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Topic: Roger Dean artwork
Posted By: Gerinski
Subject: Roger Dean artwork
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 13:05
I hope Roger will not ban this blog because of author rights.
I have some >100 renderings of Roger Dean's artwork, the original versions without band logos or album names, and although many if not most of them are already surely known by most of you I thought that I would share them. I will do it bit by bit in several posts.
Some images are actually slightly different versions of the same painting or close-up details.

Here's the first delivery:

ARCHES MIST



ARCHES MORNING



ARCHES REMEDY STONE



ARIA BRIDGES



ASIA DRAGON



ALPHA



ASTRA



AURA



BADGER



BEGINNINGS






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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 13:11
OK straight to the next delivery Tongue

BIRDSONG



BLUE DRAGON



BLUE DESERT



BRATACCAS



NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FRIEND



CAT



CENTRE OF THE EARTH



CIRCUS OF HEAVEN



CLOSE TO THE EDGE



DEMONS AND WIZARDS






Posted By: Knobby
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 13:42
So cool.
 
Thanks.


Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 14:43
sweet put on some more!!!


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 14:56
Alright 3rd delivery Big smile

DRAGON



DRAGONS DREAM



DRAGONS GARDEN



DRAGON AND TREE



DRAGON TOWER



DRAMA



ELECTRIC SHEEP



FISH DETAIL



FLIGHTS OF ICARUS



FLOATING ISLANDS





Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 15:10
WTF, let's go for one more delivery Tongue

FLOATING ISLANDS NEVERLAND



FLOATING JUNGLE



FLOATING LAKE



FLOATING WATER



FRAGILE BACK



FRAGILE FRONT



FRAGILE INSIDE



FREYJAS CASTLE



WALKING CIRCLES



GLASS HAMMER





Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 16:16
The Demoms and Wizards is cool without the lettering. I had that on my wall for years when I was a kid The actual album cover that is. I've got the original book Roger Dean Views from the seventies but it's a bit hacked. i like his seventies paintings the best. Back then they were cool & innovative and it made you go out and buy albums. I bought Walking Circles by Midnight Sun just for the freakin' cover!

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 18:17
Love Roger's artworks. I was fortunate enough to see him give a talk many years ago at the annual San Diego Comic Con, where he showed some of these pieces on a very large screen so we could fully appreciate their splendor.
 
I like the smaller one simply called Cat. Where is that from? It doesn't look like it's part of the Drama artwork.
 
Funny, the very first piece you posted is one of my top Dean faves. Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 10 2013 at 23:28
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Love Roger's artworks. I was fortunate enough to see him give a talk many years ago at the annual San Diego Comic Con, where he showed some of these pieces on a very large screen so we could fully appreciate their splendor.
 
I like the smaller one simply called Cat. Where is that from? It doesn't look like it's part of the Drama artwork.
 
Funny, the very first piece you posted is one of my top Dean faves. Thumbs Up
'Cat is a part of Greenslade's 'Bedside Manners Are Extra' cover.  Love Roger Dean artworks.  The Dragon that graced the cover of Gravy Train's 'Staircase To the Day' album has always been a fond fave of mine - the artwork being better than the actual album itself.  Usually, RD artwork matches the quality of the music inside.


Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 00:15
Re: Cat
 
Ah, okay. I do own that CD, I'll have to give that a closer look.
 
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Usually, RD artwork matches the quality of the music inside.
 
Do you like Babe Ruth's First Base?


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 00:31
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Re: Cat
 
Ah, okay. I do own that CD, I'll have to give that a closer look.
 
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Usually, RD artwork matches the quality of the music inside.
 
Do you like Babe Ruth's First Base?
I love 'First Base'.  I gave it a 4 star review many years ago.  Interesting RD artwork there.


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 01:55
All incredible I would put his prints all over my house walls if I couldSmile

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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 03:14
Next delivery

GREEN TOWER



HIGHPOOL



HUNTING DRAGON



JADE SEA



LIGHTHOUSE



MAGICIANS BIRTHDAY PARTY



MORNING DRAGON



NATURAL AVENUES



NIGHTWING



NITRO FUNCTION






Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 03:20
Gerinski, is there anywhere you know online that sells posters/reprints on progressive covers like these at affordable prices?

I'm currently trying to find a few poster sized works that I could display framed in a room, but don't know where to begin looking for them. Roger Dean works might be a fine start!

Thanks for any advice or suggestions!


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 03:32
^ You could check out Roger Dean's website, he sells prints, though could be steep compared to copyrighted posters

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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 03:37
Thanks Chris! I will do that! Does anyone know of any notable prog cover artists that sell prints of their work in the same way?

I'm wanting to look into some Dean stuff, but generally any prog related posters....Not sure what bands/artists yet....I'm waiting for inspiration to hit!

I'm probably asking a bit too vague a question! I've seen some Ebay listed stuff, there's a ton of old A3 sized newspaper ads that might look nice in a frame on there, but I have no doubt they're mostly all printed off a computer and are not the real items at all!


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 04:21
Hi Michael,
Honestly I don't know but I did not search, you can probably find something. I just had a quick look at RD's own page store and the prices for the 'Fine Art Prints' are mad Ouch

http://www.rogerdean.com/store/serigraphs.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.rogerdean.com/store/serigraphs.html

However you can also order the images as desktop file downloads with a max size of 1920 x 1200 and they are cheap. With such a size the quality is enough for having a copy printed in picture-frame size at any digital printing shop, as long as you do not want them really big.
I had some pictures printed for hanging at my place and for a frame size of 50 x 40 cm a resolution of 1024 x 768 gave just decent enough quality (on good photo paper of course) but a bit too grainy. With image size 1920 x 1200 I think you can get decent prints for a size up to 70 or 75 cm of longest side. Printing itself is not expensive, I think I paid 16 euro for each print 50 x 40 cm.

Another method is of course just use google image search, select 'Large' (or 'larger than...) and you can get images of decent size, then just have them printed in photo paper at a printing shop, by the image size they can tell you up to which print size the quality will be good:

https://www.google.be/search?newwindow=1&q=sergio+garcia+pollo+frito&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47534661,d.Yms&biw=1024&bih=649&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=pry2UcObHMj4sgarr4DYBg#q=roger+dean&um=1&newwindow=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=isz:l&sa=X&ei=0-m2UbzpFIbDtQbI2YDoAw&ved=0CBQQpwUoAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47534661,d.Yms&fp=bedd0c288c6dc5&biw=1024&bih=649" rel="nofollow - https://www.google.be/search?newwindow=1&q=sergio+garcia+pollo+frito&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47534661,d.Yms&biw=1024&bih=649&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=pry2UcObHMj4sgarr4DYBg#q=roger+dean&um=1&newwindow=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=isz:l&sa=X&ei=0-m2UbzpFIbDtQbI2YDoAw&ved=0CBQQpwUoAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47534661,d.Yms&fp=bedd0c288c6dc5&biw=1024&bih=649


Or, if you have some professional printing shop around and what you want is really album covers reproductions, and you have the LPs in good condition, you could just take them to the shop and they can scan them in high resolution and print them out in big size.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 04:42
A few more

OCTOPUS



OFFSHOOT



OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW



OSIBISA ELEPHANT



OSIBISA ELEPHANT 2



OSIBISA 3



OSIBISA ELEPHANT 3



PHOENIX LANDSCAPE



RED DRAGON



RED EARTH





Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:01
My fave is the Octopus cover art. I think it's the way he utilises colour in it - specifically red. 

Another one is the Lighthouse one, but must admit that I haven't seen the edition of it posted in here. I know it as a greenish art work - and again I do prefer a little colourEmbarrassed


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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:05
i have noticed the dragons dream painting and i thought it's "colors" looked familar. i first found it on one my subscribed youtube channels with the username on it, so it was from Dean, COOL!!!!!


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:06
I didn't think Olias was completely Roger Dean - the album says illustrated and design by Dave Roe. 
Anyway, 'Morning Dragon' graces the cover of an (unofficial) live Yes album I have. 
I recall getting a 'Paladin' album with some cool horse mounted with a knight (?) with a lance in his hand.  The music was not exciting at all, I got rid of it.  It was called 'Charge'. 


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:12
I've always liked this guy although I can't think of any  prog cover by him.
http://FrankFrazetta.org" rel="nofollow - FrankFrazetta.org


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:21
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I didn't think Olias was completely Roger Dean - the album says illustrated and design by Dave Roe. 
Anyway, 'Morning Dragon' graces the cover of an (unofficial) live Yes album I have. 
I recall getting a 'Paladin' album with some cool horse mounted with a knight (?) with a lance in his hand.  The music was not exciting at all, I got rid of it.  It was called 'Charge'. 


Yes yes yes, I'd completely forgotten about that one!

Beautiful art work:


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- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:27
That's the one !!  I was sort of right......the music didn't grab me at all - even with Pete Solley playing the keyboards.  Gosh, this would've been around the mid-90's, I kept it for a week or two, then ditched it.


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:38
^I don't think I've ever heard it actually, but I remember a friend of mine at one point claiming it one of the best prog albums he had heard. I think he'd heard one previous to it though, IQs DarkmatterLOL

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:42
I also dig Osibisa's debut, but 'Woyaya' cheezed me off so I ditched that one as well, despite the beautiful artwork.  Same goes for those RD Uriah Heep albums - nice covers, not really exciting music (for me, anyway...).


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:48
I feel you on Uriah Heep. Used to be massively into them - heck they were my first ever "prog" concert back in 1996 - had a left over telephone signal in my head for about 10 days after tooLOL But as my tastes have evolved, a lot of those dime a dozen hard rock acts from the 70s have lost their initial appeal to me. Heep, Purple, Atomic Rooster and the likes almost never get playing time anymore. I haven't parted with any albums yet though....

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 06:58
I had up to, at least 10 Heep albums, and all the good stuff could've fit onto a 90 minute cassette.  I haven't bothered with them for years.
Rooster on the other hand, I never get bored with them. Incidentally, RD did the cover for 'In Hearing Of...' !!  Also the artwork of the Ramases album 'Space Hymns'.
Purple, yeah, I have a heap on tape, but I only kept LP's of the first 3 and Made In Japan.
Anyway, I love that 'Lighthouse' cover - I'd like to track an LP of that some day...........


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:01
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

I've always liked this guy although I can't think of any  prog cover by him.
http://FrankFrazetta.org" rel="nofollow - FrankFrazetta.org
Cool drawings indeed Tongue


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:03
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

I've always liked this guy although I can't think of any  prog cover by him.
http://FrankFrazetta.org" rel="nofollow - FrankFrazetta.org

Not Prog  but Molly Hatchet had a cover b y him.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:03
^^^In case you're looking for that Lighthouse album, then just remember that the art work that features on most, is this one:


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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:04
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I didn't think Olias was completely Roger Dean - the album says illustrated and design by Dave Roe. 
Anyway, 'Morning Dragon' graces the cover of an (unofficial) live Yes album I have. 
I recall getting a 'Paladin' album with some cool horse mounted with a knight (?) with a lance in his hand.  The music was not exciting at all, I got rid of it.  It was called 'Charge'. 


Yes yes yes, I'd completely forgotten about that one!

Beautiful art work:
Not sure if Olias is actually Dean's, sorry for the mistake if it isn't.
The pic of Paladin's Charge is coming soon in my next deliveries Tongue



Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:05
No, as  has been said, Olias is  not Dean.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:05
Sorry for stealing your mojo GerardEmbarrassed

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:10
Re : Olias - Jon does thank Roger Dean for 'Planting The Seed'.  The 'Moorglade Mover' is definately a variation on Dean's fish designs.  It wouldn't have come into being without Dean's inspiration. So, credit where credit's due, I guess.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:11
A small break on Dean's original works to post a couple of pics about his house designs, let's move to The Shire Tongue

ROGER DEAN's HOUSE CONCEPT



ROGER DEAN's HOUSE CONCEPT 2



ROGER DEAN's HOUSE CONCEPT 3






Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:12
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^^^In case you're looking for that Lighthouse album, then just remember that the art work that features on most, is this one:
Eww, that cover is hideous..........probably cost a fortune with the RD cover (bloody Vertigo albums...)


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:14
Dean's 'House Concept 3 - I'd happily live in that


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:17
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Dean's 'House Concept 3 - I'd happily live in that
Me not sure, I can't see the Hi-Fi system Tongue


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:17
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

I've always liked this guy although I can't think of any  prog cover by him.
http://FrankFrazetta.org" rel="nofollow - FrankFrazetta.org

Not Prog  but Molly Hatchet had a cover b y him.
These two :




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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:19
Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Dean's 'House Concept 3 - I'd happily live in that
Me not sure, I can't see the Hi-Fi system Tongue
That's in the other room LOL


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:24
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

My fave is the Octopus cover art. I think it's the way he utilises colour in it - specifically red. 

Another one is the Lighthouse one, but must admit that I haven't seen the edition of it posted in here. I know it as a greenish art work - and again I do prefer a little colourEmbarrassed

I find the use of light in 'Green Tower' (posted before) amazing.
It's common to find different colour or light versions of the same RD's paint, I don't know why that is, another example with CTTE







Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:28
My guess is that he painted these things a couple of times, before deciding which to use. I'm not sure really. Seems a bit strange that all these 'differences' in nuances and colours could stem from the pressing. 

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- Douglas Adams


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:36
My friend has/had an LP copy of Topographic Oceans in a really dark shade - the midnight blue colour was almost black, it's the only one like that I've ever seen.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 07:41
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

My guess is that he painted these things a couple of times, before deciding which to use. I'm not sure really. Seems a bit strange that all these 'differences' in nuances and colours could stem from the pressing. 
I find that highly improbable, I'm more inclined to think that he painted just one version and it got manipulated in different ways by different purposes by different people.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 08:38
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Gerinski, is there anywhere you know online that sells posters/reprints on progressive covers like these at affordable prices?

I'm currently trying to find a few poster sized works that I could display framed in a room, but don't know where to begin looking for them. Roger Dean works might be a fine start!

Thanks for any advice or suggestions!
I see that here you can get some of his drawings at decent resolution size

http://www.wallpowper.com/find/roger-dean.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.wallpowper.com/find/roger-dean.html


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 09:28
OK some more

FLY



RELAYER



RELAYER BIG



RIDER



RIVER VILLAGE



ROBOFISH GLIDING



ROBO HUMMING BIRD



ROCKPOMMELS LAND



ROCKPOMMELS LAND 2



TITLE UNKNOWN





Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 09:35
One of the paintings in the Yessongs foldout he had to touch up because his cat ran over the canvas and left paw prints. It was almost finished and he didn't want to abandon the work so he incorporated them. have to check it in Views.

Rockpommel"s Land wasn't Dean though. I guess you're just slipping that in for comparative puposes. he certainly had a lot of influence on other artists who wanted to draw something weird and surreal Here's my Roger Dean rip-off :

ZARZAA of Netherworld


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 09:39
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

One of the paintings in the Yessongs foldout he had to touch up because his cat ran over the canvas and left paw prints. It was almost finished and he didn't want to abandon the work so he incorporated them. have to check it in Views.

You can  see the pwaw prints in fact


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 10:36
Thanks Gerinski for your advice! I saw the Roger Dean store too, I liked how you said the prices looked `mad', I think my reaction was more `WHAT THE F....'!

I bet they'd look glorious though....wish I had disposable cash.


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 11:02
I mean does he really need money?

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 11:44
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

^^^In case you're looking for that Lighthouse album, then just remember that the art work that features on most, is this one:
Eww, that cover is hideous..........probably cost a fortune with the RD cover (bloody Vertigo albums...)

I actually love the artwork o_o The colors x)


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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 12:38
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

One of the paintings in the Yessongs foldout he had to touch up because his cat ran over the canvas and left paw prints. It was almost finished and he didn't want to abandon the work so he incorporated them. have to check it in Views.

You can  see the pwaw prints in fact

You can indeed. He made them into clouds, I always thought that was great.


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 14:04
Yeah he made them into clouds. I couldn't quite remember what his solution was. I actually do the same thing with my crappy artwork. If I f**k something up beyond the point of no return but the idea is working I make it into something else. Sometimes it turns out better than I expected.

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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 15:38
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

 

Rockpommel"s Land wasn't Dean though. I guess you're just slipping that in for comparative puposes. he certainly had a lot of influence on other artists who wanted to draw something weird and surreal 

Second mistake after Olias Embarrassed


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 15:45
Let's post some more

SHIP



TITLE UNKNOWN



UNKNOWN (not even sure if this is really Dean or just some clone)



UNKNOWN DRAGON



SEA OF LIGHT



SHADOWLAND



SHADOW OF THE BEAST



SIDNEY VILLAGE



SKY FORTRESS



SPACE NEEDLE





Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 16:51
^
I like the low pass by the pterodactyl precision flying team. Are you sure all of these are Dean's?


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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 17:07
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

^
I like the low pass by the pterodactyl precision flying team. Are you sure all of these are Dean's?

Most of them I'm positive but I have a few which I am not sure, I was wrong with Olias and Rockpommels Land so there could be other mistakes.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 17:19
Some more

SPRING



STARBUCKS SIREN



TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS



TALES DETAIL



THE CAVE OF THE GREEN MAN



THE GREEN MAN



THE GUARDIANS



THE LADDER



THE MAGICIANS BIRTHDAY 2



THE PIER





Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 17:48
Starbuck's Siren i don't think is one of Dean's. But the fish formation detail is cool. It's sort of a testament of his eye for detail. The fish are in perfect formation!

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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 18:25
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Starbuck's Siren i don't think is one of Dean's. But the fish formation detail is cool. It's sort of a testament of his eye for detail. The fish are in perfect formation!
I love the detail of the fossil in the rock.


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 18:33
Some more

THE PILOT



THE PULPIT



THE SENTINELS



THE TREE OF ROCK



TROLL HOME



TSUNAMI



TWISTER CUT



VERMILLION



VERMILLION BLUE



WILLOW VILLAGE





Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: June 11 2013 at 19:37
I've heard somewhere that Dean's little logo of that flying craft, which you see inside many albums, was called a 'gorilla' ?? 


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 05:01
Last delivery

YES LIVE AND SOLO



YESSHOWS



YESSHOWS MIST



YESSONGS DETAIL



YESSONGS ESCAPE



YESSONGS INSIDE



YESSONGS INSIDE 2



YESSONGS PATHWAYS



YESTERDAYS BACK



YESTERDAYS FRONT



YESYEARS





Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:11
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

One of the paintings in the Yessongs foldout he had to touch up because his cat ran over the canvas and left paw prints. It was almost finished and he didn't want to abandon the work so he incorporated them. have to check it in Views.

You can  see the pwaw prints in fact

You can indeed. He made them into clouds, I always thought that was great.

I didn't know that, are the paws / clouds the dark band running horizontally at the bottom of the 'island' in this painting?




Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:15
^Wrong painting.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:15
This one  I think



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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:16
^Look at the faint clouds at the top. You need a good image though

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:25
I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:29
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL

I know they are very feint aren't they. Can you imagine that crytsal clear blue sky before his cat walked over it? he must have been a little  annoyed.


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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:44
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL

I know they are very feint aren't they. Can you imagine that crytsal clear blue sky before his cat walked over it? he must have been a little  annoyed.


Very feint indeed. I'm telling myself that I can spot them now, but maybe I'm just seeing things...

Dean strikes me as an extremely disciplinary artist, I mean if you're going to paint with that surreal and clean feel to it, you really have to be. 
I think he must've flipped out seeing his work molested by paw prints.


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:47
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL

I know they are very feint aren't they. Can you imagine that crytsal clear blue sky before his cat walked over it? he must have been a little  annoyed.


Very feint indeed. I'm telling myself that I can spot them now, but maybe I'm just seeing things...

Dean strikes me as an extremely disciplinary artist, I mean if you're going to paint with that surreal and clean feel to it, you really have to be. 
I think he must've flipped out seeing his work molested by paw prints.


I am sure they are clearer in his book "Views". I suspect that they have been digitally doctored since.


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:47
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL
I thnk in his book Views from 1975 there is a photo of it before he touched it up. I'll check it. I just moved and all my sh*t is everywhere. I'm pretty sure it's this one but I'll check











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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 06:48
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL
I thnk in his book Views there is a photo of it before he touched it up. I'll check it. I just moved and all my sh*t is everywhere.


I know the feeling. I moved two months ago and my sh*t is still everywhere...


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 07:08
You missed this one :

When I was a kid I saved the skull of a robin the cat dragged in and actually made a model like this by cutting off the nose section of a Lockheed Starfighter model and attaching the skull. It looked kind of weird because it was not to scale. I used a Starfighter because I couldn't find a model of the SR 71 .








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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 07:11
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I was looking for those paw clouds as well, and that was the only one of the Yessongs images, that I didn't expect it to beLOL
I thnk in his book Views there is a photo of it before he touched it up. I'll check it. I just moved and all my sh*t is everywhere.


I know the feeling. I moved two months ago and my sh*t is still everywhere...
I have moved 5 times and I would say that my s*t is always everywhere until the next move LOL


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 07:17
You know that untidiness is proof of genius rightWink
Ask Einstein. 


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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 07:18
totally awesome!


Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: June 12 2013 at 23:55
This is a cool DVD to have. Prices have come down on this item: Amazon now has copies starting at $33.


Quote Presented by Rick Wakeman, this DVD features some of Roger's most famous work, including the paintings which defined the art of record sleeve design and inspired a generation. For this project top musicians were interviewed, including Steve Howe, Ken Hensley, Mick Box and John Wetton, along with Dean himself. Also includes performance footage by Uriah Heep, Asia and Rick Wakeman.


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 13 2013 at 07:01
Fantastic blog!

Love Roger Dean



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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: June 13 2013 at 07:06
Heres some I like







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Posted By: masterblaster81
Date Posted: July 29 2013 at 23:12
Anybody familiar with this poster? I found it second hand framed like that. Pretty cool. Not super familiar with Roger Dean. Maybe someone can help me out Confused




Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: July 30 2013 at 04:31
QUOTE=masterblaster81]Anybody familiar with this poster? I found it second hand framed like that. Pretty cool. Not super familiar with Roger Dean. Maybe someone can help me out Confused

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You can see it in the first page of this thread, according to my info it's called Morning Dragon. Nice one.


Posted By: AEProgman
Date Posted: July 30 2013 at 13:28
An absolutely great thread!  Thanks Gerard for sharing these.  The one below is used on London Symphony Orchestra does Pink Floyd: Us and Them which I really enjoy and have not heard it in a while and now am queing it up for the drive home!  Here is the link about this album if curious.
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Posted By: King Only
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 08:05
Originally posted by AEProgman AEProgman wrote:

the London Symphony Orchestra does Pink Floyd: Us and Them which I really enjoy...

Jaz Coleman from the UK post-punk band Killing Joke did all the orchestrations on that Pink Floyd symphonic album.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 08:50
Yeah! i remember this thread - I love all that art of Deans and he is not going to ban the thread after all it seems. thanks Roger!

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Posted By: proggman
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 15:20
Roger Dean is a fantastic artist, really like the paintings.

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Posted By: JWexler
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 18:38
Truly amazing. I've always found progressive rock album art to be very appealing. Sometimes i'll grab a record just based on the artwork, whether I know the artist or not.. thanks for these shares! so cool


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 19:53
It's too bad that Dean is as egotistical as he is with his artwork - art should be enjoyed by the masses, and his rampant obsession with "owning" every little thing even related to his art (e.g. suing James Cameron because Avatar had floating islands) is really detrimental to the beautiful atmospheres he creates with his art. And those print prices... $9.6k for a print of TFTO? Good god...

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: January 02 2014 at 23:07
Originally posted by masterblaster81 masterblaster81 wrote:

Anybody familiar with this poster? I found it second hand framed like that. Pretty cool. Not super familiar with Roger Dean. Maybe someone can help me out Confused



This lovely design adorns a dbl YES live album I own (bootleg ). Main reason I bought the bloody thing - it sounds like sh*t and doesn't deviate much from the 'Yessongs' set. Great cover though.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: January 04 2014 at 12:40
Hi,
 
I love the artist's work ... but I have to tell you that I liked the music in MANY MANY MANY of these albums that came with this art.
 
Both RD and ST (Hipgnosis) were very good at giving us an idea what the music was about, and Hipgnosis was a veritable "editorial" for almost ALL of their album covers. RD's was more pictorial, but in many ways, it told us about that band's work just as much!
 
Weird that we get stuck on the picture, and the band is nothing! Or vice versa, of course.
 
I have been a Hipgnosis listener, since about 1971 or so. I started on the "progressive" thing by following all the artists that had their covers, and some were weird and I didn't get it then, like the meat market cover for the Edgar Broughton Band, but it is quite valuable today, when you take a look at the meat/soldiers thrown at so many wars, something that went over my head then! Even after knowing/listening to KC's first albums!


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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: January 04 2014 at 15:53
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

RD's was more pictorial, but in many ways, it told us about that band's work just as much!


Great cover art draws you in. It's safe to assume Dean's paintings gained Yes many fans who otherwise might have passed right over them. It's not like Yes is one of the best-named bands.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: January 05 2014 at 02:32
I have to admit that I don't like several albums which were presented in RD covers. Sure, visually stunning artworks like his are very attention-grabbing, but you can never judge a book by its cover.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: January 05 2014 at 11:52
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I have to admit that I don't like several albums which were presented in RD covers. Sure, visually stunning artworks like his are very attention-grabbing, but you can never judge a book by its cover.
 
Hipgnosis had a lot more covers that seemingly did not help explain the music, but they still had a nice touch to it. But it always had a "comment".
 
For me:
Quatermass -- it may look pre-historic, even now, but man, is that ever a great album! AND cover! One of the first albums I bought because of that cover. It was awesome!
 
Capability Brown -- Voice. Still one of my favorite albums of all time and that cover and inside opposite satire is excellent. And the album is just as good!
 
Edgar Broughton Band -- Meat Cover album (I think that is EBB named album). I never understood this cover until I heard their anti-VietNam song. I kept thinking this had a connection to the famous Beatles cover that was never used, and perhaps a satire on it, but it was much more serious that that.
 
10CC -- Sheet Music. Awesome cover pulling the sheet into the mirror.
 
Caravan -- Cunning Stunts. We can not state here the reverse title that is funny as heck, on this one, but that cover is nuts and a lot of fun to look at!
 
Flash -- First album. Guess why I got it. Still have that picture in my wall. And still think that the model was none other than Sherry that posts here. Regardless, the comparison of the two is still a valid description for that album. Her time and efforts are 2nd to none. The picture itself, might be considered a bit sexist, but in the end, I find it artistic, unless we want to call the music exploiting the whole thing, which I do not believe is the case. I find the music on par with the attraction in that album.
 
And then there are other covers that are ... different. Of all the YES covers, the only one that I really love and have the poster in my wall is Tales From Topographic Oceans. I liked Close to the Edge, but that art work was not as nice for me inside my head as the one from TFTO was, which was more intelligent and meaningful for me.
 
Of the other RD covers, the ones that never "matched" for me, were the ones for Budgie. I never made a connection to the music itself.
 
(Updated later)
Osibisa, believe it or not I have not heard that I am aware of.
 
Babe Ruth -- First Base. Still love that album and I enjoyed seeing them at the Whiskey a Go Go with Iggy and the Stooges. It was this album that got me to go get the 1st Frank Zappa album, though I had heard his stuff before. Chunga's Revenge!
 
Btw, when you look at Everquest, and World of Warcraft, they ripped Roger Dean left and right. I can only hope that he got a nickel out of it. And jerk Cameron ripped him off even more!


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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: January 05 2014 at 14:39
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I have to admit that I don't like several albums which were presented in RD covers. Sure, visually stunning artworks like his are very attention-grabbing, but you can never judge a book by its cover.


Something tells me Osibisa and Babe Ruth are on your list.

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: March 13 2014 at 19:21
Roger Dean thead continues... any new books out on his artwork?

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Posted By: Son.of.Tiresias
Date Posted: October 11 2016 at 11:48
Absolutely loved his work since I saw "Demons and Wizards" on c-cassette forty-four years ago.

"Relayer" as an album cover is the worst. Dull and gray like its contents. Perfect.

"Tales from Topographic Oceans" is his finest album cover. Colourful and mysterious like its contents. Perfection.

I have always admired "Demons and Wizards" and "The Magician´s Birthday". Fantastic like their contents. 

Roger Dean truly is a genius.


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Posted By: Blank Reg
Date Posted: November 27 2016 at 13:15
A bit of trivia for anybody that is still watching this thread. The Roger Dean artwork that adorns the Yessongs album was actually originally painted for Dark Side Of The Moon until Pink Floyd decided to stay with Hipgnosis. The rest they say is history.

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Posted By: Rednight
Date Posted: November 29 2016 at 13:57
Saw the "Demons and Wizards" painting from that Uriah Heep(?) album at an auction here in L.A. back in the '90s (along with the Relayer painting), and it was stunning. No real secret that the wizard's wings were actual butterfly wings glued to the canvas.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: December 02 2016 at 20:37
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I have to admit that I don't like several albums which were presented in RD covers. Sure, visually stunning artworks like his are very attention-grabbing, but you can never judge a book by its cover.




Something tells me Osibisa and Babe Ruth are on your list.
I love the BABE RUTH, I love OSIBISA debut album, but not W)oyaya, great cover, didn't get the music much.
Also I dig the Clear Blue Sky work.



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