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Tokio Aoyama

A masterful artist.

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Butcher Billy’s art for this sleeve is really good.

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A few others which are stunners too.
 

Danoff

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Always liked this one:

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Not just because of the half-naked chick on the cover. It also seemed to fit the music somehow.

And I have no idea why but...

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Also, this one is gonna seem too cliche and a little too obvious but I feel like i have to mention the album cover:

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I didn't buy any of these based on the album cover. But they are some of my favorites.
 
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Ooh, yeah, Breakfast In America is a great one (not only the cover but the music as well). And I know why...it's the Statue of Liberty as viewed through the window a "jumbo", but the Statue of Liberty is a waitress named Libby.

And there's nothing cliché about Dark Side Of The Moon.

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Music Sounds is the 2016 release from Mimi Betinis, long-time session guitarist and lead guitar of Pezband, a '70s power pop act from Illinois. The jacket was printed exactly as it appears above, with the appearance of poor condition being a part of its design.
 
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TexRex72
Let's look at the oposite end of the spectrum. I was going for a Steely Dan album when I accidentally slid this out instead, and while I enjoy the music (it's in my record collection), it has to be one of the worst covers of all time.

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Silver Arrows

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I got reminded it, but the cover for an unofficial rarities and b-sides for my favorite East Coast rap duo, Cannibal Ox:

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Also another favorite, the back cover to the Keep Hope Alive single (Or at least, one of many) by The Crystal Method:

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Pick a Roger Dean cover.
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Sorry, I can find a decently high res image of the Drama cover.

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The outside cover of Close to the Edge is one of the more minimalist Yes album covers (It's just the Yes logo and the album title on a black to green gradient) but the inside cover not so much.
 
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Thanks to @Populuxe Cowboy for reminding me of these.

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The common thread between these albums--apart from their release during a five year span in the latter half of the '70s--is their covers were composed by comedian Phil Hartman, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, NewsRadio and as the voices of Lionel Hutz and Troy McLure on The Simpsons.

Edit: Steely Dan's Aja removed. Now I'm beginning to question others--I'll have to dig deeper.
 
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:lol:

I think if we're going with greatest hits albums, top honors go to The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (not to be confused with The Complete Greatest Hits).

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It's about time I contributed. Here are ten album covers by the great Japanese painter Hiroshi Nagai.


Hiroshi Nagai 1980 Issei Okamoto - Moonlight Mystery


Hiroshi Nagai 1981 Eiichi Ohtaki - A Long Vacation


Hiroshi Nagai 1982 Niagara Fall of Sound Orchestra - Niagara Song Book


Hiroshi Nagai 1982 Naoya Matsuoka & Wesing - The September Wind


Hiroshi Nagai 1983 Pedro & Capricious - Sun Patio


Hiroshi Nagai 1983 Max Romeo - Loving You


Hiroshi Nagai 1987 VA - Hawaiian Dream OST


Hiroshi Nagai 2017 Pictured Resort - Southern Freeway


Hiroshi Nagai 2017 AAA - No Way Back


Hiroshi Nagai 2019 VA - Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
 
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I love the thoughtful look on David's face there. He was a good looking guy, but lately he looks the way I'd picture Death.

That appears to be a Volvo P1800 he's seated in.
 
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That appears to be a Volvo P1800 he's seated in.

In fact, it looks to be a '67 or later when the chrome trim was changed to extend straight back on the bodyside instead of curving up on the door to the top of the rear fender.

Sylvian is a fascinating musician, the sort who is always stretching themselves, trying new things.