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Posted: 12 May 10, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm mind might be News of the World or Queen (first album)


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Posted: 12 May 10, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps 'A Night at the Opera', Very nice details.


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Posted: 13 May 10, 04:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always liked the cover for A Kind of Magic a lot...

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Posted: 13 May 10, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen2 and A night at the opera

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Posted: 13 May 10, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II - so iconic
Miracle - a neat picture, and a statement on how all the song are collaborative
(Made in Heaven is up there too - the last hints of light from a setting sun hitting the band)

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Posted: 13 May 10, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - the first one. Like a beacon to all the great things to come.


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Posted: 13 May 10, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fly away wrote:
(Made in Heaven is up there too - the last hints of light from a setting sun hitting the band) ---------------------------------

The widely available cover has the sunrise photo, not the sunset one, so technically it's "the first hints of light from a rising sun".

The vinyl cover had the setting sun, though.

Lovely cover.
I wish I had visited Montreux in Fall/Winter instead of in the middle of the Summer. It still looked beautiful but not "MIH cover" beautiful, hehe :).

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Posted: 13 May 10, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

News Of The World has always been my fave. I was 7 when the album came out and my brother had it and I remember staring at it for hours, especially the inside cover of the people running. Magic stuff.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to agree with News Of The World.  It's the only one that had me looking at it in wonder as a kid.


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Posted: 13 May 10, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

news of the world, Yes!....a great cover. I also have a warm spot for made in heaven.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll always have a soft spot for Queen II - that's the first image of the band that I really remember (from the BoRhap video).

NOTW is probably the coolest (especially since they had the original artist alter the painting) and Made in Heaven is also really poignant (although I was disappointed when I heard it's actually three different photos smashed together rather than one fluid shot).

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Posted: 13 May 10, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II

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Posted: 13 May 10, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

News of the World for me.  I chose it as my avatar because I have an intense memory of being 11 years old in summer of 1978 and tracing the lines of the artwork with my finger as I held the album for the first time.  It belonged to my older cousin, and his album collection was a source of mystery and wonder. I couldn't take my eyes off of it for the longest time as I examined every detail and tried to imagine a story about what had happened to the people on the cover.

I had a dream about the metal monster that night in which I discovered him crying in the woods behind the house at my aunt's house where we were staying.  I somehow knew that he was terribly sorry about what had happened to the people on the cover. In the dream, I went into the house and took a bag of oreos which I brought into the woods and shared with my monster friend.  Whenever I handed him one it changed from a small oreo into a giant one that fit him.   He didn't talk, but he stopped crying.

It's my first memory of 'Queen', though what Queen would become for me, by degrees, was a ways off yet.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: News of the World for me.  I chose it as my avatar because I have an intense memory of being 11 years old in summer of 1978 and tracing the lines of the artwork with my finger as I held the album for the first time.  It belonged to my older cousin, and his album collection was a source of mystery and wonder. I couldn't take my eyes off of it for the longest time as I examined every detail and tried to imagine a story about what had happened to the people on the cover.

I had a dream about the metal monster that night in which I discovered him crying in the woods behind the house at my aunt's house where we were staying.  I somehow knew that he was terribly sorry about what had happened to the people on the cover. In the dream, I went into the house and took a bag of oreos which I brought into the woods and shared with my monster friend.  Whenever I handed him one it changed from a small oreo into a giant one that fit him.   He didn't talk, but he stopped crying.

It's my first memory of 'Queen', though what Queen would become for me, by degrees, was a ways off yet.

Awwww like in "Of Mice and Men" when Lennie squeezes the mice to death. That story is too cute!

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Posted: 13 May 10, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Made In Heaven" and "The Miracle"... the symbolism in both of these covers is so beyond anything else...

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Posted: 13 May 10, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hot Space.

very Andy Warhol.  Still looks good today.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And you know, when I finally put Hot Space through my blender it ended up tasting like tomato soup.  Eerie.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PrincessofTaylor wrote:

Awwww like in "Of Mice and Men" when Lennie squeezes the mice to death.

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Yeah...just like that! :)  You've made me feel nostalgic for good stories.  I can't find any good fiction and I don't know where to look, so I've given up.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Return of the Champions!

O-wait.  no... News of the World for sure.

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Posted: 13 May 10, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer heart attack and Made in heaven.


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