I love old vintage cool album covers, even some very camp ones, because they're fun to collect, and its a lost era of design. Some LP covers become iconic for their design or illustration, others for grabbing attention for their over the top models and layout. A lot of orchestrated covers had to grab our attention in some way, so glamorous women often adorned these L.P's, or a sight gag or theme. Sex sells of course, and people bought these L.P's because they sold a lifestyle or a theme you wanted to experience. Soft music for a candlelight dinner, Esquivel or Dave Brubeck for a swinging party.
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