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Judging Vinyl Albums by Their Cover

AbeBooks isn’t just for books – we also have a wide selection of vinyl records spanning many different genres – jazz, rock, folk, blues, the list goes on.

People who collect vinyl are serious about finding the next great album to add to their collection. Record junkies claim that there’s no better way to listen to music than on vinyl. But, this post isn’t about finding a first pressing of The Beatles debut album. Rather, we’re highlighting 1970s vinyl, based on the album cover. Just like we (sometimes) judge a book by its cover, we’re picking our favorite albums based on the art.

What’s your favorite vinyl album cover?

genius-lee-morganThe Genius of Lee Morgan (date unknown)

Air Conditioning by Curved Air (1970)

mariachiMariachi! The Sound of Mexico (1975)

hungarian-folk-musicLiving Hungarian Folk Music 5 (1978)

For Those Who Chant by Luis Gasca (1972)

jj-cale5 by JJ Cale (1979)

kings-swingCount Basie and Orchestra by Kings of Swing (date unknown)

feeling-goodFeeling Good by Big Youth Jamaica Tinga Stewart (1976)

 conversationConversation by Frank Rosolino & Conte Condoli (1976)

images-guitarImages on Guitar by Powell Baden (1971)

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