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Favorite Beatles album cover
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3 November 2013
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I never really realised it, but it really IS iconic. After that there were so many groups who sort of copied that cover. It's so simple, but it looks great.

21 November 2013
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Mine's Abbey Road. It's truly iconic.

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22 November 2013
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Gotta be Abbey Road. Classic. Simple. Perfect.

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22 November 2013
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Iconic Album covers:

With The Beatles

Rubber Soul (no name of the band on the front cover - just those 4 faces)

Sgt Pepper's

White Album

Abbey Road

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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22 November 2013
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Abbey Road definitely is my favorite. Sgt Peppers would be my next. For album covers obviously. 

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With the Beatles and Beatles For Sale.

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Gotta go with Revolver. I love Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper too, but not quiiiiiite as much.

1 February 2014
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I love almost all the covers, but Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper especially. With The Beatles is also a favorite.

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I'd have to go with Abbey Road as well. But I have a certain fondness for Help! Maybe it's all the Austrian/Salzburg snow inside ;D

5 February 2014
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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.Sgt-Pepper-%2Bcover%2Bsgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band%2Bfront-%2Bcover%2Bsketch.jpgImage Enlarger

 

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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. 

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Revolver, hands down just like AbbeyRoadRage said...

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. 

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11 February 2014
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I like the cover that's on the Canadian Long Tall Sally album as well as the Japanese and American Beatles Second Albums.

 

Long Tall Sally album artwork - Canada

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I personally love Revolver because of the flowy illustrative style and simplistic colour palette - I love the black and white. Although I don't think George looks much like himself...though the likeness of the other Beatles are captured quite wella-hard-days-night-ringo-8. I also love Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper.

20 February 2014
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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??

Abbey Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 February 2014
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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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Revolver will always be my fav one, but I think Abbey Road is that kind of album cover that you think: "simple but epic."

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