Cover art for Alan Parson's 1993 album Try Anything Once. Photographer Storm Thorgerson recalls, "Try Anything Once was the title for Alan’s album in 1993 which suggested something a touch reckless perhaps, or a departure from normal behaviour. Or more specifically a departure from his usual musical style. We followed this idea and coupled it with seeing a bungee jump off a high bridge on television and wondering what on earth people would do for a thrill - jumping from a high bridge? Try anything once, I suppose."
"I find stepping off the kerb threatening enough. Getting out of bed in the morning let alone jumping off a high bridge into nothingness (but ‘chacun a son gout’ as the great French existentialist said, whilst chucking his beloved cat into the Seine). So I imagined the great bungee jumpers of the sky dropping in, as it were, at the end of extremely long ropes for some kind of a business meeting. Sky dwellers slumming it close to the ground but maintaining a connection to home seemed a crazy enough experiment to qualify for Try Anything Once. "
"However, in pursuit of our ideal that ‘doing it for real’ is worthy the people in our picture are in fact hanging upside down and apart from going quite red in the face, they put up with it with rare stoicism, though I haven’t seen any of them for a long time now. The location is in Spain known as Larva Valley about 20 miles east of Jaen sandwiched between two mountain ranges. It’s a magical spot, as of course it would be when visited by sky dwellers."
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