On My Bookshelf Series:  Part 1

You can find out most things you want to know on the internet these days, but the ardent vinyl record collector always goes the extra mile.  So books about vinyl are pretty irresistible to me, which is why I have a growing number of them on my bookshelf.

I love reading about my favourite albums and bands, and let’s face it, one of the big appeals of vinyl is the artistry of the covers. So my books reflect all of these aspects of LP record collecting. 

Relaxing with a good book while listening to great music is a double pleasure. In this series, I’ll be sharing what’s in my growing book collection.

Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover

Great format – this near album-cover-sized book has been made using good quality paper. The soft cover has centre cut-out over label in front. Love the large images and reading the truly informative stories behind them. This is the kind of coffee table book which people will pick up and won’t want to put down…you just want to keep flicking to the next page.

 

 

Angie Errigo’s superb exploration of “The Illustrated History of Rock Album Covers”
Angie Errigo’s superb exploration of “The Illustrated History of Rock Album Covers”

 

The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover excerpts
The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover excerpts

 

The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover includes stories behind iconic covers that defined an era – who doesn’t recognise this famous cow?
The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover includes stories behind iconic covers that defined an era – who doesn’t recognise this famous cow?

 

Contents page for The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover
Contents page for The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover

 

More excerpts from The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover
More excerpts from The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover

Both used and new copies can still be purchased:

Available at Amazon.com (USA) and Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom/Europe)

The Illustrated History of the Rock Album Cover

By Angie Errigo, Steve Leaning

160 pages, full colour.

Publisher/Year: Octopus Books/1979

Size 304x304mm (11.96×11.96 inches)

Watch for our next post in the series:  On My Bookshelf II

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