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#4044690 - 12/03/14 01:40 AM Best album art  
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My first LP was Styx Paradise Theater. Oh man did the packaging set the mood, even before you lowered the stylus!

From the happy front cover...



Larger actual LP cover...
http://198.65.10.229/DID/Temp/Styx_PT_0.jpg


To the sad back cover...




The whole thing was just classy...






Colored artwork was embedded in the actual vinyl (B-Side)...



Just freggin' cool, IMO!

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#4044703 - 12/03/14 02:09 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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I've always been fond of this one, and the fine music inside.


#4044704 - 12/03/14 02:15 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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#4044706 - 12/03/14 02:23 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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#4044709 - 12/03/14 02:33 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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Some I like. Bruce Dickinson, "The Chemical Wedding." Everything is by Blake, and he does a great song called "Jerusalem" that builds on Blake's poem of the same name.






Kansas' 3rd album, "Masque." Art is Giuseppe Arcimboldo, "Water."







My favorite Styx covers:






Inner sleeve art from Yes, "Close to the Edge." RIP Roger Dean!



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#4044719 - 12/03/14 03:28 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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One of my favorites of all time,






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#4044729 - 12/03/14 04:17 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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darn, was about to get REVOLVER in
oh well, i go with this one then



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#4044828 - 12/03/14 12:30 PM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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I'd say most of The Ohio Players' covers.. but I cant post any because they are NSFW. biggrin


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#4044892 - 12/03/14 02:42 PM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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A few more favorites...








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Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
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Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
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#4045150 - 12/04/14 01:19 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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#4045155 - 12/04/14 01:33 AM Re: Best album art [Re: Rambler]  
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The European cover for Blind Faith's album.

Can't show it here.



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#4045208 - 12/04/14 04:34 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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I always thought Tommy Shaw of Styx was one of the prettiest girls in any rock band of the eighties.

Seriously though, you guys have some great picks there. Styx and Journey bring back more school-days memories than any others. Thanks for the memories.


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#4045216 - 12/04/14 05:12 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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Some of my favorite Iron Maiden covers (and albums).













Some Crowbar, I always felt their covers complimented the music much of which concerns depression, adversity and the pain of loss.





And some great Sepultura covers







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So many cool covers.

I always liked this..





and Blaskos cover always sticks out to me as well..




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#4045234 - 12/04/14 07:48 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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#4045238 - 12/04/14 08:07 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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The Dead have always had the best album covers

(I won't put images up cuz I thot we weren't s'posed to show
other than our own or non-copyrighted)

http://www.livedownloads.com/labels/gd439460.jpg

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#4045272 - 12/04/14 10:14 AM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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Is that Frank Zappa at the far right of the Alice Cooper cover?


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#4045337 - 12/04/14 02:06 PM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  
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My dad had this one growing up. I probably looked at this album more than any other in that time period.





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Love this one as well,




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#4045346 - 12/04/14 02:24 PM Re: Best album art [Re: MarkG]  

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I'd definitely put here all early Marillion arts. Just some examples, there are many more.






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