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5 stars Trespass is certainly one of my favorite Genesis albums. To supplement the reviews, I thought I'd share something interesting I just came across about the album cover. I found an interesting vintage image that seems to be the basis of the Trespass cover on a great art blog,

Specifically, the Jan 24, 2011 posting: by.html

It is in a posting of illustrations (about 2/3 down the page) from a 1911 book by Richard Wagner of the dramatic poem from which his Tannhauser opera was derived.

The Art is by Willy Pogany (1882-1955).

Paul Whitehead clearly integrated this image of the two figures looking out the window into the front cover design. The original image source would seem quite obscure (a 1911 book published by Brentano's in London), but perhaps Whitehead happened to see this book during his art studies. According to the wikipedia entry about Pogany,

He was born in Szeged, Hungary. He studied at Budapest Technical University and in Munich and Paris.[1] Pogany came to America via Paris and London. While in London, he produced his four masterpieces, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1910), Richard Wagner's Tannhauser (1911), Parsifal (1912) and Lohengrin (1913).


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