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Paranormal Cover

Post by Marcelocooper » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:51 pm

http://www.ear-music.net/artists/alice-cooper


EarMusic just ported this. Info about the album, and the cover.
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Post by Pitta » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:12 pm

Looks like the new Metallica. I find it okay. Not genial but okay. Wayne better than W2MN.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by pitkin88 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:26 pm

That is pretty bad. Almost amateur hour.

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Post by revinkevin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:17 pm

I like it.

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Post by Dannorama » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:28 pm

I got my wish! It's yet another sneering photo!
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Post by nurofeg » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:35 pm

Dont like the cover.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Saint&Sinner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:17 pm

Not up with the classic Trash cover but not as bad as W2MN (as much as i loved the album, who has what the actual cover should be on the inside back of the album then garbage on the front)
It does have a hint of metallica about it for sure, lets hope its as good as hardwired (which was a rocking return to form)

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by TeresofBlood » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:32 pm

I like it, definitely more than W2MN. The anticipation builds...

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Post by Today Mueller » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:47 pm

I was hoping for a more artistic cover.
Anyway, that's not really important. Hopefully the music will be better.

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Post by darkmenace » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:34 pm

Today Mueller wrote:I was hoping for a more artistic cover.
Anyway, that's not really important. Hopefully the music will be better.
I disagree. For the overall enjoyment of an album cover art is very important. The packaging of B$B and WTMN strongly enhanced both albums and albums like Constrictor and W2MN bogged down by bad cover art (and in the case of Constrictor bad music).

This new one disappoints me also, but is a minor improvement over W2MN. The Alice era of great album covers (artistic covers) has long ago passed. I rate this one 2 or 3 out of ten.

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Post by mr.barlow » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:36 pm

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by revinkevin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:59 pm

The rise of cd's pretty much put a end to classic album covers as we know it. Now with digital downloads being as prevalent as they are, cover art is even less important.

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Post by pitkin88 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:05 pm

revinkevin wrote:The rise of cd's pretty much put a end to classic album covers as we know it. Now with digital downloads being as prevalent as they are, cover art is even less important.

You are ignoring there will be a vinyl edition of this though.

It looks like a beginners work in photoshop or whatever.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Si » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:54 pm

There seems to be some unwritten law that every album MUST have a photo of Alice on the front. The W2MN cover could have been good but the photo ruins it. This photo is an improvement over that, but it's still just an hour on photoshop, combining two photos, as others have said. Disappointing, but it isn`t awful, like the W2MN photo, so I guess we should be grateful for that. It's harmless, but as so many times could have been much better.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by guttertrash » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:05 pm

Cheap and amateur. W2MN was so bad that anything would be an improvement. I give this a 1/10 while W2MN gets a 0. Here's hoping they will have a second cover for vinyl like they did with ACAS, because it was great while the cd version was also horrendous.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Ted Sallis » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:11 pm

Si wrote:There seems to be some unwritten law that every album MUST have a photo of Alice on the front.
This is likely due to the fact that people in general are so used to seeing Alice on the front of his albums that if one of his albums didn't have him on the front, some people might not think it's a genuine release and it might sell even less.

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Post by Si » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:39 pm

Ted Sallis wrote:
Si wrote:There seems to be some unwritten law that every album MUST have a photo of Alice on the front.
This is likely due to the fact that people in general are so used to seeing Alice on the front of his albums that if one of his albums didn't have him on the front, some people might not think it's a genuine release and it might sell even less.

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I don`t think that follows. A great many pointless compilations have a photo of Alice on them, so not having quality art risks it being seen as just another compilation.
I think if the 'Paranormal' title wasn`t on it we would have assumed it was just another cheap compilation.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:53 pm

Oh, For the days of Pacific Eye & Ear.
Roger Daltrey did a commentary for OGWT that nailed it right on the head as regarding Album Art vs. Cd's & the subsequent music inside.
I like the cover of Paranormal, not stunning but not bad.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:25 pm

Si wrote:There seems to be some unwritten law that every album MUST have a photo of Alice on the front. The W2MN cover could have been good but the photo ruins it. This photo is an improvement over that, but it's still just an hour on photoshop, combining two photos, as others have said. Disappointing, but it isn`t awful, like the W2MN photo, so I guess we should be grateful for that. It's harmless, but as so many times could have been much better.
I agree. With a title like "Paranormal" the possibilities are endless so how they settled on this is beyond me. Seems like they went for the cheapest option, again.

Still, if the album turns out to be great, the album artwork will be viewed through that prism rather than viewing it on its own as we all are now.

It is better than the W2MN artwork, however, which was exceedingly bad.
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