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Venus And Mars Deserves A More Appropriate Cover

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Harry Hotspur, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

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    Venus symbol:
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    Mars symbol:
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    Venus and Mars symbol!
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    Oh, wait....
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  2. 'Its great, it sold, it's the bloody "Venus & Mars" album, shut up':
     
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  3. thewonders

    thewonders Someone that I used to know

    I'm was never bothered by the album cover - not McCartney's best but not his worst either.


    Yes. They are meant to symbolically represent Venus and Mars.
     
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  4. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Senior Member

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    I'm just glad it had those 3 stickers. Thats what made the packaging complete.
     
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  5. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    All subjective but I rate the covers of Imagine/Walls & Bridges/Double Fantasy/Ram/Tug Of War/McCartney/Ringo/Living In The Material World

    I would also include the cover for Venus & Mars as I rather like it. Well designed and unique
     
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  6. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    City of Angels
    Yeah, give him this to mass around with and keep him away from Stones, Who, Zeppelin, etc.
     
  7. maccafan

    maccafan Forum Resident

    Don't think they'd mind, especially with the way he improves the sound.
     
  8. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    Surround mixes frighten him. He's a newbie at it and it shows. He needs to assist Steven Wilson and learn how surround mixes are constructed. Gain confidence to go for it.
     
  9. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

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    Always thought a couple of balls was entirely appropriate :edthumbs:
     
  10. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

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    Houston, Texas

    It sounds like you have never seen this:

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    [​IMG]

    This is everything. Iconic.
     
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  11. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    I like it. The next couple are crap though.
     
  12. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Appropriate for the time. Album artwork in general hit the skids
    in the 80s due to the MTV influence and it's been downhill ever
    since the invention of Photoshop.
     
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  13. joy stinson

    joy stinson Secret friend

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    Amen.....the...most icon...seventies...cover...bar none.
     
  14. dudley07726

    dudley07726 Forum Resident

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    FLA
    I thought he did a great job with Love.
     
  15. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Ok, ok...you got me on that one...I forgot to mention it. Very cool cover. I guess I was having...what do you call them...senior moments...??:doh:
     
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  16. joy stinson

    joy stinson Secret friend

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    Now that’s my domain on SHF...senior ..and..uncontrollable seizures....my excuses, lol.
     
  17. TheHutt

    TheHutt Forum Resident

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    The only thing about the V&M package that strikes me as odd is the inner gatefold photo. I read the story behind it (Paul invited Hipgnosis' Aubrey Powell to do the design but then it turned out they already had the balls idea and wouldn't want anything else. So they hired Powell to shoot their photo in the desert instead).

    But somehow the photo, while great on its own, doesn't really connect with the rest of that cover design, in my opinion.
     
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  18. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    I like the cover design quite a lot. The gatefold desert photo is fantastic.
     
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  19. joy stinson

    joy stinson Secret friend

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    I found this online fairly recently...certainly never saw it then. They all looked very seventies...a great era, my senior year of high school.
     
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  20. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Good to see you Joy!:wave:
     
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  21. joy stinson

    joy stinson Secret friend

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    :wave:You too....hang in there...
     
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  22. It’s a cool looking commercial but I don’t know about the song fragments included. I would have gone a bit more rock and less You Gave Me The Answer/Treat Her Gently.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2021
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  23. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

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    Mid 70's spaced out album cover. Paulie's homage to Floyds 1973 The Dark Side Of The Moon album.

    Love it.
     
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  24. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

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    Venus and balls are alright tonight.
     
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  25. joy stinson

    joy stinson Secret friend

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    Ah...but I love those songs on V&M, made it a unique type seventies album, .....some more traditional rock type songs displayed on WOA, in the tour and in rock show.
     

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