Saturday, March 14, 2015

2. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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On this image the original album cover art design is at centre. It was flipped and sliced into pieces; each piece containing one to three images of the members of the group.
The pieces were then pasted on the left and the right sides. I guess everyone is there except The Beatles.

The bust on the ground was also copied and pasted over the white cloth that covered the head of the golden figure at right and the doll next to it was doubled.
The slopping patch of grass at lower right was mirrored as well as the flower patch on the opposite side.
The purpose was to extend the horizon, but it created more asymmetry on the ground.

It looks like my processed image is less chaotic than the original. On second thought, it was really like
pasting my picture on the wall and posing beside it for exactly the same shot.

Here's the original album cover art design.

No.1Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time; No. 1, Rate Your Music, The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time;
No. 3, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000; No. 34, Billboard, The 300 Best-Selling Albums of All Time.

No. 1, Rolling Stone, The 100 Greatest Album Covers; No. 3, Music Radar, The 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time.

Art direction by Robert Fraser, design by Peter Blake and Jan Haworth, photo by Michael Cooper. Album produced by George Martin. Parlophone 1967.

The musicologist Ian Inglis notes that almost every account of the significance of Sergeant Pepper's emphasizes the cover's "unprecedented correspondence
between music and art, time and space." After it's release, album covers were no longer "a superfluous thing to be discarded during the act of listening,
but an integral component of the listening that expanded the musical experience." More

(A) Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With a Little Help from My Friends - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Getting Better - Fixing a Hole - She's Leaving Home - Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite. 

(B) Within You Without You - When I'm Sixty-Four - Lovely Rita - Good Morning, Good Morning - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) - A Day in the Life

"A Day in the Life" music video from rogermoore3's channel on YouTube.

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