Best Album Covers: Yesterday and Today

A terrific and insightful story about the most notorious Beatles album cover of all time

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This is the next entry in Best Album Covers, a series begun right here. The first successful long-playing microgroove record for the phonograph was introduced by Columbia Records back in June of 1948. Yet, album covers (the paper board packaging that held them) didn’t come into their own graphically till decades later. Eventually becoming the cultural stamp on the music of the time. Catching the eyes of potential record-buyers and later their ears and minds. Melding the musical experience with the artist into a unique visual form.

Why Compact Disc versions of album art don’t exactly raise the same reaction these days was looked at in this post. Although, music label artistry continues to be noticed and discussed among the material published today. The bits and bytes are looking over their shoulder, though, because vinyl hasn’t entirely gone the way of the dinosaur. Online or at the record shops…

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4 replies

  1. I don’t recall seeing this cover. I’m quite glad in a way, as it is decidedly unattractive. 🙂
    Tried to comment on the original blog’s About page, but it didn’t appear. 😦
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Thank so much for the reblog, my friend. 🙂

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