Wednesday, October 24, 2018

THE ROLLINGS STONES "METAMORPHOSIS"












Artist: Rolling Stones
Album Title: Metamorphosis
Label: Abkco
Catalog: ANA 1
Year: 1975
Genre: rock
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Sleeve design: Al Steckler and Richard Roth
Concept: Glenn Ross
Cover photo: not applicable
Grade: * star

Admittedly the band had nothing to do with the release of 1975's "Metamorphosis" (other than trying to stop former manager Abkco label owner Allen Klein from being released).  Nevertheless, the combination of what appeared to be band mugshots (prime mid-'70s Stones may have been one of rock's most talented bands, but they certainly were not one of the most photogenic) with an array of insects, didn't make for the most attractive album cover I've ever seen.

Add to that, the track line-up of outtakes and alternative versions of previously released songs wasn't particularly inspiring.