Category Archives: sexy sleeves

Ah! Men

Ah! Men is a strange concept, and a bit of a weird mix musically unless your play list switches between Val Doonican and Jerry Lee Lewis by choice.  Still the concept title must have seemed fantastic at the Polydor brain-storming … Continue reading

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Fancy knit-wear

The Clancy Brothers were a four piece Irish folk group who mostly found fame in America, where they were known for their trademark off-white Aran jumpers which one of their mothers had knitted back home in Ireland one winter and … Continue reading

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Ann Pickford, fifties cover girl.

The world’s first LP cover super model?  Ann Pickford appeared on over fifty albums sleeves in the mid-fifties, stunningly photographed by Paul Huf for the Dutch Philips label.  The story of her sleeve career and nine examples are shown in … Continue reading

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girls, guitars and ganzies

A mid-sixties German sleeve which turns out to have an interesting back-story, being an early example of designer Peter Wandrey‘s work. He also took the fabulous cover photograph…

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Tinsel horror!

Yuletide Disco • Released by Pickwick in North America in 1979, this might have had more shelf impact if you’d been able to see the cover photo. Or not.  The poor (and poorly lit) woman is wearing a pair of … Continue reading

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The swimsuit issue…

Over a dozen album sleeves featuring swimsuits through the ages – well, late 1950s to late 1970s anyhow – in a new gallery.

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Hipgnosis

The death of Storm Thorgerson, one of the founders of the Hipgnosis design team, brings an end to over forty years of striking and ground-breaking album sleeves which he and his partner were responsible for. By way of tribute, I’ve … Continue reading

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More cover girls

It’s been a while since the Top Of The Pops cover girls appeared here, so I’ve dug out another less well known series for this new gallery. The Flag label pushed their cover images a little beyond their more famous … Continue reading

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Moonlighting models

Two of the Top Of The Pops models popping up (and in one case out) on other sleeves…

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More Top Poppers!

We’ve finally managed to get another batch of the famous Hallmark Top Of The Pops sleeves up on the site. Chunky jumpers, red satin swimsuits and bobble caps abound! Check out Volumes 51 – 60 and 61 – 70 now … Continue reading

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