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Storm Thorgerson, the visionary artist of Hipgnosis fame, acclaimed for his imagery on some of the most successful Rock album covers of all time – The Pink Floyd trilogy of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, ‘Animals’ and ‘Wish You Were here’ for starters – is currently exhibiting a selection of his fine art prints in Cape Town.
Which is why we at Mabu Vinyl were hugely honoured to have this rock album cover legend visiting our shop for an interview and photo shoot.
Storm Thorgerson’s highly sought after works are signed and numbered by him and include the album art of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Pendulum, Disco Biscuits, Steve Miller Band, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons Ian Dury, and Biffy Clyro.
And recently added to this illustrious list is the striking cover for the debut album from the South African band Machineri.
‘The Raging Storm’ exhibition opened at 6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town on Monday 20 February and runs until Saturday 10 March 2012. Galley hours are all day Monday to Saturday from 8.30am.