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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-08 1:55 PM (#544019)
Subject: Album Art and Design


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We have mentioned several times, the topic of album art. Thought I would start a thread. This one includes Ovation, but post your favorite album art work. Beal - is there a backstory to this, or did it just happen?




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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-10 1:35 PM (#544048 - in reply to #544019)
Subject: RE: Album Art and Design


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Oh c'mon ya'll - show us some of your favorites - they are all on google. Who remembers this one?


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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-10 1:52 PM (#544049 - in reply to #544019)
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I just KNEW you'd post that one!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-10 2:12 PM (#544050 - in reply to #544019)
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One of the cool things about this cover was that it had fold-out stands that allowed it to actually be used as a small writing desk. But wait, there's more. A very, very few of them came with a pair of panties wrapped around the album inside. There was a quick recall on those, however, since some girls were wearing the panties, and they were meant to only be a novelty display. Not made from fabric, but rather from a paper-weave-type material that was.. get this.. not fireproof, thus not rated as safe clothing item. There were also girls reporting allergy breakout rash in that little delicate area. Anyway, my copy had the panties.. light blue.. which, from what I understand now fetch a very good collector's price. Mine, at age 17, ended up as a flag on my car's radio antenna.

So, on this week in June, I dedicate this post to you, Elginacres, as an educator of such crazy teens. A braver man than I. Hope you have a great summer!




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alpep
Posted 2018-06-10 4:03 PM (#544053 - in reply to #544019)
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love this herbie mann lp





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Beal
Posted 2018-06-10 6:48 PM (#544054 - in reply to #544019)
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Just happened I think
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-10 10:12 PM (#544057 - in reply to #544019)
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The USA copies of this album had 3D artwork that used a lenticular style of printing, so when you shifted the angle of view the image appeared to move. Or maybe it was just something that someone slipped into my drink. I dunno. Cool cover, though. It was recorded and dedicated in memory of Duane Allman.


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Nancy
Posted 2018-06-11 10:51 AM (#544062 - in reply to #544019)
Subject: RE: Album Art and Design



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elginacres - 2018-06-08 1:55 PM

We have mentioned several times, the topic of album art. Thought I would start a thread. This one includes Ovation, but post your favorite album art work. Beal - is there a backstory to this, or did it just happen?


I feel stupid... and old...

I had this album, played all the time, and NEVER even noticed they were Ovations!! Thank you Elginacres!!

One of my Favorites was this one, I just liked the Artwork, and Loved the Album:



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Mark in Boise
Posted 2018-06-11 11:40 AM (#544063 - in reply to #544019)
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Nancy, I never noticed those were Ovation spaceships until someone posted it on this site. Probably Miles. It just shows how they were everywhere back in the day.
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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-11 7:57 PM (#544065 - in reply to #544019)
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Nice One Nancy....I always loved this one too...and yes - in that era both Brian May and Freddie played Ovation 12s in concert...not sure what was used on '39 in the studio.




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arumako
Posted 2018-06-11 9:57 PM (#544066 - in reply to #544019)
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Great thread elginacres! Working...couldn't resist!



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stonebobbo
Posted 2018-06-12 4:15 PM (#544076 - in reply to #544019)
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I remember when my sister (who played flute) brought home the Stand Up album by Jethro Tull.




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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-12 10:50 PM (#544083 - in reply to #544019)
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Then there was this one from the Beatles...
























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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-12 11:03 PM (#544084 - in reply to #544019)
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... everybody get up and move.. yeah yeeah...



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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-12 11:32 PM (#544085 - in reply to #544019)
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Here's one that fascinates me. If you knew Chapin, you will see that the blurred facial image looks nothing at all like him. Nada. However, I did happen to notice that if you look at the very bottom right corner on the edge of his blurred hair, there is a tiny hidden profile image in the mix of the hair that DOES look like Harry. Just like him, actually. I've always wondered if its use was intentional on the part of the label's graphics people who caught it, or possibly altered it, or maybe they didn't even notice it. I've never heard or read anything about it. Just my own observations.

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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-13 10:18 AM (#544088 - in reply to #544019)
Subject: Re: Album Art and Design


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Love the look of a (-7) To make a cover of this magnitude is nice.



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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-13 10:20 AM (#544089 - in reply to #544019)
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Cannot believe this on slipped through the censors in the early 1970s.



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d'ovation
Posted 2018-06-13 10:54 AM (#544091 - in reply to #544019)
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Yes the album art really was an integral part of the music. Too sad for the kids nowadays who only know the generic music from "streaming" apps. I sitll (vaguely) remember one day in the 70s when a group of buddies  drove to the big city to go to the big record store, and we all had consumed a certain hallucinogenic substances ... I ended up buying three albums just based on art without even doing the pre-listening. This was one of them:

 



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arumako
Posted 2018-06-13 11:31 AM (#544092 - in reply to #544019)
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Yup, the album cover was part of the intrigue of the music. I remember walking through the PX in USARJ. Some friends had previously turned me on to Blow by Blow and Wired. When I saw this on display, I just had to have it. There were no sound sampling stations at the time; so alot of my experimental purchases were based on the cover design. Some were good risks, some bad...I distinctly recall this and Pat Travers' Radio Active as having had excellent ROI...



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elginacres
Posted 2018-06-13 2:49 PM (#544093 - in reply to #544019)
Subject: Re: Album Art and Design


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The one Al posted - the effect even happens on the computer image.....fascinating.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-06-13 5:09 PM (#544095 - in reply to #544019)
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The one, the only.




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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-06-21 5:48 AM (#544168 - in reply to #544019)
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The best... it´s a really difficult question. I thought a lot about it and for me the best is the one which impressed me the most: my first LP, bought from my small budget. And still one of the best ever.



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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-06-21 5:53 AM (#544169 - in reply to #544048)
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ELINACRES: I´ll never forget the scene: "you are too loud" loooooooooool

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Nancy
Posted 2018-06-21 8:55 AM (#544170 - in reply to #544089)
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elginacres - 2018-06-13 10:20 AM

Cannot believe this on slipped through the censors in the early 1970s.


LMAO!!!!!! I remember that one!
It almost looked like he was going .....
Then you read the T-Shirt! LOL!!!!!!
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guitarwannabee
Posted 2018-06-26 5:49 PM (#544233 - in reply to #544019)
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i cant believe that you old hippies didn't post this one.
you must still be in your parents basement smoking the lettuce again. GWB


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