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Favorite Album Covers

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I thought of these four. I like really like ones with a message, not just abstract.

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This one is by a Christian artist I listened to growing up. It's a Biblical image, but I think it transcends.


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And these 3 from Rage Against the Machine. I think they hit the jackpot in choosing an image each time.

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Perhaps it's my contempt for their music and politics, but i personally don't think much of the rage against the machine covers. My faves are Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs, abbey road, lazer guided melodies, storm in heaven, wave by antonio carlos jobim's wave, and surely others i'm not thinking of right now.

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What can I say? I'm a pig.
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angelsighs wrote:we've done this recently..
http://ideensynthese.de/spiritualized/v ... =1&t=10918
Sorry, I totally missed that! :oops:

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I like this thread with attachments better.
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I have always enjoyed the band "Harpers Bizarre"; and I was a bit surprised when this particular "As Time Goes By"
showed up; but, "Anything Goes"!
The last track is "Ride'm Cowboy"; I think that explains the chic Western Film attire.

(Pink Floyd's "A Saucerful of Secrets" came to mind, and a dozen more; but this was one of the more obscure.
I hope that it is not TOO piggish, as we tend to be a bit more prudish in the US for a variety of reasons;
but I do enjoy a good western. And a Great Ride).
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nghst wrote:
angelsighs wrote:we've done this recently..
http://ideensynthese.de/spiritualized/v ... =1&t=10918
Sorry, I totally missed that! :oops:
no worries, I was just being lazy really and couldn't be bothered to type out my favourites again :)

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Re: Favorite Album and Single Covers

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There are SO MANY beautifully done packages and covers; it is difficult to pick even 1000 only!

I was impressed with the lenticular cover of The 13th Floor Elevators Box Set; V. Nice; and the lenticular cover of The Stranglers "The Raven", another Excellent cover for a GREAT album.

Over the years, I have purchased many recordings FOR the artwork, and have found, (with exceptions of course), that a band that takes the time and tedium to get the artwork RIGHT, will often be a band I enjoy for their music. On the other hand, there are many examples of beautifully packaged crap.
It is interesting to see the evolution of artwork; from the simplicity of The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" b&w single, to the psychedelia of Art & Colors of say, "Oobla-dee, Obla-dah", especially the Japanese release(s), complete with accidental mispellings :D; which I always find as an interesting variation, [ESPECIALLY with US and UK Releases]! :D

I am including here, a (color) Promo Pic Slv of the Pink Floyd's FIRST SINGLE; (the commercial releases were simply black and white) for the artwork, which is, let us say, "minimalist"; for what humble beginnings grew into; we are all probably familiar with much of Storm Thurgenson's Artwork from later years, far more complex than this simple little ["Arnold Layne" and "Let's Roll Another One" (Candy and a Currant Bun). Tower 333 preview-disc (USA)].
"The Light Kings of England, Roger, Nick, Syd, Rick THE PINK FLOYD..........Arnold Layne". (The protective Mylar has affected the tone of this image of the sleeve w/ some darkening of "PINK", but you get the Idea; Simplicity). The Image is the same on BOTH sides of the sleeve.
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