I know a lot of people who haven't bought a real CD in quite a long time. They are content to just download it off the internet. While I may have occasionally partaken in the "piracy" phenomenon, nothing (well, almost nothing) gives me greater joy than actually buying a great record. When you simply download an album, you are missing out on a few things. One of those things is the cover art. I fear that, with the increasing dominance of iTunes and illegal downloading, and other technologies that we've yet to see, great album art will become a thing of the past. (Read another take on this here.)
I can think of a few album covers that I think are just astonishing, not only as pieces of art, but in how they complement and represent (or don't represent) the music that they adorn. Here are a few of my favorites:
This is just an amazing image.
Posted by smit2174 at November 19, 2005 12:54 PM
I remember reading somewhere that the photographer originally wanted to throw this shot away because of the solarization on Neil's face, but it is such a perfect image for this great album.