#mayvinylchallenge Day 25: Best Package Design. Not only is it Mr. Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday today, but this album also has probably my favorite poster insert ever! Milton Glaser designed this amazing Dylan poster, and Rowland Scherman’s photograph on the cover won a Grammy in 1967. And I haven’t even started on all of the incredible songs featured here! These tracks will be remembered for countless years after Bob is no longer with us, and deservedly so. Say what you will about his voice (I personally love it), but this man can write like no other. .
Bob Dylan. Greatest Hits. 1970’s Reissue. Columbia. .
Rg via : @rineckrecords1317
Mark James Works - Private View : Subject To Change
Had an amazing time in Cardiff Wales today. Even though the oldest record shop in the world @spillersrecords was closed... Chris Fowler was (as always) a great host for the afternoon.
But the real story was that I finally met the legend @markjamesworks in the flesh. And this gent did not disappoint. Sadly, after a few drinks, a bit of dinner and a ton of laughs. We had to head back to London.
Mark presented me with this book of his works. Not available to the public. If you’re not familiar with Mark’s work please check the liner notes of your Avicii records, Fratellis records, the U2 special edition of Joshua Tree and of course my favorite the Super Furry Animals. You’ll find he was the man behind those covers.
I’ve posted a bunch of his work on my page that you really should check out... the definition of unsung hero.
James Taylor // In the Pocket (1976) — @jamestaylor_com never disappoints! And JT’s seventh studio album is perfect for today’s summer weather and vacation vibes. JT has always been a staple for my family as I was growing up and his presence continues to ring from the rafter of all the places I have lived since. ‘In the Pocket’ takes off where ‘Gorilla’ leaves off while tapping into the heaviness of regret and decisions of the past. "Shower the People," definitely the standout track and album opener, stands as a life motto of sorts! “Just shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel.” What a message! So pure and genuine - show how much you truly care for the people in your life. I saw this performed live last summer in Wrigley Field and during this song I swear I saw people holding onto each other and swaying while singing in unison… & the world was all the better for it! •
PS - I love this insert sleeve photo. What a bunch of super talented musicians that all assisted to this album’s greatness: Art Garfunkel, JT’s then wife Carly Simon, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Clarence McDonald, and so many others!