Saturday, 3 December 2011

PODCAST: Paul Du Noyer on the lost art of the album sleeve

AWARD winning Merseyside author Paul Du Noyer recently gave a talk titled 'Art on its Sleeve: Why Music is Good but Cardboard is Beautiful' at the V&A museum in London about the history and development of sleeve art on records.
As I couldn't be there, I asked him to recap the main points over coffee and muffins in FACT in Liverpool.
It wasn't the best environment to record a podcast, so listen out for the sound of heavy rock instrumental on the PA, a volatile coffee machine and a man offering us sweets from a vast silver bowl.



Some of examples of the covers Paul discussed today.

DuNoyer Podcast Layout 1




2 comments:

  1. Cheers Paddy! Fascinating discussion. You didn´t dare dive into heavy metal cover art of the 80s, did you?

    Speaking of Sinatra, in the pod - not as in 80s heavy metal, how about In The Wee Small Hours?

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