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Offline The new erato

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3080 on: February 28, 2018, 07:18:01 AM »

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« Reply #3081 on: February 28, 2018, 08:27:34 AM »
Now I feel better!   ;D

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3082 on: March 04, 2018, 08:07:40 AM »



Cell phones should not be used to take album cover photos.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3083 on: March 04, 2018, 09:00:21 AM »
You mean they don't sell?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3084 on: March 04, 2018, 10:18:35 AM »
You mean they don't sell?


I don't know.  They look like shit, though.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3085 on: March 04, 2018, 10:21:03 AM »


I've actually seen this CD on a "best album cover" thread; but I loathe it.  I hate the title and I look at the photo (I hope that's not Upshaw) and think "lizard woman."   I probably shouldn't have bought it.

I’m not too enamored by the cover either, but the musical content is sumptuous and definitely top-drawer in terms of Upshaw’s performances.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3086 on: March 04, 2018, 03:03:57 PM »


Cell phones should not be used to take album cover photos.

I agree completely.

(Graphic Designer: "What colour do you want for the background?"
Record Company Dude: "How about the colour of her dress?"
Graphic Designer: "Sure. But it might not look very good."
Record Company Dude: "Don't worry about it. Nobody's gonna buy the CD anyway.")
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3087 on: March 10, 2018, 08:17:13 AM »
This is a possible contender for worst CD artwork:



Either Tamestit hates the music on this disc or he's yelling at the photographer to hurry up and take his picture or a combination of both. He’s not a happy camper that much is certain.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3088 on: March 10, 2018, 08:42:13 AM »
Yup. This takes the cake, I think. He seems to shout DON’T BUY ME !!! Defies understanding  ???

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« Reply #3089 on: March 10, 2018, 08:43:51 AM »
Yup. This takes the cake, I think. He seems to shout DON’T BUY ME !!! Defies understanding  ???

Indeed and since it’s a Harmonia Mundi recording, it truly baffles me because their album covers are usually much more tastefully done.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3090 on: March 11, 2018, 03:23:39 AM »
This is a possible contender for worst CD artwork:



Either Tamestit hates the music on this disc or he's yelling at the photographer to hurry up and take his picture or a combination of both. He’s not a happy camper that much is certain.

How Harmonia Mundi has approved that abomination is beyond me. What a horrible mess! Why is the "Widmann" text shouting too? Why is "Viola Concerto" text orange? Gives very cheap impression. Why are the font size differences so HUGE? Tamestit looks like a pale Count Dracula thurst of your blood! Stay away!  >:D
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3091 on: March 11, 2018, 06:45:35 AM »
How Harmonia Mundi has approved that abomination is beyond me. What a horrible mess! Why is the "Widmann" text shouting too? Why is "Viola Concerto" text orange? Gives very cheap impression. Why are the font size differences so HUGE? Tamestit looks like a pale Count Dracula thurst of your blood! Stay away!  >:D

The orange emphasizes the whole Halloween motif.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3092 on: March 11, 2018, 07:04:14 AM »
In this day of bodily perfection it’s dentally incorrect, too. Not to mention the horrible skin complexion.

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« Reply #3093 on: March 11, 2018, 05:42:51 PM »
How Harmonia Mundi has approved that abomination is beyond me. What a horrible mess! Why is the "Widmann" text shouting too? Why is "Viola Concerto" text orange? Gives very cheap impression. Why are the font size differences so HUGE? Tamestit looks like a pale Count Dracula thurst of your blood! Stay away!  >:D

Indeed. An atrocious cover.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3094 on: March 11, 2018, 06:40:12 PM »
The orange emphasizes the whole Halloween motif.

Is there anything in the music or context that would justify a Halloween or vampire motif?

That would be the only thing that would make sense of what is otherwise a bizarre cover. And I hadn't even noticed until others pointed it out that this is Harmonia Mundi. I agree, this isn't their normal style at all.
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« Reply #3095 on: March 11, 2018, 06:59:09 PM »
A little googling reveals that it is an unconventional concerto in which the soloist moves around the stage like an actor, following stage directions.  Probably the cover depicts a scene from the “play.”

I certainly concur with the consensus the it is unappealing.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3096 on: March 13, 2018, 11:30:02 PM »
Straight from the cover of a gothic romance novel to you...



My favourite part of that cover is the exclamation point.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3097 on: March 14, 2018, 12:59:30 AM »
My guess would be it comes from one of the lyrics? I say that partly because Bridge is from the right era to be setting English poems with a tendency towards exclamation marks...
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3098 on: March 14, 2018, 02:44:32 AM »
This is a possible contender for worst CD artwork:



Either Tamestit hates the music on this disc or he's yelling at the photographer to hurry up and take his picture or a combination of both. He’s not a happy camper that much is certain.

Hm I actually find this to be a compelling cover and would be inclined to listen to the CD if I saw this.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3099 on: March 14, 2018, 03:27:41 AM »
Hm I actually find this to be a compelling cover and would be inclined to listen to the CD if I saw this.

I was intrigued enough by the cover and this discussion to listen to the Viola Concerto on Spotify but not moved to take the matter any further.