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Taiwan In Rock

I’ve been getting a book devoted to the Deep Purple In Rock album back into print for the publishers. There is plenty about the cover art in there but tidying the files away I thought this curious Taiwanese version of … Continue reading

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Summer’s Heat

This sleeve stood out when it turned up in a Manchester shop the other week during a vinyl expedition with a friend (hello Chris!). There was a vaguely updated Vortiscist feel to the illustration, but it also looked very Eighties … Continue reading

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Vinyl tourism

Away from the big name sleeve designers, I’ve always been interested in the work of those who toiled at or for labels, mostly uncredited and forgotten.  But when you bring some of these covers together they start to tell their … Continue reading

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Jewkbox!

The title of what looks to be a really fascinating new exhibition in London devoted to “exploring the experience of the 20th century through shellac and vinyl, celebrating the history of Jewish inventors, musicians, composers, music producers and songwriters. See … Continue reading

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Pressing vinyl

I moan about The Guardian as much as any other longterm reader, but can’t see me going anywhere else. And not sure which other paper would publish a set of photographs documenting how a vinyl album is pressed. I think … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Songs With Alice and Svend

This album dates from 1970 and was issued on the Interdisk label in Norway, although it is sung mostly in English. The cover looked quite unusual so I thought I would investigate. The abstract image of the viking long boat … Continue reading

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Maureen in Mono.

Maureen O’Hara‘s passing has to be marked by ST33, as she was my favourite of the golden age screen women.  And as with many other Hollywood Stars, record labels attempted to cash in on her film success by putting her … Continue reading

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Art By Mark

This sleeve plays with the conventions of an album cover and stood out in a rack of bargain vinyl I leafed through recently.  I’d not heard of the band, an electronic synth pop duo called I Start Counting, but this … Continue reading

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TV Times

Individually these budget TV themes albums may not add up to much, but bring them together and a whole world of illustrations and cover versions opens up before your eyes. They may lack the subtlety of full price rock album … Continue reading

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Spanish for beginners

I’ve already looked at the sleeves for language lesson albums on ST33 but this new find came my way the other day. It’s very typical of the smart BBC album sleeves of this genre; a monochrome snap courtesy of the … Continue reading

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