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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 02:28 GMT 
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Following the thread "Your Favourite Five Album Covers" now I ask you the opposite thing. Not necessarily have to be covers that you hate, simply album covers that you don't like or that you like them less than the rest.

You can choose regular albums, Bootleg Series, compilations, etc. Just have to be official releases. Try to separate the cover from the music: There can be good albums with bad covers.

These would be mine

1. Triplicate
2. Shot Of Love
3. Pat Garret & Billy The Kid
4. Self Portrait
5. Planet Waves


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 05:12 GMT 
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Good As I Been To You
Infidels
Shot Of Love
Triplicate
Dylan 1973


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 05:52 GMT 
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Freewheelin'
Shot of Love (the back cover is fine,though)
Under the red Sky
Fallen Angels
Time out of Mind

...a few more.


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 07:20 GMT 
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Knocked Out Loaded
Shot Of Love
Triplicate
Empire Burlesque


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 07:42 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 10:39 GMT 

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Self Portrait
Another Self Portrait
The Times They Are A-Changin'
"Love And Theft"
Saved


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 10:49 GMT 
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mjmooney wrote:
Self Portrait
Another Self Portrait
The Times They Are A-Changin'
"Love And Theft"
Saved

Come to think of it I'm not a huge fan of the cover for The Times They Are A-Changin'


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 11:18 GMT 
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Love And Theft
Tempest
Shadows In The Night
Fallen Angels
Triplicate


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 12:28 GMT 
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Times
JWH
SAVED
SHOT OF LOVE
GAIBTY

there are others...


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 13:30 GMT 
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Triplicate
Fallen Angels
Tempest
Self Portrait
Knocked Out Loaded
Empire Burlesque
Love & Theft
CIITH


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2018, 13:33 GMT 
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I think it's ok to say hate. Bob has some BAD album covers. More bad ones than good, probably, especially once you get past the '60s. Narrowing this down was tough…

New Morning
Shot of Love
Infidels
Good As I Been to You
Tempest


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PostPosted: Fri August 3rd, 2018, 05:46 GMT 
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It seems that a lot of people here don't like the Saved cover. I don't quite understand that. At least with that cover you know what you gonna get when you listen to the album. Nothing wrong with that.


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PostPosted: Fri August 3rd, 2018, 07:13 GMT 
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the3penguins wrote:
I think it's ok to say hate. Bob has some BAD album covers. More bad ones than good, probably, especially once you get past the '60s. Narrowing this down was tough…

New Morning

Surprised about the New Morning cover. It’s very traditional, but a good photo.


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 20:39 GMT 
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I think everything through New Morning is good, at least in terms of reflecting, often subtly, where he was at with his art. But Dylan was also never one for ambitious cover designs. A lot of them are frankly indifferent and I feel appropriately indifferent toward them. A few are just other people's work he decided to poach. I can't hate them, but their presence definitely reinforces the impression that Dylan just doesn't care much about packaging. Covers I overtly don't like include Planet Waves, Saved, Infidels (looks like a Polaroid), Empire Burlesque, Good As I Been To You, Love and Theft, Tempest. Post-New Morning covers I do really like include Slow Train Coming (hardly subtle, but neither is the album, and the cowboy-art-in-a-midwestern-motel vibe somehow fits), World Gone Wrong and Time Out of Mind.


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 21:00 GMT 
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Huh? How can you hate New Morning? It's just a photo of Bob..... genuinely curious about that...


Five bad covers for me:

Empire Burlesque
Shot Of Love
Good As I Been To You
Down In The Groove
Infidels.


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 21:22 GMT 
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Rimshottbob wrote:
Huh? How can you hate New Morning? It's just a photo of Bob..... genuinely curious about that...


Five bad covers for me:

Empire Burlesque
Shot Of Love
Good As I Been To You
Down In The Groove
Infidels.


Just sayin' :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 21:43 GMT 

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Have you ever noticed how much the cover of Neil Young's 'Freedom' looks like Real Live? Right down to the harmonica rack!


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 21:53 GMT 
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The new apparent BS14 cover that’s been going around
seems a bit underwhelming. More Blood, More Tracks...


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PostPosted: Tue August 7th, 2018, 22:37 GMT 
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Could it nudge its way into top 5 contention??


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PostPosted: Wed August 8th, 2018, 00:41 GMT 
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Desire
Slow Train Coming
Shot Of Love
Love and Theft
Modern Times


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PostPosted: Wed August 8th, 2018, 00:48 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
Rimshottbob wrote:
Huh? How can you hate New Morning? It's just a photo of Bob..... genuinely curious about that...


Five bad covers for me:

Empire Burlesque
Shot Of Love
Good As I Been To You
Down In The Groove
Infidels.


Just sayin' :wink:


Beat me to it! I actually do really like the drawing on the back of Infidels, though I'm not sure how it would have worked as a cover itself.


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PostPosted: Wed August 8th, 2018, 05:13 GMT 
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Beat me to it! I actually do really like the drawing on the back of Infidels, though I'm not sure how it would have worked as a cover itself.


I think it would have been a back cover for Planet Waves. It's a similar style of art, and expresses love (like most of the songs of Planet Waves).

For Infidels I would have like as back cover the image of Bob in Israel (after all, the album contains a Zionist song: Neighborhood Bully.


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