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Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:19 am
by staroffurby
According to Rolling Stone the top 100 album covers are:

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/fedderedder/rolling_stones_100_greatest_album_covers

I can understand Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band being number one, a great piece of pop art, but Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols and The Beatles by The Beatles are just a joke!

Just some examples of my favourites:
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So what album covers do you class as works of art?

Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:27 am
by smeggypants
I'm a fan of the old Roger Dean painted YES album Covers.
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Tales from Topographic Oceans Original painting
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Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:21 pm
by Fuzzy Warbles
One of my favourites..

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Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:04 pm
by ThinBoy
IIRC Relayer by Roger Dean was sold recently and fetched the highest price ever for a piece of record cover artwork.

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It's not one of my favourites though.

I like this one:
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And this is an all-time great (but it doesn't work on CDs!)
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Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:07 pm
by sprenger
Not my favourite band but I loved the Album Covers and art work

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Liked the music and the cover

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Shame that this Soundtrack never actually made it onto the Film - Damn that Elizabeth Burton.

I like this cover because it was my favourite book and my favourtite band coming together


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Greatest Album Covers!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:53 pm
by smeggypants
One thing CDs and ultimately downloads have done is devalue music as a packaged product. the days of getting 288 square inches of artwork and even more with gatefolds are over. pwning and admiring/readign the cover was sometimes as cool as listening to the music.