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    Posted: March 02 2013 at 16:02
Simple. I've always thought that the picture we use for Klaus Schulze's Picture Music is the wrong one. There were 3 albums in a row of Schulze's that all had a similar warm vibe to them, a red thread, and the cover arts showed that with the coffee brown and slightly Daliesque motivs painted on. I call it the coffee trilogy, yet on PA this visual bond is not easily spotted, as we use the secondary cover with the flower. 
Personally I think we should change it to the one with the man hovering over the chessboard floor.

What do you guys think?

The one we have(also very beautiful yes):

The one I'm proposing:


The other two in the "family" for reference:
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Edited by Guldbamsen - March 02 2013 at 16:11
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2013 at 16:30
Cheesboard cover for sure. The rainbow thing near the bottom is cool on the flower one, but overall it's average to my eyes.


My favorite of the three would be Timewind though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2013 at 16:32
Alright that settles it then.
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I picked up the 'Flower' cover to this many moons ago - still remains my favourite Klaus cover and album. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2013 at 16:39
Well i prefer the flower one. I love the colors and the contrasting "glass work" in the bottom left. Though i understand that the proposed one would probably fit better because of the obvious scheme you described. 
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I picked up the 'Flower' cover to this many moons ago - still remains my favourite Klaus cover and album. 


Hey Tom.

Currently it's my fave as well. I think it's his most psychedelic album, and I just love the way he makes the sequencers slush and drip. Illustrates how versatile they can be, instead of just dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun.....
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Well i prefer the flower one. I love the colors and the contrasting "glass work" in the bottom left. Though i understand that the proposed one would probably fit better because of the obvious scheme you described. 


Well in many ways I prefer the flower work myself, but I think it lacks the same bite and continuity feel of the chessboard one. It's more about what fits with the overall scope of things so to speak.


Edited by Guldbamsen - March 02 2013 at 16:51
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I choose the flower one. I simply like it better. Nothing wrong with the other one.
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I agree with you, David. I just don't like slightly pale colors, ones that are not rich enough for my eye. Not only is the dude-o'er-the-chessboard cover neat in texture, but it also has rich colors and it gives off some kind of a dynamic vibe.

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Hah I forgot to voteErmm

And thanks for the support Andrey. It's a tie now.
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Didn't the original cover have Klaus' face on it? I think there were four different covers but two of them were similar. Picture Music is my fav of Klaus' solo albums, this poll reminds me that I should report the album year error: it was recorded in 1974 but released in 1975 (1973 is incorrect). 
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Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Didn't the original cover have Klaus' face on it? I think there were four different covers but two of them were similar. Picture Music is my fav of Klaus' solo albums, this poll reminds me that I should report the album year error: it was recorded in 1974 but released in 1975 (1973 is incorrect). 


That's right. There was the this huge thing about who came first with the sequencers, and yes this is Schulze's first album with said device, yet Tangerine Dream predate him with Phaedra.

EDIT: I was referring to the release dateEmbarrassed  I don't know about the face cover though...


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I like both covers equally but voted for the chessboard as it fits in with the other two better.
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On the surface, the flower version is more alluring but upon inspection I find the chessboard more captivating, intriguing, and provocative.  Voted Chessboard.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I picked up the 'Flower' cover to this many moons ago - still remains my favourite Klaus cover and album. 


Hey Tom.

Currently it's my fave as well. I think it's his most psychedelic album, and I just love the way he makes the sequencers slush and drip. Illustrates how versatile they can be, instead of just dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun.....
Big smile - Not only the synth work is stellar - his manic drumming on side 2 is awesome.  He just got it all perfect.  And Psychedelic too Wink.
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Let's interview Klaus again and see what he thinks.
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I prefer the chessboard and it's also the one I have.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2013 at 20:38
Isn't there a site rule that we show the "original" album cover?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2013 at 21:40
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Didn't the original cover have Klaus' face on it? I think there were four different covers but two of them were similar. Picture Music is my fav of Klaus' solo albums, this poll reminds me that I should report the album year error: it was recorded in 1974 but released in 1975 (1973 is incorrect). 


That's right. There was the this huge thing about who came first with the sequencers, and yes this is Schulze's first album with said device, yet Tangerine Dream predate him with Phaedra.

EDIT: I was referring to the release dateEmbarrassed  I don't know about the face cover though...
I understand it was recorded in 1973 but released in 1975. Maybe Klause just said it was recorded in 1973 to prove he was the first.LOL
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