Help me identify the cover artwork on this wall I found in a photo of a bedroom on a property website.

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I have so many questions, this is kinda baffling to me, I was browsing a property website and came across this a shot of a bedroom.

Are these paintings or actual twelves? What is going on with the selection? Los Lobos, Crises by Mike Oldfield and the single artwork for Happy Birthday by Altered Images?

I don't even recognise half of them, save my sanity.

http://i63.tinypic.com/2uium4j.png

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Tinypic is garbage. Use something else (imgur?).

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:43 (six months ago) Permalink

http://i68.tinypic.com/2940uh5.png

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:44 (six months ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:46 (six months ago) Permalink

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MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (six months ago) Permalink

Ugh, I'm a clown

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (six months ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/a/H6PUd

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (six months ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/cgsyNG9.png

Dinsdale, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Ha! What a weird array.

Kate Bush, Cat Stevens, Alan Parsons Project all in there.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Dave Brubeck, Badly Drawn Boy,

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Beautiful South's Choke under that 10CC album

excitable Question Time guest (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:53 (six months ago) Permalink

Barclay James Harvest to the right of Choke.

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:04 (six months ago) Permalink

The one on the left side of the Genesis LP is Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds musical album:

https://www.discogs.com/master/view/71524

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

To the right of Genesis, ELO's 'Out Of The Blue'

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:24 (six months ago) Permalink

And the one to the right from Genesis is ELO's Out of the Blue:

https://www.discogs.com/Electric-Light-Orchestra-Out-Of-The-Blue/master/21680

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:26 (six months ago) Permalink

xpost

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:26 (six months ago) Permalink

Below ELO is Paul Simon's Graceland.

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:28 (six months ago) Permalink

To the left of Cat Stevens is 'The Very Best of Nina Simone', a compilation album from 2006.

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Above Genesis: Los Lobos "How Will the Wolf Survive"

I had to resort to Discogs for the Fleetwood Mac to the right of ELO--it's a 12" single for "Oh Diane"

Red cover behind the bookcase: ELO "Balance of Power"

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:42 (six months ago) Permalink

Next to Los Lobos, Mark Knopfler's 'Shangri La'.

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:43 (six months ago) Permalink

Ventures' Telstar?

a Radiohead album stamping on a human face, forever (sleeve), Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Nice collection of Potters on the bookshelf, and is that a run of Twilights on the top shelf?

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:38 (six months ago) Permalink

What a weird set. Anyhow here's a list:

01. ?
02. ?
03. BEATLES - WHITE ALBUM
04. ?
05. ?
06. THE TORNADOS - TELSTAR
07. DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET - TIME OUT
08. ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - AMMONIA AVENUE
09. ?
10. ?
11. 10CC - THE VERY BEST OF
12. BEAUTIFUL SOUTH - CHOKE
13. BADLY DRAWN BOY - ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK
14. ?
15. ?
16. BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - ONCE AGAIN
17. JEFF WAYNE - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
18. ?
19. NINA SIMONE - THE VERY BEST
20. LOS LOBOS - HOW WILL THE WOLF SURVIVE
21. GENESIS - WE CANT DANCE
22. ?
23. CAT STEVENS - THE VERY BEST
24. ?
25. ELO - OUT OF THE BLUE
26. PAUL SIMON - GRACELAND
27. ?
28. ?
29. MARK KNOPFLER - SHANGRI LA
30. FLEETWOOD MAC - OH DIANE
31. KATE BUSH - THE KICK INSIDE
32. GONZALEZ - SOLO PIANO II
33. JEAN MICHELLE JARRE - EQUINOXE

dance cum rituals (Moka), Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Maybe the one below Graceland is a Fear and Loathing Soundtrack? I can see the words -EAR and -NG and I think I see bats in there.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:17 (six months ago) Permalink

5 Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
and 2 looks like it says "Londonbeat" in the logo

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

24. Mike Oldfield - Crises

(below Cat Stevens)

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:00 (six months ago) Permalink

It's bothering me what the one in the top left is and whether they cut it to go round the ceiling coving (argh!)

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:16 (six months ago) Permalink

(a) I think these are all hand painted facsimiles, and
(b) the sleeve above Barclay James Harvest is Dire Straits' "So Far Away" single, and why do I care?

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh, good spot (a and b). It actually was puzzling me that the ratios didn't look quite right on the Oldfield but I thought it was either a different issue with tweaked artwork or something to do with estate agents' magical camera lenses distorting to make horizontal space look much bigger than it really is

I might have been thinking about this too much and should go to bed

though apparently I wasn't thinking about it enough to notice that both Crises and the one in the top-left were listed in MaresNest's opening post: 1. is "the single artwork for Happy Birthday by Altered Images"

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:42 (six months ago) Permalink

If they are painted facsimiles, that would explain why the Paul Simon album looks so weird... In all the versions of the cover I've seen, the image of the horseback rider is much smaller and in the middle of a large white area, but there's no white here.

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Is 18 Urban Hymns?

Is 5 Soon over Babaluma?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:35 (six months ago) Permalink

No 5 is Boys Don't Cry.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71HaTSu4GQL._SX355_.jpg

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 13 February 2017 07:38 (six months ago) Permalink

We should know 4 and 9 right?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:45 (six months ago) Permalink

#2 (between the White Album and The Cure) is ELO Balance Of Power

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:51 (six months ago) Permalink

oops - HL got it already.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:52 (six months ago) Permalink

So
01. ALTERED IMAGES - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
02. ?
03. BEATLES - WHITE ALBUM
04. ELO - BALANCE OF POWER
05. THE CURE - BOYS DON'T CRY
06. THE TORNADOS - TELSTAR
07. DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET - TIME OUT
08. ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - AMMONIA AVENUE
09. ?
10. ?
11. 10CC - THE VERY BEST OF
12. BEAUTIFUL SOUTH - CHOKE
13. BADLY DRAWN BOY - ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK
14. ?
15. DIRE STRAITS - SO FAR AWAY
16. BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - ONCE AGAIN
17. JEFF WAYNE - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
18. ?
19. NINA SIMONE - THE VERY BEST
20. LOS LOBOS - HOW WILL THE WOLF SURVIVE
21. GENESIS - WE CANT DANCE
22. ?
23. CAT STEVENS - THE VERY BEST
24. ?
25. ELO - OUT OF THE BLUE
26. PAUL SIMON - GRACELAND
27. ?
28. ?
29. MARK KNOPFLER - SHANGRI LA
30. FLEETWOOD MAC - OH DIANE
31. KATE BUSH - THE KICK INSIDE
32. GONZALEZ - SOLO PIANO II
33. JEAN MICHELLE JARRE - EQUINOXE

Can you tell I am a week over a blown writing deadline?

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 13 February 2017 08:05 (six months ago) Permalink

22 is Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock album from 1955:

http://images.45cat.com/bill-haley-and-his-comets-were-gonna-rock-around-the-clock-brunswick-2.jpg

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2017 08:28 (six months ago) Permalink

I think these covers were chosen because they all have colourful painted/drawn visuals, and no photos, not because they represent someone's musical taste. Makes sense to pick covers like these if they are indeed handmade facsimiles.

Tuomas, Monday, 13 February 2017 08:46 (six months ago) Permalink

28 is the single "Mathematics" by Cherry Ghost.

https://artwork-cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/693/0000069341_200.jpg

heaven parker (anagram), Monday, 13 February 2017 09:29 (six months ago) Permalink

a passing spacecadet got 24 as well

heaven parker (anagram), Monday, 13 February 2017 09:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Exciting!

01. ALTERED IMAGES - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
02. ?
03. BEATLES - WHITE ALBUM
04. ELO - BALANCE OF POWER
05. THE CURE - BOYS DON'T CRY
06. THE TORNADOS - TELSTAR
07. DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET - TIME OUT
08. ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - AMMONIA AVENUE
09. ?
10. ?
11. 10CC - THE VERY BEST OF
12. BEAUTIFUL SOUTH - CHOKE
13. BADLY DRAWN BOY - ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK
14. ?
15. DIRE STRAITS - SO FAR AWAY
16. BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - ONCE AGAIN
17. JEFF WAYNE - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
18. ?
19. NINA SIMONE - THE VERY BEST
20. LOS LOBOS - HOW WILL THE WOLF SURVIVE
21. GENESIS - WE CANT DANCE
22. BILL HALEY - ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
23. CAT STEVENS - THE VERY BEST
24. MIKE OLDFIELD - CRISES
25. ELO - OUT OF THE BLUE
26. PAUL SIMON - GRACELAND
27. ?
28. CHERRY GHOST - MATHEMATICS
29. MARK KNOPFLER - SHANGRI LA
30. FLEETWOOD MAC - OH DIANE
31. KATE BUSH - THE KICK INSIDE
32. GONZALEZ - SOLO PIANO II
33. JEAN MICHELLE JARRE - EQUINOXE

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 13 February 2017 09:57 (six months ago) Permalink

So, we're saying 18 isn't Urban Hymns The Verve, then?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:20 (six months ago) Permalink

The trees don't work

willem, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Man I've been trying reverse image search on these but it doesn't work at all.

Frobisher, Monday, 13 February 2017 19:16 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah, they're just different enough

a Radiohead album stamping on a human face, forever (sleeve), Monday, 13 February 2017 19:25 (six months ago) Permalink

I've Got My Own Interior Decorating To Do

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 February 2017 20:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Pretty sure that is Urban Hymns, Mark.

MaresNest, Monday, 13 February 2017 20:06 (six months ago) Permalink

02. is the 12" single for Make A Change by Buckwheat Zydeco!

http://images.eil.com/large_image/XXX-503005.jpg

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 13 February 2017 20:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Did whoever painted these run out of patience and just say "Fuck it... White Album"?

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:46 (six months ago) Permalink

god I love that Rock Around The Clock cover

example (crüt), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 06:13 (six months ago) Permalink

awesome. how'd you find it, nashawn?

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:24 (six months ago) Permalink

nashwan, next-level!

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 19:37 (six months ago) Permalink

it's his room

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:10 (six months ago) Permalink

I didn't think a reverse img search would work but inspired by MatthewK I did an incredibly crude mock-up of the cover in Photoshop - literally splodges of dark blue with some yellow loosely resembling the visible letters. GIS interpreted it as a poster but once I changed the term to album I spotted the Four Year Strong record and immediately thought 'wow so close, it actually has the right colours letters at the end of the words but too different a font - maybe they have an alternative similar cover for it' - after a few more minutes realised the roboshark in the top right was a perfect shape match.

Then I got cocky and tried to do the same for the one under Badly Drawn Boy but the only thing coming up anywhere close is this Pentangle record.

nashwan, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:12 (six months ago) Permalink

this thread is heartwarming

alpine static, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:16 (six months ago) Permalink

Excellent work nashwan!

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:36 (six months ago) Permalink

imagine if we used our powers for good

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:44 (six months ago) Permalink

Wow! We live in exciting times.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:14 (six months ago) Permalink

This is such a weird collection. And if they picked the albums based on how the covers looked you can do much better (yet not as good as metal sharks)

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:18 (six months ago) Permalink

CODE! TREASURE!

mark s, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:26 (six months ago) Permalink

The completely hidden records are all ILX comps.

nashwan, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:41 (six months ago) Permalink

So that's not the White Album, it's Comp Together!

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 16 February 2017 03:42 (six months ago) Permalink

ILX has a bucket on the floor

Mark G, Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Nice work, everyone! Now, moving on. Let's name all those books and ... DVD box sets?

andrew m., Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:17 (six months ago) Permalink

the harry potters i recognise

what was sleeve #2 ?

koogs, Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:47 (six months ago) Permalink

#2 is the 12" single for Make A Change by Buckwheat Zydeco.

You're going to see a lot of love. Okay? Thank you. (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:48 (six months ago) Permalink

ha, yes, thanks. was hiding in the pesky folded comments.

koogs, Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:50 (six months ago) Permalink

I spotted that one, vaguely familiar from my time trolling cajun/zydeco bins.

You're going to see a lot of love. Okay? Thank you. (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:52 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://imgur.com/7oz5UfQ

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:00 (five months ago) Permalink

*sigh*

http://i.imgur.com/7oz5UfQ.jpg

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:01 (five months ago) Permalink

I feel like this musical aesthetic is much more cohesive.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:53 (five months ago) Permalink

curtains vmnic

mark s, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:35 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://imgur.com/a/cFp4G

MaresNest, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:34 (four months ago) Permalink

That Basquiat Record Box! WANT

MaresNest, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:34 (four months ago) Permalink

60" centers or gtfo

sarahell, Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:36 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Aural Sculpture!

http://i65.tinypic.com/23wryix.png

MaresNest, Thursday, 8 June 2017 10:34 (two months ago) Permalink

What's the poster on the wall to the left of The Smiths?

http://i.imgur.com/rbxZ8Oe.jpg

nate woolls, Friday, 9 June 2017 08:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm guessing it's Robert Smith, helped partially by that being the next logical member of the sequence JAMC, U2, Smiths...

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 9 June 2017 11:52 (two months ago) Permalink

isn't that a face in a space helmet on the left? 2001?

StanM, Friday, 9 June 2017 11:59 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, looks like some sci fi movie to me

sleeve, Friday, 9 June 2017 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure StanM is right.

Mud... Jam... Failure... (aldo), Friday, 9 June 2017 14:17 (two months ago) Permalink

If the top 21 longboxes can be identified here, it might be possible to date the video down to a few week span!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4vfA4nk7V4

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 16 June 2017 11:02 (two months ago) Permalink

It looks like Bruce Springsteen's Lucky Town at 7 and (educated guess here) Human Touch at 6. Number 5 looks like Garth Brooks' Ropin' the Wind. The Springsteen albums came out in March 1992 and that Brooks album in September 1991. Def Leppard's Adrenalize is probably in here somewhere.

Ex Slacker, Saturday, 17 June 2017 03:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that k.d. lang Ingénue at #10?

Ex Slacker, Saturday, 17 June 2017 03:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Think 19 is Shepherd Moons by Enya (nov 91):

https://goo.gl/images/DxdZhM

Tim, Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:31 (two months ago) Permalink

3 is the Wynonna Judd s/t and 4 is, I think, the Wayne's World soundtrack.

Tim, Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:54 (two months ago) Permalink

#16 Pearl Jam Ten
#17 Amy Grant Heart In Motion

(both '91)?

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Is #12 Slaughter - "The Wild Life"?
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/152365080503_/1992-Slaughter-The-Wild-Life-Factory-Sealed-Cd.jpg

That would push us into the end of April '92. But I also thought 12 might match the middle display on the wall at the back (similar black-on-red lettering) and I think that might be something else so maybe 12 is too.

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:49 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Mercury Rev at the Barbican:

https://www.barbican.org.uk/images/events/medium/21092mercurye1.jpg

koogs, Monday, 3 July 2017 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

#5 is Sinatra, Come Dance with Me

Brad C., Monday, 3 July 2017 21:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Low hanging fruit - that's probably the Marc Bolan interview picture disc Where's the Champagne there.

everything, Monday, 3 July 2017 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

and Bob James' Touchdown below it.

everything, Monday, 3 July 2017 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Top row #3 is Good Housekeeping's Plan For Reducing Off The Record

http://i.imgur.com/HcmN4jq.jpg

layda be cry (los blue jeans), Friday, 7 July 2017 11:56 (one month ago) Permalink

In between Ethel Smith... Rhythm Antics! and The Ray Conniff Singers: It's the Talk of the Town

http://i.imgur.com/KQwptX8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iBcbpEG.jpg

layda be cry (los blue jeans), Friday, 7 July 2017 12:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Top row #6 is The Searchers' Hear! Hear!

willem, Friday, 7 July 2017 12:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Second row #3 is Hustle Factory - Do The Hustle]
https://www.discogs.com/Hustle-Factory-Do-The-Hustle/master/309931#images/8649421

willem, Friday, 7 July 2017 12:12 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE0cqc2V0AAWkSg.jpg

Biting an Asthmatic Kitty record

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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