Classic Album Covers of the 60s
Author: Storm Thorgerson
Publisher/Date: Collins & Brown (2009)
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Near Fine condition: dust jacket wrinkled. 240 pages, index. Dimensions: 8.95 x 9 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: From the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to Jimi Hendrix's Axis: Bold as Love, and from Led Zeppelin's debut to the Band's Music from Big Pink, the album covers of the 1960s are arguably the most creative and memorable in popular music history. With more than 200 pages of color reproductions—most of them taking a full page—this book is a broad survey of the era's rock and jazz LP designs, many of them far more psychedelic and outlandish than the music that they advertised. Among the stars represented here are Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk, Santana, the Doors, Cream, Pink Floyd, and the Grateful Dead, although some of the most impressive covers here are for bands little known today, including Kak, Tripsichord Music Box, Giant Crab, and Quartermass.