Monday, 26 October 2015

History Repeats

The passing of time never ceases to amaze me. It's already 3.5 years since the Fire & Ice 'Not Of This Earth' LP dropped. Back then I was still posting photos on here with a white background and working in Hammersmith. Seems like a lifetime ago in one sense, but when I listen to this record it feels like it only came out a couple of months back. Christ. Time is moving fast these days.

Anyway, three and a half years after this came out I picked up a test press of it on eBay. It was being sold by the label. I didn't win the auction, but I got some kind of second chance offer, so it worked out ok in the end. In fact, this is the exact same way that a fellow Fire & Ice enthusiast acquired his copy back in the year that this was released.

As you can see, this has one of the most awesome covers of all time. I kinda thought that it was a shame that someone had spent hours drawing this amazing picture, for it to then be used on the cover of a record for which only 15 copies exist. But then I realised that the artwork wasn't created for this record at all. It was the theatrical release poster for a 1983 animated movie which is also named 'Fire And Ice'. So there you go.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Nice score...finally!

Willem RWHAF said...

Damn, I'm jealous now! Keeps me motivated.