Photo below and recollections by Victor Kahn September 18, 1970 - copyrighted, absolutely no reproduction.
"Amazing how coincidence plays a big part in the scenario of everything... here is the short version:
The sunrise back cover picture was photographed on the morning before Jimi's death at my home in Sausalito, California as the sun rose over Angel's Island and Berkeley, CA (in the background). It was the perfect image for what was to become history later that night.
Jimi was doing new material for what was tentatively called by the NY office "House Of The New Rising Sun" or "Sunshine & Rainbows". It was a new direction for Jimi given what he started at Woodstock ...and with "The Band Of Gypsys". Yes, this could have been a cover shot, but his exit from this physical plane changed not only the cover image, but also the title of the album. Given the circumstances I just couldn't let Michael Jeffrey & Eddie Kramer title the new album either of the above two working names. Having heard most of the tracks it sounded to me like jimi was crying out for help in search of the real him & meanings. Clearly "The Cry Of Love" became the final name of the album release reflecting what Jimi was saying in his music.
Years later Mathew Culmore was in the house that I had given to him and photographed this daylight image from approximately the same place with all the worldly water traffic and the Sausalito ferry on its hourly trip to San Francisco in the foreground."
(So there you go... the meaning of "The Cry Of Love" direct from the designer & photographer in his own words.)
here's a couple of more shots of Angel Island
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