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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two weeks ago it was sold at ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220069733662

I don't think it's original.

This kind of things is very very rare... The end price is only 910$! What do you think, serious collectors?


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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for your opinion, azzadude. And I think so too. It could be a very good fake, as it looks for me. This kind of drawings always have a GOOD provenance (how it was gotten from BAND, BAND PRODUCTION, painter or so on) but this auction description sounds fakely.


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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello hello, Mr Miami! Yeah, for it aslo looks very nice. Done perfect! If you start to compare it with the original cover, you will find all tiny details (Brian May's single hair details, for instance) are perfectly the same as it is on the original cover!


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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reminds me of Andy Warhol's stuff.

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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah! But how I love Hot Space 4 drawings! Really great!

Guys, I started another one, very important topic for me about Freddie's drawings. Welcome!


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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miami Vice wrote:

Hello Seven Seas, the seller on Ebay says he bought the artwork from the former artdirector of Asylum records. Which i find strange because Queen was with Elecktra records in the U.S.A. when they recorded the Hot Space album. But the artwork is still nice, even if its not original.


Asylum was an Elektra-related company. There were three at one time as I recall: Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. I think Nonesuch was dropped or at least not always mentioned, but find any non-picture sleeve Queen single from those years, in the greenish sleeve and it'll say Elektra/Asylum on it :)

This package on Ebay looks pretty legit to me. I mean, it's kind of a strange thing to put together in order to fake something. Just my instinct though.

I don't know how these things work really, but what seems strange to me is that Elektra/Asylum would have the early approval art anyway.. it would seem more likely that EMI would have that stuff during the early stages. However we do see different countries come up with slightly different artwork for their versions of albums so maybe that's how it happens. I dunno.. neat items though, fake or not ;)

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Posted: 01 Feb 07, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Asylum was an Elektra-related company. There were three at one time as I recall: Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. I think Nonesuch was dropped or at least not always mentioned, but find any non-picture sleeve Queen single from those years, in the greenish sleeve and it'll say Elektra/Asylum on it :)

This package on Ebay looks pretty legit to me. I mean, it's kind of a strange thing to put together in order to fake something. Just my instinct though.

I don't know how these things work really, but what seems strange to me is that Elektra/Asylum would have the early approval art anyway.. it would seem more likely that EMI would have that stuff during the early stages. However we do see different countries come up with slightly different artwork for their versions of albums so maybe that's how it happens. I dunno.. neat items though, fake or not ;)


Great info, bunny! Thanks.


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 03:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miami Vice wrote:

Hello Seven Seas, the seller on Ebay says he bought the artwork from the former artdirector of Asylum records. Which i find strange because Queen was with Elecktra records in the U.S.A. when they recorded the Hot Space album. But the artwork is still nice, even if its not original.


My 1982 Hot Space cassette says "Asylum Records"


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Hot Space CD is from 1986-1988 editions. Made in UK. Of course, it says nothing about Asylum Records.

About the paintings - yeah, it's strange that "roots" for these album's cover paintings came from US.


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check this:
http://www.coveralia.com/caratula.php/Blur-The_Best_Of_Blur-Frontal.jpg

It's the cover of "The Best of Blur" album. It's very similar to "Hot Space" cover.


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Check this:
http://www.coveralia.com/caratula.php/Blur-The_Best_Of_Blur-Frontal.jpg

It's the cover of "The Best of Blur" album. It's very similar to "Hot Space" cover.


Oh Goshhh... Hot Space cover is very Art'y, beautiful and strongly tasty. But this one... I really don't like it. Kid's work.


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

My Hot Space CD is from 1986-1988 editions. Made in UK. Of course, it says nothing about Asylum Records.

About the paintings - yeah, it's strange that "roots" for these album's cover paintings came from US.


Why? Queen were in the USA in 1982 a lot.

And the record company (Asylum) is US based.


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 02:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

My Hot Space CD is from 1986-1988 editions. Made in UK. Of course, it says nothing about Asylum Records.

About the paintings - yeah, it's strange that "roots" for these album's cover paintings came from US.


Why? Queen were in the USA in 1982 a lot.

And the record company (Asylum) is US based.


Just because mine is UK edition! Maybe US edition CDs have it.


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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.*.Messenger Of Leah.*. wrote:

Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

My Hot Space CD is from 1986-1988 editions. Made in UK. Of course, it says nothing about Asylum Records.

About the paintings - yeah, it's strange that "roots" for these album's cover paintings came from US.


Why? Queen were in the USA in 1982 a lot.

And the record company (Asylum) is US based.


Just because mine is UK edition! Maybe US edition CDs have it.


No, I mean why do you think it's strange the albums cover paintings come from the US?


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it's possible, of course, Messenger. I just wanna say, I would be MORE sure it is original if it came from UK-source - where all Queen album covers were designed, I think. For this item - 1) it's from US and 2) has a strange provenance. These both make me think it's fake. I could be wrong. My thoughts though, Mr. Messenger :-)


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Seven_Seas_Of_Rhye II wrote:

Two weeks ago it was sold at ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220069733662

I don't think it's original.

This kind of things is very very rare... The end price is only 910$! What do you think, serious collectors?


Hhhm, i doubt it is. You actualy need to see it and have it in your hands to see if its dated and not re-produced.

But talking about that cover, for an album that has been slaughted many times over, that cover was actually a head of it's time. It aint the greatest cover, but since then that 4 face image with the Silhouette of the faces, has been redone many times. U2 even done one very simular for an album simular as well.. (Coincidence maybe).. Plus pany other pop artists and painters have done simular stuff.

d'oh..and queen copied the beatles LET IT BE cover


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, Brenski, right! I never thought about it!

But Queen made their cover 'Arty'. Beatles - just studio pictures :-)


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Album was released approximately the same time as Billy Squier's 'Emotions in Motion'. Cover art by Andy Warhol. BVs on title track by a couple of Queen members.

Color schemes and art work of 'Hot Space' are rather similar, doncha think?


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