All posts tagged: record cover art

The Smiths: the complete Flesh picture

For the cover of their iconic 1984 debut album, singer Morrissey of UK indie band The Smiths chose to use a cropped still of Joe Dallessandro from the movie Flesh. This underground flick was produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey (not related […]

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Wedding March/ Scherzo on Japanese EP

The recording of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – incidental music by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Pierre Monteux  took place on 25-28 November 1957 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna. In those years record company Decca undertook a series of recordings in a licensing agreement with […]

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Cool Gabriels drawing re-used

Seven winged angels with sprite faces playing horns. Warhol’s simple design, almost a child’s drawing, delivered a funny and yet powerful cover for the jazz album Cool Gabriels (1956) on Groove, an RCA sub-label. Seven, because there are that many soloists playing trumpets on the album. Florent […]

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Source picture for Progressive Piano

A very attentive record collector and seller on eBay made a great discovery last week. The cover picture on the LP Jan August Plays Songs To Remember is without a shred of a doubt the source picture for the drawing Andy Warhol made for the Progressive […]

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Milano-Madrid, and back again

Miguel Bosé was born in Panama (South America); his father was a famous Spanish bullfighter ( Luis Miguel Dominguín), his mother an Italian actress (Lucia Bosè). He became a star in all three places. In 1983 Bosé released two records simultaneously: Made in Spain in Spain […]

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Typography by Warhol?

UPDATE 30/09/2017 In an interview published in a 2008 re-release of Made in Spain, Miguel Bosé says he himself wrote the title on the cover of Made in Spain. Read more here. I will not delete the post below, because it was fun to think […]

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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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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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Warhol on 45: Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.

This beautiful EP on Camden records is the pride of my collection, because in fact I myself discovered this Warhol cover. In 2006 I visited Kdx Fairs!, a famous record fair in Ghent, Belgium. I was browsing a box of old American jazz and classical EP’s, hoping to score […]

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