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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Comus » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:26 pm

Obviously we won't know until we hear the album, but I thought the two heads with different expressions might reflect two different sounds. Alice has said that the album is varied.

As for whether I like it, yes, I think I do. I like the splatter logo which, for me, still has that RYFAY - era connotation married with the very modern, clean looking Paranormal title.

It's not amazing, but I think that something 'ghostly' would come across cheesy - that's the problem with Alice's 'character' - push anything like that too far and it crosses a line.

I also think that the reason we keep seeing Alice on the cover snarling is because that's how the public know him. It is the quintessential Alice image to most people - the scary, snarly guy in the makeup - so that makes sense to me.


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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Daveyy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:35 pm

Can anybody on here really say with certainty that Muscle of Love, Lace & Whiskey, Special Forces, ACAS and Easy Action have better artwork?

I think it's modern. Stands out. I've always loved the drip logo too. I don't see why this wouldn't have shelf appeal to old and new fans, and this is coming from a musician who releases music.

But not EVERYONE is gonna agree on things like this. The most important thing is the music inside...which we have to wait on.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Mr.Bluelegs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Is it a "pair of normal" Alices?

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Berry » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:05 am

Hello to all!

As a graphic designer, I think that the last great LP cover was "The Last Temptation". Everything there were perfect and the total artwork was combined really good with the music inside. Too bad that last Alice's works have pour artwork. Alice is great source of creativity and it seems strange why they end in the usual image in covers (Alice in various views).

There was another cover that featured 2 Alices....:)

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/albums/co ... salice.jpg

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by pitkin88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:42 am

Berry wrote:Hello to all!

As a graphic designer, I think that the last great LP cover was "The Last Temptation". Everything there were perfect and the total artwork was combined really good with the music inside. Too bad that last Alice's works have pour artwork. Alice is great source of creativity and it seems strange why they end in the usual image in covers (Alice in various views).

There was another cover that featured 2 Alices....:)

http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/albums/co ... salice.jpg

Yes that one was ghastly too!!

He could have had a fan coer competition and got better results.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Paulimo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 am

Imo, the new cover is awful.
It's a shame Drew Struzan has retired. And where are Pacific Eye And Ear when you need them?

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Post by Si » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:44 am

Paulimo wrote:Imo, the new cover is awful.
It's a shame Drew Struzan has retired. And where are Pacific Eye And Ear when you need them?
One of the guys behind PE&E did W2MN which everyone hated. Well, we hated the photo part of it anyway. The rest of it was fine.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Devon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:18 pm

The inner artwork was great. The whole "Growl I'm Scary with my oversized hat" Alice thing was horrible. Unfortunately, Alice has not been blessed by alot of great album art work in the last 15 years other than that.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Dannorama » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:34 pm

When it comes down to brass tacks, there is a very small group of people who give final approval of the cover. This must be what they wanted. To that end, I say "fine." I agree with Berry. The last time that we had a fully realized piece of art on the cover was in 1994. We are about to end the longest dry spell between studio albums in Alice's career (minus HV.) Let's hope that this album, after six years, is worth the wait.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by mestreech » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:53 pm

In the band days they made great covers but nowadays covers don't matter anymore.
I wait for the music.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Shoesalesman » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Don't really care about the dual-head thing. What I'm more drawn to is the charring-graphics around the body. Looks like a burnt torso or something. The white background enhances that effect. I don't even see the heads now when I look at the cover. Well played.
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by guttertrash » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:14 pm

My issue is that money was more than likely spent on artwork, and it is an inferior, cheap looking design that would not take hardly anytime to throw together. It just makes art and design come off as a joke. Somebody who calls themselves and artist should be ashamed of that work unless they just slapped something together at the last minute and got paid for it, and then the person is just lazy, and if there were multiple designs to choose from, and this was the best, they should have kept looking.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

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Post by wind_up_toy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:48 pm

Now you see I like that much more!
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Si » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:34 pm

That is actually better then the album haha

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by AliceFan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:18 pm

Si wrote:
That is actually better then the album haha
Does anybody know when the full tracklisting for the album and mini bonus cd will be revealed? ? Anyone that does please let me know.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by pitkin88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:56 pm

AliceFan wrote:
Si wrote:
That is actually better then the album haha
Does anybody know when the full tracklisting for the album and mini bonus cd will be revealed? ? Anyone that does please let me know.

Please contact Amuk for details.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by pitkin88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:59 pm

Si wrote:
That is actually better then the album haha
Must have paid for the package from the local mall in Phoenix.

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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by Dannorama » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:22 am

Funny, the similarity in the photos between this and W2MN/I'll Bite Your Face Off. In each, Alice fully faces the camera for the album cover, and is looking over his shoulder for the single. Does this mean that Paranoiac Personality is an ACG song?
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Re: Paranormal Cover

Post by AliceFan » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:30 am

Dannorama wrote:
Funny, the similarity in the photos between this and W2MN/I'll Bite Your Face Off. In each, Alice fully faces the camera for the album cover, and is looking over his shoulder for the single. Does this mean that Paranoiac Personality is an ACG song?
Dannorama, I heard that the new single is a Alice solo song, I read that in the new album update thread.

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