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With the resurgence of vinyl, album cover art is as important as ever. This visually sumptuous book brings together 275 of the greatest album covers of all time. arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. A 50-strong panel of judges—including designers, musicians, producers, and record company executives—made the final selection, and their reasons accompany the photographs. From rock ‘n’ roll to pop, R&B to jazz, punk, blues, and even folk, the covers include both classics and less well-known works, and every one made an impact, either artistically, stylistically, or culturally. Music fans will enjoy looking back at their favorites and debating the selection. Updated to include album covers up to 2016.
Barry Miles is a well-known British music writer and art director. He has written several seminal books on the Beat generation, including biographies of Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Kerouac, and in October 2002 published his memoir, In The Sixties (Jonathan Cape). He is the author of the bestselling Hippie (Sterling).
Grant Scott is a professional photographer and art director who has worked with leading magazines including Tatler and Elle. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries including MOMA New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Music journalist Johnny Morgan has contributed to many different music magazines, and before becoming a writer he was a professional musician and band manager.