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Old 04-28-2002, 01:42 PM
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I miss album covers

Al's comment over in the "let's talk music" thread reminded me of how album covers are responsible for RetouchPRO existing.

Not those little CD covers that you can't even see, but the big LP covers, especially those from the 70s. It was these covers that made me, as a pre-teen, decide that what I most wanted to do in life was make album covers. This led to my interest in photography, which led to my interest in restoration, which led me to investigate computers (pre-Photoshop), and...well, you know the rest.

They don't make decent album covers anymore. Actually, they may be making wonderful CD covers, but who can see them? My favorites were usually attributed to "Hipgnosis", who I later found out was one Skandanavian guy that's still working today. Lindqvist or something like that, I think.
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Old 04-29-2002, 07:42 AM
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Remember those fantasy covers by Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. You're right. They don't look the same at CD size.

Another cover that comes to mind is the Uriah Heep one where the model had stuck his head thru a spiders web. That could probably be easily simulated in PS nowdays, but then ...

Often when I remaster CD from LP, I get asked "What about the words" after I've spent ages fixing the noise from the LP and making a good-looking (well I think so anyway) cover. Imagine what the size of the words would be if I scanned it and shrunk it to fit on a CD size page. (BTW, it's definitely not worth remastering LP to CD for other people. They just don't realise how much time goes into it )
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Old 04-29-2002, 10:08 AM
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ELP had some great covers...I remember sitting and just staring at the Tarkus cover for seemingly hours. Lots of great bands during that period, with great covers. Remember the cover for "Thick as a Brick"? I have the CD and the replica is just sad.

If it weren't a guaranteed litigation nightmare, I think a 'great album covers' would be an excellent website.
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Old 04-29-2002, 01:02 PM
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Are you referring to Jethro Tull's - Thick As A Brick? I thought the cover resembled a news paper? I have an extensive collection of Jethro Tull. I also loved Styx album covers. Pink Floyd albums were amazing. I have kept all my old albums. I even play them from time to time!

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Old 04-29-2002, 01:34 PM
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I have the entire PF catalog, but discovered them post-CD, so haven't really been able to appreciate their cover design.

And yes, the Tull cover was made to look (and read) like a newspaper, which I found fabulous.
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Old 04-29-2002, 07:04 PM
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Hey Doug,

Let's have a fun challenge designing an album cover!

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Old 04-29-2002, 07:56 PM
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Lisa, that is a fantastic idea! Maybe it could incorporate an old photo of some sort as a common starting point?

My younger brother is constantly making mix CDs of his vast music collection (500+ cds). A few months ago he wanted to make a mix cd, design a cool cover and give it to his girlfreind as a gift. He came to me with a bunch of photos and we came up with this design. We printed it on glossy photo paper and I swear you could have put it in the rack at the music store and no one would have known it was homemade!
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Old 04-29-2002, 08:25 PM
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That is an awesome, awesome cover. I knew I'd like this idea!!!!

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Old 04-29-2002, 08:53 PM
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Lisa - great idea, it sounds like a really fun manipulation challenge!!

Greg- thats a really neat CD cover! how did you do that?

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Really cool Greg. Looks real Pro
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