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Posted: April 03 2002, 10:36

I used to have the record of Islands with a picture of an island and sea. Now I have just got the CD with a rather bland cover (two cubes on top of each other) . Anyone know why the picture changed?

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Posted: April 03 2002, 16:31

That one is the US cover. You're lucky!! smile

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Posted: April 11 2002, 14:54

i have a promo LP with the cube artwork from the US...is yours black and white with the hands pulling something apart on the back cover?...oh, and i guess that CD has the american version of Magic Touch with Max Bacon...didn't realise that was on CD, interesting!...
Oliver

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Posted: July 03 2002, 05:01

That US cover is one of the worst covers ever! I much prefer the normal one. Another thing I noticed when I actually got the album is the hands in the water (I never noticed that in the pictures). Does anyone know what this refers to?

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Posted: July 06 2002, 18:20

It's an image from the video 'The Wind Chimes' - there's a part with people sat worshipping, all with their hands in the air. Why they're on the album cover, I don't know.
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Posted: July 06 2002, 20:54

The author of the photo in the US version is Jerry Uelsmann.
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Posted: Feb. 04 2003, 07:25

The US cover really looks like shite... does anyone know why Islands had a different cover in the US? It doesn't make any sense, particularly when taking into consideration how good-looking the UK cover is (I actually bought the album only because of the cover).
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Posted: Feb. 04 2003, 09:41

Does anyone know where the island on the front cover is?

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Posted: Feb. 04 2003, 17:53

JF: Isn't it Bali? ;)

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Posted: Feb. 05 2003, 06:40

Don't you think it's a wee bit small to be Bali? ;)

Looks like some pacific isle or other...maybe it doesn't even have a name. Or perhaps it's Richard Branson's own Necker Island ;)
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Posted: Feb. 05 2003, 07:07

I was under the impression it was a painting... it might not be based on any real island.
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Posted: May 20 2003, 15:05

hi, i also have the cd with the us cover, interesting that the songs are in a different order, i found it at a record fair, also saw some other rare stuff like the consquence of indisisions, and TB live 73, but i was young and poor at the time so i couldn't afford them  :( , also a good place to go in england for rare stuff is a place called Beano's in croyden, its the largest second hand music store in europe, got a lot of good deals on rare stuff  ;)

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Posted: Jan. 30 2018, 06:17

Was it ever discovered where the island on the front cover is?

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