Dont' mess with my blue suede shoes .. indeed!
Nigel Waymouth said of the cover .....
They weren't his shoes, they were mine. After I had asked him to take off his shoes, I put them there to add an optimistic note (blue suede shoes - dancing shoes), in an otherwise sombre photograph, that would echo the title of the album, Bryter Layter.
A few years later Nick came up to me at a party and said how much he liked the cover and that he now understood what it was about.
The chair, by the way, once belonged to Charles Dickens, who sat in it to write, and the small Guild guitar was one that Eric Clapton gave to his friend and flat mate, Martin Sharp, the australian artist and chief designer of Oz magazine.
Oh, and the shoes were made to my design by the Chelsea Cobbler.
2. Hazey Jane II
3. At the Chime of a City Clock
4. One of These Things First
5. Hazey Jane I
6. Bryter Layter
8. Poor Boy
9. Northern Sky