Friday, 26 July 2013

New Home for the CDs

....and it's still not big enough...

Odd sleeve for Odessey and Oracle

Recognise this album? 

You might know the name - The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle is rightly now seen as a chamber pop classic. But what happened to the sleeve?

The original (by Terry Quirk, who allegedly misspelt "odyssey" in his design) was all 60s psychedelia and flower power, so what happened with this version that I own? A reissue from 1986, the painting is more in line with a bad 80s prog/metal album.

If it was a case of not being able to licence the original artwork at the time, surely anything - even a painting by the compilers 3 year old child - would have been more fitting.