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Album Cover Illustration – Fly By Night v2

One of 18 new illustrated album covers I put together for an art show at Mahtay Café. Fly By Night by Rush. This is the second time I’ve done this cover – I used the original linework and flat colours as a basis, and then added new shading. In terms of albums, I’m considering this a remaster.

This is Rush’s second album, first to feature Port Dalhousie’s own Neil Peart, and first to dabble in progressive rock (after their relatively straight forward rock debut). The title track is my favourite on the album, but By-Tor and the Snow Dog is a close second – a four-movement epic with four sub-movements (?) within the third.

Fly By Night on canvas and vinyl

Album Cover Illustration – Feels So Good

One of 18 new illustrated album covers I put together for an art show at Mahtay Café. Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione. I first heard about Chuck through King of the Hill (he made many appearances on the show), and started listening to his music almost as a joke. Little did I know I would love it so much. I think it’s near impossible to be in a bad mood when Feels So Good is playing.

Album Cover Illustration – Duke v2

One of 18 new illustrated album covers I put together for an art show at Mahtay Café. Duke by Genesis. This is the second time I’ve done this cover – I used the original linework and flat colours as a basis, and then added new shading. In terms of albums, I’m considering this a remaster.

This album marked Genesis’ near-permanent departure from progressive rock in favour of a more pop-based approach (though the change had been happening slowly ever since the departure of Peter Gabriel). I unabashedly love Duke, and though the songs got shorter, there is still a musical thread that flows through the whole album – referred to as Duke, the Duke Suite or The Story of Albert: Behind the Lines > Duchess > Guide Vocal > Turn it on Again > Duke’s Travels > Duke’s End. This post is going on too long as it is, but I love this album, and you need to listen to the Duke Suite live. Check out Collins’ beard and shirt!

Duke in canvas and vinyl