Thursday, February 07, 2008

Some of the best cover art ever


'Some of the best cover art ever was on the EMI Reflexe series' - said David Cavlovic. I'll second that David, and what a fabulous series Gerd Berg's Reflexe was from EMI Electrola in Germany in the 1970s. There were LPs from Thomas Binkley and his Studio der Frühen Musik (cover art above), The Hilliard Ensemble, Hans-Martin Linde and his Linde-Consort, Michel Piguet and the Ricercare-Ensemble für alte Musik, Zurich and, of course, Jordi Savall and his Hespèrion XX Ensemble with their early recordings. More history of the Reflexe series here.

As I have said before, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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1 comment:

Pliable said...

Email received

Thank you, Bob. That was the VERY album I was thinking of! Planctus, and "L'Agonie du Langdoc" were two of the best discs EVER recorded, IMHO! (so I exagerate!, but I loved them!). My own personal Planh was having to give them up when I alighted my self of my vinyl collection. I do not belive they ever turned up on CD, but I HOPE I'm wrong!One recording that DID make it on to CD, is Bären Gässlin's Mythomania, again another DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI release. Good to see it re-issued, and really worth getting. Fortunately, I have the original DHM CD issue, with the REFLEXE-ish cover.

Cheers

David Cavlovic