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ALBUM COVERS DESIGNED BY HIPGNOSIS
This section is a gallery of all vinyl album covers designed by Hipgnosis. Hipgnosis was a British art design group which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, most notably for Pink Floyd , Led Zeppelin , Yes , Emerson Lake & Palrmer and Black Sabbath . Hipgnosis consisted primarily of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson. The group dissolved in 1983, but Thorgerson still works on album designs.
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT – Eye in the Sky ( Pop-Rock )
Arista 204 666 (204666) , 1981 , EEC
The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990,consisting of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons. Eye In The Sky is their 1981 full-lengt album.
BAD COMPANY – Burning Sky ( Blues-Rock, Prog Rock )
Island 28 521 XOT (28521) , 1977 , Germany
“Burnin’ Sky” was recorded in France at Chateau d’Herouville (a/k/a Honky Chateau) in July and August of 1976 with future Rolling Stones engineer Chris Kimsey but its release was delayed until March of 1977 as to not compete with the band’s then-current album “Run With the Pack”.
BAD COMPANY – Straight Shooter ( Blues-Rock, Prog Rock )
Swan Song SS 8413 , 1975 , Made in USA
This album is the USA release of “Straight Shooter” which was recorded at Gloucestershire Castle (a castle turned hotel) again with The Ronnie Lane Mobile Truck in September of 1974.
BRAND X – Livestock 12″ Vinyl LP
Charisma – 9124 017 , 1977 , West-Germany
Livestock is the 1977 recorded “Live” album by the Brand X ( with Phil Collins ) band. It was recorded at Ronnie Scotts, Hammersmith Odeon and Marquee Club.
DAVID GILMOUR – Self-Titled ( Brit Rock )
HARVEST 1C 064-60 774 , 1978 , Germany
This is German release of the self-titled ( solo ) debut album by David Gilmour
DEEP PURPLE- Nobody’s Perfect ( Hard Rock, 2LP )
Polydor 835 898 , 1988 , Made in West-Germany
“Nobody’s Perfect” is a live double-lp album released by the British Rock Band “Deep Purple” in 1988.
DEF LEPPARD – High ‘n’ Dry ( NWOBHM )
Vertigo 6359 045 , 1981 , Made in West-Germany
“High ‘n’ Dry” is the second studio album by British heavy metal band Def Leppard, released on 11 July 1981.
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER – Trilogy ( Prog Rock )
Manticore 85 227 XOT , 1972 , Made in Germany
Trilogy is the third studio album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, originally released in 1972.
GOLDEN EARRING – To The Hilt ( Nederbeat )
MCA Records MCA-2183 , 1976 , USA
“To The Hilt” is the 1976 full-length album released by the Dutch Rock band Golden Earring.
HELLOWEEN – Pink Bubbles Go Ape ( Speed / Power Metal )
EMI EMC 3588 , 1991 , Made in UK ( United Kingdom )
“Pink Bubbles Go Ape” is the fourth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1991. It marked the departure of guitarist Kai Hansen, with Roland Grapow replacing him.
LED ZEPPELIN – Houses Of The Holy ( Hard Rock, Blues-Rock )
Atlantic ATL 50 014 , 1973 , Made in France
“Houses of the Holy” is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed “Houses of the Holy.”
LED ZEPPELIN – In Through The Out Door ( Hard Rock, Blues-Rock )
Swan Song K 59 410 , 1979 , 1979 Made in Germany by WEA Musik GMBH
The original LP version of this album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the LP record sleeve proper featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with a wet brush, would become permanently fully coloured.
LED ZEPPELIN – Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same ( Hard Rock, Blues-Rock )
Swan Song – SS 89 402 / LC 3445 , 1976 , Belgium
“The Song Remains the Same” is the live soundtrack album of the concert film of the same name by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.
PETER GABRIEL – 1 CAR Self-Titled with Robert Fripp ( Prog Rock )
Virgin 206 927 , 1977 , Made in Germany / Netherlands
This is the first studio album by British singer, musician and songwriter Peter Gabriel and the first of four with the same eponymous title. it was produced by Bob Ezrin. Gabriel and Ezrin assembled a team of talented musicians, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson, to record the album.
PETER GABRIEL – 2 Scratch ( Prog Rock )
The Famous Charisma Label 9124 025 , 1978 , Made in West Germany
Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by the British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in 1978. This album is the second of four with the same eponymous title. Guitarist Robert Fripp served as producer, whose influence on the album is evident in the use of Frippertronics on the track “Exposure.”
PINK FLOYD – Atom Heart Mother ( Acid/Psych, Prog Rock )
“Atom Heart Mother” is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, and number 55] in the United States charts, and went gold in the U.S. in March 1994.
PINK FLOYD – Collection of Great Dance Songs ( Acid/Psych, Prog Rock )
“A Collection of Great Dance Songs” is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released on 23 November 1981 on Harvest/EMI in the UK and Columbia Records in the United States.
PINK FLOYD – Dark Side of the Moon
“The Dark Side of the Moon” is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. The concept album built on ideas explored by the band in their live shows and earlier recordings, but it lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist Syd Barrett. The Dark Side of the Moon’s themes include conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett’s deteriorating mental state.
PINK FLOYD – Meddle
Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971. This album was recorded at Morgan Sound Studios, London
PINK FLOYD – More
The soundtrack was composed by Pink Floyd. The band was given £600 and complete ownership to all of the material for their work, and some of the songs on the album were still in their live set list by 1971.
PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here
“Wish You Were Here” is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios. T
RAINBOW – Difficult to Cure
“Difficult to Cure” is the fifth studio album by the British rock band, Rainbow, and was released in 1981.
RENAISSANCE – Ashes are Burning
“Ashes Are Burning” is the album by progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1973 It was the first of several Renaissance albums to feature an orchestra playing along with the band on some songs.
SCORPIONS – Animal Magnetism
The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve.
SCORPIONS – Lovedrive
Lovedrive is the sixth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1979. Lovedrive was a major evolution of the band’s sound, which exhibited their “classic style” that would be later developed over their next few albums.
TREES – On The Shore
Trees was an English folk rock band that existed between 1969 and 1972. Although the group met with little commercial success in their time, the reputation of the band has grown over the years. Like other folk contemporaries, Trees’ music was influenced by “Fairport Convention”, but with a heavier and more psychedelic edge. The group’s material was divided between adaptations of traditional songs and original compositions.
UFO – Phenomenon
Phenomenon is the album by the British rock band UFO, released in May, 1974. Guitarist Michael Schenker joined UFO in June, 1973 arriving in the UK directly from his German band, Scorpions, and without speaking a word of English.
UFO – The Wild The Willing and the Innocent
This album “UFO – The Wild The Willing and the Innocent” is the ninth studio album by British hard rock band UFO and the first to be entirely self-produced by the band.
WISHBONE ASH – Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage is the second studio album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. The album focuses more on folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound that dominated the first album.
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JUDAS PRIEST – SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE NWOBHM 12″ VINYL LP
“Screaming for Vengeance” is the 1982 album released by the British Heavy Metal ( NWOBHM ) band “Judas Priest”. It contains the hit-single “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”
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IRON MAIDEN SOMEWHERE IN TIME EEC 12″ VINYL LP
“Somewhere in Time” is the sixth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 29 September 1986 on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US (it was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 1998). The studio follow-up to the hugely successful Powerslave/Live After Death pair, it was the first Iron Maiden album to feature guitar synthesizers. Bruce Dickinson’s song material was rejected in favour of the songs of guitarist Adrian Smith, who wrote the bulk of the songs identified with the album (including the singles “Wasted Years” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”)
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DANGEROUS TOYS – HELLACIOUS ACRES 12″ VINYL LP
This album “DANGEROUS TOYS – Hellacious Acres” is the second album by heavy metal band Dangerous Toys. It was released in 1991 and produced by Roy Thomas Baker.
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HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS PART II 12″ VINYL LP
This is the third studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1988. The album capitalized on the success of Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 and picks up where it left off. Success bloomed all over Europe, Asia and even the United States.
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EXCITER – LONG LIVE THE LOUD ( MUSIC FOR NATIONS, NETHERLANDS ) 12″ VINYL LP
“Long Live the Loud” is the third studio album by the Canadian speed metal band Exciter, released through Music For Nations in 1984 and rereleased through Megaforce Records in march 2005 with the EP Feel the Knife. All songs were written by Dan Beehler, except “Victims of Sacrifice” by Johnson and Beehler.
Essential Information of: EXCITER – Long Live the Loud ( Music For Nations, Netherlands )
Speed Metal ( Canada )
Label & Catalognr:
Music For Nations RR 9782
Record Format: 12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
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Aphrodite’s Child – Self-Titled 12″ Vinyl LP
Music For Millions , Philips – 6484 309 , 1982 , Netherlands
This album “Aphrodite’s Child – Aphrodite’s Child Self-Titled” is a compilation album released in the series “Music for Millions”, this was released on the Philips record label
DEMIS ROUSSOS – Greatest Hits 12″ Vinyl LP
Philips – 6499 724, Philips – 6499 724 10 , 1973 , Germany / Netherlands
This is “Made In Germany” release for export to the Netherlands of DEMIS ROUSSOS’s – Greatest Hits which is a compilation album by the Greek singer and was released in 1973. The album contains some of his greatest hits, including: My Friend The Wind, Forever And Ever, Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye.
GEORGE BAKER SELECTION – Paloma Blanca Gatefold 12″ Vinyl LP
Negram – NR 106 , 1975 , Netherlands
This album “Paloma Blanca” is the fifth official full-length album by the Dutch Pop band “George Baker Selection” and was released in 1975. The song “Una Paloma Blanca” became a mega-worldwide hit and has been covered by many other musicians and bands.
GERRY RAFFERTY – City To City 12″ Vinyl LP
United Artists Records – 5C 062.60395 , 1978 , Netherlands
“City To City” is the second official full-length by Gerry Rafferty. This album reached no. 1 in the USA and includes the mega-hit “Baker Street”
THE GODZ – Nothing Is Sacred 12″ Vinyl LP
RCA – XL-13072 , 1979 , Netherlands
“Nothing Is Sacred” is the second official full length album by the American Hard Rock band “The Godz”. “The Godz” is a Hard Rock band from Columbus, Ohio, this band was founded in 1976 and started touring with bands like Kiss and “Cheap Trick” during 1977.
I SHADOW – An I For An I Self-Titled 12″ Vinyl LP
Jungle Records 650300 , France / Switzerland
“I SHADOW – An I For An I SELF-Titled” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos with Prince Stash Klossowski De Rola on the front cover
JAMMIN’ THE BLUES – Intensity (Switzerland) 12″ Vinyl LP
COD Records LP 8711 , Switzerland
This album “JAMMIN’ THE BLUES – Intensity” is the original Swiss pressing
JOHNNY PEARSON – Sil De Strandjutter OST 12″ Vinyl LP
EMI – 5C 064-25459 , 1976 , Netherlands
This is the original soundtrack of the Dutch TV series called: Sil De Strandjutter.
MIKE OLDFIELD – Discovery And The Lake 12″ Vinyl LP
Virgin 206 300 , 1984 , Europe
“Discovery And The Lake” is the ninth album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1984.It was recorded at Oldfield’s then-home in Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps.
MIKE OLDFIELD – Ommadawn 12″ Vinyl LP
Twins Virgin V 2043 , 1975 , England
“Ommadawn” is the third record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1975 on Virgin Records. The cover photograph was taken by David Bailey.
PETER GREEN – Little Dreamer 12″ Vinyl LP
PVK Records PVLS 102 , 1980 , UK
“Little Dreamer” is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967–70. Released in 1980, this was his third solo album, and the second in his ‘middle period’ of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most of the tracks on this album were written by Green’s brother Mike.
RATT – Dance 12″ Maxi-Single
Atlantic 786 756-0 / LC 0121 , 1986 , Germany
This maxi-single has tracks taken from the album: “Dancing Undercover”
STATUS QUO – Down The Dustpipe 12″ Vinyl LP
Golden Hour – GH 604 , 1975 , United Kingdom
“Down The Dustpipe” was produced by: John Schroeder
VANDENBERG – Vandenberg (self-titled) 12″ Vinyl LP
ATCO ATC 50 904 , 1982 , Netherlands
Vandenberg was a Dutch hard rock band named after guitarist Ad “Adje” van den Berg (a.k.a. Adrian Vandenberg) This album “VANDENBERG – S/T Self-Titled” is the debut album by the Dutch Hard Rock band Vandenberg, released in 1982 on Atco Records and reaching #1 on the American Billboard charts the album spawned one single: the power ballad “Burning Heart”
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) 12″ Vinyl LP
RSO – 2658 125 , 1978 , Germany
This is the Original Soundtrack of the immense popular movie: GREASE with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – New Gladiators Heavy Metal Compilation 12″Vinyl LP
EPIC 26283 , 1985 , Netherlands
“NEW GLADIATORS” is a split/compilation album of various heavy metal bands from the early 80s.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Super Disco Party with Gilla, Boney M. and Eruption
Hansa International – 26088 XOT , 1978 , Netherlands
“Super Disco Party” is a compilation album with some of the best Euro-Disco from the 1970s, produced by the German top-producer Frank Farian and with Disco Superstars like: Eruption, Boney M and Gilla.
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AXE WITCH – VISIONS OF THE PAST 12″ Vinyl LP Album
“Visions of the Past” is the second full-length album by Swedish heavy metal band Axewitch. It was released in 1984. This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with photos of the AxeWitch band-members.
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John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Behind the Iron Curtain 12″ Vinyl LP
GNP Crescendo GNPS 2184 , 1985 , Germany
“Behind The Curtain” is a Live Open Air concert, by John Mayall album with blues greats Coco Montoya and Walter Trout on guitar.
John Mayall – The Best of John Mayall 12″ Vinyl LP
Polydor 2488 209 / Album 2675 093 D.R. , 1973 , France
“The Best Of John Mayall” is a double 12″ LP compilation album by the British Blues musician “John Mayall”. It was released in a gatefold ( fold open cover ) in 1973.
John Mayall Blues Breakers – With Eric Clapton 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca SKL 4804 , 1971 , Holland
John Mayall’s Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton is a classic white british blues album and must have for any vinyl lp collector.
John Mayall – Blues Giant 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca 6.28 117 , 1970 , Germany
“Blues Gigant” is a double 12″ LP compilation album it was released in 1970 and includes tracks with Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Keef Hartley and John McVie.
JOHN MAYALL – Blues From Laurel Canyon (Germany) 12″ Vinyl LP
London 820 539 , 1969 , Germany
This is the GERMAN release of “Blues From Laurel Canyon” by John Mayall and is the first album after the breakup from the “Blues Breakers”. This album also introduces Mick Taylor as a guitarist. Peter Green is the guest guitarist on the track: “First Time Alone”
John Mayall – Blues from Laurel Canyon ( Decca, UK ) 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca FFSS SKL.4972 (ZAL 8532) St George Music , 1968 , England
This is the ENGLISH release of “Blues From Laurel Canyon” by John Mayall and is the first album after the breakup from the “Blues Breakers”. This album also introduces Mick Taylor as a guitarist.
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – Featuring Eric Clapton & Peter Green 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca 6399 111 , 1981 , Holland / Netherlands
This is a 12″ Compilation album released in 1981, with liner notes in Dutch.
John Mayall & His Bluesbreakers – Crocodile Walk / When I’m Gone 7″ Vinyl Single
DECCA DL 25 386 , 1965
“Crocodile Walk / When I’m Gone” is the second 7″ Single released by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
John Mayall &The Blues Breakers – A Hard Road With Peter Green 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca SKL 4853 / YAL 7652 , 1967 , Holland
“A Hard Road” is the 1967 full-length album released by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers ( Peter Green, John McVIe, Aynsley Dunbar )
John Mayall – Last Of The British Blues 12″ Vinyl LP
ABC Records AA-1086 , 1978 , USA
This album “Last Of The British Blues” by “John Mayall” was recorded Live from Baltimore, Cincinnati and N.Y.
John Mayall – The Turning Point 12″ Vinyl LP
Polydor 184 308 , 1969 , Spain
This is a rare SPANISH Pressing of “Turning Point” for export to Germany , Netherlands and Belgium
John Mayall – Weisse Serie 12″ Vinyl LP
Decca 6.25 333 (625333) , Germany
This is a Rare German release called: Die Weisse Serie
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JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUES BREAKERS – A HARD ROAD WITH PETER GREEN 12″ VINYL LP ALBUM
“A Hard Road” is the 1967 full-length album released by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers ( Peter Green, John McVIe, Aynsley Dunbar )