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Difficult to visualise without knowing a solid theme but what do you expect the new cover to feature?

Band photo
18 (38.3%)
Fine art photo without band
10 (21.3%)
Illustration / painting
14 (29.8%)
Multiple images
5 (10.6%)

Total Members Voted: 43

Voting closed: November 11, 2013, 03:27:05 PM

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Offline kango

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The new album cover will be what?
« on: February 21, 2013, 03:27:05 PM »
I will optimistically vote option 3 as this hasn't really been explored properly yet. But I would equally welcome photography that wasn't just another band photo and a bit more involving than the last one.

(I've set the poll to end on my predicted release date)



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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »
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I will optimistically vote option 3 as this hasn't really been explored properly yet. But I would equally welcome photography that wasn't just another band photo and a bit more involving than the last one.

(I've set the poll to end on my predicted release date)

oh so do i. i hate any albums that are just generic photos of the band. but that's what it'll be. for sure.

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 03:36:31 PM »
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oh so do i. i hate any albums that are just generic photos of the band. but that's what it'll be. for sure.

I'd like to think they're not that predictable, as No Line showed. I'm hoping they turned a corner with the last album and open to using more artists to complement the music. The film Linear was a step forward in this respect and I hope they continue this in their next videos.


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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 03:39:04 PM »
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oh so do i. i hate any albums that are just generic photos of the band. but that's what it'll be. for sure.

I'd like to think they're not that predictable, as No Line showed. I'm hoping they turned a corner with the last album and open to using more artists to complement the music. The film Linear was a step forward in this respect and I hope they continue this in their next videos.

i agree. yea i wonder if anything will actually happen from the Lennon art stuff that was rumored. my favorite covers are ones the band isnt the focus of <Zooropa, NLOTH, AB, UF>

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 03:47:30 PM »
A hologram?

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 03:57:09 PM »
The band should make a specific website encouraging artists, graphic designers, and others to help and create an album cover for the band. They could give some information on the thematic ideas of the album, and maybe some lyrics, and people can use that to create any sort of art they would like (as long as there isn't any huge crudeness)

Then a couple of winners could be picked out, with the first winner being the album cover, and the rest being covers of singles from the album.

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 04:19:35 PM »
"Bring on the generic band photos!" Said no one ever.

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
6 different covers showing the same scene from 6 different angles, like what Zep did with In Through The Out Door.

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 07:40:42 PM »
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"Bring on the generic band photos!" Said no one ever.

If done right a band photo can be a very iconic image.

The Joshua Tree album cover
Abbey Road by the Beatles
Born to Run by Springsteen
The Kids Are Alright by the Who
Women and Children First by Van Halen
Led Zeppelin 2
Morrison Hotel by the Doors

all iconic band album photos

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 07:45:13 PM »
You'll get no argument from me there, I just don't want another fuzzed out monochromatic cover

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 08:40:06 PM »
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6 different covers showing the same scene from 6 different angles, like what Zep did with In Through The Out Door.

 8)

Or like Led Zeppelin's 'Presence' - this time the '50s family is staring at a naked Adam Clayton statuette in the center of a restaurant table.    ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 01:19:16 AM »
I'd stick with painting/illustration. Band photos are so common and U2 has LOADS of them. Maybe you can even try a painting of the band itself!

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 06:27:16 PM »
It'll probably be a picture of the band. That would probably help for a band like U2 to sell a lot of copies.

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 07:23:03 PM »
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"Bring on the generic band photos!" Said no one ever.

They want to hide their ageing mugs, so I agree with this especially

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Re: The new album cover will be what?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »
HTDAAB has to be the worst cover for sure. Why isn't 'artistic band photo' an option?