Greatest Album Covers
April 15, 2011 9:34 AM
[photogallerylink id=72876 align=left]With record store day coming up tomorrow, and visuals rapidly disappearing from the world of recorded music, some used vinyl lps to look for:
- “The White Album” by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm]. Elegant, mysterious and it drove the record company crazy. Make sure it includes the inserts.
- “Live At Leeds” by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Who[/lastfm]. How do you fight the bootleggers? Release an official one and fill it with some of the greatest maximum r&b ever recorded. Once again, make sure the inside paperwork is included.
- “Speaking in Tongues” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Talking Heads[/lastfm]. You want the limited edition, Robert Rauschenberg version, but the music is excellent no matter how you cover it.
- “Paul’s Boutique” by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]. Ludlow Street in Manhattan has never looked more panoramic.
- “Beggar’s Banquet” by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rolling Stones[/lastfm]. The original bathroom graffiti art was rejected by the music suits, but the invitation cover is just as good.