Album covers designed by Hipgnosis

  This section lists all album covers designed by Hipgnosis. Hipgnosis was a British art design group which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, most notably for Pink Floyd , Genesis , Led Zeppelin , Yes , Emerson Lake & Palrmer and Black Sabbath . Hipgnosis consisted primarily of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson. The group dissolved in 1983, but Thorgerson still works on album designs.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country
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ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - Eye in the Sky ( 1981 )

  The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990,consisting of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons surrounded by a varying number of session musicians. 

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BAD COMPANY - Burning Sky ( 1977 ).

"Burnin' Sky" was recorded in France at Chateau d'Herouville (a/k/a Honky Chateau) in July and August of 1976 with future Rolling Stones engineer Chris Kimsey but its release was delayed until March of 1977 as to not compete with the band's then-current album Run With the Pack.

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BAD COMPANY - Straight Shooter ( 1975 )

"Straight Shooter" was recorded at Gloucestershire Castle (a castle turned hotel) again with The Ronnie Lane Mobile Truck in September of 1974.

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DAVID GILMOUR - Self-Titled ( Gatefold cover, 1978 )

This album has been released with gatefold cover and non-gatefold cover. This issue is with the gatefold cover

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Deep Purple - Nobody's Perfect

DEEP PURPLE Nobody's Perfect ( 1988 )

"Nobody's Perfect" is a live double-lp album released by the British Rock Band "Deep Purple" in 1988.

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DEF LEPPARD - High 'n' Dry

DEF LEPPARD - High 'n' Dry ( 1981 )

"High 'n' Dry" is the second studio album by British heavy metal band Def Leppard, released on 11 July 1981.

EMERSON; LAKE & PALMER - Trilogy ( 1972 )

  Trilogy is the third studio album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, originally released in 1972. 

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  GOLDEN EARRING - To The Hilt ( 1976 )

"To The Hilt" is the 1976 full-length album released by the Dutch Rock band Golden Earring.

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HELLOWEEN - Pink Bubbles Go Ape (Gatefold)

HELLOWEEN - Pink Bubbles Go Ape ( Gatefold, 1991 )

"Pink Bubbles Go Ap"e is the fourth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1991. It marked the departure of guitarist Kai Hansen, with Roland Grapow replacing him.

Atlantic K 50 261 (50261)

Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow ( 1976 )

LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy

"Houses of the Holy" is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "Houses of the Holy." It was the first Led Zeppelin album (apart from their fourth album) to not officially be titled after the band. It was also the first of the band's albums to be composed of completely original material. It represents a musical turning point for Led Zeppelin, as they began to use more layering and production techniques in recording their songs

LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Out Door ( 1979 )

"In Through The Out Door" is the 10th album by the British Rock band Led Zeppelin and was originally released in 1979.

This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in the original brown paper bag. This is the so-called "A" version.

This album "LED ZEPPELIN - In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos

The original LP version of this album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the LP record sleeve proper featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with a wet brush, would become permanently fully coloured.


LED ZEPPELIN - Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same ( 1976 )

"The Song Remains the Same" is the live soundtrack album of the concert film of the same name by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.


Red Label Virgin 206 927

PETER GABRIEL - 1 CAR Self-Titled with Robert Fripp ( 1977 )

This is the first studio album by British singer, musician and songwriter Peter Gabriel and the first of four with the same eponymous title. it was produced by Bob Ezrin. Gabriel and Ezrin assembled a team of talented musicians, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson, to record the album.

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PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch( 1978 )

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by the British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in 1978. This album is the second of four with the same eponymous title. Guitarist Robert Fripp served as producer, whose influence on the album is evident in the use of Frippertronics on the track "Exposure."

PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother 2nd UK Issue ( 1970 )

"Atom Heart Mother" is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, and number 55] in the United States charts, and went gold in the U.S. in March 1994.

Album cover artwork was by Hipgnosis ( uncredited )

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PINK FLOYD - a Collection of Great Dance Songs ( 1981 )

PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon ( 1973 )

"The Dark Side of the Moon" is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. The concept album built on ideas explored by the band in their live shows and earlier recordings, but it lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist Syd Barrett. The Dark Side of the Moon's themes include conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.


PINK FLOYD - Meddle ( 1971 )

"Meddle" is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971. This album was recorded at Morgan Sound Studios, London

PINK FLOYD - More ( 1969 )


PINK FLOYD - Wish You Were Here ( Germany Druckhaus )

"Wish You Were Here" is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios. The album explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline. Early sessions were a difficult and arduous process but it was Roger Waters' idea to split the centrepiece track "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" in two, and join each half with three new compositions. "Shine On" was a tribute to Syd Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded. The band failed initially to recognise Syd Barrett,, who had gained weight and changed in appearance.

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RAINBOW - Difficult to Cure

  "Difficult to Cure" is the fifth studio album by the British rock band, Rainbow, and was released in 1981.

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RENAISSANCE - Ashes are Burning Sovereign Capitol ( 1973 )

"Ashes Are Burning" is the album by progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1973 It was the first of several Renaissance albums to feature an orchestra playing along with the band on some songs.

THE SCORPIONS Animal Magnetism

The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve. Recalling the cover photo with the guy drinking the beer and the girl with the dog, Storm remarked "That one was funny. I don't think we figured it out. We just knew there was something rude somewhere." Scorpions bassist at the time, Francis Buchholz, recalls that, "Herman came up with the title for the album Animal Magnetism and we all liked it because it's an interesting title. So we had this guy Storm who was doing album covers for Pink Floyd, I think he did the one with the guy with the flames. So Storm came up with idea for the Animal Magnetism cover, I personally didn't like it, but the rest of the band loved it. I liked the dog though."

SCORPIONS - Lovedrive sexy uncensored banned covers ( 1979 )

Lovedrive is the sixth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1979. Lovedrive was a major evolution of the band's sound, which exhibited their "classic style" that would be later developed over their next few albums. Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs.

  Michael Schenker is a well-known guitarist from Germany, gaining fame as guitarists in bands like: Scorpions , UFO , Michael Schenker Group.

Michael Schenker famous person in Rock music Wikipedia

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TREES - On The Shore

TREES - On The Shore ( 1970 )

Trees was an English folk rock band that existed between 1969 and 1972. Although the group met with little commercial success in their time, the reputation of the band has grown over the years. Like other folk contemporaries, Trees' music was influenced by "Fairport Convention", but with a heavier and more psychedelic edge. The group's material was divided between adaptations of traditional songs and original compositions.

This album "On The Shore" features cover artwork by the Hipgnosis studio.

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UFO - Phenmenon ( 1974 )

Phenomenon is the album by the British rock band UFO, released in May, 1974. Guitarist Michael Schenker joined UFO in June, 1973 arriving in the UK directly from his German band, Scorpions, and without speaking a word of English.

THTH Music, Rare Blue Music, Chrysalis CHE 1307

UFO - The Wild The Willing and the Innocent ( 1981 )

This album "UFO - The Wild The Willing and the Innocent" is the ninth studio album by British hard rock band UFO and the first to be entirely self-produced by the band.

MCA Records 201 570-241

WISHBONE ASH - Pilgrimage

WISHBONE ASH - Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is the second studio album by the rock band Wishbone Ash. The album focuses more on folk and acoustic music as opposed to the blues rock sound that dominated the first album.