Buying the LPs sampled on Nice Enough to Eat.
I bought this LP new, and so with the “palm tree” label and a plain paper inner sleeve.
The cover is one of the most dramatic, effective, and evocative ones of the bunch, although it is in essence no more than a photograph of the band. Uniquely, however, the photo is spread over the front and back of the gatefold sleeve, occupying all the available space, in hazy black and white.
This means the front shows the head and shoulders of two guys, and the head and middle chest (bared) of a third, large scale. This third chap is on a higher level than the other two, creating some space at the top right, where there appears in large bold writing the words”Spooky Two” in the form of a single twisted rope.
The back shows the two remaining members on the same elevated level, and part of the right shoulder of the third guy from the front. Very faintly, middle top of the back cover, in white print, are boxes containing the Island logo and the serial number “STEREO ILPS 9098”.
The right side of the inside cover has a colour photograph of the band in a rustic setting.
The left side has the track listings and credits, etc, but does not identify the members of the group (though this had been done on their first album). Most of the writing is in the same “rope” format. At the bottom, in the middle, in the usual hollow letters is the word “island” with the logo above the “i”. The address of Island records here is 155-157 Oxford Street London W1.