The only thing I can say against this record is that it's ten or fifteen minutes too long. I love the last four songs too, especially Devil's Bed and Rocky World, but the first nine put me through such a trip that I'm just about worn out by Lotta Love to Give's end! A good worn out, but worn out all the same.
This picture Obviously is not the American cover that everyone is bitching about . If you think THAT censorship was bad , I used to get into Three Dog Night when I was just into my teens. They had an LP called [album artist=Three Dog Night ]Hard Labor[/album] And I bought it. One of my best friends did too... He has the uncensored version pictured AT LFM . I had the Censored version .A huge band aid covered over 2/3's of the LP cover. It was ridiculous But while I like artwork There is some extremely good LP art out there . I really don't care if it's wrapped in a brown paper sack as long as the music is good. I have never EVER bought an LP based on the Artwork. I have bought another version of an LP because of Better packaging Special edition ETC. But If I didn't like the music , I set it aside And never bought anything from that artist again...
Jan Saudek first had to survive Auschwitz, then was exposed to constant repression by the communist regime of Czechoslovakia, just to have this photo of his being disgraced by some bigoted philistines. It is a bloody shame, indeed.
For the first time I have just picked this CD out of my cabinet and started listening. Beautiful music indeed!
About the CD-art: the "american edition" text line is absolutely ridiculous!!! Imagine being the sorry designer who was asked to rape the original art work of this album cover... (I wish there was a way to replace this with the real cover art)