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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   mckissid59   (Member)


I'm filling up a wall with LP covers and wondering what favorites anyone have.

This is my criteria though. I'm looking for "artwork" meaning painted or drawn. Ones that I'm considering are

Thunderball
The Last Valley
The Great Train Robbery
Around the World under the Sea
Star Trek The Motion Picture

David


 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

My faves:
Dark of the sun
The scarlet and the black
Z
El Cid
Lisztomania

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Here are a few from the old days.....

THE SWAN - Kaper (on MGM Records)
THE EGYPTIAN - Newman/Herrmann (orig. release on Decca Records)
SHALAKO - Farnon (on Philips)
OMAR KHAYYAM - Young (with THE MOUNTAIN-Amfitheatrof) (on Decca Records)
GONE WITH THE WIND - Steiner (MGM Records - 1961, first release of Orig. Soundtrack)
GONE WITH THE WIND - Steiner (WB Records - Muir Mathieson 1961 recording)
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE - Duning (Colpix Records)
EL CID - Rozsa (Orig. MGM Records release)
BEN-HUR - Rozsa (MGM Records)
KING OF KINGS - Rozsa (MGM Records)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - Kaper (MGM Records)
A FLEA IN HER EAR - Kaper (20th-Fox Records)
RAINTREE COUNTY - Green (RCA Victor)

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Custer of the West

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Frank McCarthy's artwork from Taras Bulba.



El Cid (artist unknown)


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)



 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 11:34 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Here are a few from the old days.....

THE SWAN - Kaper (on MGM Records)
THE EGYPTIAN - Newman/Herrmann (orig. release on Decca Records)
SHALAKO - Farnon (on Philips)
OMAR KHAYYAM - Young (with THE MOUNTAIN-Amfitheatrof) (on Decca Records)
GONE WITH THE WIND - Steiner (MGM Records - 1961, first release of Orig. Soundtrack)
GONE WITH THE WIND - Steiner (WB Records - Muir Mathieson 1961 recording)
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE - Duning (Colpix Records)
EL CID - Rozsa (Orig. MGM Records release)
BEN-HUR - Rozsa (MGM Records)
KING OF KINGS - Rozsa (MGM Records)
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - Kaper (MGM Records)
A FLEA IN HER EAR - Kaper (20th-Fox Records)
RAINTREE COUNTY - Green (RCA Victor)



You can strike A FLEA IN HER EAR from this list. I had misremembered it---it contains some real color photos in addition to the artwork. However, you can add the following:

SEARCH FOR PARADISE - Dimitri Tiomkin (RCA Victor)
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL - Elmer Bernstein (UA Records)
KRAKATOA - EAST OF JAVA - Frank DeVol and Mack David (ABC Records)
THE BUCCANEER - Elmer Bernstein (Columbia Records)
THE VIKINGS - Mario Nascimbene (UA Records)
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE - Andre Previn (MGM Records)
MASTER OF THE WORLD - Les Baxter (VeeJay?? LP)
ATHENA - Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane (Mercury 10" LP)
RETURN TO PARADISE - Dimitri Tiomkin (Decca 10" LP)
ROSE MARIE - Rudolph Friml, Herbert Stothart, etc. (MGM 10" LP)
BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON - Gordon MacRae alternate version (Capitol 10" LP)

Saul Bass Covers, including
THE CARDINAL
ANATOMY OF A MURDER
BONJOUR TRISTESSE
EXODUS
THE BIG COUNTRY

Also add:
GENGHIS KHAN
MARCO POLO
(both in the Giant Letters "Ben-Hur/King of Kings/El Cid" style.....)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

RUN OF THE ARROW

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I love some of the 60's pop art one's

In Like Flint
Casino Royale
I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Some of my favourites.

Last Embrace - Miklos Roza (has almost the same cover on LP)




The Island - Ennio Morricone


Revenge of the Ninja - Rob Walsh

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Manderley, I agree with most of your choices. I would also add the gatefold HOW THE WEST WAS WON, for all those wonderful Reynold Brown paintings (he did six panels in all).

Also THE GREAT ESCAPE and THE ALAMO (also by Brown). I'm glad you included Brown's cover art for THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

One of my very favorite covers:

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


I guess my Avatar more, or less covers that ?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Anything by Saul Bass.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Miki Rozsa fans might know these two releases on the UK Mfp label ('Music for Pleasure') which surpass their original MGM sleeves:







Unfortunately I can't find better resolutions on the net.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2013 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)



Unfortunately I can't find better resolutions on the net.


I had never seen this particular cover until FSM's Rozsa Treasury appeared. If anyone on the Board comes across a superior resolution of it, please post it here.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

So far, Italian vinyl has not been mentioned.

Too many to sift throught presently, but here's a few from the Ariete label:



 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 12:13 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Some good ones have been mentioned, but my three favorite "painted art covers" (suitable for framing) have been:

ONE-EYED JACKS (Liberty)
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Colpix)
RAINTREE COUNTY (2-LP Mono; not the 1-LP with the "Living Stereo" banner across the top)
(Just so beautiful - the beauty of the glossy 2-LP cover gets lost on a CD-size reduction)
(You can't believe the ST collector frenzy that exploded in the early 1970s when copies of this
very rare 2-LP set showed up in New York City in the "69-Cent Shops"!!!)

Hard to top these three.

Ron Burbella

 
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