Tag Archives: Design

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 […]

FINAL PRINT RUN [COVERART #64]

  * Peter Sellers – Sellers Market – EMI/United Artists 1978 Tom Paxton – The Paxton Report – Mountain Railroad Records 1980 Beach Boys – Beach Boys ’69 Live in London – Capitol USA 1976 / EMI UK 1970 * These album covers are clearly not in the ‘facsimile newspaper’ category but provide an epilogue to the occasional series. […]

ART ON YOUR SLEEVE

An occasional series featuring LPs boasting ‘fine art’ on their covers, with words about the music and something about the art   #1 PROCOL HARUM – Exotic Birds and Fruit [1974]   THE MUSIC By 1974, the massive success of Procol Harum’s debut single was a long time gone. Not that the band had disappeared; more gently but […]

MORE THAN ABRAXAS

When you think of album art, some classic images spring to mind… – those four blokes on the London zebra crossing, – that angular tubular bell suspended over sky-sea-shore, – the underwater baby boy lured by an angler’s dollar bill. Though it is harder to capture in a few words, the cover of the second […]

UNEARTHING TREASURE

If ‘The Tourist’ is your favourite song on OK Computer, then you’re more than likely to fall in love with Cocteau Twins. That elegiac, yearning quality embedded in the best Thom Yorke vocals infuses Elizabeth Fraser. Perhaps you know her voice already. The Cocteau Twins song most people know is ‘Song to the Siren’, a […]

BLUE NIGHT [COVERART #50]

* Andreas Vollendender – Down to the Moon [1986] Eric Clapton – Pilgrim [1998] Rush – Fly by Night [1975] Ashra – New Age of Earth [1976] * “Blue Night” by Michael Learns To Rock [2000] * 50 word short stories triggered by the above sequence are welcome and can be posted in ‘Comments’ 🙂