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Offline SimonNZ

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3240 on: September 01, 2018, 03:38:35 PM »
Looks like they used the same hand/arm with four different filters.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3241 on: September 01, 2018, 11:22:37 PM »
Am I missing the meaning here?

In the past I have said that cover art doesn't influence me either way but I now have to admit that this would probably put me off buying. If it was an exceptional performance I might buy it as a lossless download; that means I would never have to look at the 'artwork' ever again.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3242 on: September 03, 2018, 06:15:30 PM »
I've seen far worse, but I'm not at all fond of this recent one:



There's just something about it that makes me think of a bargain-basement release you might see in one of the big 3-for-$10 bins at Wal-Mart, like "The Most Relaxing Piano Album Ever" and so forth. ::)
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3243 on: September 03, 2018, 10:21:52 PM »
I've seen far worse, but I'm not at all fond of this recent one:



There's just something about it that makes me think of a bargain-basement release you might see in one of the big 3-for-$10 bins at Wal-Mart, like "The Most Relaxing Piano Album Ever" and so forth. ::)

I can understand that reaction.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3244 on: September 03, 2018, 10:44:11 PM »
I've seen far worse, but I'm not at all fond of this recent one:

There's just something about it that makes me think of a bargain-basement release you might see in one of the big 3-for-$10 bins at Wal-Mart, like "The Most Relaxing Piano Album Ever" and so forth. ::)
It's far from being a particularly attractive cover, that's for sure. The shadows are nowhere near that dark in the actual cover, though.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3245 on: September 04, 2018, 11:32:49 AM »
Looks like they used the same hand/arm with four different filters.

It seems a lot of work for such an ugly cover.



But it might have been considered daring in the mid-1950s U.S. when the record was issued.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3246 on: September 07, 2018, 04:35:06 PM »


Took me a minute to figure this cover out, as at first glance it looks like shes got a tiny malformed leg shes kicking in the air. But its actually that shes hugging a pillow the exact same colour as the background with her arm.

Or did everyone else get that immediately?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3247 on: September 07, 2018, 06:36:24 PM »


Took me a minute to figure this cover out, as at first glance it looks like shes got a tiny malformed leg shes kicking in the air. But its actually that shes hugging a pillow the exact same colour as the background with her arm.

Or did everyone else get that immediately?

I didn't really see a leg (now I can, since you mention it ;D), but it did take a second to see that she's holding a pillow. It almost looks like that part of the photo has simply been erased.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3248 on: September 07, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
"By golly, chimpanzees are right: grooming one another IS a good thing..."



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3249 on: September 08, 2018, 12:37:46 AM »
"By golly, chimpanzees are right: grooming one other IS a good thing..."

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3250 on: October 07, 2018, 01:37:49 PM »
This is pretty decent looking!



Too bad the blue Pacific shown in the photo is in Greece.

 

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