Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dodgy Classical LP covers from the 1970s

It wasn't just pop records that used pictures of attractive women to shift vinyl; as seen on our post relating to Sandy Warner (previous post). Back in the 1970s Westminster records had a very idiosyncratic approach to classical record covers as seen by this example for a Beethoven LP. These designs were the work of one Christopher Whorf and largely leave us speechless!

Playboy rhinemaidens!

Westminster Gold produced re-issues of older recordings at budget prices so just needed something striking to differentiate their product from the other rather stodgy classical sleeves of the time. They succeded briliantly!

Penthouse Romeo and Juliet. What's with the socks?

The Planets meets Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!