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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a thought but would you agree that disappointing sleeves often have disappointing albums enclosed??

Hot Space and The Works spring to mind as early examples of this trend.

Queen II is awesome so is the cover...

Innuendo v.good.....v.good cover.

AKOM good album .....good cover

You see it does work!!!



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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if the theory can always work, because people are going to have different opinions of an album and its cover. To me, The Works is a pretty good album, but you're right, the cover isn't all that interesting.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the Hot Space artwork, very nicely designed by Freddie.

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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Pim. I also love the album as well.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote:

I like the Hot Space artwork, very nicely designed by Freddie.


The Hot Space art work is my favourite but it wasn't really "designed" by Freddie. It was used before, it's an Andy Warhol type of artwork.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

somehow the cover influences you,,it's true.
last rem album has a terrible cover and it seems to be the album..i really dont likke strange frontier cover and the album isnt a masterpiece.

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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember seeing a T-Rex album cover with the same colour scheme as Hot Space's cover.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers Adam!!!

I've been racking my brains as to where i had seen that 4 colour square design before many years ago.

Now i can rest....

Here's a couple more.

Genesis - trick of the tail great / great

Genesis - abacab shite/shite!


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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimi wrote:

I've been racking my brains as to where i had seen that 4 colour square design before many years ago.

How about Microsoft Windows... ;)

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WORKS- crap album and crap cover
BUT
AKOM- crap album and good cover...
BUT
Innuendo- great cover, great album
BUT
Queen- crap cover, great album...

De gustibus non disputandum est- as many opinions as ppl on this board... Some think that Works is a masterpiece, I think it's crap... Some will say the cover for AKOM looks beautiful, I'll say it looks ridiculous... And we're all right, anyway...

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000023ZEP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

The hot space replica.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, but who released thiers first?? Queen or T-Rex??


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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely LOVE Hot Space though.


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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000023ZEP/qid=1100185067/sr=1-69/ref=sr_1_69/002-2954975-0128840?v=glance&s=music

Apparently, from a 1971 compilation of hits, rereleased in 1998.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice one adam.

God you'd think they'd have learnt.

Peter....

Radio Ga Ga / i wanna Break Free and Hard life are most definitely NOT 3 of the greatest singles in pop history!!!

Please don't try to defend the indefensible!!



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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe there's an album by Julio Iglesias (latin singer) with a cover (or back image)remarkably similar to that of Hot Space. Similar colors, similar shape... Even the title of the album is "Calor" (Heat). Go figure.. :S

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, by many fans' opinion 'The Miracle' had an awesome sleeve with not as awesome a record.

I'm not Miracle-bashing as I like the album myself... but I know I've seen more than a couple of 'zoners post their dislike of it. I think most would agree that the cover was great though.

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Posted: 11 Nov 04, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Umm... How about Under Pressure and Hammer To Fall singles' covers? Total black one and total red one, but songs are hits.

So my answer is no, can't judge.

Most awful, IMHO, covers were designed for 'Hot Space' singles, especially for 'Las Palabras De Amor'. But the album's design is very good.

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter Cetera wrote:

If you only like Queen from their early period you are not really a true Queen-fan.
Bollocks- who the f**k are you to say who is true fan and who's not... Be gone, stepford...

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Posted: 12 Nov 04, 05:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter,

I'm amazed how you seem to think i don't like 80's music or Mid term Queen because i disagree with your analysis of the 3 singles as being great in pop history. (You move the goalposts by mentioning the video...i've never heard a video in my life)
It has nothing to do with when they were made. My issue is that there seems to be a raging belief that some things are actually better than they really are.It may be hard to take but Queen did write some ordinary material at times. Hey..i'll defend them all day long as well but thats a tough call you've made.

As for a dislike of the 80's i accept it will never be a favourite decade but we do have The Smiths. Thankful for small mercies!