Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Thesiger » 23 Jun 2012, 06:32

Dylan's Planet Waves CD Release

Richard Manual (sic) on piano (bottom of right column).

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Owllady » 23 Jun 2012, 17:13

bobzilla77 wrote:Not an album cover but...

There is a memorial plaque for John Entwistle in the halls of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas that reads "1950-2001" at the bottom of it.

1. Entwistle was born in 1944
2. He died in 2002
3. His 2002 death occurred IN THAT HOTEL.

One Who fan that wrote to them about it received a response that said someone had already alerted them and "it is great to know so many people are paying attention." :cry:

this IS disgraceful!! Those dates were very easily checked. Is this a case of rushing to get something up that they thought would add some fame to their hotel?

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Thesiger » 08 Aug 2012, 13:50

I've just bought the 2003 Demon reissue of Loudon Wainwright's More Love Songs.
The track Expatriate is misspelt as Expatriot four times on the cover/booklet and again on the label.

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 08 Aug 2012, 14:07

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Is this a matter of the artist having been so concentrated that he lost track of the proper lettering itself (the sequencing etc.)? It happens in tattooing, in street lettering... IIRC there are some funny results on Google to be found. It happened to this person on a few occasions (in drawing gift paper for surprises for birthdays, and so on). At one point you've come too far to start again qua sheer effort, or a new attempt is too costly or simply not possible for time reasons, paint has dried, whatever... and you hope no one notices.
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Postby atomic loonybin » 08 Aug 2012, 14:58

This one drove me mad when I was a kid - it was one of the posters that you got with Dark Side of the Moon.

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The photos are reversed, making Gilmour and Waters left handed.

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Neige » 08 Aug 2012, 15:28

Thesiger wrote:I've just bought the 2003 Demon reissue of Loudon Wainwright's More Love Songs.
The track Expatriate is misspelt as Expatriot four times on the cover/booklet and again on the label.

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Truth be told, the song was never called "Expatriate", so maybe it's deliberate.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 12 May 2013, 22:53

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Muskrat » 13 May 2013, 01:07

Remember (Quaco) wrote:Things that are just typos should be fixed, but something that is so wrong yet such a part of the art of the album... I don't know if there are any other such examples, but I'd love to come up with some.


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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby C » 15 May 2013, 09:57

The two most recent National Health remasters both have the eponymous debut title on the spines!!





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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 15 May 2013, 18:23

C wrote:The two most recent National Health remasters both have the eponymous debut title on the spines!!





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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Jul 2013, 20:42

Don't know if this counts as a "typo," but the booklet for the Repertoire Records double-CD reissue of Odessey And Oracle compounds the original mistake by lopping off the final "E" of the title... not to mention the first two letters of "Colin"!

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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Short Goalie » 14 Jul 2013, 22:26

"Are graphic designers just chronically bad spellers?"

Enough already...

Graphic designers are... designers, they're not copywriters. They don't do 'words', they put all the elements together, they don't write the text, that's the writer, y'know... the person who 'DOES THE WORDS'.

The word 'typo' is the disingenuous. It's not a typographical error, it's not the wrong typeface, it's not Italic when it should be Roman, it's a LITERAL error. It's spelt wrongly... that's not the fault of the 'designer, it's the person who wrote it.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 16 Jul 2013, 21:29

Charlie O. wrote:Don't know if this counts as a "typo," but the booklet for the Repertoire Records double-CD reissue of Odessey And Oracle compounds the original mistake by lopping off the final "E" of the title... not to mention the first two letters of "Colin"!

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Someone told the designer "there's an extra E in the title" and he didn't think to check which one was the "extra".
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Jul 2013, 22:26

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Postby Quaco » 16 Jul 2013, 22:37

:) Also, the colors have been changed. The flower under the "d" is orange instead of green.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Jul 2013, 22:45

That's an anomaly of the jpeg - the actual booklet looks truer to the original.
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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby pcqgod » 06 Oct 2013, 02:54

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Saw this one posted today on Facebook. I think they said it was a Turkish pressing of this album.


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Re: Egregious typos and mistakes on album covers

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Oct 2013, 05:28

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