This was the first version of Maiden Japan. they said they were doing a live single in Japan and to my mind this was the obvious picture. but the band were interviewing other singers in secret and Paul had worked out that something was afoot and was getting a bit twitchey. When the band manager saw this he freaked out, and had all the printed covers burned (250,00 of them) and hid the original. The he had me paint another cover for it.
I was completely unaware of any of the band politics until the manager told me about it a few weeks later. Luckily, it seems a few covers got away before the fire. For years I thought that this picture was long lost.