Tag Archives: Album Covers

COVER PAIRS COLLECTED [PART THREE]

Give the people what they want. Or as the wonderfully named Roman, Juvenal, put it: give ’em “bread and circuses”. Good advice for popularist leaders everywhere. A couple of requests arose from the last cover pairs post. So today we have doctors and naughty bits. * Three Dog Night “Hard Labour” [Dunhill/ABC 1974] National Health “National Health” [Esoteric […]

COVER PAIRS REDUX [PART TWO]

The first compilation of pairs of album covers from the early days of Vinyl Connection seemed to go down quite well. So here is a second batch. #8 PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band “Strictly Personal” [Blue Thumb, 1968] Free “Live” [Island, 1971] For extra postal authenticity, the Free album actually has a […]

COVER PAIRS REDUX

It all started with an idea that it would be fun to display some album cover art on the walls at Vinyl Connection Headquarters. Having a couple of suitable frames lolling about in the music room, it was simply a matter of negotiating with Ms Connection over where they should hang. Either side of the ugly old wall furnace on […]

2016 — SOME ALBUM COVERS*

* ARRIVING AT VINYL CONNECTION THIS YEAR Continuing an end-of-year tradition by sharing ten album covers that made an impression. Electronic music, particularly that made on analogue instruments, remains a favourite genre at Vinyl Connection. There have been a few releases that have made an impression, particularly this fascinating archival release by Suzanne Ciani. The cover art, part […]

10 SPACIER ALBUM COVERS

Space: The Vinyl Frontier This is the second voyage of the starship Vinyl Connection, its mission to collect space-themed album covers for your extra-terrestrial enjoyment. (The first voyage was here) Most of these are curated. That is, I’ve used the Connection tractor-beam to draw in covers to make a (hopefully) pleasing and aesthetically interesting constellation of covers. The […]

FIELD TESTING THE THEORY

It is a funny thing, the vinyl hunter-gathering lifestyle. Although I have a number of tasty records in transit from exotic locations world-wide (all right, you got me; from the US and UK), the prospect of a record fair last Sunday was too good to miss. A leave pass negotiated, off I trotted, returning home a […]

12 MORE HANDY ALBUM COVERS

In the grand Vinyl Connection tradition of beating an idea to death, we present part two of the album-covers-adorned-with-hands series (Part One is here). Again, these were chosen for variety but hopefully with a pleasing flow and some sort of unity of vision. Like the seemingly endless ‘Car’ cover posts, this one could also go on […]