What were The Shadows thinking about when they put the artwork together for the front cover of their album Reflection? Oddly, it is an electric guitar whose facade has been distorted by the waves of what appears to be a swimming pool. But it's not a reflection, is it? It's a distortion. On the remix is a babe wearing little other than her lingerie, whose body is being reflected in a mirror. There's a reflection of her, not a distortion. But there's no shadow, so it's not a perfect solution. La La Land.
Officially titled (Win, Place Or Show) She's A Winner, this track is by The Intruders. The original single front cover artwork shows the band lounging around, but doesn't indicate who she is, or why she is a winner. Strangely, the remix doesn't necessarily solve these mysteries. There is clearly a babe who has won a competition, making her a winner. But how has she won when there are a host of naked babes in the background, but our so-called winner is fully clothed. That bit remains a mystery. Oddness!
A one-a, a two-a, a three-a, a four-a, ah Shaddap You Face. You-a see-a that-a is-a (OK, enough-a with the fake-a Italiana) what Joe Dolce sings in this dreadful song of the 1980s. The original single cover artwork is not much less dreadful, showing just the singer's face. On the remix we find a babe whose face has been shaddapped (is that a word?) by means of a ball-gag. The fact that she is tied to a tree may also help to keep her quiet. Quite!
Let's go and join the Four Tops whilst they are Standing In The Shadows Of Love. More specifically standing against a white background is what you would do if you were using the original single front cover artwork as your guide. On the remix is a babe who is standing in the shadows at night and given that she is wearing stockings and high heels, it would be reasonable to assume that she has love on her mind. So, standing (correct) in the shadows (yes) of love (probably). Better!
A quick look at the search page of the AllBum.Art web-site will show that angels are one of the most searched for types of content. So here is another to add to the results. Today it is Heaven by Sarah Washington. The original single front cover artwork has a wrist-watch on it. Maybe that is heaven for some people, but for us it's definitely an angelic babe and that is what the remix unequivocally provides. Wings!
The question of the moment is Why Did You Do It? And the answer provided by Stretch on the original single front cover artwork is confusing in that there seems to be a yellow-faced man staring at a couple kissing. Maybe he is angry at what they are doing and would ask the question about why they did it when they stopped. On the remix is a babe taking off her panties outdoors. Perhaps she had a good reason for doing it, we may never find out. Mystery!
It is notable on the original single front cover artwork for Meet Me On The Corner by Lindisfarne the band are standing around on a street but the way the shot is taken, it is not at all obvious that they are on a street corner. Maybe the street corner is to the right of the shop they are leaning against, then again maybe not. On the remix we find a babe who is definitely more inviting and if you look carefully, you will see that just behind her is the corner of the street. This remix is the right angle. Get it?
A song called Bubblin' (with the missing 'g' at the end to make it sound more sexy) can easily be spoiled by a poor single cover. And the original artwork shows nothing more than the band members for the artist Blue. They aren't bubblin' in any way - with or without the 'g'. On the remix is a mature babe who is sitting in a bubblin(g) bath of some kind, or maybe a hot-tub. It is to be hoped that the bubbles are artificial and not a product of something she has eaten. Donald!
Poor Fleetwood Mac. When having a bit of a brainstorm about what to put on the front cover artwork of their single Gpysy, they could arrive at nothing more exciting than two people dancing, and one looking on jealously. It's a good job that AllBum.Art is here to help. On the remixed cover is a gypsy. We know that she is a gypsy because of the bandana she is wearing and her oversized earrings. Everyone knows those are gypsy hallmarks, right? Hoopy!
Nothing beats a good angel-based remix and Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton (real name Judy and not Juice, obviously) is just such a song. The original single front cover artwork shows Ms Newton looking anything but angelic. And whether it is the morning or not is debatable. On the remix an angel is sitting on a rock warming herself in the morning sun. She will need to, as other than her wings, she hasn't got much to keep her warm. Lizard!