If you’re a die-hard music fan, you know your favorite artist’s album launch is a pilgrimage. Even if you’re not, you appreciate being present at the artist’s concert. But what if you didn’t have to spend a dime to get an update?
Thanks to the guardian and google, you don’t need to spend a ridiculous sum of money to know what your favorite artist has released. You can witness everything anywhere at any time, and this post will dive into the nitty-gritty of some of the fabulous classic album covers you can find on Google without spending a dime. Let’s get straight into it.
1. Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique
Paul’s boutique is a leading light in terms of reinvention and sampling of a class that seemed headed to a dead-end, gimmicky as well as a precursor if you’re to consider the pop-culture infatuation and not forgetting the referential touchstones that would later on shape the future in regards to postmodernism recognition such as Quentin Tarantino and The Simpsons.
You cant name a better album than the Pauls boutique. Of course, you could try, but the musical, lyrical quotations, and namedrops are out of this world. I guarantee you that you’d spend your entire day surfing its Wikipedia page, inquiring and checking out the numerous references. One is the “ The Sounds of Science,” which reroutes you to the Shea Stadium, Condoms, Cheech Wizard, Robotron: 2084, Jesus Christ, and Galileo.
However, the sprawl, information overload, and destiny is the main reason why a couple of fans were not so enthusiastic about the album. But all this changed with the stretched Steinki’s rapid-fire hip-hop aesthetic throughout the album. This way, the Dust Brothers and the Beastie Boys made it clear that a catchy first impression would ultimately make listeners enthusiastic, zealous, and dedicated to listening to the records endlessly.
2. Pink Floyd, Animals
Finally! Pink Floyd has announced the long-awaited release date for the classic LP Animals of 1977. It felt like an eternity for most fans, but finally, we have conclusive dates.
The remix for the Animas 2018 record will be released on the 16th of September. Not only that, but the Orwellian album concept will also see its maiden 5.1 Stereo Sound launch. Even though it won’t contain extra tracks, it comes with a well-articulated mix superintended by the master engineer Guthrie James of the initial songs on CD, Blu-ray, SACD, and vinyl.
Based on the title, the remix was done by 2018 and was initially planned to be launched during that time; however, the plans were halted since Roger Water(Their former bandmate), who heavily contributed to the success of the album, fought with David Gilmour over liner notes that would make the launch a success.
3. Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky
Jackson Browne released a third album titled “Late for the sky” on September 13, 1974, as it emerged on Billboard as number 14 on the most-watched pop chart in the world.
The album was referred to as historically, culturally, and aesthetically relevant by congress, which later made it selected as one of the preservatives in the National registry.
The album contains the credit, “cover concept Jackson Browne if it’s all reet with Magritte.”
Jackson Browne’s album cover was inspired by the L’Empire des Lumieres of 1954. Belgian creative guru René Magritte did it.
What more interesting is that the initial photo was shot south of west street exactly on South Lucerne Avenue, which is on Windsor Square, which is precisely a couple of miles from Jackson Browne’s indigenous home which is in California( San Enrico Abbey)
4. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s second album is entirely something to be intrigued about. The Freewheelin album was launched in 1963( the 27th of May) through Columbia records. Even though Dylan’s initial albums consisted of majorly two songs, it did not stop him from being a guru in the contemporary world, as shown in his traditional melodies.
Eleven of the thirteen songs on the album can be attributed to Dylan’s creative work. Of course, sometimes you need help coming up and releasing an album. The album got noticed by the first song, “ Blowin in the world,” which saw the album fame in the 1960s.
The album had numerous hits, which later on was regarded as one of the best artwork done by Dylan regarding folk songs released in the 1960s. These art pieces include “Don’t think twice, it’s all right” and Girl from the North County.”
5. The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Beatles have been a darling to their fans as they’ve released their 11th English rock album. Initially, they started recording this album together. The band’s breakup came in April 1970.
The album was made in August 1969 and was then launched on 1969 26th of September in the UK, but it reached the US in 1969 1st of October. It became the number one album in both countries at that time. Similarly, the band released a single titled “something,” which officially launched in October and became one of the most appreciated records as it was among the best on the US chart.
The Abbey album includes genres like pop, blues, and progressive rock as it capitalizes on Leslie’s speaker and synthesizer. Similarly, the album consists of long medley tracks that fans have appreciated to the extent that some have made covers of the tracks. That means that a significant amount of people highly appreciate the records.
Even though the records were made in a collegial atmosphere, there was still some conflict within the band. The conflict between Paul and John led to John not featuring in some tracks. And when the album was set to be launched, the group had lost a member in Lennon, but it wasn’t publicized until the group also lost McCartney.