For your eyes only
Who: British prog-rock legends featuring Peter Gabriel and
Phil Collins. Gabriel left in 1975, Collins became the new singer.
Active: 1967–2000, 2006–2007, 2020–present / 15 studio LPs.
“The album’s cover was the last of three Genesis releases designed by
Paul Whitehead, following Trespass and Nursery Cryme. He was a former
art director for the London-based magazine Time Out and gained inspiration
from the lyrics to Supper’s Ready (the LP’s 23-minute closer) which included
references to the apocalypse. Whitehead wanted to present the Four Horsemen
of the Apocalypse in an original way but it turned into something “a little more
whimsical” with two horse riders being a monkey and an alien. The cover for
Nursery Cryme had depicted croquet which represented the English upper class
which Whitehead repeated on Foxtrot with the depiction of fox hunting.”
Artwork: Cover of their 4th LP Foxtrot, released
50 years ago this year (6th October 1972).
Full artwork (front and back)
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