Saturday, April 11, 2015

10. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

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This image is a combination of four images: the original album cover design at top left and its reproduction at bottom right, and the negative of the original image at top right and its reproduction
at bottom left. The original dimensions of the images were adjusted in order to fit an 18 x 10 resolution screen. The whole new image was then posterized in order to make it appear
more like an illustration than a set of photographs.

I really aimed to capture what I feel is the Stones' true persona, which to me is both rebellious and chaotic. I believe this is what the original album cover design meant to portray.
I wanted to multiply it four times.

This is the original album cover art design.

Actually, what I used as the original album cover design is the two-sided (front and back) cover of the two-record set. I halved it and placed the front cover
at left and the back cover at right. The result is shown above. You will notice that the album title, which seems to have been written in red lipstick,
is located near the middle of the image instead of extreme right.  

No. 3, Entertainment Weekly, 100 Greatest Albums Ever; No. 7, Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time; 
No. 14, Rate Your Music, The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time; No. 35, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000.

No. 5, Rolling Stone, The 100 Greatest Album Covers.

Concept and photos by Robert Frank, layout design by John Van Hamersveld and Norman Sheef. Album produced by Jimmy Miller. Rolling Stones 1972. More

(A) Rocks Off - Rip this Joint - Shake Your Hips - Casino Boggie - Tumbling Dice

(B) Sweet Virginia - Torn and Frayed - Sweet Black Angel - Loving Cup

(C) Happy - Turd on the Run - Ventilator Blues - I Just Want to See His Face - Let It Loose

(D) All Down the Line - Stop Breaking Down - Shine a Light - Soul Survivor

"Tumbling Dice" live from HD Schuster on YouTube.