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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 15:44
^ The music is great, too !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 17:48
From this list YES Tales from Topogarphic Oceans, but others are very good.  Only by mention some others: Jon Anderson "Olias of Sunhillow", B J Harvest "Octoberem", Kansas "The Point of know Return", Gryphon "Red Queen...", Camel "Moonmadness"....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 20:35
Relayer has my favourite cover art of all. Brain Salad Surgery must be one of the most striking ones created, though, and one of the best to have on LP format (along with Thick as a Brick).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 21:01
Topographic was an improvement on CTTE(cover wise)but relayer was an improvement on Tales. I think with most the ones listed though the cover really goes with the music. I haven't the HW album though. All of the Rush album covers from AFTK up to and including Moving Pictures are great too. Anyway, I voted for relayer.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2017 at 21:17
Brain Salad Surgery > Relayer
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 00:48
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

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?
That's a nice and mysterious one. Amateurishly drawn in a good way. It has the esthetics of a NWOBHM-demo or something like that, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 02:02
My vote was for Relayer.

Good to see BSS getting some votes. It was struggling to get off the ground. I think it's a remarkable and groundbreaking cover.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 09:36
Love Pulsar's "Halloween." Still creeps me out.
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Genesis - A trick of the tail
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Where's Tarkus?! The finest armadillo tank album cover ever!LOL
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The first, the only, the ITCOTCK
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2017 at 05:14
Two contenders which blow away all those on the list:
Strawbs - Grave New World. Blake's Dance of Albion/Glad Day on the front, triple gatefold cover and illustrated lyric booklet with illustrations inspired by the I Ching.
Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part. The original issue had an octagonal booklet cover like a concertina, with copious illustrations and lyrics in a the many inner pages. It cost too much to produce, so later ones are simpler, but the originals are exceptionally rare and valuable. My original cover was stolen during a party (I know who did it: he didn't take the album, for some reason, just the cover, but he's dead now so no chance of getting it back) and I have been unable to acquire a new one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2017 at 06:06
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Two contenders which blow away all those on the list:
Strawbs - Grave New World. Blake's Dance of Albion/Glad Day on the front, triple gatefold cover and illustrated lyric booklet with illustrations inspired by the I Ching.
Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part. The original issue had an octagonal booklet cover like a concertina, with copious illustrations and lyrics in a the many inner pages. It cost too much to produce, so later ones are simpler, but the originals are exceptionally rare and valuable. My original cover was stolen during a party (I know who did it: he didn't take the album, for some reason, just the cover, but he's dead now so no chance of getting it back) and I have been unable to acquire a new one.

oh, when it comes to that nothing can beat the cover of the first Annequs Quam album. it could look many different ways depending on which way you folded the 4 triangles the front consisted of.



here a few examples:










Edited by BaldJean - October 11 2017 at 06:13


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2017 at 15:43
Probably Animals for all sorts of reasons but I went for Brain Salad Surgery rather than vote 'other'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dopeydoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 15:50
Soup Remedies album cover
Soup - Remedies
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 21:07
^ I really liked that album a lot. Didn't expect to find such great music from a real unknown band. Too bad I had to buy it on ITunes, given that the physical copy was way too expensive. But indeed this album should be given more attention than it has got.
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