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Favourite album covers/sleeves

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by huwg, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. huwg

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    The 70's was a great era for flashy album covers. Although CD's don't have the sheer size, they can still have nice packaging (including a nice print on the disc itself).

    What is your favourite :-
    LP cover
    CD package

    Mine :-
    LP's
    Led Zeppelin 3 + Physical Graffitti
    Pink FLoyd - Animals

    CD's
    Tool - Lateralus
    Pulp - A different Class

    Led Zep III has a gatefold sleeve with a wheel you can turn to make different images appear in the holes in the cover. (Those who have it will know what I mean.)
     

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    Interesting thread.
    I havn't seen the 2 LP's but own the 2 CD's you mention. If we're including album inlays as well then Lateralus definitely has to be up there with the best. The holographic cover of the Special Edition Aenema is even better though!

    Here's a few favourite covers from my collection:

    * 4ft Fingers - At Your Convenience
    A toilet bowl on a skateboard. :D

    * One Minute Silence - Available In All Colours
    Probably the cleverest artwork I've seen on a CD. Not sure the pic does this justice.

    * The Clash - The Clash
    A genuine photo of the police running into a riot. I'm sure this was much better as an LP though.

    I hope nobody posts anything from those "Worst Album Covers Ever" emails. :)
     

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    I have the LP and the CD and it does look better on the big version !
    Other LPs:-
    Rainbow Rising - Rainbow
    The Stranglers - Raven (I have the version with the 3d cover) see here
     

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    elton johns 70s album "captain fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy" has so much art work it is unbelievable also happens to be my all time fav album,ive never been to impressed with cd covers because of the size .
     
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    This thread is useless without photos :lease:
     
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    Mezaninne :)
     

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    Beatles-Abbey Road
    JethroTull-Aqualung
    Peter Gabriel-Security
    Rush-Fly By Night
     

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    Radiohead - The Bends
    Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
    Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
    The Beatles - Revolver
    Radiohead - OK Computer
     

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    help, I'm having difficulty attaching images. Is there a noddy guide to it?
     
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    When you are replying scroll down below the reply box and you will see a tab named manage attachments click on this then browse to your photo and click on upload.

    You may have to alter the size of the photo as you are limited to 120kb i think

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    King crimson - in the court of the crimson king
     

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    ELP - Brain salad surgery
     

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    JohnG-Rainbow Rising, must have had my eyes closed last time I looked at this thread, just dug it out-Stargazer :thumbsup: Not played this for years, got Black Sabbath-Mob Rules (favorite RonnieJ Sabs album) to follow, its the vinyl version that my mum bought for me Christmas 1980 :eek: she also got me and my mate tickets to see them at Leeds Queens Hall 12th Jan 81, what a woman :D
     
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    Here are a few notable quality album covers:

    Anathema - A Natural Disaster
    Bass Communion - Bass Communion II
    Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    Deep Purple - In Rock
    Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream.

    Others that I would have added, but are already mentioned above are Radiohead 'The Bends' and Tool 'Aenima' (the hologram cover version). :smashin:
     

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    Regarding The Raven ,have you got the rarer one tho ?

    On the inner sleeve, for Nuclear device, its got a drawing of the Aus Prime minister at the time (Patterson ? ) naked, with Australia over his privates. Was withdrawn shortly afterward.

    Classic album,their best up there with Rattus, and my all time fave track 'The Raven' the title track. Beautiful, headphones, dimly lit room...priceless .
     
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    Some goodies here...

    Almost anything for Yes by Roger Dean.
    Ditto anything by Hypgnosis (Storm Thorgesen) who did lots of Pink Floyd (dark side of the moon and wish you here) and this one by UFO called 'Force It' (I think). They were probably the best album design company of the 70s/80s.

    Dark side of the Moon: Pink Floyd
    Electric Ladyland: Hendrix
    Unknown Pleasures: Joy Division
    Wish you were here (x2): Pink Gloyd
    Tales from Topographic Oceans: Yes
    Sticky Fingers:The Rollings Stones. The earliest ones came with an actual zipper on the cover. This designed by Andy Warhol. Apparently it caused problems at the record plant as the zipper caused dents in other tracks on the album when they were stacked on top od each other. Apparently this was prevented by unsipping the zipper so only the center of the LP was damaged.
    Technical Ecstacy by Black Sabbath
    Force It: UFO

    Chris
     

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    Queen - News of the World (1977)

    See avatar.
     
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    I'd say these 6 are pretty darned hard to better! :devil:
     

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    I thought the packaging on the latest Tool album demanded that this thread is resurrected.
    This is just the outer cover, yet to find piccies of the package as a whole.
     

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    my favourite, are :
    Pink Floyd-Dark side of the moon (shown already so won't post a pic)
    Pink Floyd-Wish you were here (shown already so won't post a pic)
    Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms
     

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    another vote for dark side of the moon

    and one for sgt pepper

    if you don't know what those album covers look like, then you must have been living in a cave for the past 35 years. or blind. or spend too much time on the playstation :D

    much as i love the bends by radiohead, i think it's an awful cover. perhaps another thread on great albums/crap covers would be good
     
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    Huw... this is this the one with the 3D pages yeah?

    Absolutely outstanding piece of design work. Must have cost them a fortune to produce this. As good as any I've seen. Ever.
     
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    another vote for Roger Dean and Hypgnosis!

    I think my favourite might be Close to the Edge, or Tales from Topographic Oceans
     
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    Not exactly an album cover as such but I do love the Pink Floyd back catalogue picture.
     

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    This was a bit of a classic a few years back.
     

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    thats the single cover tho, i have the lp. isn't ice t on the cover also? like the just cropped him out of the cover for the single (great idea!)?

    girls LGBNAFT was one of my favourite tracks.
     
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    You're thinking of this

    Don't know why - never really bothered looking at Ice T and his homie

    Adz
     

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    thats the cover. i think thats ice t's wife with the shotgun
     
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    Yes, that's the one.
    It is a swine of a job getting the disc out (which is why I've burnt a copy for general use), and can also be difficult to store depending on the type of shelving you use (I've not had a problem, but Eviljohn has though - see the other thread).
     
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    Judas Priest-British Steel.
     

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