Way cool inside gatefolds

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  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

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    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

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    Led Zeppelin II:

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  5. Jae

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

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    3D pop-out gatefold.
     
  6. Synthfreek

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    The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
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  8. badsneakers

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

    Sorry, I'm a luddite so can't post pictures.
     
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  9. DJ LX

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

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

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  12. danner

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    Along that theme...

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  13. lowellmorris

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    Jethro Tull!

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    Edit: Beat to the punch!
     
  14. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner!
     
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  17. Agent57

    Agent57 Marshall will buoy, but Fender control

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    One of my favorites, too.

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  18. Retro Hound

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  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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  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

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    Amon Düül II ‎– Dance Of The Lemmings


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    Hawkwind, Space Ritual


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    Soft Machine, Third


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  23. Retro Hound

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    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!

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  24. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Gotta have Ohio Players' Honey here

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  25. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Julie London: Calendar Girl inside gatefold picture.

    Game Set Match.

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