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COVER ART

Andrew Dineley looks at Prince’s sleeve-design highlights, largely from the earlier part of a close to 40-year career. Befitting an astonishing catalogue of music, the designs were as diverse as the music they packaged…
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In 1978, just as punk was very publicly running out of steam in the UK, Prince’s first album was released. It arrived to very little fanfare; at the time, the music scene comprised mainly a confusing muddle of angry revolutionaries, refugees from the disco era and a few pioneering ‘new wave’ artists, all ready to be the next big thing. Prince, it turned out, would possess a little of each of these characteristics, along with many more compelling musical attributes.

The cover design of the first album, For You1, was deliberately enigmatic and understated. It depicted simply the artist in a motion-blurred, over-saturated headshot taken by Joe Giannetti.

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Issue 16 of Long Live Vinyl hits the shelves on what would have been Prince's 60th birthday. Our cover story focuses on the astonishingly prolific decade between 1978-88, when the Purple One released 10 albums that shaped the future of pop. We also round up the 40 essential Prince releases on vinyl that your collection should not be without and profile the cover art that accompanied his remarkable catalogue. Elsewhere this issue, we speak to The Smiths legend Johnny Marr about how he made his best solo album yet – Call The Comet – in his home city of Manchester, hear how Josh T Pearson raised the bar with his own latest record, and sit down for a chat with post-punk icons Wire. In our packed features section, we find out which record changed everything for former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and meet famous 4AD artist in residence Vaughan Oliver to talk through his classic designs for the Pixies, The Breeders and Cocteau Twins. Also this month, we turn the spotlight on a label that's become a Chicago institution with a mind-bogglingly diverse roster – Drag City, Mark Elliott travels to Belfast for his latest cratedigging adventure in The Trip, and we take an in-depth look at the making of Carole King's career highlight, Tapestry. If all that's not enough, our packed reviews section rounds up new releases and reissues by The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Orb, Kamasi Washington, Let's Eat Grandma, Richard Hawley and many more, plus you'll find expert hardware buying and HIFI DIY advice, as well as turntable, speaker and accessory reviews. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers. Pick up your copy today!