Music isn’t just about the music. The most essential elements are sounds but the role of cover art cannot be ignored in making a brilliant album. Over the years cover art has changed but still how an album will be looked at is defined by the cover art. It is the front of the packaging of an album.
List of best cover albums –
Cat Power, The Covers Record (2000) – The cover record is the 5th album by Cat Power. It was released in 2000 on Matador Records. Singer – Chan Marshall. Only the cover songs are there. Songs – I Found a Reason, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Troubled Waters, Red Apples, Sweedeedee, Naked, If I Want To, Salty Dog, Paths of Victory, Wild Is the Wind, In This Hole, Sea of Love, Kingsport Town, Love to Be Silly.
Def Leppard, Yeah! (2006) – It is the 9 studio album by Def Leppard (English Rock Band). It is 1st cover album by the band. It released on 23 May 2006. Songs – 20th-century boy, rock on, hanging on the telephone, waterloo sunsets, “hell-raiser”, 10538 overture, street life, drive-in Saturday, little bit of love, the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, he’s gonna step on you again, stay with me, action (live 2005), when I’m dead and gone, no matter what, don’t believe a word.
Macy Gray, Talking Book (2012) – It is a Stevie Wonder tribute album by Macy Gray (American recording artist). On October 30, 2012, it released on Kobalt Records. Maybe Your Baby, Lookin’ for Another Pure Love, You and I (We Can Conquer the World), I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever), Tuesday Heartbreak, You’ve Got It Bad Girl, Blame It on the Sun, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Big Brother, Superstition.
Elvis Costello, Almost Blue (1981) – This is an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. On 23 October 1981, it released. The country covers songs are there in the album. Songs – why don’t you love me (like you used to do), sweet dreams, success, I’m your toy, tonight the bottle let me down, “brown to blue”, “good year for the roses”, “color of the blue”s, “too far gone”, “sittin and thinking”, honey hush.
Patti Smith, Twelve (2007) – It is the 10th studio album by Patti Smith. On April 17, 2007, it released on Columbia records. All the songs are cover version. Songs – are you experienced, everybody wants to rule the world, helpless, gimme shelter, within you without you, white rabbit, changing of the guards, changing of the guards, soul kitchen, smells like teen spirit, smells like teen spirit, pastime paradise.