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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    New Asgard Album Cover has every cliche possible

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    I'd like to say the music within can't possibly be worse than the cover. But I'm not keen to test the thesis...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonta Jitty View Post
    Was just thinking; epic music, great musicianship, massively popular; but all let down by questionable artwork.

    My number one spot has to be ELP's Tarkus closely followed by Trilogy

    Funny how many people responded with albums that do not fit the basic premise of the tread, specially massively popular.

    I can't stand Roger Dean, any.

    ELP - Love beach

    And yes... the new Dimeola

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    Quote Originally Posted by llanwydd View Post
    Renaissance - Novella
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    Which one? And why did they swap one for the other when both paintings are essentially depicting the same scene, and both are equally charming if not artistic masterpieces? They're both nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Don't forget this one:

    also wondering how many will "get it".
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    re: Rainbow Straight Between The Eyes:

    Quote Originally Posted by cannygoodlike View Post
    Again, not prog but this is the one that always comes first to mind when the topic turns to bad album covers:

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    Funny, I always thought that was a great cover.

    One that I still think is terrible is Sheer Heart Attack by Queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

    And yes... the new Dimeola
    Actually, the new Di Meola looks pretty good,



    ... though I wonder why a Beatles covers album uses a John Lennon solo album as its cover art inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Actually, the new Di Meola looks pretty good,



    ... though I wonder why a Beatles covers album uses a John Lennon solo album as its cover art inspiration.
    Probably because he thought there's been too many takes off on the Abbey Road cover, and this was the only obvious allusion anyone could come up with that people would recognize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Don't forget this one:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Works is just plain, certainly better than the Bee Gees tribute band cover that is Love Beach.
    Nothing wrong with SABB, lovely cover, KC's worst is possibly Happy... or Power to Believe.
    A Passion Play is striking and unsettling, I think it fits the album well. If we're talking Jethro Tull, then J-Tull Dot Com wins hands down.
    Renaissance - have you seen Camera Camera, or Time-Line! Or even Song For All Seasons?!?
    I have seen all the Renaissance album covers and I actually like the one for Song For All Seasons. Time Line and Camera Camera were bad albums and I think the covers were intended to reflect the minimalism of the recordings.

    In regard to the Novella cover, as an amateur artist, I notice a lack of what artists refer to as two-point perspective which creates an impression of depth.

    Finally, I agree with your opinion of J-Tull. I had forgotten about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post

    also wondering how many will "get it".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Actually, the new Di Meola looks pretty good,

    ... though I wonder why a Beatles covers album uses a John Lennon solo album as its cover art inspiration.
    Well, it was a John Lennon cover album, and the photo was taken when he was a young Beatle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Renaissance - have you seen Camera Camera, or Time-Line! Or even Song For All Seasons?!?
    Yup, the post-Novella artworks are atrocious, but fit the diminishing music quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    Well, you're both wrong! The original has a nice lyrical quality. Although I can't make out the subject either - a girl with long hair gazing at the moon? Supposedly there's two people there but I can't see it, unless the other person is hidden by her hair.
    Camel's alternative artworks (US) are not atrocious, but the orignal UK/Can sleeves are much better.
    As for Moonmadness, I must recognize the couple is odd, but the rest of the Art Nouveau art is quite OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    New Asgard Album Cover has every cliche possible
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    I'd like to say the music within can't possibly be worse than the cover. But I'm not keen to test the thesis...
    Well Asgard was not the worst neo-prog band, despite being a Fish-era clone of Marillion, but these big concepts of mythology can only be embarrassing. But yeah, that cover the textbook case why rock crowds are having a go at prog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post

    also wondering how many will "get it".
    Not sure who that is, but the original Novella North Am sleeve was as good as the UK , IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    re: Rainbow Straight Between The Eyes:
    One that I still think is terrible is Sheer Heart Attack by Queen.
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    Both are awful, though when you're a teen, Rainbow's can be ok.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post


    Not sure who that is, but the original Novella North Am sleeve was as good as the UK , IMHO.
    Sorry, it was a generational reference that only old timers here would remember.
    See Buddhabreath's video post a couple posts earlier on this page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Sorry, it was a generational reference that only old timers here would remember.
    Old timer?! I've half a mind to bonk you with my Geritol bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Old timer?! I've half a mind to bonk you with my Geritol bottle.
    I'll see your Geritol bottle and raise you a bottle of beta-sitosterol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    The lack of imagination of the maker knows NO boundaries!
    *ahem!*

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    Blackmore's Night has a number of covers that are cool designs, but not executed very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Well Asgard was not the worst neo-prog band, despite being a Fish-era clone of Marillion, but these big concepts of mythology can only be embarrassing. But yeah, that cover the textbook case why rock crowds are having a go at prog.
    My guess based on the artwork was power metal. Yet somehow I don't have much appetite for myth-based neo-prog concept albums either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    *ahem!*

    That's definitely a recent silver medal

    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Blackmore's Night has a number of covers that are cool designs, but not executed very well.
    Yup laughable, but the man could be forgiven: Blackmood is in love with his Candy-ce
    I'ù surprise he never called his band Blackmore's Knight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    My guess based on the artwork was power metal. Yet somehow I don't have much appetite for myth-based neo-prog concept albums either.
    I haven't heard of Italy's Asgard ever since the early 90's and Imago Mundi
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    Didn't even know they had an album out in 2000, but who knows, maybe they changed genre.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    This is not just the worst prog album cover - it could be the worst cover ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Boyd View Post
    This is not just the worst prog album cover - it could be the worst cover ever!

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    Okay, that is just all kinds of WTF there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I'ù surprise he never called his band Blackmore's Knight.
    Candace Night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    *ahem!*

    Christ.
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    Q: "Would you like your album cover to be about this?...or this?...or this?...or this?...or this?

    A: "Fuck it! Let's do 'em all!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Actually, the new Di Meola looks pretty good,



    ... though I wonder why a Beatles covers album uses a John Lennon solo album as its cover art inspiration.
    Reminds me also of artwork for Nick Drake: the wall, the moving people.

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