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.

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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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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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Slaughter Sticks It Their First Time Out


Slaughter is a hard rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988. Their debut album,”Stick It To Ya”, was released in 1990 on Chrysalis Records. The album went multi-platinum and was nominated for the best metal album of the year award at the American Music Awards in 1991. Slaughter also released a live album,”Stick …

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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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Rumours – Fleetwood Mac – 1977


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Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen


A Grammy award winning album, and considered by many to be one of the top 100 albums of all time, Born in The USA had seven of its twelve songs reach the top ten.   This was Bruce Springsteen’s seventh studio album and it achieved both critical and commercial success.  This iconic album cover was photographed …

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