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Music

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The cover and album title were inspired by Arnold Newman’s photograph of the German industrialist, Alfried Krupp, taken in 1963. He was expecting a normal public-relations shot but through the brilliant use of shading and positioning, Newman gave Krupp a demonic quality that completely subverted his status as a respected businessman. Newman’s motivation was to expose Krupp’s history as the managing director of one of the major arms manufacturers supplying the Nazi war machine, and personal responsibility for the use of slave labour working in appalling conditions and on starvation rations. He was prosecuted and jailed as a war criminal but only a few years later, and under mysterious circumstances, given an early release.