greatalbumcovers

Great Album Covers provides a forum for everyone to learn about and enjoy record album art. The vinyl record album provided a format that allowed the album cover art to be enjoyed. Record Albums and the cover art are collectible pieces of music history. See cover art from artists such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Cream, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles Frank Sinatra and more. The album cover art is from many genres of musical, including rock and roll, jazz, country, R&B, Soul, heavy metal, classical, etc. There is also album cover art related to movies, television shows, comedy and more.

Tag Archives: Classic Rock

Invasion of Your Privacy by Ratt


Invasion of Your Privacy was released in 1985, peaked at Number 7 and went double platinum. Ratt, a heavy metal band from the 1980s and best known for songs such as “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “Lay It Down”, was very influential in the formation of Los Angeles hard rock and glam metal scene …

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Jackson Browne or Saturate Before Using


The Story of the Jackson Browne/Saturate Before Using Album Cover – As told by Jackson Browne Other albums by Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne (1972) For Everyman (1973) Late For The Sky (1974) The Pretender (1976) The Fuse – Live In Chicago (1976) Running On Empty (1977) Rock Around The World (1977) Hold Out (1980) Lawyers …

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A history of 1960’s album art – UNDER THE COVERS


These videos are part of a series by album cover designer Gary Burden and photographer Henry Diltz. They provide some interesting insights into the creation of album covers back in the late 1960s and early 1970’s. They also provide some interesting bits of rock history related to certain rock stars, including the Eagles, the Doors, …

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The Ten Greatest Albums Of All Time – Rolling Stone Magazine


Note: This list was complied by Rolling Stone Magazine. I do not necessarily agree with entire list, but this video offers a nice look at some great albums, along with some of the music on these albums. So with that in mind please enjoy!!!

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Dog Eat Dog Warrants A Look


Above is the final album cover on Warrant’s 1992, “Dog Eat Dog” album. Below is the orginal illustration done by noted artist David McMacken.

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Procol Harum Uses Fine Art OnThe Cover Of Their Seventh Album


Procol Harum, best known for their classic “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, started out as a quintessential 1960s British Invasion rock band and later morphed into a much more complex and sophisticated progressive rock group. However, of Procol Harum’s eleven studio albums it is their seventh album, “Exotic Birds and Fruit” that has best know …

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Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy


Led Zeppelin’s fifth studio album, “Houses of the Holy”, was released in 1973 and quickly went Platinum. Considered one of the greatest albums of all time by Led Zeppelin fans, “Houses of the Holy” initially meet with mix reviews from the music critics. “Over the Hills and Far Away” was the stand out hit from …

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Out of The Blue Came The Electric Light Orchestra


The big orchestral-rock fusion band from England, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) was one of the biggest selling groups of the 70s and 80s. Out of the Blue, ELO’s seventh studio album, was written and produced by Jeff Lynne, ELO’s front man. Released in 1977 this was one of ELO’s most commercially successful albums, being certified …

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A Little Whipped Cream Goes A Long Way For Herb Alpert


. Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass’ fourth album, and arguably their best, Whipped Cream & Other Delights sold over 6 million copies in the United States and went to the number 1 position on the Billboard Chart in November 1965 being replaced by the Beatles’ Rubber Soul in January 1966. This record album cover is a …

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Molly Hatchet – The Warriors of Southern Rock


The southern rock band, Molly Hatchet, has been going strong for more than three decades.   During that time the band has undergone major changes in its lineup, but one thing, besides the music, that has remained nearly constant is the use of the heroic warrior on the Molly Hatchet album covers.   The fantasy art on …

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