Wind & Wuthering album cover

Album cover of the week: Wind & Wuthering

OK, it’s been a few weeks (more like four or five) since the last entry in this series, but what can I say?  I needed a break I guess.  But now that summer is a distant memory and the first frost of the season is almost upon us (in central Jersey anyway), I found some inspiration.

This week’s featured album art is the 1976 Genesis classic, Wind & Wuthering.  And I think you can see why.

Beautiful, isn’t it?  Reminds me a lot of Fleetwood Mac’s Bare Trees actually, another album I really like.  It fits perfectly with the slightly chilly mood of the album, which turned out to be guitarist Steve Hackett’s last with Genesis (leaving the trio of Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford).

And surprise – this is another Hipgnosis effort!  Doesn’t look like one, does it?  Colin Elgie was responsible for this understated and pretty effort, for those keeping score at home.

The autumnal feel of the album cover extends to the back as well:

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  • Ed Boring

    I have no idea whether a comment made to a post you published over two years ago will come to your attention (I hope so, or technology has failed us!).

    I wanted to let you know that this post helped me with some information I had neglected to collect before I gave the LP to my daughter; i.e., the art and design credits.

    Also, I immediately fell hard and fast for your site. It is truly a wonder – aesthetically pleasing and the content is deliciously diverse and appealing. Glad I found you!

    In addition, I need to let you know that I have linked to your site from my blog – where I wanted to mention the art/design credits of “Wind & Wuthering.” If you would rather I had not done that, I’ll remove the link post haste!

    Here is the post wherein I thank and credit and link ya:

    http://fasteddieswaxmuseum.blogspot.com/2011/01/genesis-wind-wuthering.html

    • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ grayflannelsuit

      Thank you for the kind words and the link. I’m glad you enjoyed the site and hope you’ll stick around for more!