Author Topic: Back covers, inners and gatefolds: the terrible, the beautiful, the bizarre.  (Read 3375 times)

Absorb the anus burn

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Yet another music design thread to accompany:

i.) Terrible Album Covers
ii.) Great 7” single / ep sleeves
iii.) Great album covers

This time celebrating (or demolishing) gatefolds, inners, label centres and reverse sleeves.

I’ll start off with:

Love Devotion Surrender: an album from 1973 by Carlos Santana & John 'Mahavishnu' McLaughlin, which contains some sultry guitar duels...

It has a reasonable cover.



But the gatefold and reverse shots are terrible.



John and Carlos look like guest villains in the New Avengers.... Soon to be dispatched by Purdey & Gambit before Steed comes in to take on the Guru - who seems to be wearing a futuristic Uniqlo-style padded jacket in 1973 - nice 'n' toasty as his guitarist henchmen freeze their fucking fingers off...

BlodwynPig

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Most Wanted: Annexus Quam - Osmose



Most Stuffed: Glastonbury Fayre 3LP



Most Favourite Design: Hawkwind - X In Search of Space


Favourite gatefold is ZZ Top Tres Hombres




Absorb the anus burn

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Zeke Manyika (of Orange Juice and The The) used this fantastic inner sleeve collage for one of his solo LPs.

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Absorb the anus burn

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Gatefold of 10cc's How Dare You!



Nine art prints to accompany Faust's So Far (the one with the jet black sleeve)

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kngen

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Isaac Hayes - Black Moses. You've got to admire his chutzpah.



NoSleep

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    • Space Is The Place
Santana - Lotus: triple live album that was only available in Japan when it was originally released:


NoSleep

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    • Space Is The Place
Space Hymns - Ramases



Factoid: the four musicians backing Ramases on this album would go on to become 10cc.

NoSleep

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    • Space Is The Place
In Search Of Space - Hawkwind






Yet another music design thread to accompany:

i.) Terrible Album Covers
ii.) Great 7” single / ep sleeves
iii.) Great album covers

This time celebrating (or demolishing) gatefolds, inners, label centres and reverse sleeves.

I’ll start off with:

Love Devotion Surrender: an album from 1973 by Carlos Santana & John 'Mahavishnu' McLaughlin, which contains some sultry guitar duels...

It has a reasonable cover.



But the gatefold and reverse shots are terrible.



John and Carlos look like guest villains in the New Avengers.... Soon to be dispatched by Purdey & Gambit before Steed comes in to take on the Guru - who seems to be wearing a futuristic Uniqlo-style padded jacket in 1973 - nice 'n' toasty as his guitarist henchmen freeze their fucking fingers off...

Acknowledgement
Resolution
Reverse Leg Sweep
Psalm to Syed Kirmani

BlodwynPig

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meh.



The album isn't that good but I should have bought it anyway back in the day (never opened up the gatefold - damn!)


BlodwynPig

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In Search Of Space - Hawkwind



ahem ^^^^^

Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow

NoSleep

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    • Space Is The Place

kngen

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Bay City Rollers - Once Upon A Star (the tabs at the top could be pulled out to reveal a lovely big pic of your fave Roller)




This was the first record I ever really remember engaging with (prob about 3 or 4 years old). I remember being disappointed that not every LP would offer such user-friendly features (although I gravitated to Dark Side of the Moon soon after, and its gatefold was mysterious and alluring enough to wean me off the Rollers for a good while).

Absorb the anus burn

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Inner gatefold of Tanz Der Lemminge:


The inner sleeves of Wings Over America, by only the band The Beatles could have been, Wings.













chveik

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looks a bit like those Lucio Fontana paintings (ie wank)

Brundle-Fly

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This is gorgeous. Gil Melle's The Andromeda Strain OST 

 


kalowski

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Isaac Hayes - Black Moses. You've got to admire his chutzpah.


My dad has this. I used to love unfolding it and thinking "who the fuck is Isaac Hayes?"
So cool.

kalowski

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Cosmic Truth by The Undisputed Truth
Front

Back:

Gatefold:

We've all seen this one:





Fine, but better inner:




But the real money shot is the poster:


BlodwynPig

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Inner gatefold of Tanz Der Lemminge:




All their gatefolds are ace

BlodwynPig

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NoSleep

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Faust's debut album pressed on transparent vinyl in a transparent sleeve.


Brundle-Fly

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Moondog by Moondog (1969)

Bought this pricey gatefold LP at Camden Record Fair back in the '90s without knowing of the artist or hearing a note. I had to possess this thing of wonder. It met my expectations.




Rizla

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Surprised no-one's mentioned Monty Python's Instant Record Collection, which folds out into a cube. The titles on the spines are good, Arthur Hodgson and the Kneecaps, Bing Sings!, Bing Goes Boing!, Boing Goes Bing! etc.

a duncandisorderly

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re the peter gabriel- can we have one of these threads with no hypgnosis crap in it? ta.