Thursday, March 17, 2022

Music Covers with Underwater Themes

Composite image of 20 album covers with underwater themes
Composite image of 20 album covers with underwater themes

Our theme for this batch of Music Mosaics is underwater scenes on album covers. Our criteria for including an album is that the cover image is clearly underwater, involves a human or animal (like the Gov't Mule cover), and is mostly blue.

Several albums in this batch of 20 are famous for their imagery such as Nirvana's 1991 “Nevermind” cover featuring a baby following a dollar sign on a hook and Weird Al’s spoof. Other underwater-themed covers that might be less well known but are memorable are the elegant Catherine Wheel 1993 “Chrome” cover and Eddie Vedder’s 2011 “Ukulele Songs”. The Catherine Wheel cover was shot in an indoor swimming pool by Storm Thorgerson of the renowned Hipgnosis design company. The Vedder cover art shows a sculpture "The Lost Correspondent" by Jason deCaires Taylor, which is underwater with other pieces at at Moliniere Bay – Underwater Sculpture Park, in Grenada.

Some our favorites albums musically are the Little River Band’s 1982 “Greatest Hits”, Argent’s 1973 “In Deep”, and Orchestra du Soleil’s 2001 “A summer day by the Lake”. The latter album is an obscure release.

1973 Argent - "In Deep"
1974 Tea - "Tea"
1978 Joe Walsh - "But Seriously Folks"
1982 Little River Band - "Greatest Hits"
1991 Nirvana - "Nevermind"
1992 Weird Al Yankovic - "Off the Deep End"
1993 Catherine Wheel - "Chrome"
1996 Jazz Indeed - "Under Water"
1997 Gus Gus - "Polydistortion"
1997 Morphine - "Like Swimming"
2001 Gov't Mule - "The Deep End Vol. 1"
2001 Orchestra du Soleil - "A Summer Day by the Lake"
2010 The Chemical Brothers - "Further"
2011 Eddie Vedder - "Ukulele Songs"
2011 Young Galaxy - "Shapeshifting"
2016 Suede - "Night Thoughts"
2016 Tenderlonius - "On Flute"
2019 Gunna - "Drip or Drown 2"
2019 Hozier - "Wasteland, Baby!"
2019 Weyes Blood - "Titantic Rising"

1973 Argent - In Deep
1974 Tea - Tea
1978 Joe Walsh - But Seriously Folks
1982 Little River Band - Greatest Hits
1991 Nirvana - Nevermind
1992 Weird Al Yankovic - Off the Deep End
1993 Catherine Wheel - Chrome
1996 Jazz Indeed - Under Water
1997 Gus Gus - Polydistortion
1997 Morphine - Like Swimming
2001 Gov't Mule - The Deep End Vol. 1
2001 Orchestra du Soleil - A Summer Day by the Lake
2010 The Chemical Brothers - Further
2011 Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs
2011 Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
2016 Suede - Night Thoughts
2016 Tenderlonius - On Flute
2019 Gunna - Drip or Drown 2
2019 Hozier - Wasteland, Baby!
2019 Weyes Blood - Titantic Rising

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