Way cool inside gatefolds

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Folknik, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm sure there have been a number of threads about favorite album covers, but I was just thinking about some of the inside art that really justifies gatefold covers. Here are just a few (Sorry, I'm not quite tech-savvy enough to post them):
    Tres Hombres - ZZ Topp (That mouthwatering Mexican platter)
    Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane (That mouthwatering PB&J)
    Wheels of Fire - Cream (Silver on the outside and a burst of psychedelic colors on the inside)
    The Faces I've Been - Jim Croce (Hard stock pages graced with copious annotation and aesthetically pleasing arrangement of rare archival photos)
    McCartney - Paul McCartney (Lots of photos emanating domestic bliss; I especially like the one of Macca picking his nose.)
    For Ladies Only - Steppenwolf (OK, maybe it's a good thing I don't know how to post that one.)
    Too many good ones to list in one post. What are some of your faves?
  2. Kiss ALIVE II FTW
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  3. moomaloo

    moomaloo Forum Resident

    I can't begin to describe the impact that inner gatefold for Kiss Alive II had on me and my mates back in 1977 (when I was 13). Were they ever truely like that live or was this a creation for the sleeve...?
  4. Rupe33

    Rupe33 Forum Resident

    Silver Spring, MD
    Led Zeppelin II:

  5. Jae

    Jae Forum Resident

    "Once Upon A Twilight" - The Twilights, Oct 1968...


    3D pop-out gatefold.
  6. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
  7. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
  8. badsneakers

    badsneakers Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    Soft Machine 'Third' (1970)
    Stevie Wonder 'Innervisions' (1973)
    Steely Dan 'Pretzel Logic' (1974)

    Sorry, I'm a luddite so can't post pictures.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2014
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  9. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    I rather like the inside of Queen's Jazz.
  10. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident


    Inner sleeve of 'Grave New World' - The Strawbs. Simply stunning.
  11. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
  12. danner

    danner Forum Resident

    Birmingham, AL
    Along that theme...

  13. lowellmorris

    lowellmorris Well-Known Member

    New Hampshire
    Jethro Tull!


    Edit: Beat to the punch!
  14. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner!
  15. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
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  16. 1970

    1970 Forum Resident

  17. Agent57

    Agent57 Marshall will buoy, but Fender control

    One of my favorites, too.

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  18. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
  19. The original "Living In The Past" album, with the book of photos, was a dream for me, since I was just about a year into my nutsie new Tull "fan-ship" when it got released... I wasn't even aware of all those UK release singles included, so imagine my surprise... Those sure were the days (...of surprises!)...
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  20. phish

    phish Jack Your Body

    Biloxi, MS, USA
  21. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    Electric Wizard's Witchcult Today. Check it out! NOT SAFE FOR WORK! But pretty damn great!
  22. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

    Amon Düül II ‎– Dance Of The Lemmings


    Hawkwind, Space Ritual


    Soft Machine, Third

  23. Retro Hound

    Retro Hound Forum Resident

    Pittsburg, KS
    Here's an interesting one, perhaps not cool, but it's an anti-depressant drug advertised in the gatefold of an album called Symposium In Blues. Somehow I've ended up with two copies of this album!

    [​IMG]BluesDrugs (2) by Retro Hound, on Flickr
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  24. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

    Mid Atlantic USA
    Gotta have Ohio Players' Honey here

  25. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    Julie London: Calendar Girl inside gatefold picture.

    Game Set Match.


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