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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3000 on: October 13, 2017, 10:05:07 PM »
Same here (to the part in bold). :P

I had several of those recordings on LP and remember the covers fondly.









I generally like the use of the physical numbers, although it is not always clear to me what the individual embodiments of the numbers have to do with the character of the symphonies. Why is 6 plexiglass, and why is 7 in the water?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3001 on: October 13, 2017, 10:40:17 PM »
The 6th is probably referring to water (the storm, and scene by the brook), so not meant to be very material otherwise, and visual  thinking being less developed at the time of the cover production, before digitalized options.

The 7th is indeed more enigmatic I think, maybe it´s meant to be just a symbolic rendering of forms/surfaces in movement ... there´s a swan-like effect too, however ...

Of course, the 5th on a pedestal is probably due to the symphony´s generally iconic status, and the 9th is 'heavenly' and transcendental etc.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3002 on: October 14, 2017, 04:25:33 AM »
For me these are über cool covers. I loved them then, I love them still.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3003 on: October 15, 2017, 10:29:44 AM »
I had several of those recordings on LP and remember the covers fondly.


At first I thought this was a Haydn LP!


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Looks like a trial run for the opening scene in Jaws. :D
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3004 on: October 15, 2017, 11:01:54 PM »
For me these are über cool covers. I loved them then, I love them still.

Might as well show the other two covers of this cycle:




I like 4, 6, 7, and 8-9 for their distinctive 1970sness.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3005 on: October 16, 2017, 12:23:30 PM »
Maybe a homage (rip-off) of the Chicago album covers, which featured the band logo in different physical manifestations, chrome, wood, textile, etc










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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3006 on: October 23, 2017, 06:03:25 PM »
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3007 on: October 23, 2017, 06:14:21 PM »


A very nutritive meal alla Brahms.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3008 on: October 23, 2017, 06:33:13 PM »


Splendid.

Nothing says quality classical piano music quite like "Monster Dog".

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3009 on: October 24, 2017, 12:11:06 AM »
That Westminster “Gold” series keeps showing up. I mostly love them!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3010 on: October 24, 2017, 12:29:31 AM »


A very nutritive meal alla Brahms.

Since when is Brahms breakfast music?
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3011 on: October 24, 2017, 12:32:03 AM »
Since when is Brahms breakfast music?
Better suited for s siesta IMO....źzzzzZZZZ  ;D
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3012 on: October 24, 2017, 12:35:44 AM »
Better suited for s siesta IMO....źzzzzZZZZ  ;D

Maybe, but then again what sweet, otherwordly dreams...   8)
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3013 on: October 24, 2017, 03:46:57 AM »


The way that fluffy, undefined, huge dog is out of focus and cut makes the whole thing particularly amusing. But it seems to have been a favourite of his, and even his cover design preferences:
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3014 on: October 24, 2017, 04:00:31 AM »
Speak pianissimo and carry a big dog.  8)
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3015 on: October 24, 2017, 05:34:06 PM »
Splendid.

Nothing says quality classical piano music quite like "Monster Dog".

The way that fluffy, undefined, huge dog is out of focus and cut makes the whole thing particularly amusing. But it seems to have been a favourite of his, and even his cover design preferences:

 :D ;D
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3016 on: October 24, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
I think the special quality of that cover comes from the weird discoloration used. Agent Orange perhaps?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3017 on: November 03, 2017, 03:08:18 PM »



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3018 on: November 03, 2017, 03:31:24 PM »



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3019 on: November 03, 2017, 10:45:24 PM »
Speak pianissimo and carry a big dog.  8)

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