Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing - 1975

Both the title and the artwork indicated Stewart's new commercial and artistic direction. It is a double pun on his crossing over to Warner Brothers and on his departure to escape the 83 per cent top rate of income tax introducedby British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson for the jet-set lifestyle in Los Angeles.

The beautiful futuristic artwork with poppy colours and its glamorous shine is created by Peter Lloyd. It depicts Stewart literally crossing the Ocean towards the United States. Details on the back cover show the flag of Scotland that rises high above the House of Parliament (including the Big Ben).
Art direction by John Kosh.
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