** Your favourite album covers

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Gnostic Ascent @ Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:49 pm

Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain

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Echo and the Bunnymen: Heaven Up Here

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Dubstar: Disgraceful

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(^^^ is the album cover that I own before it was changed to the version below)


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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by kcrimson @ Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:33 pm

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Okay. Let's see if this works. Another Mars Volta offering.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by kcrimson @ Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:34 pm

Back of the net! Thanks for your help guys!
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by kcrimson @ Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm

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No album collection is complete without this.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by dougc @ Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:56 pm

Thats a carp

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Parrot of Doom @ Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:15 pm

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Not my favourite Floyd album by a long way, but Storm Thorgerson's cover images are excellent for using real objects in real settings. No camera trickery. I like this one because its two faces which form a third. That's Ely Cathedral between the mouths. The spotlights are real spotlights, and depict communication between the heads.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by kcrimson @ Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:20 pm

Have to agree with PoD there. Not Floyd's finest hour.

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I prefer Animals and for my money has a much better cover.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by qube_TA @ Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:04 pm

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Disastrous @ Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:17 pm

Journey's are all so good it's hard to pick out any in particular so on track listing alone:

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In the classical world, you'd be hard put to beat the timeless elegance of this:

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The cover clearly illustrates the emotional and physical whole that these performers must inhabit and the strong bond between them and their conductor. Epic stuff!

Also, to go all poppy for a second, I think this effort from Huey Lewis and news works on a number of levels as not only does the bar scene depicted on the back show a variety of different bar 'sports' (such as pool) but he looks to be holding what might be described as a 'sports coat' over his shoulder.

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Finally, I couldn't post on this thread without bringing in one of my all time faves. Some of you will know that I'm a Springsteen fan and this cover has particularly poignancy for me as it looks like it was done using a very early version of the software 'art' program, Corel Draw. This reminds me very heavily of the time I once was sent to the Headmaster's office at school for disrupting an 'art' class where we were being taught how to use this package by using the 'freedraw' function to scrawl 'John Ross is a fat cnut' across my screen and then sending it to the 'expensive' colour printer 1000 times.

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:25 pm

Oof.

Much oof.

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by S1K @ Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Here's one for minimoog.

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And one for Rod.

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And one for Doctor Congo.

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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:41 pm

That IS Doc Cong.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Strawman @ Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:42 pm

He doesn't have Strabismus though.
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Re: ** Your favourite album covers

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:47 pm

Strawman wrote:He doesn't have Strabismus though.



Even better than a Stradivarius.
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