1964 when liner notes were a sales pitch

mbkri

Country Gent
Sep 22, 2012
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Listening to all sorts of stuff in the studio today as i paint. And i just pulled this one out and read the liner notes on the back of the sleeve. What a different world it was back then (i was only 2 so i dont think i was the target reader).
These were the days of listening booths in record stores, and the liner notes really aimed to clinch the sale. so different today.
Theres nothing on here about who Gerry Marsden was sleeping with. 516CEE27-9D19-4CF7-A394-3B4FE74D1CA4.jpeg 31D8CB4A-D33B-4B14-B6A9-C6167A76C0AE.jpeg
 

JeffreyLeePierre

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Listening to all sorts of stuff in the studio today as i paint. And i just pulled this one out and read the liner notes on the back of the sleeve. What a different world it was back then (i was only 2 so i dont think i was the target reader).
These were the days of listening booths in record stores, and the liner notes really aimed to clinch the sale. so different today.
Theres nothing on here about who Gerry Marsden was sleeping with. View attachment 174247 View attachment 174248
I dig the "STEREO" sticker too.
Ooops.
It actually states that this (probably) mono album can be played on a stereo equipment! :rolleyes:

That's misleading advertisement (and is strictly regulated here).
 

ZackyDog

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Highroller

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Jun 11, 2015
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Hard to believe it now, but the Beatles were largely responsible for turning album design into an art. Beginning with Rubber Soul (note that the front cover didn't include the band's name on it - unusual at the time), progressing thru Revolver and culminating with Sgt Peppers, they really turned album cover design on it's head.

Not only did Peppers have the artistic front photo, you got song lyrics on the back (another first), and the mustache pullout insert. Not just a record cover, but a complete "design package"- by 1967 standards anyway.

After Peppers, the floodgates opened. Album covers could be "art". And they were never the same again.
 
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afire

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Feb 12, 2009
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Hard to believe it now, but the Beatles were largely responsible for turning album design into an art. Beginning with Rubber Soul (note that the front cover didn't include the band's name on it - unusual at the time), progressing thru Revolver and culminating with Sgt Peppers, they really turned album cover design on it's head.
The "With The Beatles" cover was pretty artsy. But the back cover was still pure sales pitch.
 

loudnlousy

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Oct 18, 2015
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Germany
As a kid/young man I used to love the whole package of a longplayer: The music the inner sleeve with liner notes and lyrics and the album-cover. At best a double-album with a fold-open cover with lots of pictures!
If you were lucky there was even a poster or tattoos in it!
Used to sit for hours in front of our old home-stereo listening to the music and looking at the cover.
 

mbkri

Country Gent
Sep 22, 2012
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Chicago
As a kid/young man I used to love the whole package of a longplayer: The music the inner sleeve with liner notes and lyrics and the album-cover. At best a double-album with a fold-open cover with lots of pictures!
If you were lucky there was even a poster or tattoos in it!
Used to sit for hours in front of our old home-stereo listening to the music and looking at the cover.
Yessongs, triple album….worth the money just for the visual feast. And then, on top of that about three trillion notes in each song!
 


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