Tuesday’s Top Three including JUDAS PRIEST artwork, an ALBERT AYLER Japanese LP plus a NIRVANA award…

JUDAS PRIEST Hell Bent For Leather

Rare original 1979 US 12” square artwork concept for the album cover, released in the UK as 'Killing Machine' but retitled as 'Hell Bent For Leather' for the US release as the record label did not like the "murderous implications" of the title. Featuring a young girl with a cigarette in her hand sitting down trying on a pair of high healed shoes with spikes on the bottom, this was rejected by the band in favour of the familiar 'studded leather' image finally used – at about this time the band adopted their now-famous 'leather & studs' image. This has been framed and glazed with a cream coloured surround and black wooden frame, measuring 18” x 18” in size. This item came direct from a former crew member who worked for many years with the band throughout different tours – a stunning unique item for a classic album from the NWOBHM period of the band!.

My Name Is Albert Ayler ALBERT AYLER My Name Is Albert Ayler

2010 Japanese 6-track Limited Edition vinyl LP pressed on 200g Heavyweight Vinyl – featuring the landmark debut album from Ayler, created shortly after his relocation to Sweden. This session features a collection of standards recorded for a Copenhagen radio station with local musicians including Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Ronnie Gardiner, with Ayler playing tenor and soprano on tracks like 'Summertime'. The picture sleeve has been painstakingly [but faithfully] reproduced with the label design being kept as close to the original as possible, complete with Japanese biography insert and obi-strip.

NIRVANA Unplugged In New York Unplugged In New York

Rare 1994 UK official BPI CD award presented to MCA for sales of more than 300,000 copies of the Geffen album. Features a copy of the CD mounted alongside sleeve reproduction above an engraved dedication plaque – all mounted on a black background. Measures approximately 16" x 16" – framed and glazed. A stunning item!

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