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The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

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by Grant Scott, Barry Miles, Johnny Morgan
     
 

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With the resurgence of vinyl, album cover art is as important as ever. This visually sumptuous book brings together 275 of the greatest album covers of all time. arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. A 50-strong panel of judges—including designers, musicians, producers, and record company executives—made the final selection, and their reasons

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With the resurgence of vinyl, album cover art is as important as ever. This visually sumptuous book brings together 275 of the greatest album covers of all time. arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. A 50-strong panel of judges—including designers, musicians, producers, and record company executives—made the final selection, and their reasons accompany the photographs. From rock ‘n’ roll to pop, R&B to jazz, punk, blues, and even folk, the covers include both classics and less well-known works, and every one made an impact, either artistically, stylistically, or culturally. Music fans will enjoy looking back at their favorites and debating the selection.Updated to include album covers up to 2016.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843404811
Publisher:
Collins & Brown
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Miles is a well-known British music writer and art director. He has written several seminal books on the Beat generation, including biographies of Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Kerouac, and in October 2002 published his memoir, In The Sixties (Jonathan Cape). He is the author of the bestselling Hippie (Sterling).   Grant Scott is a professional photographer and art director who has worked with leading magazines including Tatler and Elle. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries including MOMA New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.   Music journalist Johnny Morgan has contributed to many different music magazines, and before becoming a writer he was a professional musician and band manager.

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ThomasDC More than 1 year ago
Where to start...this book was the biggest disappointment ever. First, as a music lover (of all kinds) and an LP collection alone of over 5,000, I grew up starting at age 1 collecting records (45's) anb by age 6 had moved to LP's. The breakout by decade is the only good part to this book. For the '50s, the authors missed the wonderful Command Records covers, they did do some Blue Note covers, but the most famous are by Reid Miles covers (who worked for Esquire magazine)-non of his were there. The 60's-where to start what was wrong.First, if it wasn't the Beatles or Stones forget it, that is the majority of the work. For rock, they ignored some of the classic album covers-All Globe Progaganda artwork (Quicksilver, It's a Beautiful Day), Moody Blues,none represented, Jeff Airplane (Crown of Creation), witht the exception of Sgt Pepper and Let It Bleed, the '60s covers were anything on what I would call "the best" or evem memorable. 70's- No Bowie "Diamond Dogs, instead Bowie covers from his Berlin period, not the best. Forget punk, somehow Ian Durry and the Blockheads was not the best punk cover ever released. The selection of Candy-O as opposed to the first Cars cover is an odd choice...and I can go on. Also, no mention of "dance or disco" for the '70's, Donna Summer should have had some recognition, if noone else. The 80's: I will commend them on New Order and the first Joy Division's first cover but nothing else. The '80s was just plain pathetic as were the '90s. I have othere books of album covers which I thought were lacking in some respects (One exception the "Blue Note Cover Art", it is the best); but this book honestly, just plan sucks. Do not waist your time or money on this alleged "best collection"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for kids or dont leave laying around for young kids to see Has quite a few naked pics not appropiate
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