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Offline Maciek

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Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:04:53 PM »
One of my favorite Diner threads from the old forum (here's a link).

A recent exchange on the Your favorite CD covers! thread over here leads me to believe we still need this one. ;D

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 03:06:05 PM »
Although I love Alfred Brendel's recordings, covers of his face are automatic losers.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 03:09:09 PM »
I remember this one was quite a hit on the old thread:



Though this isn't much better, is it:



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 03:45:49 PM »
Always though it took courage for Philips to put him on the cover -- and Birgit Nilsson, for that matter,

I'll just wait for someone else to post for the first time the cover that haunted the previous incarnation of this thread. The famous opera about head removal will never be the same.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 05:52:18 PM »



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Oh my gosh! You know who that looks like:



Oh my gosh! Even the eyebrows!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 09:20:13 PM »
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 03:11:20 AM »
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

Hear that, Sarge?  ;D




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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007, 04:16:45 AM »
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

AHEM!   >:( >:( >:(


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007, 05:40:27 AM »
Please, there's no competition between the two!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 05:43:41 AM »
Hear that, Sarge?  ;D





My favourite is this one though ...


AHEM!   >:( >:( >:(



Hey, hornteacher, I think we're posting on the wrong thread!
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2007, 11:09:14 AM »
It seems the worst/best are interchangeable... ;D One man's disgusting is another's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2007, 11:27:37 AM »
Some might think the thoughts such covers inspire in me are disgusting. My wife, for example.

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If only I didn't know what you are talking about.  ::)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2007, 11:50:06 AM »
I should probably change it then:

One wife's disgusting is another man's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2007, 12:43:42 PM »
Covers like these are just plain awful!

Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2007, 12:48:30 PM »
Those are indeed very, very bad.  I'm a little surprised...Ondine usually does much better work!  That one on the right is especially silly-looking.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 12:59:42 PM »
For some reason I really dislike the 'Grammophone Awards Collection'. It just seems that all the CDs on there already had good covers and they had to shrink them down and surround them in purple.



It has actually put me off buying Lulu for a while. At least until I can buy the Boulez recording without the Grammophone awards on it - sad, isn't it?

On this note: does anyone know where one can buy the Chailly recording of Varese's complete works without the Grammophone awards on it?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 01:00:19 PM »
Those are indeed very, very bad.  I'm a little surprised...Ondine usually does much better work!  That one on the right is especially silly-looking.

--Bruce

The Finnish text on the right-side cover says: "Teddy bear in consert - orchestral music favorites for children". So, the sillyness is somewhat justified but still. Why teach children accept bad design?

Some of Ondine's covers are good but the average quality is low, unfortunately.  :-\
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 01:06:04 PM »
Well, I think nothing beats that title:



A Five Star Sibelius Celebration!

No, thank you, I'll pass.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2007, 05:17:38 AM »
It seems the worst/best are interchangeable... ;D One man's disgusting is another's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)

Aw, you don't like Grimaud? :( ;)

Back to the worst looking covers ...

Anything with Christophe Rousset on the front.
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