Boy I know I'm opening a can of worms here, but.......
Does anyone besides me miss this. Even with CD, the first thing I do with a new product as I'm listening is to look at the art then look who recorded & produced it, the read the liner notes. I used to enjoy holding a big Album jacket. This is so small with CDs, Now with ITunes you can download a JPEG of the cover and maybe some info. My dad has this great album collection of old jazz guitarists and western swing. Some of the album jackets now only listed the players / studios and engineers, but what mic was used on what instrument. ANYONE??????? What about the gatefold on Queen's JAZZ Album???? Or the inside cover to Jellyfish's SPILT MILK Album?????????????
First...glad to see another Jellyfish fan..actually I'm more of a Jason Falkner fan, but anything he touched, rocked!
Concerning the artwork and liner notes comment....yeah man when I was a kid that was one thing that made me love music, was reading who played what and learning lyrics. It was certainly a part of the experience of listening to the record. Yeah, I'm talkin vinyl folks. And then the music stopped...I'd put the cover and sleeve down....and I would get up and flip the album over!!!
I still listen to records occasionally and am never bothered by having to flip the record.
Thanks for the subject matter Mark!