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thesweetcheat
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Re: Favourite Record Sleeve?
Jun 05, 2011, 19:09
dave clarkson wrote:
a few which come to mind....

Durutti Column - Sandpaper Sleeve debut and LC
Section 25 - Key of Dreams/ From the Hip
OMD - debut/ Electricity
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures/ Licht Und Blunheit
Buzzcoks - Malcolm Garrett and Linder designs for singles
Kraftwerk - Autobahn


Lots of quality stuff here Dave, including most of the ones I would have said. Unknown Pleasures needs to be the proper textured sleeve to really get the full beauty.

ACR were very foolish to turn down the black-on-black idea that went to OMD for their Electricity single.

I would add (some of these have already been mentioned, sorry):

Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure (the original cover, not the CD one)
Billy Bragg - Life's A Riot With Spy vs Spy
Cardiacs - A Little Man A House And The Whole World Window
Gang of Four - Entertainment! "The Indian smiles, he thinks that the cowboy is his friend. The cowboy smiles, he is glad the Indian is fooled. Now he can exploit him."
Joy Division - Transmission 7"
A Factory Sample - 2x7" in plastic bag
New Order - Ceremony 7"/Procession 7" in all nine colours/Blue Monday 12"/Fine Time 12"/Substance gatefold version
Northside - Chicken Rhythms LP - the funniest/worst album cover ever
Pet Shop Boys - Actually/Very (possibly the best CD sleeve, although see also XTC)
PiL - Metal Box
Ride - Nowhere (and the three EPs are pretty good too)
Section 25 - Always Now (folding sleeve with marbled inside)/Girls Don't Count 7"
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen 7"
Sisters of Mercy - Temple of Love 12"
The Teardrop Explodes - Sleeping Gas EP/Reward 7"
Tunnelvision - Watching The Hydroplanes 7"
The Wonderstuff - It's Yer Money I'm After Baby 12"
XTC - Fossil Fuel (with the moulded ammonite cover)
V/A - To The Shores of Lake Placid gatefold

and finally all the Factory albums that came out in the lovely linen cassette boxes (if anyone has "Always Now" or "Educes Me" and wants to sell...)
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