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 (five years ago) link

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

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:43 (five years ago) link

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

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:44 (five years ago) link

http://imgur.com/

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:46 (five years ago) link

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MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (five years ago) link

Ugh, I'm a clown

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (five years ago) link

http://imgur.com/a/H6PUd

MaresNest, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:47 (five years ago) link

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

Dinsdale, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:48 (five years ago) link

Ha! What a weird array.

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

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:50 (five years ago) link

Dave Brubeck, Badly Drawn Boy,

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:52 (five years ago) link

Beautiful South's Choke under that 10CC album

excitable Question Time guest (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:53 (five years ago) link

Barclay James Harvest to the right of Choke.

Mark G, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:04 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:24 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

xpost

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:26 (five years ago) link

Below ELO is Paul Simon's Graceland.

Tuomas, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:28 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

2017, how bad could it be? (snoball), Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:43 (five years ago) link

Ventures' Telstar?

a Radiohead album stamping on a human face, forever (sleeve), Sunday, 12 February 2017 21:19 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

24. Mike Oldfield - Crises

(below Cat Stevens)

a passing spacecadet, Sunday, 12 February 2017 23:00 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

(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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Is 18 Urban Hymns?

Is 5 Soon over Babaluma?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:35 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

We should know 4 and 9 right?

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:45 (five years ago) link

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

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:51 (five years ago) link

oops - HL got it already.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 13 February 2017 07:52 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

a passing spacecadet got 24 as well

heaven parker (anagram), Monday, 13 February 2017 09:29 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Mark G, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:20 (five years ago) link

The trees don't work

willem, Monday, 13 February 2017 13:39 (five years ago) link

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

Frobisher, Monday, 13 February 2017 19:16 (five years ago) link

yeah, they're just different enough

a Radiohead album stamping on a human face, forever (sleeve), Monday, 13 February 2017 19:25 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Pretty sure that is Urban Hymns, Mark.

MaresNest, Monday, 13 February 2017 20:06 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:46 (five years ago) link

god I love that Rock Around The Clock cover

example (crüt), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 06:13 (five years ago) link

Mahavishnu Orchestra is a phrase I can imagine 1974 Billy Connolly saying

fetter, Thursday, 27 January 2022 09:55 (ten months ago) link

The green face on maroon background is Annette Peacock - I’m The One.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:14 (ten months ago) link

Which fits with the owner being a sampling type - it has some great early examples of sticking vocals through a moog filter and decent drums in places.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:17 (ten months ago) link

That was for the pic maresn3st posted btw.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:21 (ten months ago) link

Gavin, Leeds mentioned that one already.

peace, man, Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:25 (ten months ago) link

So he did, whoops.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:40 (ten months ago) link

Billy Connolly pic has Mountain - Avalanche lower left.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:03 (ten months ago) link

Next to that is Black Oak Arkansas - Street Party, I think? The year is right.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:21 (ten months ago) link

Most curious about the single which looks like someone swimming.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:52 (ten months ago) link

It's The 'In' Crowd by Bryan Ferry

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:54 (ten months ago) link

I feel like I know that one on the bottom with the spotlight and it's driving me crazy

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Thursday, 27 January 2022 15:52 (ten months ago) link

It was mentioned in the initial post.

Someone left a space telescope out in the rain (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 January 2022 16:11 (ten months ago) link

ahh TY

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Thursday, 27 January 2022 16:34 (ten months ago) link

'Blackdance' by Klaus Schulze above Peter Hammill.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 5 February 2022 21:49 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/v6n26ia23SgdrAvev2HhZb-1024-80.jpg.webp

From a story on Frippertronics.

The only one I've got is Boz Skaggs behind Fripp's head.

nickn, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:39 (eight months ago) link

tormato

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:41 (eight months ago) link

next to his right lapel

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:41 (eight months ago) link

bootsy on top

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:44 (eight months ago) link

two copies of the same George benson on the far right + Elton greatest hits and honky chateau

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:45 (eight months ago) link

and the first Toto album

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:45 (eight months ago) link

Also Eric Carmen's Boats Against the Current sideways in front of his forehead.

nickn, Friday, 25 March 2022 20:56 (eight months ago) link

Can't Buy A Thrill by the Dan bottom row right behind his back, and Caravan To Midnight by Robin Trower above it.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:12 (eight months ago) link

fwiw here's the same photo in higher res:

https://i.imgur.com/B9ACr1X.jpg

in walked airbud (unregistered), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:15 (eight months ago) link

https://www.soulandfunkmusic.com/frontcover/album/884562304/front-cover-george_benson-in_flight.jpg
to the right of the jacket dude with his head cut off

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:17 (eight months ago) link

Also this I think, but maybe a slightly different version of the cover?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Ejgh.jpg

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:19 (eight months ago) link

Elton's Honky Chateau also upper right.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:42 (eight months ago) link

lol killfiled

I see Gil Scott heron’s midnight band upper right

brimstead, Friday, 25 March 2022 22:50 (eight months ago) link

I've got most of the obvious ones, but the one below Andreas is driving me nuts.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 4 April 2022 20:50 (seven months ago) link

yeah, i don't know that or the one next to it with the cat sniffing someone's bottom. hardly know any on the middle set of shelves either apart from james white. i own one of those super disco brake's though!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 4 April 2022 20:55 (seven months ago) link

oh nice! only asha i really know is 'the devil is loose'. i should fix that!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 4 April 2022 20:57 (seven months ago) link

Ocean Side by Momoko Kikuchi

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:17 (seven months ago) link

Voyager by Yumi Matsutoya

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:23 (seven months ago) link

wow, good work!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 4 April 2022 21:24 (seven months ago) link

Takanaka by Masayoshi Takanaka

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:25 (seven months ago) link

Brasilian Skies by Masayoshi Takanaka

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:27 (seven months ago) link

I spot this random 2015 baldelli single next to the gear

https://www.discogs.com/release/7515490-Daniele-Baldelli-Cosmic-Temple-Chapter-2

brimstead, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:27 (seven months ago) link

pretty sure that baldelli must've played there, so kind of makes sense. good spot tho!

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 4 April 2022 21:30 (seven months ago) link

Original version of first YMO album

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:46 (seven months ago) link

Pacific by Haruomi Hosono et al.

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 21:50 (seven months ago) link

Make Me A Star by The Square

visiting, Monday, 4 April 2022 22:01 (seven months ago) link

Sakamoto's 'Left-Handed Dream', uppermost on the left there.

Maresn3st, Monday, 4 April 2022 22:02 (seven months ago) link

And the cat looking in the circular mirror is a 12" by Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold

https://www.discogs.com/release/7537515-Velvet-Season-The-Hearts-Of-Gold-Fishpowder-Dance-Witchdoctor-Love

Maresn3st, Monday, 4 April 2022 22:12 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Twitter's dying, it's time for some real content.

So I came in to to living room to find Dad watching Only Fools and Horses with the sound off and pausing it at random frames.

"I was trying to work out what records he's selling in his stall."

So we worked them out together pic.twitter.com/H7TI7UYQqE

— get ahead - Kathy Griffin (@fireh9lly) November 18, 2022

kinder, Friday, 18 November 2022 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

already posted on the "record store in Clockwork Orange" thread, fyi

lord of the rongs (anagram), Friday, 18 November 2022 19:47 (two weeks ago) link


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