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Album Covers

Album covers can define a band or artist almost as much as the music itself. Sure, the sounds are certainly the most essential element, but you can't ignore the role of cover art in making a brilliant album

Originally a protective cover for the fragile goods below, the album sleeve soon evolved into an area of artistic expression in its own right. Strong album covers make a statement, entice the listener, create a first impression but with the rise of digital music, the great art of the record sleeve is under threat. 

We want to celebrate the best in album design so you can put this great art on your wall as well as in your record collection. Our collection includes some of the most iconic and memorable covers ever made including a fantastic selection of Storm Thorgerson classics and alternative versions.

Mars Volta (MVOL002ST)

Mars Volta

Album cover for Mars Volta's 'Frances the Mute' created in Bedfordshire, UK in 2004 by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO006ST)

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of the cover artwork for Pink Floyd's 1994 album 'Division Bell' designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £600.00
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O.A.R. (OREV001ST)

O.A.R (Of A Revolution)

Cover artwork for O.A.R's 2005 album 'Stories of a Stranger' designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO021ST)

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of the album cover for Division Bell, subtly different from the iconic original

Prices from £900.00
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Muse (MUSE001ST)

Muse

Cover artwork for Muse's 'Butterflies and Hurricanes' released in 2004 and designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Muse (MUSE002ST)

Muse

Alternative version of cover artwork for Muse's 2006 album 'Black Holes & Revelations' designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Nigel Kennedy (KSPI001ST(

Nigel Kennedy

Intended album cover for Nigel Kennedy's 'Kreisler' released in 1998 and designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Queen (QN002MR)

Queen

Cover artwork for the iconic Queen 2 album released in 1974

Prices from £1,170.00
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Cranberries, The (CRAN001ST)

The Cranberries

The cover art for The Cranberries single 'Promises' designed by Storm Thorgerson in 1999.

Prices from £960.00
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Deepest Blue (DBLU001ST)

Deepest Blue

Album cover for Deepest Blue's 1994 release 'Is it a Sin' designed by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Ian Dury (DURY001ST)

Ian Dury

Artwork for Ian Dury's 'Reasons to be Cheerful' designed in 2001 by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Mars Volta (MVOL001ST)

Mars Volta

Album artwork for Mars Volta's 'De-loused in the Comatorium' from 2003 designed by Storm Thorgerson and set in West London

Prices from £960.00
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Thornley (THOR001ST)

Thornley

Cover art for Thornley's 2004 debut album 'Come Again' designed by Storm Thorgerson and shot in Weston Super Mare, UK

Prices from £960.00
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Blondie (BL002SH)

Blondie

"I met Debbie Harry at a late night party somewhere in Islington, London. She was with a friend of mine from New York."

Prices from £450.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO015ST)

Pink Floyd

Alternative version cover art for Pink Floyd's fifth studio album Atom Heart Mother (known as Wire Cow - or Why A Cow?)

Prices from £480.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO003ST)

Pink Floyd

Inner sleeve artwork for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here. The nude woman in the inner sleeve is absent from first viewing

Prices from £600.00
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Phish (PHIS001ST)

Phish

'I thought of improvisation as a large ball of string (a melody as yet unravelled)'. Cover art for Phish's 1997 album Slip Stitch and Pass

Prices from £960.00
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Catherine Wheel (CAWH001ST)

Catherine Wheel

'Identical shapes, one mirror, one picture, one window. How would you know which was which? 'Cover art for Catherine Wheel's album Wishville

Prices from £960.00
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Catherine Wheel (CAWH002ST)

Catherine Wheel

Cover art for Catherine Wheel's 2000 single Gasoline created using 300 8x6" colour prints temporarily attached to silver birch trees.

Prices from £960.00
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Alan Parsons (ALPA001ST)

Alan Parsons

'I took the notion of an idea, that of a light bulb above a head'. Cover artwork for Alan Parson's second album On Air

Prices from £960.00
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Alan Parsons (ALPA002ST)

Alan Parsons

'I imagined the great bungee jumpers of the sky dropping in '. Cover art for Alan Parson's 1993 album Try Anything Once

Prices from £960.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO004ST)

Pink Floyd

Cover art for the live single of Wish You Were Here. 'What you see is what you get - two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl'

Prices from £600.00
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Yumi Matsutoya (YUMI001ST)

Yumi Matsutoya

Cover artwork for Yumi Matsutoya's 2003 single Setsugekka. 'A girl sinking under the weight of her memories'

Prices from £960.00
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Iggy Pop (IP003MR)

Iggy Pop

Cover artwork for Raw Power, Iggy Pop's iconic third studio album that was released in February 1973

Prices from £1,170.00
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Pink Floyd (PF005JF)

Pink Floyd

Photographed as a homage to the Pink Floyd album sleeve 'Animals' for the BBC series 'Britain In Pictures'.

Prices from £1,800.00
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David Bowie (DB001DUFFY)

David Bowie

Aladdin Sane is the one image that has defined David Bowie and is nicknamed the 'Mona Lisa of Pop' - Shot by Duffy in his London studio.

Prices from £295.00
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Blinker the Star (BLIN001ST)

Blinker the Star

Cover artwork for Blinker The Star's third album, August Everywhere, shot by Storm Thorgerson

Prices from £960.00
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Pink Floyd (PFLO022ST)

Pink Floyd

Variant of the album cover for Division Bell using alternative Stone Heads

Prices from £900.00
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Featured Prints

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Great Prints for £250 or less

Check out our great range of authentic fine art photographic prints available for £250 or less.

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Pink Floyd

Candid image of Roger Waters at Abbey Road Studios whilst Pink Floyd finished off recording their debut album

Prices from £350.00
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Pink Floyd

Syd Barrett captured on one of Pink Floyd's earliest photoshoots in June 1967

Prices from £350.00
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The Beatles

The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

Prices from £750.00
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Blur

"At the time of shooting this assignment,, Blur were one of many 'indie' bands. Little did we know how successful they would be."

Prices from £350.00
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Pink Floyd

1967 Syd Barrett performs during an early photo session prior to the release of Pink Floyd's debut album

Prices from £350.00
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Featured Artists

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Pink Floyd

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Guns N' Roses

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John Coltrane

John Coltrane is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists and has inspired an entire generation of jazz musicians.

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Bob Dylan

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter & arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.

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The Beatles

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Album Covers

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