The Art of the Vinyl

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  1. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    When I'm not just sitting and drooling or yelling at the kids to get off of my lawn, I actually like to go back and look thorough and even listen to some of the old vinyl laying around that I have held on to.

    What I truly miss with the advent of CDs and then digital downloads is having the actual record and the amazing art and creativity that goes with some of the covers.

    This thread is all about the covers - even if the music inside sucked, here we can appreciate the cover art.

    Edit: Please post the artist name and album name for those of us who are seeing new things here :)

    I'll start with some real classics (none of these sucked... ):

    The Beatles :: Sgt Pepper
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    The Beatles :: The Beatles
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    The Beatles :: Abby Road
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    Pink Floyd :: The Dark Side Of The Moon
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  2. Albrecht Smuten

    Albrecht Smuten Nine of Hearts

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    Fanboy forever, I really like this cover:

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  3. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    This album had an actual working zipper on the front.

    The Rolling Stones :: Sticky Fingers
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I always loved good album cover art. Nice thread!
     
  5. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    I love album art, this thread is going to be a blast! :)

    Albrecht, buddy - that is a cool one. Even just the way Opeth's name is written is so cool....
     
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  6. Albrecht Smuten

    Albrecht Smuten Nine of Hearts

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    Definitely. I'd recommend to post one cover per post, so this can get some Thread awards soon ;)

    Yep, the band's logo is absolute eye candy...
     
  7. james

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    just got in one of my favorite albums of last year. Carter Tutti Void's Transverse

    Certainly not the world's greatest looking cover, but holding it in person is bizarre. Really looks 3D and plays with your mind. Appropriate for the album, I suppose.

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  8. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    A+ on this idea! This'll be fun. Here is:

    UFO - "Strangers in the Night"

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    Goldtop Lloyd
     
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  10. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    Fastway's Debut aka "Say What You Will"

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    Goldtop
     
  11. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    Motorhead "No Sleep Til Hammersmith"

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    And... "No Sleep at All"

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    Might as well include all of the versions while I'm at it.

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    Goldtop

    P.S. - For that matter, I might as well include most of Motorhead's catalog!
     
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  12. Steph

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    When I was a teen, Marillion art covers and picture discs was the cool thing to have...

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  13. Steph

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    In first grade, this cover used to impress me...

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    This has been a long-time favorite of mine
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  16. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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  18. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    Man, when I look at this, I can almost smell England. (Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Good IMO.) Even though it includes a broken Goldtop, I still love this one.

    The Who "Hooligans".

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    Goldtop, who may be a little twisted, and a little bent, but not broken...
     
  19. rugerpc

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    This cover was an homage to Vargas Girls.

    The Cars :: Candy-O
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  20. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    Mike - I like this one fron The Division Bell too:

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