Shock Music in Hi-Fi by the Creed Taylor Orchestra

Album Cover of the Week: Shock Music in Hi-Fi by the Creed Taylor Orchestra

October doesn’t start until tomorrow, but I just can’t wait to get started on my Countdown to Halloween 2013 posts so I’m kicking things off a little early. Here’s a fun little vintage album cover to set the mood for you — it’s Shock Music in Hi-Fi by the Creed Taylor Orchestra (ABC-Paramount ABC-259, 1959).

Shock Music in Hi-Fi by the Creed Taylor Orchestra

Shock Music in Hi-Fi by the Creed Taylor Orchestra

Now if you ask me, the woman on the front cover looks more in a state of grief than of shock or horror. But it’s a neat visual and works well with the “Shock” portion of the typeface.

Credits on this one are easy, as they’re listed right on the back cover. The front and liner photographs were taken by Tony Triolo, and Matt Schutz designed the front cover.

Here’s a clip from the album, to give you an idea of what this record sounds like. It’s “The Crank,” written by Kenyon Hopkins.

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