Not only does it sound wonderful, but it has a patented Marcus Keef (not his real name, surprisingly... hmm)cover - lord, the number of terrible records I was tempted into hearing because of his use of phasing, flaring, surreal juxtaposition of images, etc... His stuff is ugly and beautiful at the same time, like he has an eye that confuses good design with stuff that shouldn't work at all. Too many Vertigo and Neon releases in record trading days attest to this. He also did The Tiger Man Of Terrapore around that time, didn't he? I wonder which hipster in the NEL art dept decided to hire him? I read somewhere that his biggest success was creating The Chart Show - what a wonderfully strange career!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Interesting. I have always loved the Black Sabbath cover. Only now did I just realize how ugly it is. It operates on some level beyond normal principles of aesthetics. Either that, or it just seemed cool to me as a kid.