Saturday, 27 October 2012

SLEEVE SURVEY: SECRET MESSAGES POLL

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Being as the subject of re-releasing the originally intended eighteen [18] track double album version of that enigmatic 1983 ELO album "Secret Messages" could be back on the agenda, Yours Truly KJS thought it only right that ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] should ask this somewhat loaded question:

Which of the two "Secret Messages" sleeves do you prefer? The familiar official 1983 1LP sleeve for JETLX527 (above left) or perhaps the alternate 2LP sleeve for JETDP402 (above right)?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 27-Oct-2012

8 comments:

  1. Prefer the officially released cover. Feel like i've seen something like the other one before. Supertramp? Led Zepplin?......MARK.

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  2. I like the original cover. Better art work than the one below.

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  3. I prefer the officially released cover. It seems like a visual companion to "Hello My Old Friend".

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  4. The new one is too 80's . Prefer the original.

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  5. I prefer the old one. The newer one looks like a bad imitation of a Hipgnosis project...a bad one. There's no real focal point to the piece, and it doesn't really convey anything.

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  6. Prefer the old one. Why change it? Back on the agenda? Tell us more!

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  7. I prefer the original also, wonder how it would have been adapted for a gatefold. The other reminds me of Floyd not ELO.

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