I was completely stunned when the old covers appeared. They reminded me of some 35 years ago, when I went through the second hand record shops in London. It’s an oasis in this inter net world with so many things jumping into your face you don’t really want to know about.
I will subscribe so I can walk into this room full of ghosts whose music i can still faintly hear. The records have to be scratchy, though.
Great site, what a wonderful artwork!! I’m looking for covers with Volkswagen busses on it. I mean the 60’s and 70’s types. I’ve searched but can’t find one. But there must be some. maybe you can give me a hint.
Found this recently: “So the next time you hear someone shout “Oi! Oi! Oi!” as you’re walking down a city street, chances you’re not hearing a Jew whose car has broken down (that would be “Oy! Oy! Oy vey!”). It’s probably a skinhead, a punk, or just someone who loves the best working class music around…Oi!” This is in response to the Strength Thru Oi! album cover. You have the best site in the world; hopefully I can contribute a photo one day. Good Luck.
Matt – This is a note for Tony, who told me to check out this website on his Christmas card (as always, a cinch to pick out of the pile, being the most twisted card received). Am I still into vinyl, he asks? Why else would this year’s Christmas mix be entitled, “Vinyl Mania,” is my answer. I’ll try to send it along in due course — it’s the product of a program my wife and son gave me last Christmas, which allows you to burn your albums to cd, and to my astonishment the sound is pretty good. This is a way cool site, and I will have to spend some time exploring when I have some time; no telling when that might be, alas. Ben
Hi Pam, I’m glad you’re not the only one who enjoys “Potty Art”.
If you’re in a hurry, here are a few Lps you can find pretty easy on Ebay.
“The Models, Remodeling”; “Andre Previn, but, beautiful” and of course, the easy to find “Foreigner’s, Head Games”, which you might already have but forgot. These can get you off to a good start. Finding rare ones will be fun.
Dear friends, we’ve been busy transferring LPCoverLover to a new server and making some back end adjustments. We have stacks of great covers ready to be shared on the site and look forward to getting back into the groove shortly. Best, Matthew and Tony
In The STRANGE INSTRUMENT, Blowing in the Wind Entry, the instruments are alphorns (alp + horn), not ALFORN, played in the mountains, a parallel folk development of the hunting horn, related to the modern orchestral horn (French horn). Johannes Brahms included alphorn calls in his first symphony.
Hello! I am new to the site, and am thouroughly enjoying browsing! I have a bunch of covers that I would like to photograph and submit. I need some advice on how to photograph them (lighting, technique..etc) I am not a pro by any stretch, but would like to shoot the best possible with the equipment I have. 10″ inchers are easily scanned, but the 12″inchers dont quite get the entire cover scanned. Would welcom all advice!
This is definitely one of the better sites out there sporting the love of album artwork. I wanted to let you know about an iPhone app that my brother and I developed for sleevefacing. It’s called Sleevefacer and can be found here.
I worked on many Riverside,Jazzland Tradition record covers in 1960,1961 being a young 19 year old Photo assistant to Donald Silverstein then at 210 Fifth avenue in NYC. I have just found your website and love it as I never left this
era mentally much “I can’t say it’s been a blast from the past”
A Japanese collection was produced of all the Riverside covers ever made which I own and happy to have been on set and made the prints
for Tough Tenors,& other Johnny Griffin Records,Junior Mance (which won a Variety newspaper album photo of the week award) Monk ,Ida May Cox,Benny Carter, Sonny Red that LP”Breezing” a great cover by the way. What a time of life to be a young photographer.
Prior to my work for Silverstein I had worked with Murray Laden
on a few Jazz albums which used his very cool wife the model
Blair Brown on the cover where she looked like five different women
on just by changing her wigs. I also worked at radio stationWEVD for another photog and went to Birdland often to see Monk.Coltrane,Dizzy Gee & Count Basie with WEVD’s famous live Jazz show run by “Symphony Sid” (Torin). The WEVD building(W 46th St) also housed
Folkways Records, how cool is that?
“Nudity and Pornography:
Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and imposes limitations on the display of nudity. At the same time, we aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.”
With no warning, Sleeezy Sleeeves gets suspended 1 day for showing a little album cover ‘nip’! What is this, the nineteen fifties???
Frau Baron (von Dusseldorf West Germany) is smiling for our nation is only 235-years YOUNG compared to European nations…We have her records from the 60s – 70s that are ORIGINAL (ROXY MUSIC) and like you stated, the human body – as beautiful as GOD created us in His own image – gets
censored while the garbage and fashions in our society – and on television –
is not for certain mediums…
Yours is a beautiful site for record lovers. You have put a lot of good work into this; it’s very pleasing and entertaining. Please enjoy viewing what I’ve been doing to 45s recently. Not shamelessly self-promoting here; just thought you might like to see them:
I am looking for an album my Dad had late 60’s early 70’s which I thought was simply called “Moog”. Unfortunately hundreds of searches have turned up nothing I remember the cover was black and white with only a close up picture of what I thought was a laptop steel guitar. Does this ring any bells for anyone?
I absolutely love this site by the way. A lot of good and hard work here. Many thanks for sharing this 😀
I am interested in using some of the photos of covers posted on this site to derive my own art work on Photoshop, and then ultimately print the designs onto T-shirts for commercial purposes. I understand when using other peoples art work you should seek permission from the original author. I imagine as most of the artwork posted on here is pretty old and world be hard to find the origins. So is it a case i would have to get permission from LPCoverLover for using their photo’s? Can anyone please help and tell me where i would stand on this matter, to avoid falling into any sort of copyright infringements. Thank you
hi & thanks for your great site! once i was on a website where the creators not only posted the covers but also the soundfiles to listen to…a lot of exotica records…but i cant find it anymore. does that ring a bell to someone of you guys? would be happy to find it again. thanks!