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    DescriptionAt a time when music is increasingly being downloaded and uploaded, the art of packaging music is being lost. For the past five decades musicians have displayed their work inside packages that were often as integral as the music itself. This book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. There is a 50-strong judging panel selecting the final 250 entries, those judges having been drawn from the great and the good of the music industry. The panel includes famous designers, musicians, producers and record company executives whose reasons for choosing covers will accompany the illustration of the sleeve. From rock "n" roll to pop, R&B to jazz, blues and even folk some of the album covers included are obvious and essential to such a volume, while others will surprise readers and jog memories. The chosen entries might not necessarily be of a best-selling release, but they will be important artistically, stylistically or culturally. This book will undoubtedly be an object of discussion and argument for music fans the world over.

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    The Greatest Album Covers of All Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Miles, By (author) Grant Scott, By (author) Johnny Morgan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843404811
    ISBN 10: 1843404818

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    DC22: 741
    B&T Approval Code: A08200000, A08120000
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    BISAC V2.8: ART010000
    DC22: 741.66
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15990
    Libri: COVE5000, PLAT4700, SCHB5100
    DC22: 741.6/6
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NC1882 .M55 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AKC, AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PB, 6RF
    Illustrations note
    250 images
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    Publication date
    03 November 2008
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    Author Information
    Miles has written several seminal books on the Beat generations, including biographies of Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac, and in October 2002 published his memoirs of the decade titled In The Sixties (Jonathan Cape). He is the author of the best selling Hippie (Cassell Illustrated, 2003). Grant Scott has art directed several leading magazines, including Tatler and English Elle, and has worked with photographers such as William Klein, Jean Loup Sieff, David Bailey and Don McCullin. Choosing to move behind the camera lens, Scott was winner of the John Kobal Portrait Awards 2000 and has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.