Uncropped versions of album cover photographs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by crispi, May 30, 2011.

  1. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    The thread about the uncropped Neil Young photo from "After The Gold Rush" got me thinking it would be interesting to see some more...

    Here's one from the Bird & Diz 50's Verve album cover. The uncropped version reveals in the background... none other than John Coltrane. On the left, Tommy Potter.
     

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  2. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    Here's another one. Sonny Rollins from 1957.
     

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  3. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    Hank Mobley.

    I finally understand what that circular object on the cover is. I always thought that it's part of an instrument. Also, notice how Reid Miles darkened the part to the left of Mobley's head, so on the cover the background is all black.
     

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  4. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    Seeing the Rollins cover side by side with the uncropped image really makes you appreciate just how good Reid Miles was. The cover layout transforms a fairly so-so portrait into an iconic image.
     
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  5. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    I like the way Miles notices the straight line formed by Rollins' head and the saxophone and then concentrates only on that, by leaving the rest black. But I think what you said applies even more on the portrait of Hank Mobley.
     
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  6. paustin0816

    paustin0816 Forum Resident

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    cool thread
     
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  7. nowhere-man-in-e

    nowhere-man-in-e Well-Known Member

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    Beatles VI
     

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  8. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    haha. that's a cool one. I never even noticed before they were holding a knife...
     
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  9. fattyramone

    fattyramone New Member

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    I'm slightly cheating a little here ...sorry

    Not a cropped photo , but one from the same session

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  10. fattyramone

    fattyramone New Member

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    The famous cropped "cigarette" photo..

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    and in close up....


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  11. fattyramone

    fattyramone New Member

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    Would Sir like it with Hitler or without?

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  12. Pureprairie1972

    Pureprairie1972 New Member

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    This woulda' made for a better Beatles VI cover, me thinks.
     

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  13. fortherecord

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    That sure looks like a splif Denny's holding to me!
     
  14. Calico

    Calico Forum Resident

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    Note exactly a photo, but...
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  15. Toby Latimer

    Toby Latimer Forum Resident

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  16. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

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    I have an uncropped poster that has the Elvis Presely mannequin on stage right with a towel over its head, and the Leo Gorcey and Gandhi standups.
     

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  17. jonmayo15

    jonmayo15 Forum Resident

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    :D
     

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  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    I always thought they were holding a golf club.
     
  19. Toby Latimer

    Toby Latimer Forum Resident

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  20. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

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    Brilliant thread this, though I have nothing to add :)
     
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  21. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Forum Resident

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    .....and I always thought it was a microphone with the wire hanging down below their hands.
     
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  22. Toby Latimer

    Toby Latimer Forum Resident

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    Just love this undoctored pic of 96-98 St Marks Place , NY .... [​IMG]
     
  23. Petrofsk

    Petrofsk Gort to Get You into My Life! Staff

    This is right up there with the "current locations" thread.
     
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  24. Calico

    Calico Forum Resident

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  25. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist Thread Starter

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    Hi Toby

    To be exact:
     

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