Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon 'best album cover'

Mon, 16 May 2011

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' has been voted the greatest cover album of all time, in a recent poll by Music Radar.

"The Floyd cover is a reminder of a time when sleeve art meant more than a jpeg a couple of hundred pixels wide in your iTunes library," said Will Groves, editor of

The album artwork was designed by George Hardie of design company Hipgnosis and features a refracting prism. It is one of the most instantly recognisable album covers of all time and is said to represent the groups striking lightshows and the psychedelia contained on the album.

The concept album is the third biggest selling album of all and was an immediate success. It remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. The album was made at West London's legendary Abbey Road Studios and produced by Alan Parson who, at the time used some of the most advanced recording techniques of the time, including multi-track recording and tape loops.

The top-10 album covers:

Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'
Nirvana - 'Nevermind'
The Beatles - 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
The Clash - 'London Calling'
Rage Against The Machine - 'Rage Against The Machine'
Iron Maiden - 'The Number Of The Beast'
The Beatles - 'The White Album'
Joy Division - 'Unknown Pleasures'
King Crimson - 'In The Court Of The Crimson King'
Pink Floyd - 'Animals'

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