Album Cover of the Week: The Billy Cobham/George Duke Band, “Live” On Tour in Europe

Credit for introducing me to this fantastic cover goes to one of my favorite record shops, Princeton Record Exchange, which recently posted it on their Facebook page. It’s a joint effort between legendary jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham and multi-instrument star George Duke, 1976’s “Live” On Tour in Europe (Atlantic Records, SD 18194). And boy is it ever strange.

The Billy Cobham/George Duke Band, "Live" On Tour in Europe album cover

If you weren’t too skeeved out to keep reading, that’s Billy Cobham on the left and George Duke on the right. Credit for this illustration goes to Jim Warren, who is no stranger to freaky cover art involving hands.

That all said, this is a pretty damn good album, so check it out if you can. Just keep your eyes closed.

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