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PODCAST: Paul Du Noyer on the lost art of the album sleeve

December 3, 2011

AWARD winning Merseyside author Paul Du Noyer recently gave a talk titled ‘Art on its Sleeve: Why Music is Good but Cardboard is Beautiful’ at the V&A museum in London about the history and development of sleeve art on records.
As I couldn’t be there, I asked him to recap the main points over coffee and muffins in FACT in Liverpool.
It wasn’t the best environment to record a podcast, so listen out for the sound of heavy rock instrumental on the PA, a volatile coffee machine and a man offering us sweets from a vast silver bowl.

Some of examples of the covers Paul discussed today.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2011 7:10 pm

    Cheers Paddy! Fascinating discussion. You didn´t dare dive into heavy metal cover art of the 80s, did you?Speaking of Sinatra, in the pod – not as in 80s heavy metal, how about In The Wee Small Hours?

  2. March 11, 2013 4:20 am

    Hey,HipHop recording sensation Provy Suflayy released his first single off his upcoming album!!'A Star Burnin Brite' features New Zealand's " best kept secret" Kiwi artist Rachel Schryvers.Go buy now on iTunes and other fine online retailers for only $ .99 cents!!Check out the music video now on youtube!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X06H7IVEbAY

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