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Offline ørfeo

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3060 on: February 03, 2018, 05:20:03 AM »


Well... I personally think this is rather awful but what do you guys say?. :)

I say you've made an accurate assessment. Looks like something that went very wrong in the 1980s.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3061 on: February 03, 2018, 05:20:48 AM »
The swan makes a nice contrast and a "ghetto kid" seems a reasonable parallel to the "pure fool" Parsifal. Anyway, the others from this series are actually worse:



You wouldn't think it possible, but you're right.

And what is this Orchestral Quest / Orchestral Adventure / Orchestral Passion rubbish?
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3062 on: February 03, 2018, 07:26:43 AM »
The dog is cute...

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3063 on: February 03, 2018, 07:38:43 AM »
Orchestral because it is "Wagner without words"
Parsifal: Quest (for the Holy Lance/remedy for Amfortas' wound)
Tristan: Passion (although not quite for the Venus of Willendorf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf)
Ring: Adventure fits almost every story
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3064 on: February 03, 2018, 04:31:17 PM »


Well... I personally think this is rather awful but what do you guys say?. :)

I'm sure it's terribly relevant artistically, but as someone who can't bear the thought of killing animals, I find the cover offputting (to say the least).
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3065 on: February 03, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »


It seems a gleeful Sylvain Cambreling is about to poke at St Sebastien’s ribs here. I wonder if the disc producers know what the story is about ?  ::)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3066 on: February 04, 2018, 02:37:29 AM »
That's a great comment!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3067 on: February 04, 2018, 06:23:04 AM »
Lol, yeah, I don't get it...
(it says on the Amazon blurb for the Disc that the image is by Dutch Artist Erwin Olaf).
Very famous Dutch artist I might add.  $:)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3068 on: February 09, 2018, 07:37:28 AM »
Let me start by saying I believe these are good covers, you can never go wrong with a high-contrast, stark portrait of an artist. However I'm placing this here because there are way too many similarities in these covers, even down to the programming! And only 2 years apart.
I'll take it as a homage to the King Harnoncourt.


 

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