cost 32 pounds."£350.00
Scarce original poster from the pinnacle of P-Funk, along with the previous album 'Mothership Connection', also highlighted bottom left.Please inquire.
Very scarce original American boxing-style card stock promo poster, featuring the album's original unauthorised artwork of Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett et al - click here for detail - whose threatened legal action saw the cover withdrawn.
The subsequent album and poster printings took out both the actresses' and the band's images.SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.
The original concepts for the album's design by Hipgnosis were rejected and Jagger instead returned to Decca-era stalwart David Bailey. Bailey's image of a veiled Jagger was quirkily inspired by Katherine Hepburn in 'The African Queen', but the ghostly images of the band tied in perfectly with the voodoo tinge of the album's Jamaica-recorded opening track.£425.00 conservation framed.
Infamous culinary masterpiece from the end of the band's greatest period. Recorded in Jamaica, Bill Wyman remembers: "We would be driven to Byron Lee's studio through downtown Kingston. Two large, double gates guarded by the man with the shotgun would open and let us in and then close behind us."£395.00 conservation framed.
Great design for the well received 64 track box set compilation. 'Clash on Broadway' strongly reaffirmed the band's impact and legacy after the unsatisfactory coda of 'Cut the Crap' only a few years previously.£180.00 conservation framed.
Original photograph from Wham!'s warm up gig at Brixton Academy before their farewell show at Wembley Stadium four days later.£185.00 conservation framed.
Original photograph from Wham!'s farewell concert at Wembley Stadium.£185.00 conservation framed.
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley reunited in spirited fashion for the International Aids Day Benefit Concert in support of The Terrence Higgins Trust the year after Wham! broke up, performing 'Everything She Wants'. This shot shows the moment - clearly visible on the video of the event - when George called Andrew on stage.£185.00 conservation framed.
The last of Kraftwerk's pioneering albums, 'Computer World' had a seminal impact on U.S. Electro, Hip Hop and Detroit Techno.£385.00 conservation framed.
Whilst his brother Martyn designed and fitted out the new Virgin shops, brother Roger worked on the graphics side, creating the famous logo of the label's early years.Please inquire.
Scarce original Simon Fowler photograph, (full photographer's details on reverse), taken backstage at Knebworth. This image featured in Simon Fowler's recollections of the event in Uncut magazine's December 2007 edition.SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.
The band's 5th album introduced a less polished production sound and wider influences (post-Punk, the Beatles) and instrumentation. Demos such as Dead End Street point the way to The Style Council. Touches of psychedelia were reflected in the Pop Art stylings of the cover (based on a BBC sound effects lp) and in the three Roy Lichenstein-styled U.S. promo posters. All three are very scarce - beware repros!SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.
This infamous design was subject to a successful injunction by American Express. Genuine original examples are very hard to find. NB beware numerous recent repros.
This poster comes with a unique provenance from an employee of Virgin Records at the time.£750.00 conservation framed.
One Man Show was the name both of Grace Jones' performances at London's Drury Lane Theatre and New York's Savoy Theater in 1981 and of the video released the following year. This poster was created in formats for both.SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.
David Gahr was one of the greatest American music photographers and an early chronicler of Springsteen, shooting the cover for 1973's The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle.SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.
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Unusual artefact in original unused condition.£165.00 conservation framed.
Under Jerry Dammers' idiosyncratic direction, David Storey and John Sims created the 2 Tone label's unique look, including Walt Jabsco, the dancing Ska man. For 'Ghost Town' Dammers wanted a striking illustration; Sims and Storey found the skeleton band on an old postcard.
David Storey: "What made 2-Tone different to everything else at that time was that Jerry directed all the visuals...We'd sometimes create these immaculate pieces of artwork, but he'd insist we roughed things up. He hated things looking clean and stiff."SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.