A classic Gerry Rafferty record signed by the late artist John Byrne is being sold for charity.
The rare piece of music history was donated to the Oxfam Music Shop on Byres Road in Glasgow.
The vinyl LP of Rafferty's 1979 studio album 'Night Owl' has been signed on its front cover by the artist who designed the record’s vivid psychedelic sleeve.
The record was handed in to Oxfam’s specialist music shop by a generous member of the public.
Staff have listed it for sale on Oxfam’s online shop for £499.99, with money raised from the sale set to help fund Oxfam’s life-saving work around the world.
The inscription from Byrne, written in black marker pen across the plumage of the giant owl on the front cover, reads: ‘John Byrne, For Bob’.
Beyond some slight wear and tear, the record remains in very good condition, with the signature described as ‘beautifully preserved’.
Lisa Jones, deputy manager of Oxfam’s Byres Road Music Shop, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to have received this one-of-a-kind donation which documents the collaboration between two much-missed cultural icons from Paisley.
We’re incredibly grateful to have received this one-of-a-kind donation which documents the collaboration between two much-missed cultural icons from Paisley.
“We’re offering savvy shoppers a unique opportunity to snap up a one-off piece of music history while simultaneously supporting Oxfam and our partners to work in the toughest places on earth, where we tackle and speak out against the inequalities that make poverty worse.
“Who could resist the chance to bag a rare record while building a kinder and radically better world?”
Night Owl was the third studio album by the musician who founded the group Stealers Wheel, and was released a year after Rafferty's Platinum-selling album City to City, another album cover designed by his artist friend.
Rafferty died in January 2011 aged 63, and Byrne was 83 when he died in November last year.
View the listing here: https://bit.ly/3wgM79j