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19 November 2013
Mine's Abbey Road. It's truly iconic.
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1 November 2013
Gotta be Abbey Road. Classic. Simple. Perfect.
19 April 2010
Iconic Album covers:
Rubber Soul (no name of the band on the front cover – just those 4 faces)
To me the winner is Rubber Soul. The pulled effect of the photo is so subtle you're not really sure what they've done. 1965. No band name. You didn't need it – just the faces. Their faces are so well known you don't need the band's name – and it's still true almost 48 years later – show the cover to almost anyone – they know who the band is just from the faces.
How many bands could get away with that now? I can't think of one.
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12 November 2013
Abbey Road definitely is my favorite. Sgt Peppers would be my next. For album covers obviously.
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I especially like Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's artwork because there's so much to look at. I remember scanning though all the photos in the collage on my Revolver CD and how cool I thought it was when I saw Voormann hidden in George's hair (By the way, George's eyes always did creep me out a little, but I still love Voormann's illustration). Also, the vividness of Pepper's cover is quite captivating, especially in contrast to some of its monochromatic predecessors, and I loved going through all the faces in the "audience".
By the way, I love Blake's concept sketch for Sgt. Pepper as well. It wouldn't have made a very good cover, but it's pretty funny nonetheless.
1 May 2011
Always worth noting that an updated portrait of George based on the Revolver drawing was issued alongside the original on the "When We Was Fab" single cover sleeve in 1988.
4 February 2014
Revolver, hands down just like AbbeyRoadRage said…
I especially like Revolver … because there's so much to look at. I remember scanning though all the photos in the collage on my Revolver CD and how cool I thought it was when I saw Voormann hidden in George's hair
I love the collage and think that Voorman's illustrations are amazing.
A Hard Day's Night is my second favorite as I think the pictures show each of their personalities.
8 February 2014
I like the cover that's on the Canadian Long Tall Sally album as well as the Japanese and American Beatles Second Albums.
Anybody know the origin of this?
20 February 2014
18 October 2013
I remember taking 'Pepper' home in '67……….Listening for hours and looking at the sleeve and cut outs. We had never seen anything like it before. We had never heard anything like it before. That wow factor can't be replicated today.
After Pepper only it's antithesis the White Album could top that riot of Victorian colour……..And it did for me.
Abbey Road has become iconic. But I recall paying scant attention at the time….Even though I lived in Lisson Grove the other end of Abbey Rd.
I never possessed the boxed 'Let It Be Album' with the book……..I wanted to. A mate's girlfriend lent it to me.
Honorable mention for The Magical Mystery Tour EP with booklet.
The British albums were value for money…..the whole package an experience.
Each was of it's time though.
My favorite 'The White Album'
The cover that will last for all time??
15 January 2014
I love the With The Beatles cover. I take a photography class, and we recently had a portrait project. It took a series of images with a similar side lighting as that album of my friends. I even made some black and white.
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