Cover art by Storm Thorgerson
108 7.2 01. Ummagumma - Pink Floyd
Storm says: ' This was the second design for Pink Floyd after A Saucerful of Secrets. It was an attempt to represent the many different layers in their music. No ephemeral pop band this, therefore no trivia, instead wheels within wheels, layers beneath layers, tunes replete with meaning and all this, for heaven's sake, in the same music.'
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1166 8.4 05. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
334 8.1 08. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
7 7 09. Technical Ecstasy - Black Sabbath
180 7.5 011. The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
1 3 012. Homelands - Ellis_III,Beggs & Howard
Storm says: 'A band from the 80s consisting of three very different characters – Steve Ellis, white from up north, Nick Beggs, lately of Kajagoogoo, white from down south, and Austin Howard, black from London but born in Jamaica. We devised three such totems or masks (for the three band members) that Keith Breeden (Scritti Politti, the Mission, ABC) proceeded to make from old boilers and motorbike parts – contemporary sculptures from scrap metal, suggestive of both modernity and ethnicity.'
6 5.7 014. try anything once - parsons alan
93 8.1 015. Pulse - Pink Floyd
1 9 017. Broken China - Richard Wright_II
Storm says: ' Richard Wright, noted keyboard player from popular rock'n'roll ensemble Pink Floyd, made a solo album in 1996. Apart from his hallmark lyricism and keyboard swashes, the album dealt thematically with an emotional breakdown, occasioned by some unstated trauma, followed by subsequent attempts at recovery'
9 6.3 019. Slip, Stitch & Pass - Phish
Storm says: 'The most impressive thing about the band Phish was going to see them live and discovering that they did not have a set list. No set list? Horrors! The second impressive thing about Phish is the degree of improvisation in their concerts, and improvisation is what I was trying to represent in this design.'
3 5.5 020. Bury The Hatchet - The Cranberries
Storm says: 'I was both suprised and heartened that the Cranberries chose the design at all ... the Cranberries had previously used pictures of themselves, often on a sofa. Our image was clearly a departure, not a sofa in sight. The second miracle arose after we decided that red earth was paramount to contrast with a blue sky, which had to be empty (ie cloudless, to echo the empty landscape and to emphasise that the All Seeing Eye can get you anywhere).'
61 8.4 022. The Dark Side of the Moon, 30th Anniversary ... - Pink Floyd
Storm says: 'Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon was remixed from original tapes in 5.1 surround sound or super audio to provide an even more detailed and splendid audio experience. It was the same music but not the same mix. A different beast, in effect, and it seemed appropriate to indicate as much on the cover by reworking the original design, which was an airbrush illustration with line work for tint lay.'
0 0 023. Thirteen - Ethnix
2 3 024. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - The Cranberries
178 7.5 025. Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta
2 7 026. Late September - Deepest Blue
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