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Album covers designed by Hipgnosis

This section lists all album covers designed by Hipgnosis. Hipgnosis was a British art design group which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, most notably for Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palrmer and Black Sabbath. Hipgnosis consisted primarily of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson. The group dissolved in 1983, but Thorgerson still works on album designs.

Album covers designed by Hipgnosis

Record Catalogno
Band/Performers - Album Title
Genre
Year
Country
Arista 204 666 Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky   1981  

HARVEST 1c 064-60 774

 

 

album has been recently added to the catalogueDAVID GILMOUR - Self-Titled (FOC)

This album has been released with gatefold cover and non-gatefold cover. This issue is with the gatefold cover

British Rock 1978 Germany
         

Vertigo 6359 045

DEF LEPPARD - High 'n' Dry

DEF LEPPARD - High 'n' Dry

"High 'n' Dry" is the second studio album by British heavy metal band Def Leppard, released on 11 July 1981.

  1981  
Manticore 85 227 XOT
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Trilogy   1972 Germany
Atlantic K 50 261 (50261)
Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow   1976  

LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy

"Houses of the Holy" is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "Houses of the Holy." It was the first Led Zeppelin album (apart from their fourth album) to not officially be titled after the band. It was also the first of the band's albums to be composed of completely original material. It represents a musical turning point for Led Zeppelin, as they began to use more layering and production techniques in recording their songs

     

Red Label Virgin 206 927

PETER GABRIEL - 1 CAR Self-Titled with Robert Fripp

This is the first studio album by British singer, musician and songwriter Peter Gabriel and the first of four with the same eponymous title. it was produced by Bob Ezrin. Gabriel and Ezrin assembled a team of talented musicians, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson, to record the album.

  1977  

The Famous Charisma Label 9124 025

PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by the British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in 1978. This album is the second of four with the same eponymous title. Guitarist Robert Fripp served as producer, whose influence on the album is evident in the use of Frippertronics on the track "Exposure."

  1978 West Germany
FAME EMI SHVL 822 , FA 4131441

PINK FLOYD a Collection of Great Dance Sonces Englanf
PINK FLOYD - a Collection of Great Dance Sonces   1981 England
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon      
PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE Gatefold PINK FLOYD - Meddle      
PINK FLOYD - More      

2391 506

Est value 10$

album has been recently added to the catalogueRAINBOW - Difficult to Cure

Album cover design and photos Hipgnosis

     
Sovereign Capitol ST-11216

RENAISSANCE - Ashes are Burning Sovereign Capitol

"Ashes Are Burning" is the album by progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1973 It was the first of several Renaissance albums to feature an orchestra playing along with the band on some songs.

  1973 England

Breeze Music Harvest 1A 062-45933

Est value 10$

THE SCORPIONS Animal Magnetism

The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve. Recalling the cover photo with the guy drinking the beer and the girl with the dog, Storm remarked "That one was funny. I don't think we figured it out. We just knew there was something rude somewhere." Scorpions bassist at the time, Francis Buchholz, recalls that, "Herman came up with the title for the album Animal Magnetism and we all liked it because it's an interesting title. So we had this guy Storm who was doing album covers for Pink Floyd, I think he did the one with the guy with the flames. So Storm came up with idea for the Animal Magnetism cover, I personally didn't like it, but the rest of the band loved it. I liked the dog though."

     

Breeze Music, Harvest 1C 064-45 275

Est value 20$

SCORPIONS - Lovedrive sexy uncensored banned covers

Lovedrive is the sixth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1979. Lovedrive was a major evolution of the band's sound, which exhibited their "classic style" that would be later developed over their next few albums. Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs.

  1979  
CBS S 64168
TREES - On The Shore

TREES - On The Shore

Trees was an English folk rock band that existed between 1969 and 1972. Although the group met with little commercial success in their time, the reputation of the band has grown over the years. Like other folk contemporaries, Trees' music was influenced by "Fairport Convention", but with a heavier and more psychedelic edge. The group's material was divided between adaptations of traditional songs and original compositions.

This album "On The Shore" features cover artwork by the Hipgnosis studio.

  1970 England
         
Chrysalis CHR 1059

 

UFO - Phenomenon

Phenomenon is the album by the British rock band UFO, released in May, 1974. Guitarist Michael Schenker joined UFO in June, 1973 arriving in the UK directly from his German band, Scorpions, and without speaking a word of English.

  1974 Gt Britain

THTH Music, Rare Blue Music, Chrysalis CHE 1307

Est value 10$

UFO - The Wild The Willing and the Innocent

This album "UFO - The Wild The Willing and the Innocent" is the ninth studio album by British hard rock band UFO and the first to be entirely self-produced by the band.

  1981 Canada
         

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