The Beatles’ Album Artwork Secrets: Each Sleeve’s Story Revealed

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Spare a thought for the poor souls who created the sleeves to the Beatles’ album. The problem, y’see, with designing covers for arguably the greatest band of all time is, no matter how mind-blowing the artwork you sling together, it’ll always be overlooked for the music within, like kids tearing into wrapping paper on Christmas morning. Da Vinci himself could have been stuck the Mona Lisa on ‘Revolver’ and it’d still have been passed over by fans yelping “yes, nice sleeve Leo, but how about that mad backwards sitar solo on ‘I’m Only Sleeping’?!?” The covers to each Fab Four album, however, are integral parts of those records, capturing the feel and fun of each chapter in their evolution to 21st century icons. Here’s the story of how each album cover was made…

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