This is the album with the original artwork with some nudity. This cover was banned and replaced with an alternative cover that had the hook still below the sea level and the model partially submerged, so that only her head and arms were visible. This is the last album to feature bassist Tony Montana..
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+): A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+): The lp cover may have slight signs of wear,
Capitol Records – 064-7 95330 1
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Alan Niven - Producer
Michael Lardie -Producer
Michael Lardie - Sound Engineer
Melissa Sewell - Second Sound Engineer
George Marino - Mastering Engineer
George Marino (1947-2012) Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C., he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s
This album was recorded at Total Access September 1990 until November 1990
Mastered at Sterling Sound by George Marino
Hugh Syme - Art Direction
Hugh Syme is a Canadian Juno Award-winning graphic artist and member of the Premier Artists Collection (PAC) who is best known for his artwork and cover concepts for rock and metal bands. He is also a musician and has appeared in some Rush songs as a keyboard player. Syme is notably responsible for all of Rush's album cover art since 1975's Caress of Steel as well as creating Rush's famous Starman logo.
Iron Maiden fans remember him best as the designer of The X Factor cover, which shows the band's mascot Eddie the Head dissected. It is remembered for its gritty realism. Whereas all previous Maiden albums were oil paintings, the X Factor Eddie was a puppet with some digital touch-ups to enhance its look. In some countries the cover was considered so gruesome that a less gory alternative was offered (the alternative cover is actually the back of the original CD booklet)
Collectors may wish to collect his complete oeuvre of album covers.
Alan Niven - Cover Concept
John Scarpoti - Photography
Robert John - Group Photo
Jack Russell - Vocals
Mark Kendall - Guitar
Michael Lardie - Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Montana - Bass Guitar
Audie Desbrow - Drums, Percussion
The artwork on the album front cover of "Hooked" shows a blonde nude nymph hooked above the sea.
The album back cover of hooked shows a great white shark vin.
A large full-page colour photo of the five "Great White" band-members on the custom inner sleeve
Lyrics of all the songs on "Hooked" and production details printed on the custom inner sleeve of "Hooked".