catalog no: LC 6609
U.K reissue of Yma Sumac's second album, recorded in 1952.  Features unusual painted cover art in the same style as the original photograph. Because of the detail, very likely it was a painted over copy of the original photo and then reprinted onto the cover. Painted cover art seems typical of the early U.K. releases, such as Inca Taqui with a similarly painted cover.
A review is available. The Tiki logo is not on the actual artwork.
Capitol Records - Monophonic - ca.1953 United Kingdom 10" LP
A native Peruvian and direct descendant of the Inca Kings, Miss Sumac draws the inspiration for this new album from her colorful background and heritage. The ancient Incas worshiped the Sun God and the Moon Goddess Quilla. Every year the most beautiful maidens were selected to become Virgins of the Sun, serving in the convent which rivaled in splendor the Inca's palace.
The sacred flame was entrusted to the Virgins and if by neglect it was allowed to go out, it was believed that some terrible disaster would follow.
The Virgin assumed holy vows which bound her to the temple service. Should she prove unfaithful to her vows, she was buried alive, while her lover was strangled, and the village to which he belonged razed "so that no stone stood upon another."
Moisés VIVANCO, talented and famous South American Composer, has written inspired music that serves as an ideal vehicle for Miss Sumac's thrilling performance.