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Favourite Album Cover

Discussion in 'General' started by HarperPR, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I was thinking that we talk a lot on here about favourite albums/tracks of the Harpers, well what about our favourite artwork/covers?
     
  2. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood

    ...and a few more but I'm too tired to think :)
     
  3. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Well, I meant HARPER ones! But if you want to 'go both ways' on this as well - :wink: - maybe it should be Off Topic.
     
  4. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    HQ, Green Man and Today is Yesterday then. :wink:
     
  5. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Valentine, and what I recall of the American release of HQ (I think Roy was dressed as a Cricketer), my first 2 Roy albums. I also like the design of The Dream Society.
     
  6. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    best - Lifemask.
    worst - the reissue of "Work of Heart" (closely followed by the original airbrushed heart/key nightmare)
     
  7. pconpie

    pconpie I've got a zappy little nappy

    It's gotta be "FLASHES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF OBLIVION", not just for the front of the cover but all the great pics in the gatefold and the quote on the back.
     
  8. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    Jugula

    Jugula for me, instantly recognised by millions! :sifone:
     
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  9. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    Favourite Album Covers:

    ROY:
    Bullinamingvase (still got the vinyl copy); HQ (still got the vinyl copy);
    Jugula; Dream Society; Green Man.

    NICK:
    Light At The End Of The Kennel (reissue); Instrumental; Harperspace.

    OTHERS:
    Jethro Tull ~ Stand Up; Small Faces ~ Ogden's Nut Gone Flake;
    Jimi Hendrix ~ Electric Ladyland; Steve Miller ~ Book Of Dreams;
    Strawbs ~ Grave New World; Beatles ~ Sgt. Pepper;
    Savoy Brown ~ Blue Matter; Greenslade ~ Time & Tide;
    Frank Zappa ~ Hot Rats; Caravan ~In The Land Of Pink & Grey;
    Talk Talk ~ Colour Of Spring ...... better stop now ... getting carried away:blushing:
     
  10. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    Others;

    If we're doing others then King Crimson's The Court of the Crimson King, has to be up there, as does Frank Zappa's Uncle Meat, and Physical Graffiti, Led Zep, sleeve photography by a certain Mr. Harry Rope..
     
  11. Shane

    Shane Computer stained fingers


    i like the heart/key nightmare, its so ludicrous its quite charming
    i also like the Born in Captivity cover a lot
     
  12. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    I would have to say Lifemask of Roy's, and Seed for Nick, I think. Although I agree with pconpie about the pics in the Flashes gatefold - certainly the best I've seen of Nick!:biggrin:
     
  13. Steve_Pitts

    Steve_Pitts I've got a zappy little nappy

    The original vinyl Lifemask woud have to be my favourite Roy cover

    I'm not sure that I could choose one of Nick's, which might say more about the role of the CD cover as against that of vinyl, but if pushed I'd probably choose Blood Songs, just because it looks different

    As to generally, it is hard to choose from so many good ones, but today's choice (subject to change tomorrow, obviously) would be Pink Flag by Wire, closely followed by English Settlement by XTC and New Boots and Panties by Ian Dury
     
  14. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Vinyl?

    The Mail On Sunday article entitled "How Britain got it's groove back" 12 July 2009. Can scan it up tomorrow if not up here somewhere?

    c/a
     
  15. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Folkjokeopus.
    I haven't finished reading it yet.
    That must be good value.
     
  16. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    I understand this forum less with each passing day.
     
  17. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Agree x1000...
     
  18. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

  19. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    *soda spew*!!!
    :smilielol5:

    Now THAT'S back on topic, Pete! :thumbup1:
     
  20. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Mountain' A Tour?

    The Harper's must be getting big, now that Eric Idle is parodying them. :wink:

    Thanks for the cover, Pete!
     

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