Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork

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pjme

Quote from: geralmar on March 13, 2021, 08:19:50 PM


Sigh - again & yawn.
The photo is technically OK (soft porn-ish à la Française...)- but what is the connection with (almost historical) recordings of Ravel's music?
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Quote from: pjme on March 14, 2021, 05:02:53 AM
The photo is technically OK (soft porn-ish à la Française...)- but what is the connection with (almost historical) recordings of Ravel's music?

Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. ;)

71 dB

A common mistake with black and white cover art is use of color to ruin the black and white aesthetics.
Why is RAVEL written light green?
Why not light gray? Label logos with color is another problem.
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Quote from: pjme on March 14, 2021, 04:56:08 AM
I can hardly believe that this is the Alhambra or some building in Cordoba!! If so, it still looks like some dark and cold building on the Rhine or the Danube... Vampires come to mind and creepy donjons.
Where are the perfumed flowers, the palm trees, cypresses, marble fountains & decorations?.

It's the castle of Segovia, in Central Spain, so not totally irrelevant.


Biffo

Quote from: pjme on March 14, 2021, 04:56:08 AM
I can hardly believe that this is the Alhambra or some building in Cordoba!! If so, it still looks like some dark and cold building on the Rhine or the Danube... Vampires come to mind and creepy donjons.
Where are the perfumed flowers, the palm trees, cypresses, marble fountains & decorations?.

I think it would win a prize for 'worst photo of the Alhambra'.  Perhaps this is better though not much of a view of the gardens.




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Quote from: Biffo on March 14, 2021, 05:47:14 AM
I think it would win a prize for 'worst photo of the Alhambra' (...)

That would be unfair then, since it is not the Alhambra ...  :)

Biffo

Quote from: MusicTurner on March 14, 2021, 05:59:20 AM
That would be unfair then, since it is not the Alhambra ...  :)

Thanks, I missed a posting while searching for photos. I had assumed it was an unusual view.

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Quote from: Biffo on March 14, 2021, 06:08:10 AM
Thanks, I missed a posting while searching for photos. I had assumed it was an unusual view.

Ok, fine. Made me wonder if I was on an unknown ignore list  :-\   ;D

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Quote from: 71 dB on March 14, 2021, 05:12:24 AM
A common mistake with black and white cover art is use of color to ruin the black and white aesthetics.
Why is RAVEL written light green?
Why not light gray? Label logos with color is another problem.

An album or CD cover's commercial purpose is to attract consumer attention; there are all kinds of ways to do that, but a color variation in the title is among the recording industry's most basic tricks.
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Geralmar I think you meant to post that in the worst thread not the best thread.

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#33
I was young in the 1970s, and discovered the great Milton Glazer:







steve ridgway

Those really stand out from most classical covers, great images. 8)

DavidW

I especially like the Don Quixote cover.

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Quote from: pjme on March 14, 2021, 05:02:53 AM
Sigh - again & yawn.
The photo is technically OK (soft porn-ish à la Française...)- but what is the connection with (almost historical) recordings of Ravel's music?
Bo Derek is 64 now and I doubt that horny teenagers want to by cds...
It's obviously targeting the over 70 horny male crowd.   :P
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Gains some attention, at least ;D :


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