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Reversing CD cover pictures
9 October 2013
12.36am
trcanberra
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For mine, this is one of the few advantages of CD packaging over LPs and digipaks – you have the option to change the cover if the booklet that comes with the CD has an image you prefer (or you can even customise your own).

I'm curious if anyone else does this?

So far I have reversed the "Choba B" booklet so that Paul's name is in Russian rather than English (seems more appropriate); and also the Ringo 2012 cover since the default cover is rather bland imho – check my post in the Ringo forums to see what you think of the cover options.

My daughters are also awesome graphic artists so I have them design CD covers for any bootlegs etc. I may have.

9 October 2013
1.56am
Funny Paper
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I did this for years, though not consistently and probably not mostly.

Not only reversing, but sometimes I found an image inside the booklet which I preferred, so I used that.

Also, with a couple of CDs (e.g., the "Big Noise" mambo compilation, and Leon Redbone's "Sugar") I liked the look of the actual disc so much because they had superimposed an image using colors onto the metal (or metallic plastic), that I just took away the booklet altogether, so you could see the disc through the clear plastic case.

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9 October 2013
3.39am
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I turned the "Memory Almost Full" fold out thing around. I don't want to look at an empty chair with words across it when I can be looking at Paul with an empty chair. Some people might fold it so that the picture of Paul slouching in the chair shows, but I dont like his sassy, smug look in that picture.

9 October 2013
4.49am
LongHairedLady
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I used to do that all the time!  I'll see what the NEW booklet is like.. I haven't bought an actual CD in a really long time.  The last time I did it was "The Lumineers" but it was a cardboard case.  When I buy albums they are usually vinyls of albums I already own "digitally" on my ITunes, because I'm a hipster like that.  a-hard-days-night-john-7

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9 October 2013
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trcanberra
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cbatcu said
I turned the "Memory Almost Full" fold out thing around. I don't want to look at an empty chair with words across it when I can be looking at Paul with an empty chair. Some people might fold it so that the picture of Paul slouching in the chair shows, but I dont like his sassy, smug look in that picture.

Ooh – I forgot about that one – I`ll have to take a closer look at it.

The only album I remember with something similar was that Led Zeppelin one with all the windows, oh, and of course George's 'Extra Texture'. Wait they all say – what about 'Walls and Bridges'? Okay, there were lots weren't there?  :)

15 October 2013
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I just pulled out the Memory Almost Full fold out thing and noticed something I hadn't before.

On the credits page the black ink/type inside the pink ink/type makes the shape of the chair.

Ah, the things I see when I slow down.

15 October 2013
10.52pm
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Not a Beatles album but I recently (recently as in 5 months ago) found out that my copy of Green Day's Insomniac's cover was reversed. I didn't notice a thing because it still looked like an album cover. It was a poster insert thingy.

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26 November 2013
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trcanberra
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And I just did it again.  I have a bunch of the 'Paul McCartney Collection' CDs now and I have removed the outer covering from them so that the CDs have the full size cover they had originally rather than the 'Collection' one with all the blurb.

So instead of something like:

Item picture

You get something like:

CD THE WINGS (PAUL MC CARTNEY/BEATLES) BACK TO THE EGG 17T 1993

which looks much more effective.

18 December 2013
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trcanberra
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And again.  I prefer the older cover for Somewhere in England so I printed one out and put it on the front of the CD, with the new version reversed – and now you see that one when you open the case.

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