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Jane
Jane
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 12:56
I always enjoyed Sergeant Pepper because 1. it's a Peter Blake and 2. I was always intrigued by all different the people on it. I also loved Wings' Band on the Run for similar reasons. And Physical Graffiti with the cut out picture sleeve kept me amused for hours when I was younger...
Kid Calamity
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Edited May 23, 2011, 13:08
Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:04
Which cover - and who designed it?

While you ponder which I'll mention a few I'm really fond of. And then go off to consider some more.

Little Axe: 'Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime' http://place1.dyndns.org/music/files/images/detailed/1661056.jpg

Designed by Mark Wagner

Alice Cooper: 'Schools Out' http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QiuZkQO517I/TG9v2GCtZnI/AAAAAAAACZg/lhW4a_q3p38/s1600/Alice+Cooper+-+Schools+Out+%28front%29.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Ec5tqFH88OY/S6qR-fW3osI/AAAAAAAAPr0/JfOhd-txpdE/P1171471.JPG

Designed (I think by Pacific Eye & Ear)
Lawrence
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:14
I'd say most of what came out on Factory Records or designed by Peter Saville before '85 when he became less interesting?
Moon Cat
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:24
I have many loves and likes.

Pretty much all the Roger Dean Yes stuff I like and also the Rodney Matthews stuff for Magnum, espeically "Chase the Dragon" cos it also has my fave Magnum logo on it. In a similar vein, Jethro Tull's "Broadsword & The Beast" and Rush's "Fly By Night"

Some of the Smiths stuff, notably "The Queen is Dead" and "Rank".

KISS's "Creatures of The Night" (The original sleeve), "Dynasty".

Kate Bush's "Never For Ever", "The Dreaming" (its the key in the mouth bit I like) and "Hounds of Love".

Bowie's "Aladdin Sane".
Garbage's "Beautiful Garbage" folding out Rose.
Miles Davis "Tutu"
AC/DC "Back in Black"
Darkthrone's "A Blaze in a Northern Sky" mainly for it's black metal primitivism

Probably think of more later...
Valve
Valve
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:30
Man - Be good to yourself at least once a day.

Pierre Tubbs/David Anstee/Deke Leonard.

The cover pic of the live band is spot on, the map of wales, the family jungle.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:51
ooh yeah, BGTY is a top cover, spesh the foldy out bit.
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:58
Santana - Lotus
Yessongs, Fragile, TFTO, Relayer (and all Roger Dean)
Brain Salad Surgery
Led Zep 3 & 4
Roy Harper - HQ
Gnod Drop Out with White Hills
Sun O)))) & Boris - Altar
Serpentina Satelite - Mechanica Celeste

I'll come up with dozens more probably.

A late entry - The Alps - Easy Action
The new Alps album cover folds into a rather fetching day-glo pyramid. Oh yes.
Deepinder Cheema
Deepinder Cheema
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 13:59
Red Dirt on Fontana.Once very obscure and discovered to be a Barney Bubbles masterpiece when the internet linked all the dots by the duo who organised the first Barney exhibition
ToneStone
ToneStone
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 14:18
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/5/2/4/1524.jpg

From H.R.Giger "Satan I"
Moon Cat
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Edited May 23, 2011, 14:33
Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
May 23, 2011, 14:25
Wishbone Ash - Argus. Simple and iconic

I like a lot of the Hipgnosis stuff, especially if it involves large sculptures or set-ups, usually on albums I don't actually own! And I like the whole packaging of Zep's "In Through the Out Door".

Rush's "Grace under Pressure" is nice to gawp at.

La Bush's "Sensual World" is a lovely pic.

I still really like the old Sisters of Mercy 12" merciful release sleeves.

The Cult - Love
Fields of the Nephilim - The Nephilim
Danielle Dax - Inky Bloaters (Most of her sleeves are quite nice)

A lot of Cope's stuff appeals. I like the Intepreter box with the map and all the other bits n pieces n details you get with his albums. Nice to peruse as you listen.
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