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Alan Parsons

Catalogue No: ALPA002ST Artist(s): Alan Parsons Location: Larva, Jaen, Spain Date: 1993 Era: The 1990's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

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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A1 £800.00 £960.00
A1 signed £1,500.00 £1,800.00
  • Print type

    At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.

    A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print. 

    Paper type

    This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.  

    'A series' print paper sizes

    Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

    Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size

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    If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.

    If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.

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