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Cover Story: Album Cover Art

By Staff of Wax Poetics

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ISBN: 9781576875094

By Staff of Wax Poetics

Paperback
7.65 x 7.65 inches
288 pages
over 254 four-color images

Music / Art / Collections

ISBN: 978-1-57687-509-4

By Staff of Wax Poetics

Paperback
7.65 x 7.65 inches
288 pages
over 254 four-color images

Music / Art / Collections

ISBN: 978-1-57687-509-4

A Wax Poetics title distributed by powerHouse Books

“Reading Wax Poetics, Brooklyn’s glossy, reverent, visually
immaculate zine dedicated to funk, soul, hip hop, and the
other obsessions of crate-diggers worldwide, is enough to
make you wish neither compact discs nor the Internet had
ever been invented.”
The Village Voice

Cover Story: Album Cover Art, the second book from
celebrated music mag Wax Poetics, vividly explores an
element of music culture that has withered with the advent
of MP3s and digital downloading. Vinyl records tell their
stories visually as much as they do aurally, and the record
cover—eye candy for the music lover—speaks a language
rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. Cover
Story
is a coffee-table ready collection of rare, unique, and
inspired album covers, selected by a team of world-renowned DJs, writers, and collectors.

First published in December 2001, Brooklyn-born Wax Poetics hit newsstands with a new vision for music journalism, creating
a bridge between the past and present of Hip Hop, jazz, funk,
soul, reggae, disco, and Latin music. Although originally
created for a concentrated market of music aficionados,
the magazine’s audience has grown exponentially, making
musical anthropologists out of average music listeners and
spawning a soul renaissance, complete with comeback tours
and sophomore effor ts. Wax Poetics illuminates the dark
corners of our sonic past, while also striving to give new and
innovative artists the credit they truly deserve.

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