Would Sgt. Pepper's be exactly the same without Peter Blake's cover ? At a time when full-length records do not mean much any longer and album covers even less, I found interesting to make a website on sleeve design. Long before videos, record covers were the visual embodiment of music, a way to put images on sound. I remember having spent hours as a teenager detailing the cover of records while listening to them. Later on, I realised that some of them had things in common in their design, revealing either a mere sign of the times or a more deliberate connection. Some records even obviously copied famous sleeves, as a tribute or as a mockery. Here is a collection of record covers I came across, which share some common visual features.

Pastoral music

George Harrison

All Things Must Pass (1970/Colour version 2001)

Van Morrison

Veedon Fleece (1974)

25 years apart

Barbra Streisand

Guilty (1980)

Barbra Streisand

Guilty Pleasures (2005)

Post #100

I've been running this blog for nearly 2 years now and here it is, post #100. I had no idea how long I could/would be able to feed this website with new additions when I started it. Now I know it's endless. There are already more than 275 album covers displayed here and there's more to come. I'm more motivated than ever to keep on posting, so stay tuned.

Thanks to all the people who stopped by and especially to those who sent me a message, left a comment or shared links. I really appreciate.

The Beatles

1 (2000)

Sigur Rós

( ) (2002)

Thievery Corporation

The Richest Man in Babylon (2002)