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Brazilian Artie Shaw LP cover

It’s about time I start writing for this blog again, the first post in 2016. The reason for this gap in time is that I’ve been working on a city guide book about Budapest (Hungary), which was an intensive ride. Beautiful city, lots of things to do. Now […]

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Debbie Harry: In Love With Love

A second single was pulled from the Rockbird album: In Love With Love. The original US release in 1986 did not have a Warhol related cover. Pictures were by the famous fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004). In the video for this song however Debbie Harry […]

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Debbie Harry: French Kissin’ Rockbird

The power of being Andy Warhol. Not being officially commissioned for the cover design of an album, and yet having your stamp of approval all over it. I’m talking about the album Rockbird by Debbie Harry, released in 1986. The second solo album by the front […]

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The voice of Tennessee Williams

The speciality of record label Caedmon was literature and spoken word, preferably read by the author in person. Andy Warhol delivered a beautiful illustration for the cover of ‘Tennessee Williams reading from The Glass Menagerie, The Yellow Bird and Five poems’. Warhol’s cover art is used only from […]

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Alexander Nevsky: Battle on The Ice

In this post we travel back to 1949, Andy Warhol’s first year as a commercial artist in New York. One of his early assignments was a drawing for the Columbia LP of Prokofiev’s ‘Alexander Nevsky’ (Masterworks Records, ML 4247), conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Sergei Prokofiev originally wrote […]

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Sticky Fingers on tape

After writing the Love You Live cassette post, I came to think of it that also different issues of Sticky Fingers on cassette are quite peculiar, coverwise. Most of the cassettes will have a picture of the famous Warhol jeans cover on front. But in 1971 […]

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Love You Yellow

I have no idea what exactly is the deal with this UK issue of Love You Live on cassette, dating from 1989. You can find it with the cover in the original colours, but also in  a version where the cover has a different colour scheme. All same […]

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Love You Live printing proofs

In the previous post I wrote about the poster of the Rolling Stones’ Love You Live album, that probably was given as a freebee together with the October 1977 issue of Interview magazine. Some years ago I also was able to buy a set of […]

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The Rolling Stones: Love You Signed

Sometimes you need a bit of luck, to find a really great piece for your collection. Like this copy of The Rolling Stones’ Love You Live, that was for sale on eBay about three years ago. The front cover has an orange promotional sticker, and […]

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A Program of Mexican Music

This fantastic recording of a live concert conducted by Carlos Chávez in May 1940 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was originally released as a 4 disc 78rpm set by Columbia Masterworks, in September 1940. The format of this (heavy) set with serial […]

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Walter Steding – Secret Spy

Finally found the time to write a new blog entry. This one was supposed to follow immediately after the previous post, about Warhol’s involverment as manager for Walter Steding. The reason I made a second post, is that I try to seperate the singles from the […]

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