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Album cover of the week: A Day in the Life

Album cover of the week: A Day in the Life

Album Cover of the Week
An album cover doesn't have to be pretty to be great.  And that's certainly the case with jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery's A Day in the Life, released in 1967. I'm not sure what the inspiration was behind this rather striking cover photo was, as I don't imagine it would have appealed to people in the late '60s, even though smoking was obviously much more acceptable then.  I know Montgomery was a smoker, so that likely played a part. Anyway, this was Montgomery's debut for A&M Records, and came out a year before his untimely death at age 43.  By the time of A Day in the Life's release, Montgomery had all but abandoned jazz for more straightforward pop.  This is partially reflected in the song selection, which featured contemporary hits like "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "W