Album Cover Art

A look into the sometimes lost art of Album Cover Art

Posts Tagged ‘Alan Aldridge’

1975 Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

Posted by talesinthesun on November 17, 2008

I was at Barnes and Noble over the weekend and saw a coffee table style book on album covers. I paged through and realized what a lost art that this has become. Now artists will still have some sort of cover on a cd but it is so much smaller than the albums that were sold prior. Thumbing through and you see the Grateful Dead had many great covers and Muse has many as well. My favorite of all is easily Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy from 1975. Who knows what the artist, Alan Aldridge, was thinking with the animal heads, skulls and small village included on the cover. Only Elton John’s wild outfit near a piano make sense. Aldridge also did covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and a book of his works is due out next year, The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes : The Art of Alan Aldridge .

I will be doing about cover art. I will try to do 1 post daily on what is good in my eyes. As always what I see and what you see can be vastly different.


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