Albums issued with different artwork than the original

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wayneklein, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    This was a bit more widespread than I originally believed.

    The case of the King Crimson "Discipline" was because Fripp discovered the design wasn't public domain after it had been issued believing it to be an ancient design although he commissioned someone to come up with something similar but different.

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  2. Thurenity

    Thurenity Forum Resident

    James Galway - "The Man With the Golden Flute". Completely different pics between the LP and CD verisons.

    Relevant since I was needle dropping it this week and noticed this.
  3. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Only A Northern Song

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    New Zealand
    Dire Straits ST The cd is cream colored, wheras the original LP is white.
  4. four sticks

    four sticks Forum Resident

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    Pennsylvania
    a few 70's era Scorpions albums - Lonesome Crow (I believe) Virgin Killers and Taken By Force.
  5. heatherly

    heatherly Forum Resident

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    Laredo, TX, USA
    Smell The Glove
  6. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    The Joshua Tree had different vinyl and CD covers
  7. Masza

    Masza New Member

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  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Harrisburg PA
    Then there's these...and, a few other layouts, if I recall correctly...!

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  9. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Thin Lizzy Fighting.

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  10. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    Shine on Brightly (Procol Harum) was issued with a different cover in the US and UK, for some reason.

    Blind Faith and Electric Ladyland, for obvious reasons.

    Also King Crimson's Islands.

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  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    This is gonna be a long thread! :)

    Plenty of Bowie entries:

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  12. Jason Michael

    Jason Michael Active Member

    My vinyl is cream colored. Well, actually, the vinyl is black but the cover that the vinyl goes in is cream colored. ;)
    Perhaps there were different colored covers in different countries?
  13. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    Always hated the CD cover...like the LP cover better luckily the Mofi and the reissue (IIRC) something closer to the original cover.
  14. couchdave

    couchdave Well-Known Member

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  15. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    Appitite For Destruction (don't know if I can post the original here)
  16. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

    First one that comes to mind :agree:

    Also, Blind Faith, several 70s and early 80s Scorpions, Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland, AC/DC Bon Scott era, etc
  17. onionmaster

    onionmaster Forum Resident

    Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider:

    Original cover intended by record company, never used because the band hated it:

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    First release cover only on the German pressing and LP. The band thought it was ridiculous and had it changed later (it's known as the flying frog):

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    Replacement cover, used for second pressing:

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    US cover:

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    Japanese cover:

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    2001 Remaster cover:

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    2009 Rerelease cover:
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  18. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    Kiss - Creatures Of The Night LP was different then when it was first issued on CD.
  19. KariK

    KariK Well-Known Member

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    Espoo, Finland
    The Scorpions - Virgin Killer

    What is the story behind Velvet Underground's - White Light/White Heat 's two different covers?
  20. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

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    Allan Holdsworth Sand

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  21. lugnut2099

    lugnut2099 Well-Known Member

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    Indeed:

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  22. lugnut2099

    lugnut2099 Well-Known Member

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    And I'm sure if we get too heavily into foreign variants there could be a million, but I always thought these Japanese KISS examples were interesting (I especially like the Elder one)

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  23. peerke

    peerke Active Member

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    Belgium
  24. weirdo12

    weirdo12 Well-Known Member

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    Toronto
    One obvious one (to me) is Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark. There's tonnes of variations of it as you can see on a Google search.
  25. I never understood why my CD of The Beatles Rubber Soul had the title in gold on the cover while all of my UK and import LP copies had the title in red.