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Some Interesting (artistic) Album Covers (1)

THe Soul Reactor

 Art on album covers: Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way / Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Author: Julian Schnabel / USA

8th RHCP album. Woman on painting is Schnabel's doughter - Stella who was John Frusciante's partner then.
Frusciante said: "My girlfriend's father offered to do the album art, so we sent him rough mixes of eight songs, and he just got the vibe of the album from that. He said that he wouldn't be offended if we didn't like it, but we loved what he did. He's also given us great covers for all the singles. He's a true artist."

and Julian Schnabel's other work:

Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill

Author: World B. Omes  (David Gambale)

First Beastie Boys album. It was Columbia Records  fastest-selling debut records to date and eventually sold over 9 million copies in the United States.

"That was our kind of sense of humor,"  - says the author. Cover shows a sleek plane with the Beasties’ logo on the tail. But only after opening the gatefold, the plane had just smashed into a cliff.

 an example of other David's work:

 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures 

Author: Peter Saville / Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris - drummer of Joy Division chose the image used on the cover, which is based on an image of radio waves from pulsar CP 1919, from The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy. Peter Saville reversed the image from black-on-white to white-on-black.

"The duochrome Peter Saville cover of this first Joy Division album speaks volumes. Its white on black lines reflect a pulse of power, a surge of bass, and raw angst. If the cover doesn't draw you in, the music will".
- Susie Goldring / BBC Online.

The inner sleeve features a black-and-white photograph of a door with a hand near the handle. It was some years later before Saville discovered that the photograph was Hand Through a Doorway, a well-known picture by Ralph Gibson.

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