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most creative album covers

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by tdpatt48, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. tdpatt48

    tdpatt48 Member

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    i was looking through my vinyl again thinking how much i miss album covers.there are so many creative covers out there.whats some of the best? two that i have that come to mind are "schools out"that fold out desk was too cool.next might be "thick as a brick"that news paper album gave me hours of fun.
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    I have always been fond of Axis Bold as love.
     
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  3. tdpatt48

    tdpatt48 Member

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    ya you could stare into that for hours!........somebody told me that.
     
  4. Drybasement

    Drybasement Hold the ketchup... Subscriber

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    No question, Tull's Thick As A Brick.

    I have a first pressing Reprise MS-2072, in mint condition, and it's awesome. That has to be the most creative album artwork ever. I've never seen anything that compared to it.
     
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    glad to see another "brick" fan. that album has to be the pinickle of cover art.
     
  6. clint e.

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    Autobahn.

    Kraftwerk minimalism is brilliant.

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  7. Celt

    Celt Cosmic Hippo Super Mod Subscriber

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    The first Santana album has always been one of my faves...
     
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  8. Workingslug

    Workingslug Active Member

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    One of my old ones.
    Liked it because it was different.
     
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  9. PioneerHPMLuver

    PioneerHPMLuver Well-Known Member

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    Frank Zappa, Overnight Sensation...
     

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  10. Mr. Snoid

    Mr. Snoid Feats Don't Fail Me Now Subscriber

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    Sorry, but I don't have any thumbnails to attach but just a few comments...I always thought Todd Rundgreen and Uriah Heep had some pretty thought provoking album covers but then some of those mentioned above are creative in there design unfortunately damn hard to get into i.e. Elton John Honky Tonk Chateau..a
     
  11. Zappafan

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    One of my favorites

    I've always loved this album cover and the music is equally great.
     

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  12. fps_dean

    fps_dean Official Mcintosh Owner

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    Always thought Megadeth's Youthanasia was a good one - hanging babies out to dry, and Malmsteen's Trilogy, fighting off the hydra with a guitar... only in an 80s movie :p

    And Frank Zappa was the man!
     

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  13. wank

    wank Moks by popular demand

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    Ummagumma.

    Been fascinated by it since I was about 3.
     

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    Genisis, Nursery Crime
    King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
    The Blind Faith album with the girl holding the airplane
    Led Zepplin, Physical graffiti
     
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  15. clint e.

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    Great Album Covers.

    A few of the great album covers.

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  16. Moot

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    Yes

    Any of the Yes cover art by Roger Dean.
     

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  17. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

    I''ll second Axis and Umma Gumma, but two of may faves are "Ahead Rings Out" by Blodwyn Pig, and "Blues for Allah" by the Grateful .
     

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    The Dead had lots of good ones... I'd also include "American Beauty" and "Live/Dead".

    I also quite like "Who's Next", brooding, moody, and funny -- a post-apocalyptic vision (quite fitting the "Lifehouse" theme) with a twist.
     
  19. Moot

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    Books on Album Art

    There are a number of good books covering this topic. So if you lack the albums you can still enjoy the art. For your pleasure.

    The Greatest Album Covers of All Time. Collins & Brown (October 28, 2005).

    1000 Record Covers. Taschen (September, 2002).

    In the Groove: Vintage Record Graphics, 1940-1960. Chronicle Books (June, 1999).

    Two more favorites, from Roxy Music and ELO.

    This could go on forever? :)
     

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    Captain Fantastic

    This one has lots of detail
     

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