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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3860 on: June 09, 2021, 08:08:15 AM »


Not ‘worst looking’, but ‘most clueless’. This bootleg release features an opera performance that took place at the Met, NY and its story is set in ancient China. So why the roman Colosseum ?  ???


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« Reply #3861 on: June 09, 2021, 04:36:42 PM »

Not ‘worst looking’, but ‘most clueless’. This bootleg release features an opera performance that took place at the Met, NY and its story is set in ancient China. So why the roman Colosseum ?  ???



My guess is that the Nessun Dorma blurb = Three Tenors in Rome and who would notice the difference between the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum?

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« Reply #3862 on: June 09, 2021, 09:32:55 PM »
Actually, it's the Arena in Verona.

But does that in any way clear up the matter?
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3863 on: June 10, 2021, 03:38:11 AM »

Not ‘worst looking’, but ‘most clueless’. This bootleg release features an opera performance that took place at the Met, NY and its story is set in ancient China. So why the roman Colosseum ?  ???

Clueless? You've mentioned the location of the performance and the setting of the story, but not the composer or the language he composed the opera in.

Seriously, I'm looking at all of you and thinking: how can they be that puzzled by an Italian cover for an album of music by a guy named Giacomo Puccini? It's an Italian opera, people.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3864 on: June 12, 2021, 08:05:38 AM »
Dear oh dear but this is what happens when you’re big enough to suffer from ”unofficial releases”. :'(




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« Reply #3865 on: June 12, 2021, 01:20:31 PM »
Dear oh dear but this is what happens when you’re big enough to suffer from ”unofficial releases”. :'(





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« Reply #3866 on: June 12, 2021, 10:39:27 PM »
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« Reply #3867 on: June 13, 2021, 04:08:55 AM »
From Berlioz' LSD period.

Ugh, that one’s a nightmare. Collecting releases of this piece could be quite disturbing. ???




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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3868 on: June 13, 2021, 04:12:48 AM »
And a really trashy one including the Berlioz. Who would be impressed by seeing this in someone’s collection? ::)


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« Reply #3869 on: June 13, 2021, 05:31:04 AM »
Ugh, that one’s a nightmare. Collecting releases of this piece could be quite disturbing. ???


Fittingly, since the work's final movement is a musical depiction of a nightmare.

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« Reply #3870 on: June 13, 2021, 05:34:22 AM »
Fittingly, since the work's final movement is a musical depiction of a nightmare.

Oh, that was rather congruous of me. :-[


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« Reply #3871 on: June 13, 2021, 05:39:19 AM »
Oh, that was rather congruous of me. :-[

Looks like the above was part of a series from DG. ::)


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« Reply #3872 on: June 13, 2021, 05:42:36 AM »
Looks like the above was part of a series from DG. ::)


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« Reply #3873 on: June 13, 2021, 05:53:24 AM »
Oh, that was rather congruous of me. :-[



 
... that one is, dare I say it, bloody funny ...  :laugh:
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3874 on: June 13, 2021, 06:23:29 AM »
Really it's the idea of Stockhausen hits that's much funnier than the actual (kinda nice) cover  ;D

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« Reply #3875 on: June 13, 2021, 07:05:54 AM »
Well, what looks like a children's-drawing, alien- or insect-, conductor-like figure, trapped inside a light bulb, does perhaps hint at some very deep layers of meaning, but doesn't really succeed, IMHO. Now, there may be some 'electrifying' or 'Sirius-reminiscent' music making here, but still ... :laugh:
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« Reply #3876 on: June 13, 2021, 08:35:42 AM »
Really it's the idea of Stockhausen hits that's much funnier than the actual (kinda nice) cover  ;D

Precisely - who at DG thought this one up? :laugh:

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3877 on: June 17, 2021, 06:52:56 AM »
Someone actually came up with this!
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« Reply #3878 on: June 17, 2021, 08:36:50 AM »
Someone actually came up with this!

Horrible - one can only hope people in 1963 Czechoslovakia had completely different aesthetic sensibilities. :(

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3879 on: June 17, 2021, 11:45:03 AM »
Horrible - one can only hope people in 1963 Czechoslovakia had completely different aesthetic sensibilities. :(

The puppet on top is straight out of an animated film by Jiri Trnka.  They were a big cultural export back then in the Czech Republic, where puppetry is a traditional art. The other character though…  ::)