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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

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

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

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:44 (one year ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/

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

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MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Ugh, I'm a clown

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/a/H6PUd

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Dinsdale, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:48 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Dave Brubeck, Badly Drawn Boy,

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Beautiful South's Choke under that 10CC album

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

Barclay James Harvest to the right of Choke.

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:04 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Below ELO is Paul Simon's Graceland.

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:28 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

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

Ventures' Telstar?

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

24. Mike Oldfield - Crises

(below Cat Stevens)

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:00 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Is 18 Urban Hymns?

Is 5 Soon over Babaluma?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:35 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

We should know 4 and 9 right?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:45 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:51 (one year ago) Permalink

oops - HL got it already.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:52 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

a passing spacecadet got 24 as well

heaven parker (anagram), Monday, 13 February 2017 09:29 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:20 (one year ago) Permalink

The trees don't work

willem, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:39 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, they're just different enough

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

Pretty sure that is Urban Hymns, Mark.

MaresNest, Monday, 13 February 2017 20:06 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

god I love that Rock Around The Clock cover

example (crüt), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 06:13 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Biting an Asthmatic Kitty record

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Okay, I really need to know what the Island records CD is on the table, plz help...

https://preview.ibb.co/iOaNfw/15036567_10153898276675718_2840342696366145262_n.jpg

MaresNest, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

What's the one he's holding? On the table: no idea. Thought Triffids' Born Sandy Devotional for some reason, but that's never been on Island, I think.

StanM, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

He's holding The Notorious Byrd Brothers

MaresNest, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

My only guess is Systems of Romance by Ultravox for the one on the table

MaresNest, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

So not gonna happen

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

2 years later, these guys became... ? I'm going to guess The Happy Mondays.

StanM, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Okay so I see No Parlez by Paul Young and Raindancing by Alison Moyet and an ACDC seven inch

MaresNest, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

I see… BEER

Jeff W, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

All of the visual appeal of beer, with none of the messy complications

Karl Malone, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

On top row, Between The Buttons by The Stones and (three along from that) Hotter than July by Stevie Wonder

Jeff W, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, charity shop bingo nirvana.

I can see Soundtrack to Robin Hood by Clannad, Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley, Bizarre Fruit by M People, best of Joan Armatrading, Queen of Hearts by Dave Edmunds, Alpha by Asia for starters.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Just ut the left of Hotter Than July, Enya's The Memory of Trees and Carole King's Tapestry.

Gavin, Leeds, Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Led Zeppelin box set is near the top corner of the door.

Ex Slacker, Sunday, 11 February 2018 20:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is that lush's scar under the carpenters dvd?

koogs, Sunday, 11 February 2018 20:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

I had a close look and it's not, there's a beardy, Robert Wyatt looking guy on the right hand side of the sleeve.

MaresNest, Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

Right of Hotter Than July, Eurythmics Greatest Hits

Right wall, almost bottom left corner, something by Duane Eddy

Above that, Paul Young - No Parlez

Left wall, right corner, one up from bottom, Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

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Think the beardy guy is this fella:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/StarsSimplyRedalbumcover.png

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

2 above Paul Young - Gone in 60 Seconds DVD

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

Katrina and the Waves s/t lower right, partly obscured by basket of bottle openers or kazoos or something

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 11 February 2018 22:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

The DVDs are odd things to put on a wall. Posters I could understand but these are boxes and all.

koogs, Monday, 12 February 2018 07:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ha, Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds to tie us to the original puzzle in this thread!
I can see Michael Bolton below Celine Dion. And no, that's not Lush, similar looking sleeve though.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Monday, 12 February 2018 07:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

Queen's Greatest Hits above the bottles.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 12 February 2018 13:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Leftmost one above the beer thing is Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company.

obvious, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

Whitney Houston The Ultimate Collection, one down from top in corner

andrew m., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yellowtail Shiraz, 2009, liquor cart, bottom center

andrew m., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

any decent cds amongst that wsj article? alphabetical by the look of things. Big Audio Dynamite i can see...

https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/B3-AR217_LINERN_8SR_20180604192410.jpg

from here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-did-a-famous-guitar-smashing-occur-one-fan-insists-everyone-has-it-wrong-1528212278

koogs, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Can easily see some chunks of Beasties, Beatles, Beck and the Clash obviously. Some Coltrane under the left elbow. Feelies up top.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Big Audio Dynamite
Big Star
Elvis Costello
Eminem
Fat Boy Slim
Fine Young Cannibals

that's all I got

sleeve, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:44 (four months ago) Permalink

the white one a bit to the left of the pink one that is located right under his right pinky: The Feelies - The Good Earth

maybe some Brian Eno a bit further to the left

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Clapton and Enya

omar little, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Sonic Youth's Experimental Jet Set in the upper right. Magnetic Fields in the middle below the record.

omar little, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Sonic Youth is a good spot, and the only thing so far with anything like indie cred.

koogs, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Mg Fields have a kind of indie cred (maybe more than SY!)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:22 (four months ago) Permalink

(I've never been that fussed about them. I think I have that 6ths record but nothing else)

(Wait, there was a CD with two albums on it, I have that too, the wayward bus / distant plastic trees)

koogs, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Pavement - Crooked Rain and Slanted & Enchanted down to the left of his hips, I think

looks like an Island Records spine a bit to the left of those but can't make out what

a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:48 (four months ago) Permalink

This dude seems like a total canonist dullard!

(/s - callback to another thread)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:49 (four months ago) Permalink

who shows off the CD version of Metal Box, no film canister no credibility

sleeve, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Hole, Jesus Jones and Jet on 4th shelf.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Bugging me can't identify the 4 cds next to Hole.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:56 (four months ago) Permalink

fine young cannibals to the right of the feelies (third shelf just to left of the clash album)

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:03 (four months ago) Permalink

bob dylan "time out of mind" third shelf left side

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:06 (four months ago) Permalink

and i believe he's rocking some eminem a little to the right of that

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:07 (four months ago) Permalink

ahem

sleeve, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:10 (four months ago) Permalink

oh! and oh!

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:10 (four months ago) Permalink

Rightmost one on the shelf with the Impulse disks (I can't read those 2 at all, so is the Coltrane guess just an "If this guy has any Impulse they're gonna be Coltrane" thing?) looks to be Miles' Sketches Of Spain.

Re: Coltrane ID, is it that the first one looks to be Coltrane's One Down/One Up disk, so the next two are likely also him?

nickn, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:41 (four months ago) Permalink

"the concert for new york city" - just to the right of the clash cd's

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 22:58 (four months ago) Permalink

that appears to be "bon jovi's greatest hits" next to big star, partially obscured by the clash vinyl

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 23:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Busted!

nickn, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink


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