Friday, August 5, 2016

Who ate all the cheesecake?

For the last two weeks, I've been uploading a new blog post every day, flagging up some of the new discoveries from the last year-and-a-bit. Time to end this mini-series now, not least because I'm off on holiday in the morning so the blog is going to be quiet again for a bit.

I thought I'd share the following with readers, not least for the humour involved. Budget cover versions are synonymous with the sleeve models, usually young, slim and skimpily dressed. This image pokes fun at the genre, and appeared on the back of an Argentinian album in the 70s:

"Tops 2" is the album title. It appeared on the Argentinian Polydor imprint and among several Spanish-language titles are a few familiar covers of tracks like "The Pushbike Song", "If Not For You", "See Me, Feel Me" and "Theme From 'Love Story". See how the sleeve cheekily mentions the original artists - hope no-one misses the significance of those little asterisks!

No idea who the model is, but credit to her consenting to this memorable sleeve. For the record (no pun intended) here's the more conventional front cover:

Keep an eye on the blog, folks. The intention is to update it more often, as and when new finds come my way. As ever, we're always open to contributions, so contact us if you have anything of interest which we can share, and we'll do our best to keep the blog rolling along. It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings!

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