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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 11:22:09 AM »
This is my favourite cover for the Walton Symphony 1 - even better than the one that I chose myself!

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2018, 12:03:57 PM »
The tankie album cover is meant to be ironic or just colorful, but like it



what do BF's string quartets have to do with a ferry at sea?



for cheesy covers for great classic albums there is this:




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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 01:58:03 AM »
The tankie album cover is meant to be ironic or just colorful, but like it



what do BF's string quartets have to do with a ferry at sea?



for cheesy covers for great classic albums there is this:



All very fine - the last one gets a high score in the cheesy category - I agree.
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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2018, 02:42:08 AM »
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's Haydn symphony series has some fun with a few of the titles that were given to these works. I think these are clever and fun, but also very well done while still making a connection to the music...


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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2018, 04:18:57 AM »
LOL those are great covers :D.

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2018, 10:06:06 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »
I only have two of the CDs but the Shaping the Century box sets have a very neat and relevant design theme. The full sets must look beautiful.


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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2018, 03:29:41 PM »
This is my favourite cover for the Walton Symphony 1 - even better than the one that I chose myself!


Excuse me for being provincial but what is it? Looks a bit like the ferris wheel at Coney Island.
(I downloaded it on amazon for my listening pleasure thanks).

Some of my favorites:



(if there is a better summation of what listening to Bruckner is like I have not seen it)




(I just like the picture)


(initially I didn't get it but someone on this forum pointed out that mutt is the symbol of the British Empire LOL ! Also I found this on Wikipedia:
Bulldogs have been rated one of the least intelligent breeds; they were ranked 78th out of 80 by obedience experts in Working/Obedience Intelligence.
Then it is pretty funny.
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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2018, 05:33:17 AM »
Excuse me for being provincial but what is it? Looks a bit like the ferris wheel at Coney Island.
(I downloaded it on amazon for my listening pleasure thanks).

Some of my favorites:



(if there is a better summation of what listening to Bruckner is like I have not seen it)




(I just like the picture)


(initially I didn't get it but someone on this forum pointed out that mutt is the symbol of the British Empire LOL ! Also I found this on Wikipedia:
Bulldogs have been rated one of the least intelligent breeds; they were ranked 78th out of 80 by obedience experts in Working/Obedience Intelligence.
Then it is pretty funny.

That cover for Shostakovich 7 is spot-on if you know the back-story of 7.  Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2018, 05:43:05 AM »
If you do an image search for Shostakovich #7 on Google you find a mostly appropriate mix of Soviet propaganda posters or WW2 photos for CD covers, except for this:


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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2018, 06:25:03 AM »


If there is a connection I have yet to work it out what it is!
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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 10:57:05 AM »
If you do an image search for Shostakovich #7 on Google you find a mostly appropriate mix of Soviet propaganda posters or WW2 photos for CD covers, except for this:



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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2018, 09:24:09 PM »
Excuse me for being provincial but what is it? Looks a bit like the ferris wheel at Coney Island.
(I downloaded it on amazon for my listening pleasure thanks).

Some of my favorites:



(if there is a better summation of what listening to Bruckner is like I have not seen it)




(I just like the picture)


(initially I didn't get it but someone on this forum pointed out that mutt is the symbol of the British Empire LOL ! Also I found this on Wikipedia:
Bulldogs have been rated one of the least intelligent breeds; they were ranked 78th out of 80 by obedience experts in Working/Obedience Intelligence.
Then it is pretty funny.

Nice selection. I can't lay my hands on the Walton CD and I'm off to work - but when I find it I'll let you know if it is recorded in the booklet. It could be Blackpool Pier - Walton came from the North of England originally.
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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »
Definitely my fav... definitely best connection with the music, even the album title is 'foot perfect'.

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2018, 05:53:15 AM »
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's Haydn symphony series has some fun with a few of the titles that were given to these works. I think these are clever and fun, but also very well done while still making a connection to the music...


Interestingly, the series started with different, unfunny covers (e.g. for 48+49 and 44+77) and some exist also in different variants. The three you picked, are among the best (also among the best recordings from the series, although the more dramatic pieces like 45 can seem a tad "neutral" with the Orpheus).

Teldec had a bunch of rather funny covers in the 1980s, e.g. the original issues of Inbal's Brucker series and the Liszt/Beethoven. Check out the others, e.g. Eroica, they are funnier, I had some problems with the graphics insertions.



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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2018, 03:58:02 PM »

noticed this today on streaming. who's the target audience?

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
When I started collecting records the Nonesuch LPs were both inexpensive and colourful with their almost psychedelic art covers. I confess to having bought some records on that basis alone (had little or no idea what the music was like).






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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2018, 08:09:07 PM »
The tankie album cover is meant to be ironic or just colorful, but like it





The covers in that series were all Soviet posters from the time period of the SQs in each volume, that one dating from c 1970.

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2018, 10:05:58 PM »
When I started collecting records the Nonesuch LPs were both inexpensive and colourful with their almost psychedelic art covers. I confess to having bought some records on that basis alone (had little or no idea what the music was like).

Those are lovely covers,  it's great to get a bit of enjoyable art along with the music 8).

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Re: Album covers and their connection to the music
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2018, 04:00:26 AM »

noticed this today on streaming. who's the target audience?

I could while away many a happy hour with this album. One day I might even try listening to it :P.