As mentioned in the previous post, this is an edited version of the cover photo, to ease the identification of the chaps at the the back of the group.
As ever, using the terms “left” and “right”, I mean the way the observer sees it. I continue this time with the groups that were present at the shoot in their entirety; however, this time a bit of introduction is needed.
At the right edge of the picture, you can still see the black face of Rebob Anthony Kwaku Baah. Behind and to the left of him is a guy wearing a white shirt and a thin tie. This is Chris Wood of Traffic. Our complete group today, though, comprise the two men to the left of him and slightly behind him. Immediately to the left of Chris Wood is a swarthy looking bloke called George Alex Spyropoulos, who is a Greek. To the left of him is a round faced person, apparently doing an impersonation of Oscar Wilde, and this is his partner Patrick Campbell-Lyons, who is an Irishman. Although other musicians were in the group, these two were it’s essential core, and its name was Nirvana. Yes indeed, this was the original Nirvana, who scored a major hit single in 1968. Without any reference to them, however, an ill-fated band some thirty years later used the same name, but let there be no confusion between the two. The Nirvana we have shown on this LP cover is the original, the real thing.