100 Best Album Covers: The Stories Behind the Sleeves

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Together with co-author Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson founded the influential 1960s Hipgnosis design studio. He is the creative genius behind some of rock music's best-known and most compelling album covers, including several classic Pink Floyd sleeves. Thorgerson has had five of his cover designs included in the 100 classic album covers chosen by the editors of Rolling Stone magazine.
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Overview

Together with co-author Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson founded the influential 1960s Hipgnosis design studio. He is the creative genius behind some of rock music's best-known and most compelling album covers, including several classic Pink Floyd sleeves. Thorgerson has had five of his cover designs included in the 100 classic album covers chosen by the editors of Rolling Stone magazine.
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Matthew Reed Baker
Thorgerson and Powell provide a compelling look at this medium and prove that it's often more than just marketing: its art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552093917
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 9
One Hundred Album Covers 17
Abraxas 18
The Amazing Adventures Of Simon Simon 19
Agharta 20
Aoxomoxoa 22
Appare 23
Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays 24
Bettenchi 25
Between Tides 26
Big Science 28
Blind Faith 29
Brain Salad Surgery 30
Bossanova 32
Breakfast In America 33
Special Packaging 34
A Broken Frame 36
Bummed 37
Candy-O 38
Celestial 39
Cheap Thrills 40
Chrome 42
Closer 43
Country Life 44
Crush 45
The Dark Side Of The Moon 46
A Different Kind Of Tension 47
Power, Respect, And Lunch 48
Distinguishing Marks 50
The Division Bell 51
Doc At The Radar Station 52
Do It Yourself 54
Dragon Fly 55
Down On The Farm 56
The Edgar Winter Band With Rick Derringer 58
The End Of The Beginning 59
The Fat Of The Land 60
Fear Of Music 61
Free 62
Gamma 2 63
Designing A Cover 64
Goodbye Jumbo 66
Hank Mobley 67
Hapshash And The Coloured Coat 68
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 70
Home Is In Your Head 72
Horses 74
How To Be A Zillionaire! 75
Houses Of The Holy 76
Hub-Tones 78
In No Sense? Nonsense! 80
Invisible Storm 81
Drawing Boards For Sale 82
It's A Beautiful Day 84
Kings Of Noise 85
The Last Testament 86
Lenox Avenue Breakdown 88
Liquid Love 89
Licensed To Ill 90
Little Johnny C 92
Look Sharp! 93
London Calling 94
Love 96
Lovesexy 97
Mahler - 9th Symphony 98
Mermaid Boulevard 99
Box Sets... With Albums Too! 100
Modern Life Is Rubbish 102
Music For Pleasure 103
Music Of Quality And Distinction, Vol. 2 104
Never A Dull Moment 105
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols 106
Nevermind 108
Nightclubbing 109
Night Dreamer 110
Nothing's Shocking 111
Odelay 112
Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake 113
House Style 114
The Original Soundtrack 116
The Pacific Age 118
Peter Gabriel 119
Pin Ups 120
La Pistola y El Corazon 121
Post 122
Power Corruption & Lies 124
Presence 125
The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators 126
Remote Control 127
Road Song 128
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 130
See Jungle! See Jungle!... 132
Self Portrait 133
Seven Seven Seven 134
Some Girls 135
The Annual Grammy Awards 136
Sticky Fingers 138
Strange Days 140
Tales From Topographic Oceans 142
Their Satanic Majesties Request 144
This Is Hardcore 145
Trans-Europe Express 146
Tribute 147
Two Virgins 148
The Velvet Underground & Nico 149
Wish You Were Here 150
Weasels Ripped My Flesh 152
Wow 153
You Never Know 154
Index 156
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