John has left a new comment on "China gates":- This is not - for once - one of my 'fantastically tenuous links', and I must declare an interest as a director of The Sixteen Productions, which produces the CORO CDs. I am glad to see the debate about cover designs (I am, of course, very glad also to see the positive comments about the contents of our Acoustic World series!): it seems to me to be such a subjective issue (look at the changing trends in book covers). If one could identify the perfect cover to shift the maximum number of CDs, well, how cool would that be? It would be great to see people's suggestions of the best and worst covers in their collections, with an honest appraisal of whether they affected their purchasing decisions.Come on readers, the best and worst covers in your collections, and do they affect your purchasing decisions? Here's a starter for ten. Early last year regular reader David Cavlovic wrote that 'Some of the best cover art ever was on the EMI Reflexe series'. I'll second that, one outstanding example is above. To counterbalance it there a real dog below, although it was a close call between that and some of ECM's fuzzier efforts. Yes, cover art still affects my purchase decisions, except whan it is ECM. And I still close my eyes when buying some Naxos releases. But then I'm probably the only person in the world who still buys CDs. Now read more about that best cover art ever.
* I have added a poll to the sidebar where readers can vote on 'Does cover art affect your decision to purchase a recording?'
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