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    The Art of the Vinyl

    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


    The Beatles :: The Beatles


    The Beatles :: Abby Road


    Pink Floyd :: The Dark Side Of The Moon
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    Fanboy forever, I really like this cover:

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    This album had an actual working zipper on the front.

    The Rolling Stones :: Sticky Fingers
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    I always loved good album cover art. Nice thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I always loved good album cover art. Nice thread!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    I love album art, this thread is going to be a blast!
    Definitely. I'd recommend to post one cover per post, so this can get some Thread awards soon

    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    Albrecht, buddy - that is a cool one. Even just the way Opeth's name is written is so cool....
    Yep, the band's logo is absolute eye candy...
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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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    A+ on this idea! This'll be fun. Here is:

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    Motorhead "No Sleep Til Hammersmith"



    And... "No Sleep at All"



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



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    P.S. - For that matter, I might as well include most of Motorhead's catalog!
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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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    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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    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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    This cover was an homage to Vargas Girls.

    The Cars :: Candy-O
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    Mike - I like this one fron The Division Bell too:

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