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    R-4135115-1356468292-9480.jpeg.jpg Joan looked spectacular here.
    maxresdefault.jpg This one is tied... campy and spooky

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    SALOME on DG from 1990-91. I love the silver lettering.

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    Hard pick, but I guess this one:
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    Another art historical reference I like are those Strauss recordings by Bohm on Deutsche Grammophon--the allusion to the Vienna Secession is very apt.

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    Young unknown Maria making waves in opera world, FONO label has great "antique" looking cover pix


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Whilst in general I am a fan of returning back to the original cover art as has become a trend for recent CD releases, I find the designs for Warner's Callas Remastered set rather uninspiring (unlike most of the recordings).

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    (I've chosen this one solely because I like the blue colours.) I also don't like the fact that there is nothing linked to the opera on the covers of these releases other than the La Scala outline because it is the orchestra and chorus that appears on most of them (those with other orchestras have different designs).

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    I on the other hand really like these original covers. I have the first Tosca on vinyl and it looks pretty great. For me the La Scala outline works and it's nice to see the singers on the front. I think it looks rather classy. All Callas recordings, studio or live, have really good covers.
    "First I sing loud. When I start to run out of breath I sing softer" Giuseppe Di Stefano on his Faust high c diminuendo

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    Although I do prefer original covers, this one always intrigues me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diminuendo View Post
    I on the other hand really like these original covers. I have the first Tosca on vinyl and it looks pretty great. For me the La Scala outline works and it's nice to see the singers on the front. I think it looks rather classy. All Callas recordings, studio or live, have really good covers.
    These aren't solely Callas covers, however. They're just the covers that were used for La Scala recordings. Here's Stella's Traviata for instance.

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    I agree with Conte. I almost always use the original artwork when I'm organizing records into iTunes, with the exception of these La Scala covers--too similar to the others, and there's too many of them not to be needlessly identical in my library. I generally use the coolest covers I can find from the later issues, and there's always a lot of choices for these Callas classics.

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    There are some Don Giovanni's here already, this is my favorite.
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    Last edited by Open Book; Jun-20-2019 at 18:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhaub View Post
    I was hoping someone would post this! Ah, the memories. My first Ring cycle, too.
    The Walkure cover with VW hubcaps has to be the old Westminster Gold label, source of many provocative covers.
    Last edited by Open Book; Jun-20-2019 at 18:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    There are some Don Giovanni's here already, this is my favorite.
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    My favorite part of this cover is the STEREOPHONIC logo at the top!
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jun-20-2019 at 19:18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    My favorite part of this cover is the STEREOPHONIC logo at the top!
    I, on the other hand, like Siepi's earring (and if you squint it looks like he's making a rude gesture!)

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    No persons on it, just this, very good artwork.
    ( and very good recording)

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    Simple but gorgeous.

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