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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where the hell is News Of The World. that's an amazing album sleeve.  A prime example of how album art is lost when converted to CD. also Queen II is another fantastic LP sleeve. I only wish that Sheer Heart Attack was a gatefold sleeve.


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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hot Space's cover is amazing!

I love all of the covers except "The Works"...even though the photography was done by the legendary George Hurrell...it's just boring.  Not crazy about AKOM cover either.

Funny those are my two least favorite Queen albums too!

Innuendo's cover was a return to the '70's enigmatic album art...and I knew I was in for a treat just by the artwork before I got it home and played it.  And when I heard the opening to "Innuendo" I jumped around shouting YES! Queen is BACK!  

Sadly, I was unaware of Freddies illness.

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Posted: 11 Dec 10, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourites are Innuendo and ANATO. 

NOTW scares me.

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Posted: 12 Dec 10, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen 1 - A little shoddy and uninteresting - could have been better.
Queen 2 - Much better - glossy and professional and laterly iconic - of course.
SHA - My own favourite. The lads covered in vaseline then dowsed in water..nice!
ANATO - Classy, actually quite alot like a programme for covent garden at the time. 
ADATR - Classy again, the perfect mirror for Opera - like the music.
NOTW - However unoriginal this is an interesting cover with terrifying robot. Not nearly as much fun as a CD as someone said.
JAZZ - Again not particularly original - Roger saw the design on a wall in Berlin. None the less, Iconic and interesting - don't look at it for too long else you'll get a headache. Great  studio shot inside the gatefold too - again completely lost as a CD.
LIVE KILLERS - Nice shot but clearly a composite as Brian May is badly positioned and has been rather amateurishly coloured in! - Give em a break though, it was 20 years before photo shop!
THE GAME - Glossy silver monochrome and....boring actually.
FLASH - Fun, bright yellow - nice inner sleave too.
HOT SPACE - Bright, multicoloured and lots of fun. Wonder if then band chose their individual colours.
WORKS - Nice classic monochrome shot of group but a little dull. After growing the cock duster why did Fred insist on always having his mug on the front eh?  
AKOM - Maybe I'm biased as this is the one Queen album I don't like but the cover's just cheap and nasty. Don't like the cartoon idea at all.
MIRACLE - Original true - but a little freaky. Not fond of this.
INNUENDO - Again not original artwork but fine use of 19th century cartoon art to set a mood somehow matched by the music.
MIH - Mawkishly sentimental. Nasty. and the stamp ? made in heaven ? patronising and frankly plain stupid.


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Posted: 12 Dec 10, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^WOW...agree with almost all of your post...except I think Queen1 cover is really cool...and the Game is neat too.