Greatest Album Covers

beggarsbanquet Greatest Album Covers

[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:

  1. “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.
  2. “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.
  3. “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.
  4. “Paul’s  Boutique” by the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beastie Boys[/lastfm]. Ludlow Street in Manhattan has never looked more panoramic.
  5. “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.
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  • Cary

    What about the early albums by Chicago? Textured covers and plenty of posters, booklets, and even an iron-on included in Chicago VIII. Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers where the original had a working zipper on the front picture of a pair of pants. Cheech and Chongs Big Bambu that had a giant sheet of rolling paper on the inside just like it was a pack of Big Bambu. Or the original Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors that showed them in flames before their plane crash and the flames were then taken out.

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