Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by crispi, May 30, 2011.
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come alternates
Here's the image on the cover of the VHS edition of THE CARDIGANS live in london, which is slightly less cropped than the image on the LP version of first band on the moon (the more commonly seen CD version is shown above):
From original photo session:
First work version...
The final cover for e.s.t. Live in Hamburg 4lp Box Set:
Not an uncropped, but interesting nonetheless:
Chet Baker - Chet (1959)
I found this one last night - the complete photo used for "Introducing the Beatles" and various EPs.
Dinosaur Jr - Green Mind
Here's an off the wall example I came across by chance online:
LSD: A Documentary Report (Capitol STAO-2574/TAO-2574)
This album was released by Capitol Records in August to report on the burgeoning acid scene happening in Los Angeles at the time.
It was produced by Capitol Records president Alan Livingstone and photo-journalist Lawrence Schiller with the help of Dr. Sidney Cohen.
The documentary was narrated by an uncredited Dick Clark and features commentary from various LSD luminaries such as Timothy Leary,
Allen Ginsberg and Laura Huxley. The psychedelic background music was performed by an LA band called Fire & Ice.
The cover photo was taken by Lawrence Schiller at the Cinema Theater "Hollywood" Acid Test on February 25, 1966.
The "psychedelic" effect was created by using a slow shutter speed to blur the action giving it a feeling of speed and movement.
Here is the original uncropped photograph showing dancers at the Hollywood Acid Test:
Here is the poster for the Hollywood Acid Test:
And here is the original uncropped photograph with the album cover superimposed:
I have to see if I can find them, but I was given several sheets of alternate photos and proofs for Herbie Hancock's album The New Standard from 1995.
The uncropped picture is actually a painting by Mati Klarwein.
Here's the actual uncropped and not yet reworked photo for Abbey Road.
1985 - Photo session for a-ha's front cover of their album "Hunting High And Low":
And 1990 - "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon":
In most cases original photos are in way better quality and colors than the final covers
This is an actual photograph of the cover for "Queen".
In most cases album covers are re-printings (for re-sizing, copy/paste details and stuff) and sometimes even got tinting hence the loss of quality.
And often the original photo sessions went lost over years. For example, I wish there's more of the Beatles For Sale photo session at Hyde Park. Obviously only 5 or 6 different pics exist today.
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