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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3460 on: January 10, 2020, 06:08:42 AM »


Not sure what this is all about.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3461 on: January 10, 2020, 06:20:03 AM »


Not sure what this is all about.

I suppose it's about this:


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3462 on: January 10, 2020, 06:32:00 AM »
Ah yes, of course! Now I see the pic of Fauré I get it. Presumably meant to be humorous.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3463 on: January 10, 2020, 07:25:50 AM »
Don't know for classical album that look so bad, terrible sleeve are into metal genre and Hard-rock, here few I.e Castle form The Netherlands a fine doom-metal album , but the sleeve look design like a 6 years old drawing it's that terrible, what up whit the orange and brown, it's horrible.

What about Live Skull ''pusherman ep LP'' yuck, the drawing is a painting this is so bad, event I would made something better.

What about controversial sleeve , or sleeve that are not of good taste, I heard Scorpion(Germany) had a 13 yrs model naked, this is so wrong, It's a good thing I don't like Scorpion, I had anecdote of fan, that would hesitate buying this, even if die-hard fan.


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3464 on: January 10, 2020, 08:16:31 AM »
Don't know for classical album that look so bad, terrible sleeve are into metal genre and Hard-rock, here few I.e Castle form The Netherlands a fine doom-metal album , but the sleeve look design like a 6 years old drawing it's that terrible, what up whit the orange and brown, it's horrible.

What about Live Skull ''pusherman ep LP'' yuck, the drawing is a painting this is so bad, event I would made something better.

What about controversial sleeve , or sleeve that are not of good taste, I heard Scorpion(Germany) had a 13 yrs model naked, this is so wrong, It's a good thing I don't like Scorpion, I had anecdote of fan, that would hesitate buying this, even if die-hard fan.

Scorpions are well known for their sleeves :o.


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3465 on: January 11, 2020, 06:27:16 AM »
Looking through the Chandos Naxos download sale I came across these disgusting efforts. Yes fair enough they include Penderecki, Schnittke, Ligeti and Crumb - but Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Schubert? ???.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3466 on: January 11, 2020, 09:19:04 AM »
I can hardly think of a less appropriate cover image for either symphony:

The same goes for the ghastly 'chocolate box' image for symphonies 3 and 4:
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3467 on: January 17, 2020, 07:10:34 AM »
Not really worst, but I suspect that these covers are the exact same image, but reversed and altered in Photoshop. I suspect the culprit is the Scandinavian one - that they've applied various effects and also removed the fence. Anybody have thoughts?


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3468 on: January 17, 2020, 07:58:30 AM »
I suppose it's about this:


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and in the spirit of "any publicity is good publicity" a disc is being discussed that otherwise might not have been........?!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3469 on: January 17, 2020, 08:00:39 AM »
Not really worst, but I suspect that these covers are the exact same image, but reversed and altered in Photoshop. I suspect the culprit is the Scandinavian one - that they've applied various effects and also removed the fence. Anybody have thoughts?



The leaning trees and shadows certainly look the same. The Scandinavian one has blurring where the other doesn't and you couldn't unblur an image so this seems to be the copy.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3470 on: January 17, 2020, 10:00:48 AM »
Not really worst, but I suspect that these covers are the exact same image, but reversed and altered in Photoshop. I suspect the culprit is the Scandinavian one - that they've applied various effects and also removed the fence. Anybody have thoughts?



They use the same source of stock photos.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3471 on: January 17, 2020, 12:46:03 PM »
The leaning trees and shadows certainly look the same. The Scandinavian one has blurring where the other doesn't and you couldn't unblur an image so this seems to be the copy.

The long horizontal tree trunk with the straight vertical poles (fencing?) In the Pittsburgh picture is bare of earth and grass. In the Scandinavian picture there are no vertical poles and part of the log is buried under grass and earth, and the earth in the foreground is much greener. So if it is the same picture it's been heavily photoshopped. Would it be harder to edit out poles that are in the original, or add in poles that were not in the original?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3472 on: January 17, 2020, 10:00:46 PM »
The long horizontal tree trunk with the straight vertical poles (fencing?) In the Pittsburgh picture is bare of earth and grass. In the Scandinavian picture there are no vertical poles and part of the log is buried under grass and earth, and the earth in the foreground is much greener. So if it is the same picture it's been heavily photoshopped. Would it be harder to edit out poles that are in the original, or add in poles that were not in the original?

LOL this is reminding me of the photo analysis discussions on http://www.apollohoax.net/forum/ ::)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3473 on: February 14, 2020, 09:05:29 PM »


Cheating a bit here, but certainly one of the worst titles for a (non-baby) CD.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3474 on: February 14, 2020, 09:48:57 PM »


Cheating a bit here, but certainly one of the worst titles for a (non-baby) CD.

How about this?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3475 on: February 15, 2020, 04:12:07 PM »
Much better. ^^

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3478 on: March 01, 2020, 07:39:47 PM »


I very nearly brought that one to this thread myself, yes.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3479 on: March 02, 2020, 04:42:11 PM »
Hey, Peter: do you still have that "Hooked on Darmstadt" cover you were kind enough to make for me? I seem to have lost all trace of it, and its not showing up anymore on this thread.