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    Barry Miles(Author) Grant Scott(Author) Johnny Morgan(Author)

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With the resurgence of vinyl going from strength to strength, album cover art is as important as it's ever been. This sumptuous book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. Our judging panel, drawn from the great and the good of the music industry, has selected the final 275 entries, giving their reasons for selection to accompany the illustrations. From rock 'n' roll to pop, R&B to jazz, blues and even folk, some of the album covers included are obvious classics, while others will surprise readers and jog memories. The chosen entries might not necessarily be of a best-selling release, but they are important artistically, stylistically or culturally. This fascinating book forms a wonderful visual record of this popular art form, and is an essential read for music fans the world over.

Grant Scott is a professional photographer and art director who has worked with leading magazines including Tatler and Elle. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries including MOMA New York and the V&A, London. Music journalist Johnny Morgan has contributed to many different music magazines, and before becoming a writer he was a professional musician and band manager. Barry Miles is a well-known British music writer and art director. His previous books include The Sixties and Hippie.

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  • By Matt on 23 April 2014

    Great size with great albums covers. Descriptions next to each. Great to draw inspiration from as a designer. Recommend it!

  • By C. Keeley on 31 July 2009

    I first saw this book in a shop and being into music, graphic design and even album cover design from time to time was so excited by it I had to go back and buy it. When it wasn't there I ordered it from Amazon - and when it arrived I was extremely disappointed by the size of it. The book I had seen in the shop was huge, displaying all the images in 'in your face' detail. That's what I was looking forward to. And what I received was not even 9" square. The content is good, but sometimes lost. Shame.

  • By Mrs A Fairclough on 24 December 2012

    Not had any feedback yet. But expect recipient to be very pleased with item. Well made and resilient to use.

  • By Sascha on 18 April 2006

    An interesting book for people interested in graphic design and music. Looks at classic, new, unusual, special... album covers. Great photos and interesting facts. Easy read (not too in depth) which focuses on images. Great present which people can pick up and page through as and when they feel.

  • By Middle aged woman on 10 January 2010

    This was a present for my 15 year old son who loves rock music. He has dipped into it. I am having trouble getting much information out of him, but he says it is arranged by decade and by type of music, occasionally by artist. There is information about everything - a little about the history of the album, the music, and who the artwork is by. He would probably have preferred the best rock album covers.

  • By Ismael Lopez Medel on 14 November 2005

    If you are interested in record sleeve design, you might as well turn to this book (along with Mink DeVille's album Cover Art) for your enjoyment. Well-structured, with plenty of details and more than 250 covers printed beautifully in a square-format that fits the squared covers of both LP and CD records. Apart from other interesting titles, such as McKnight-Torntz's For the Record or the work produced by Steven Heller, Roger Dean or Storm Thorgerson, Greatest Album Covers of all time is a must have. As in the case of DeVille's book, there is only one thing missing in this title: bibliography. It would be of great help for researchers, students and aficcionados to see where do the authors get the information (basically from the different released titles), but overall an excelent choice.

  • By mandingo70 on 26 September 2011

    I love this book and so do my sixth form media students who are using it to research music packaging images for their own production work. Worth every penny.

  • By RegSnipton on 9 October 2012

    ... most of the best-known album covers in history are in this book, accompanied by interesting notes about their inception and design. Some reviewers would no doubt mention the various omissions; these may be because of rights issues. Overall, The Greatest Album Covers of All Time is well worth Amazon's low asking price. 4 Stars.


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