Alice In Chains have revealed unseen new versions of Facelift album covers to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary, with Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell being seen in alternate photos. Eddie Vedder recently made a dark Layne Staley revelation.
Alice In Chains wrote in their first post, “@Rockyschenckofficial worked on multiple #Facelift album art variations over the course of its development, using in-camera multiple exposures on each band member.
Featured here is an alternate shot of @JerryCantrell’s distorted features. ‘No darkroom tricks, and no Photoshop. I spent all day and night in my studio shooting each band member with this process, distorting their faces and creating entirely new faces.’
Can you guess which member ended up being the foundation for the final album art?”
Alice In Chains later posted, “Another #Facelift art variation that @rockyschenckofficial created, this time using and distorting all of Layne’s features.”
Facelift was a landmark album for the Grunge movement, as it was the first major label album from a Seattle band to go Gold after its release in 1990, with “Man in the Box” fueling the album’s success a year before mainstream rock fans discovered Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The album showcased the innovative harmonizing between Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell, which has influenced several bands over the last 30 years.