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Album Covers with Surrealist Art

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Styx "The Grand Illusion" (A&M) 1977

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Phil Woods "Pierre Cardine presente..." (Pierre Cardin) 1971

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Jazz Soul Seven "Impressions of Curtis Mayfield" (BFM Jazz) 2012

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Joel Vandroogenbroeck "Biomechanoid" (Couloursound Library) 1981

capitalising on the success of Ridley Scott’s "Alien" film "Biomechanoid" was released featuring cover art commissioned by swiss Surrealist HR Giger (titled Biomechanoid 75) – whose horrific Necronom IV lithograph served as the basis for the design of "Alien".

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Here's another - well, George Clinton (THEE George Clinton, I mean) is a rather surrealist person.

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good find :tup !!

Does this count as surrealism?:

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unwittingly(?) surrealistic.....

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And many other Gong records!

Not sure if this is surreal or just fantasy (or Tolkeinian!):

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Another from my youth. Very much from the early days of Monty Python:

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I once leant that to a friend. His dad caught sight of it and immediately demanded he return it! Fortunately, my parents never noticed my record covers.

And one from a man who's never been scared to torpedo his career with bad record covers:

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And then there's:

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Not to mention:

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The early 70s was awash with this stuff.

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Another from my youth. Very much from the early days of Monty Python:

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I once leant that to a friend. His dad caught site of it and immediately demanded he return it! Fortunately, my parents never noticed my record covers.

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Paul Butterfield "Put It In Your Ear" (Chess) 1975

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Archie Whitewater "Archie Whitewater" (Cadet Concept) 1970

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Frank Zappa "One Size Fits All" (DiscReet Records) 1975

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Fleet Foxes "Helpless Blues" (Bella Union) 2011

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Sweet Smoke "Just a Poke" (EMI Columbia) 1970

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Not sure if this is surreal. cartoon art or pop art:

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One of my earliest records. A rock budget record from a time where there were very few.

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I believe this was based on a well-regarded French Surrealist book's cover design (ca. 1940s), which I recently saw in a personal library. Looking back now it seems like the Lacy jacket just straightened out the letters' placement. There is definitely something of a Surrealist element in a lot of those early Hat Hut cover designs, which was lost when they went to ECM-style photographs for their CD art.

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