Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine, the new (on CD) release by The Doors has an album cover with a striking design.
The tentative composition and the muted colour palette remind me of the work of two of my favourite 20thC painters, Raoul Dufy and Ben Nicholson.
I already own all the Doors recordings on the new release but I’m very tempted to buy Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine by The Doors purely for the album cover, by Bill Hoffman.
It wouldn’t be the first time: I bought The Very Best Of The Doors, the 40th Anniversary remixes, in 2007 for the remarkable album cover photography by Joel Brodsky.
The Doors’ record labels have been well served by their art directors.