Miika Tenkula , Sami Lopakka. Sami Kukkohovi. Vesa Ranta. Hiili Hiilesmaa. Bonus trivia: Rubber Soul was the first Beatles album not to feature the band's name on the cover. Although this wasn't a pop first, it was certainly uncommon in One of many album covers that has inadvertently created a landmark, Hotel California has turned the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard into a Mecca for Eagles fans over the years.
The portrait of The Beatles on the cover of With The Beatles is stylish and moody, imbuing the band with a weight of intellectualism that belies their tender years. The first major label release for The Wailers was designed to make an impact. However, this proved quite expensive to produce so after 20, copies it was replaced with something almost as clever - a picture of Bob Marley smoking a fat joint.
However the madness is here too. Blazing onto the scene with their debut album, The Ramones reveal everything you need to know in one picture. Looking every inch the gang of delinquents, the cover image of the group is a blueprint for Ramones fans who want to know what garage punk is about. Sometimes though, as the music proves, genius and insanity occupy the same space. Pet Sounds is easily the most memorable Beach Boys album cover. If Rubber Soul's woozy distorted cover portrait looks like the result of a few cheeky joints then Revolver is the start of a full-blown acid trip, foreshadowing the technicolor psychedelia of Sgt Pepper a year later.
Part line-drawing, part collage, the illustration on the cover is the work of German artist and record producer Klaus Voorman.
Bonus trivia: Revolver was originally titled Abracadabra until the Beatles discovered another band had used that title. This album cover was the work of off-centre graphic designer Robert Brownjohn and shows the record being played while cakes and pizzas queue on the record spike.
This makes more sense when you know that the original title for the album was Automatic Changer. Bonus trivia: The cakes on the album cover were made by the then-unknown cookery writer Delia Smith.
The recently reinvented Fleetwood Mac were the biggest band in the world when they released Rumours. However, all was not well as inter-band relationships disintegrated during recording. The first UK Beatles album cover to feature neither the band name nor the album title, the oft-pastiched Abbey Road has become an iconic image representing an era as much as it does an album or a band.
The most brilliant thing about the cover though is that it fuelled the paranoid rumours that Paul McCartney was in fact dead. For more on this belly-shaking conspiracy theory, go here. He ultimately dropped this idea leaving the band with red faces. Having finally achieved mass success, Sly and the Family Stone took the bold decision to produce an album cover without their name on it. Or indeed the title of the album. Or any identifying factors whatsoever.
And it worked! Everything about Daydream Nation shows Sonic Youth at the peak of maturity and artistic candour, taking art-rock to the masses and paving the way for a major label record deal. The cover is the Gerhard Richter painting, Kerze Candle , and is one of several references to high art on an album which features lyrics borrowing from Warhol, Harry Crews and Dennis Johnson. Now you have the chance to get your hands on this classic release in new shape with gatefold cover, the original silver album artwork, special vinyl mastering, inlay and g vinyl.
Now Crimson gets re-released on vinyl in its full glory with gatefold sleeve, vinyl mastering, inlay, double g vinyl and an etching on side. And of course it now includes the missing track. Belligerent Strong Lively. Track Listing. Bleed in My Arms. Home in Despair. No More Beating as One. Killing Me Killing You. Dead Moon Rising. The River.Sentenced – Bleed In My Arms Lyrics. from album: Crimson () Without forbearance I will quench my thirst of your crimson tears You've lost yourself in me in me Bleed in my arms wounds within Fall from grace as I offer you sin Sacrifice yourself so frail.