Storm Thorgerson was the creator of this artwork and the
signed limited edition print for the Muse album Absolution.
Absolution is the third studio album by English alternative
rock band Muse. It was released on September 21, 2003 in the
UK and on March 23, 2004 in the U.S. by Taste Music Limited.
The album yielded the band's first big American hits - "Time
Is Running Out" and "Hysteria", the former becoming their
first UK Top 10 single. In 2006 it was voted the 21st best
British album ever.
The band spent much of 2002 recording Absolution with
producer Rich Costey.The album was recorded in studios in
both Los Angeles and London.Bellamy said that the band made
a "conscious decision" to "get together in a room and make
music", setting aside time to record the album, as with
previous albums recording sessions were 'hastily arranged'
The album incorporates themes of fear, mistrust, personal
achievement and joy. Bellamy said that the beginning of the
Iraq War had an effect on their songwriting.
The track "Blackout" featured an 18-piece orchestra.