The Art of the Cover

wearing your heart & your art on your sleeve, with melanie schiff & others.

Melanie Schiff, Neil Young, Neil Young, 2006.

Nothing comes close to the magic of the phonograph record album sleeve, not the minuscule CD booklet, not even the band website (though that has its own special allure, potentially). Part art, part commerce, a summation of the music inside and a shrill advertisement to get you to buy the record, album covers continue to matter as much to listeners as the latest free MP3 download. Melanie Schiff’s artwork, featured on CR previously, explores the magic of an iconic Neil Young album, but the phenomenon is much more widespread (link courtesy of Blog Riley).

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