Here is the record I was talking about in this post. "Flowers" by The Rolling Stones, an American compilation album that was released in 1967. I've had my eye out for this LP for a while. But it was my mother that found it. She rang me up one day not long ago whilst she was up the coast and said she had stumbled upon a record fair with some brilliant stuff. She brought this one home for me for only $10.00!
The record isn't in the best condition, and nor is the cover. But I don't mind, things like that don't bother me very much. I think it is so groovy that I want to have it out on display in my room but me being me I've already covered pretty much every space on the wall. What also made me happy was that when I flipped the cover over I found that someone had written "Brian". And me being the Brian Jones fan I am, I like to think that someone wrote it there not because they were claiming the record as theirs but because they were a Brian fan too.
I must say though, that this cover always makes me just a little sad. If you are a Rolling Stones lover you may know that Bill Wyman claimed that when the cover was designed Mick Jagger and Keith Richards deliberately removed the leaves from the stem underneath Brian's face. Whether this was a subtle attack on him or just a little prank, it reminds me of the difficulties that were being faced between Brian and the other Stones at the time.