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If you'd like to participate in the *ahem* rapidly growing field of LP-sleeve Analysis, just click here to email your post. The format of contributions is pretty much self-evident from the posts below. Tip: It pays to take your time and contemplate your chosen sleeve for a while - try and resist the urge to just 'burst into print' as it were - it's better to let it ferment (or should that be fester ;) for a while, then fine-tune your submission until it 'reads' just right!
OK, OK (I hear you say) ... so maybe there's some degree of amusement to be had from this 'analysing album sleeves' business - but come on now - it's hardly earth-shattering stuff is it!

Well, check this one out!
And um, as far as I know, no one else has spotted this before, so you could be lookin' at a World Premiere here! :) ...

Supertramp began life in rather priveleged circumstances - they were initially financed by a millionaire, who withdrew his patronage after their first two albums were commercial flops. Thereafter, the band experienced severe financial difficulties (thus their album "Crisis? What Crisis?").

So then they changed gear, away from the dark philosophical musings of "Crime Of The Century", towards a brighter art-rock sound with ...

Supertramp - Breakfast In America
  • We need to break into the American market pretty quick to make some loot ...
  • In other words, we need to er, break fast in America *groan*
  • So um, Hello America!

    This album worked a treat, and the sleeve-art certainly helped - on the one hand a very clever marketing ploy ... but as it turned out, a rather doomsy and prophetic image too - note the World Trade Center (constructed from flimsy donut cartons), as viewed from the window of an airplane banking towards it - very spooky.

    But that's where things get really weird!
    If you horizontally flip the UP in Supertramp (sticking straight out of the Twin Towers) ...

    You get 9/11

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