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    Posted: June 21 2012 at 13:17
I know it's a stupid question, but should the person on the bench on the cover of Selling England by the pound symbolize England ? Or rather what the cover means as a whole?
It doesn't feel so very bad now,
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The cover was painted by a wonderful artist (now, sadly, dead) called Betty Swanwick, and, from memory, it was Gabriel who saw her work, and decided it would suit the new album.

BTW, the lawnmower was not on the original painting. It was added owing to I Know What I Like.

I think the bench is neither here nor there. The whole album, including the pastoral English painting, is designed to be a paeon to an England that the band, and the rest of the country, knew was disappearing fast. It was also designed to be rather sad at that passing.

EDIT. BTW. It wasn't a stupid questionBig smile


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The painting is called "The Dream". Lazland is correct in every detail.
 
Selling England was described by the band as their "English" album, whereas Lamb Lies Down was their "American" one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Glucose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2012 at 13:45
Ah, thank you. Betty Swanwick's works are really interesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2012 at 14:47
Very interesting! BTW Lazland I like your new avatar!!! Great show!!
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It's Jacob
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:39
Originally posted by Hercules

 Selling England was described by the band as their "English" album, whereas Lamb Lies Down was their "American" one.

Yeah, never thought about it that way, but that's actually quite evident and true.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:55
^ "The Lamb" is their "American" album?

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Originally posted by Wanorak

Very interesting! BTW Lazland I like your new avatar!!! Great show!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2012 at 22:10
"English" album?? I thought is was their NWoBHM introduction.......
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2012 at 22:24
^ This is a joke, right?
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^ Ermm.........yea
      
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