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Poll Question: Out of this lot..??
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15 [21.43%]
2 [2.86%]
1 [1.43%]
20 [28.57%]
3 [4.29%]
12 [17.14%]
4 [5.71%]
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    Posted: October 09 2017 at 03:52
Choose from my list of faves!

Or state your own..

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Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 04:21
The cover art of the two Yes albums stand out here. Relayer has imo the most beautiful album cover ever.

I don't even like the covers of BSS and ItCotCK.


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DSOTM. Simple but effective.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 05:44
Uriah Heep's "The Magician Birthday".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 05:44
Out of this lot, I go for Topographic   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 05:46
Relayer from this list.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 06:27
Relayer, from this list.
Welcome to the middle of the film.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 07:45
Topo is my fave Dean cover---although Relayer is amazing I like the subject matter of Topographic.
But also love SEBTP and Trick
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 08:14
Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

DSOTM. Simple but effective.

This.
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First vote for Brain Salad Surgery.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 09:20
I think Dean peaked with 'Tales although he's done a lot of nice work since. It gets my vote.
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Hi,

Amon Duul 2 -- Dance of the Lemmings
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 11:49
Tales from those listed here. 

As far as my overall favourite, though, I'd probably pick one of these. I'm a huge sucker for artwork with vivid colours:












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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 12:07
"Other" — for Drama by Yes. I love that cover.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 13:04
From the list, Relayer, which I voted for, because of the dramatic angles and ambiguity of whether we are looking at natural formations or artificial structures.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 13:05
I voted for Tales From Topographic Oceans!!! My fave Dean cover.

But for some reason I've always been fascinated by the Larks' Tongues In Aspic artwork. That cover scared the hell out of me as a kid. And then I heard it - and it scared the hell out of me. Still does.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 13:55
ITCOTCK is a atrocious amateur painting that belongs in the museum of bad art or something. Only thing worse I can think of must be the cover on their follow-up album (In the Wake). Can't you tell? 

Relayer is masterful but so is Warrior at the Edge of Time. Not an easy choice.

Trick of the Tail is very cozy. I think I actually bought it for the fairy-taleish cover and not because I thought it would be any good. It was only one or two pounds anyway. Like most UK prog back in the mid 90's. I had discovered Gabriel-are Genesis but was very skeptical about Phil who I knew mainly for I Can't Dance and Against All Odds etc - as a vocalist). 

One of Rush's better covers I think but it feels like just another cover - not a standout.

I can see why people love both Tales and Dark Side but colors and esthetics are kind of miss for me. 

Brain Salad is sort of impressive but looks like a cover for something sounding like Tool. Yeah looks like progmetal and thats not really a compliment. But then again I hate ELP and especially this album.
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ITCOTCK, followed by Relayer.
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from the list "Warrior on the Edge of Time", but my favorite one is the original cover of "Hawk Meets Penguin" by the British branch of Amon Düül.



I love how mysterious the cover is. what are a hawk and a penguin doing on a cemetery at night? and why are there mines with burning fuses below the penguin and the hawk's place of landing?


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