Magicians birthday was there.. Juicy Lucy? As he rapped on Wu-Tang’s “Dog Sh_t,”: “Got meals but still grill that old good welfare cheese.”. Some of my favorite album covers are not mainstream. 1989? Bow Wow Wow should be off. I think Supertramp’s “Crime of the Century” belongs here, more than “Breakfast in America”. and the famous 1st US edition of Faces 1st LP, named by mistake Small Faces on the cover .. What about Steppenwolf “Monsters”? Yardbirds – “Roger The Engineer” Where are any of those incredible Yes covers like Yessongs? What Ho! – Close to the Edge by Yes about 10 months earlier? Shakespears Sister – Hormonally Yours Are you a friend of Donald Trump or did you come by your ignorance honestly. Alice Cooper – “Killer” No GENESIS – total shame! Black Sabbath-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (front & back), Black Sabbath-Heaven & Hell, Atomic Rooster-Death Walks Behind You, Slade-Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome, Bad Company-Run with the Pack, Bad Company-Straight Shooter, Frank Zappa-Joe’s Garage, Roger Glover & Friends-Butterfly Ball, to name a few, Greenslade – Time and Tide Not a single Cannibal Corpse cover. The so-called “White Album” was innovative; the first LP cover to come out with no picture! Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow Are they so great? Drawn by cat himself and very iconic. The best Electric Ladyland cover was the one with all the nude girls on it…..I still have my copy of it, they were on the front and back of the album. As it turns out, The Beatles were just too lazy to go to Mt. No mention of Family! If you had actually lived through the 60s you would know what it meant to the world of music. Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Henry Please, Nov 12, 2013. Iron Maiden – Number Of the Beast The more commonly known US cover is nice enough but makes it look like a conventional singer-songwriter album and Kate Bush is anything but. Tommy James & The Shondells “Crimson and Clover and Jethro Tull’s, “Broadsword And The Beast”. Some good covers in there but all subjective and hard to disconnect with the music the covers represent. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, "Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward. – The B-52s first two albums i didn’t see that herb alpert one with the girl in the whipped cream. Signed, An OLD rocker, Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? Seriously why was this omitted? The Go-Go’s sense of playful subversion extended to their sendup of glamorous cover photos on their hit debut, Beauty & The Beat. One of many great Stiff Records album covers, this caught Ian Dury’s personality and stood in stark contrast to the elaborate sleeves on the market at that time. Agree! Violent Femmes “Hallowed Ground” is another. I grew up shopping in the vinyl era, and there were so many great covers then. My favorite album cover is Blow By Blow from Jeff Beck! Dire Straits – Love Over Gold Troublegum Paul McCartney Press to Play. Rush’s greatest album covers expressed both their grand concepts and their cerebral sense of humor. Smashing Pumpkins’ album covers were often softer and prettier than the music, but this cover (created by Billy Corgan’s then-girlfriend) is the perfect translation of the obsessively romantic theme of Adore. Humble Pie “Rock On”. Basically no female artists and the women that appear on the covers of the albums of the male artists are all showing their tits. Fish Out of Water – Chris Squire No wonder the clever lads in XTC loved it. Yes I agree. Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde. very official. No Moody Blues? What about some of the Moody Blues albums? ! That album included the classic “A Taste of Honey.”. Well said. Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star . Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures Confused by t rex’s the slider over electric warrior which is clearly the superior cover. What about ‘It’s only a Movie’, with the free Banger inside?! Good thing that several people remember the 3d captain beyond cover. Savoy Brown “Looking In” Absolutely on all the Hipgnosis and Warhol albums. Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture This image appears in the gallery: QUIZ: Guess The Artwork. We’re usually all about celebrating the way records sound, here we celebrate the way they look. Definitely Stand Up with the woodcut popup gatefold. HOW COULD YOU FORGET CHEECH & CHONG’S “BIG BAMBU” WITH THE GIANT ROLLING PAPER INSIDE. Not a bad selection,but how could you leave out Axis Bold as love or several of the Moody Blues lp covers? Two of the most innovative album covers of all time. C’mon – it devaluates this list! What about ‘It’s only a Movie’ with the ‘Banger’ inside?! 89,842 PLAYS. Jimi Hendrix EXP -Axis Bold As Love That cover is supposed to suggest she WAS naked because she could easily have been. This iconic album cover said it all about coy mid-60s sexuality, bachelor-pad style. ver but fake! Left off: Jimi Hendrix Cry of Love; Osibisa “Osibisa”; Osibisa “Woyaya”; Suntreaser “Zin-Zin”; Babe Ruth “First Base”; Uriah Heep “Demons and Wizards”; Blue Cheer “Blue Cheer”; Blue Oyster Cult “Blue Oyster Cult”; Colosseum “the Grass Is Greener”; Babe Ruth “The Best of Babe Ruth”; Lenny White “Venusian Summer”; Pink Floyd “Relics” (US LP); Blind Faith “Blind Faith” (banned coved); Suzi Quatro “Suzi Quatro”; Buddy Miles “Them Changes”; Golden Earring “Moontan” (US banned cover); Kate Bush “Kick Inside” (Yugoslavian cover & red socks cover); Hard Stuff “Bolex Dementia” (US cover); Rory Gallagher “Tattoo”; Linda Ronstadt “Don’t Cry Now”; Dolly Parton “Something Special”; Tanya Tucker “Tanya Tucker”; Helen Reddy “Reddy”; Julie London “Make Love to Me”; Jaye P. Morgan “Just You Just Me”; June Christy “June’s Got Rhythm”….etc. Gravy Train – A Ballad of a peaceful Man ? The live adventures of Al Kooper & Michael Bloofield. Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun Diamanda Galás – The Divine Punishment Turns out to be the first CD I ever bought. Where is Quicksilver Happy Tails ? Agreed! Here are just a few of the ones you forgot. absolutely amazed that After The Goldrush isn’t on here. Guess The Album Cover. PiL’s follow-up to their famous Metal Box cover was even more effective, showing non-performing bandmember Jeanette Lee with a rose in her teeth, a weapon in her hand, and a murderous look in her eyes. Modern death metal bands got nothing on country duo The Louvin Brothers, who went to the inferno in 1959 and looked great in white suits while doing it. "Deja Entendu". However, I appreciated Unknown Pleasures (JD) is ‘difficult audibly, as covers go it must slightly trump Power, Corruption and Lies? Children Of the Future (Steve Miller Band), Blues For Allah (The Grateful Dead), In Search Of the Lost Chord (The Moody Blues), Just For Love (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Outside Inside (Blue Cheer), Escape (Journey), Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield), Firefall (S/T), The Royal Scam (Steely Dan), Pink Moon (Nick Drake), Dire Straits (S/T), In Rock (Deep Purple), Mellow Yellow (Donovan), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd), Misfits (The Kinks), Santana (S/T) and there’s so many more that I could list too. The list is too P.C. The White Album is a good cover, but come on, man, it’s a blank page. I think it would be better to have 1 cover per artist on the list because there are so many great ones. I do like the Beatles but unfortunately they are rammed down peoples throats. Many great covers here, but The Police’s “Ghost in the Machine” should have been included. Savoy Brown’s ‘Lookin’ In’ Served its purpose no doubt in keeping a hungover intern busy for an afternoon copying and pasting images and not otherwise effing up an important (sic) project. It’s not the original Ramones co The Argus cover stuck with me through all these years. Here are 2 that sprang to mind. “It looked right to me and how I felt,” said Jones. Taking a second look at the list, I discovered “Eat a Peach” is included. Agree! Thursday 01 October 2015 18:55. Someone really did a number on these famous album covers. I was doing this thing at home of putting up framed album covers. Q always had an ear for talent – as his cross-cultural LP proved – but he also had an eye for design. There are a couple of Yes albums too that I can think of also. There’s plenty of punk attitude on Joe Jackson’s classic second album I’m the Man, where he portrays the hero of the title song – a sleazy character who’ll sell you anything – as long as you don’t really need it. Can’t wait to see Roger, the voice and co-founder of Supertramp, on his tour this summer in Europe. I would have liked to see some European covers, for instance: was just the opposite of the grinning pic that everybody expected to see, and the first of many carry-overs from the Beatles’ art-school days. Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley (1956) Two simple words: “Elvis” and “Presley” (the latter barely hiding … Like all goth-influenced artists, Chelsea Wolfe has a strong sense of the dramatic. Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous The Smiths – The Smiths, That’s not the original Ramones cover… -_-, Brothers In Arms Dire Straits best cover The Band’s brown album (The Band) is a break with the period’s psychedelic imagery and music. Nazareth,,,any of them but especially No Mean City ! The sublime strangeness of this David Bowie photo tells you everything you need to know about the creative madness of his Berlin period. Cabaret Voltaire – Microphones These album covers are really great, trust … I thought the first Bad Company had a very iconic look to it…the large logo against the stark black background. The reason? Be Bop Deluxe – Sunburst Finish arc of a diver? While everyone of these are worthy, there are so many that could be included that a top 100 best covers list seems woefully inadequate. Where is the first Moby Grape cover and no Jefferson Airplane cover ???? no Doe Maar, Herman Brood and no Nits all to Dutch for ya…….. Zappa “We are only in it for the Money” VH 4-LIFE!! In this staged cover for Moving Pictures, which features many of the characters from the songs, we detect at least three different visual plays on the album’s title. What? Shine (1998) 292. It was creativity to the nth degree, man! Many Americans wondered what Lucille Ball was doing there but it was actually French actress Delphine Seyrig. Put the notorious bathroom cover together with the engraved invitation on the US replacement, and you’ve got the yin and the yang of The Rolling Stones at the time. Nice to see a few prog rock albums in there this time(other than just Dark Side of the Moon that is). As an aside,did I miss the Greatful Dead’s Iconic “Skull and Roses” ? Disgraceful. Kansas’s “Leftoverture”. Since people were already using LPs to store and clean marijuana, the Airplane gave you a cardboard box holder for it, along with the pot, or at least a realistic-looking photo. You’d think this list was made in the 1950s. Captain Beyond: Sufficiently Breathless It’s sublte ambiguity makes it a great cover, even though the music wasn’t great. The cover itself has no writing at all. The abstraction of the Talking Heads’ beautiful, moving-parts cover for their 1983 record Speaking in Tongues couldn’t have better represented the music within. Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Blvd …and we must not forget Captain Beyond’s “Sufficiently Breathless”, Genesis “Live”, Charlie Daniels Band “Fire on the Mountain”, Yes “Relayer”, all the crazy Blue Oyster Cult covers, Joe Walsh’s “The Smoker you Drink, the Player you Get”…just the title alone …Jesus, come on. Just the album cover, not necessarily the vinyl. The cover of Come Fly With Me caught both Sinatra’s natural cool and the allure of the jet-set era. Vagabonds of the Western World – Thin Lizzy Great Selection, with a bit of a bias for British and U. S. Productions. You missed one–Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” album cover was one of the cleverest ever designed. I thought the list was overall pretty good. Ya know people today don’t even understand the concept of an album cover. Consequently where is Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’? I was glad to see one Roger Dean work, but how about his cover for Osibisa’s debut LP? Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes, Any early Genesis cover should be there, especially “Trick Of The Tail” or “Selling England By The Pound”. Picture: Radio X Led Zeppelin 111, Grand Funk – E Pluribus Funk a nd Survivors, Alice Cooper Schools Out and Billion Dollar Babies, “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. George Harrison – Wonderwall A soft cover just wouldn’t be right for Slayer’s thrash masterpiece Reign in Blood and designer Larry Carroll packed a thousand nightmares into this Bosch-like painting, which influenced metal imagery for decades to come. It’s fair that the cover was a little mysterious since the songs revealed everything else. Are you kidding me? finally someone brought up Argus by Wishbone Ash. jethro tull a passion play. 7 months ago. There's a Album Cover quiz for everyone. The Pre New: Music For People Who Hate Themselves. Cover done by Norman Rockwell. 1980s Album Covers. What’s with the Ramones cover?!? The Gimmick- Covers of the 60s and 70s, and Storm Thorgerson’s “Hipgnosis”- Designs ranks very near the top, I’d say! This style of art would be associated with psychedelic music from here on out, though Crumb was a bit anti-hippie himself. Jackson Browne – Running On Empty, Agree….. or any Maiden cover all great Stand Up by Jethro Tull Because they could, of course. Erm, didn’t the Velvet Underground release White Light White Heat (the black album!) Bob Marley – Natty Dread Attempting to limit a list to only 100 covers overall is ridiculous. Joanna Newsom – The Milk Eyed Mender 100 Pics Album Covers levels answers and cheats to help you beat all 100 levels of the Album Covers pack. Albums like ABBA Greatest Hit Volume One and Arrival are very classic look or Super Trouper could be easily picked. Obviously, killary can count on one more fool’s vote for the “of the government, by the government, for the government” system that has and will forever more forget the wants and needs of “it’s” own citizens. Ok. On Through the night, what is wrong with you guys? Beggars Banquet is a rare case where an album’s two famous covers really complement each other. Moody Blues had many! Thanks to NatBateman for this suggestion. But how could they leave off the album of one of the most iconic and longest playing bands of the late 20th century with perhaps their most identifiable icon on it,s cover,The Grateful Dead,s “Steal your face”? Album covers was an easy choice for me because it combined my two interests. It’s all subjective. The Silver Mt. Agree that there are many Grateful Dead album covers that are better than those in the list. Read some good books about them. Everest – yes, that was the original plan – so they came up with something just as memorable by leaving the studio and crossing the street, resulting in the iconic Abbey Road cover. Example: ANYTHING by either Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis or Roger Dean as an album cover deserves consideration. The White Album??? Credit: Aaron Savage. Dukes of Stratosphere – 25 o clock. Robin Trower’s BRIDGE OF SIGH’S, Come on people ? Billion Dollar Babies, Breakfast in America is one of my all time favorite albums that I can listen to over and over. Psychedelic album covers were an art form in themselves, and the explosion of color (with the band looking suitably avuncular) made Cream’s Disraeli Gears one of the definitive ones. How about some love for the greatest live album ever recorded? Goat’s Head Soup – The Rolling Stones, cd packaging is a different size as well. My fave! Where is Mahogany Rush.Maxoom, 10 CC. (Suddenly I’m in doubt; Is it actually there?). CD size artwork is just too small. All these covers are DOPE. However; In the end, such Lists are Tough choices, Luckilly! TOUGH CHOICES! Ten points if you can find where the Beatles are hiding in the 3D image on Their Satanic Majesties Request. Here is the first: THE EIGHTIES Below are fourteen album covers (CD sized) resting on a 12″ LP. I chose LP’s from musicians that I liked – that were done by fine artists of note and were interesting to look at. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love The Byrds- Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Yes: Yessongs And their album absolutely free as well. This pack is easy at first, with well-known albums such as Born in the USA and Rainbow. Required fields are marked *. That wasn’t what he wanted at all! The somber, shadowed photo featured on both the US and UK album version of Meet The Beatles! A plain white cover with the band name… SOOO artistic! Talk about overkill. Glad to see the original Electric Ladyland cover. Deep Purple’s “In Rock” Mount Rushmore- Cover’s Truly Is a Unique Record Cover and on of Rock and Roll’s most Famous ones. This picture round contains a collection of famous album covers which we have doctored slightly. 1. The British cover of the Bonzo Dog Band with King Kong, and their other early albums. Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak Bob Dylan’s ‘Self Portrait’ is among the 100 best covers of all time? You suppose she was naked. Blue Oyster Cult – Agents Of Fortune Iron Butterfly “Metamorphosis” Taste – On The Boards A lot of the covers are iconic but a few are from newer or less known genres." Scorpions – “Lovedrive” We’re referring to the original UK “kite” cover that introduced the strangeness and sensuality that Bush was all about. And so, the #DoubleJAlbumChallenge was born. Wit… Great graphics on that one. Columbia Records art director John Berg was responsible for iconic covers like Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits and Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, but this was likely one of his more expensive: They built an entire set, complete with costumed extras, to create Monk’s arresting album cover. or Reggae artists: Lot there i’ve got, lot that aren’t there that should be, and a lot that shouldn’t be there. But the lack of copy-proofing–is the first round ’10’ or ‘100’?–and the absence of full-gatefold shots, inside or out, of examples like Zep’s Houses is all too indicative of a rush job generated just to fill space. The task is to identify […] Roger Dean along with Hipgnosis and maybe a few others is one of the most noteworthy album cover artists who did some of the most recognizable art work especially for progressive rock bands. Allan Brother’s – Eat A Peach The Beatles Rubber Soul is also Santana put out some FNA covers. The Pixies’ debut cover is sexy, sinister, and full of secret meanings, starting with a vintage-looking softcore photo that was staged for the cover shoot. The graphic photo of Bushwick Bill at the hospital was as unflinching as their music. Or Cindy Lauper’s “Shes So Unusual”? Roger Hodgson’s title track is as fresh today as when it was released. L.A. suburbia meets Rene Magritte. , And the one that I’m Pictured holding in my Profile Photo: Each one of Sinatra’s Capitol-era covers was classic in its own way, from the lonely scenes on the ballad albums to the visual swagger on the swingers. It also made it essential to own the original, fold-out vinyl. Ian Dury New Boots and Panties ELO – Time Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley (design by Robertson & Fresch) RCA wasted no time in cleaning up Elvis, … It was their party; you could join if they let you. Bad Company – Straight Shooter Deep Purple in Rock. Blind Faith Not even one of the first 5 Roxy Music albums or Enos Another Green World or Here Come The Warm Jets. The cover for Ten Out Of 10 remains one of Hipgnosis’ fiendishly clever 10cc covers and one of their more overlooked albums. He fittingly put his most beautiful cover on Yes’ most creative album, an icy winterscape that illuminates the album’s war-and-peace theme. Live Adventures by Kooper and Bloomfield didn’t make the top 10? Arriving one year after his milestone album The Payback, Brown delivered the double-album Hell, which called out societal ills both on record and on the elaborately illustrated cover. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That's just a sticker on the picture saying "Madonna". Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies. The Who by Numbers Although some google images have both "Brand New" and "Deja Entendu" on them, they're photoshopped in. Largely written by bandmembers Ian Anderson, John Evan, and Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond (with help from Chrysalis staffer and former journalist Roy Eldridge), the famous newspaper cover of Thick as a Brick is full of cross-references and cerebral wit – just like the music – and Anderson said it took just as much work. GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2 (2001) [Compilation] That's just a sticker on the picture saying "Madonna". In fact, a series of ‘Decade’ themed quizzes was proposed. The cover for The Miracles’ 1961 debut encapsulates the old-school showbiz that Motown would soon lead the world away from. 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Bandleader Cyril Jordan’s terrific comic art has turned up on numerous The Flamin’ Groovies covers and posters over the decades. Jefferson Airplane’s Long John Silver hails from the golden age of elaborate album covers. The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour. The most extra terrestrial capture of El Zim casting further questions on just what planet did Bob arrive from? They probably don’t know the inside of the sleeves! There are others that should replace a “few” of these! Finding an album cover that captured the genre-pushing ambition of To Pimp A Butterfly was a tall order, but Kendrick Lamar and TDE were up to the task, as K dot assembled his hometown crew for a victorious party on the White House lawn, stomping on the symbol of a weaponized criminal justice system. and Textured Goldprint rather than “Aqualung”. Help by The Beatles Lol… And what is so special about U2’s The Joshua Tree cover??? Agreed. Every fan did an immediate double-take when they saw Bowie’s act of self-sabotage here. Raise your hand if you also thought the cat was a head of lettuce. You may want to reconsider Yellow Submarine – by Heinz Edelman – (not Peter Max) and Hot Rats by Cal Schenkel. We know now who the real fool really is…. I could make a list of a hundred by myself, in which many of the listed ones here would be as well. The Breeders – Last Splash Pepper sleeve to great success. Disturbed has some rather good album covers (e.g. Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass — Whipped Cream and Other Delights. I’d suggest the cover with the red/yellow profile picture of Hendrix which was used in North America. Candy-O is one of the two best uses of pin-up art on a rock record, along with…. Sorry. Ten Years After “SSSSH, “Stonehenge”, and Cricklewood Green” Coldplay. Then came Black Sabbath…. …. It was banned for decades and should really have been here. ?………………….maybe dark side of the moon? Luxurious Snake skin cover with a fabulous interior, lush with band portrait,Lyrics and One Billion Dollar Bill.. Jackson Browne-Late for the Sky. Not one Moody Blues album cover….unfrickinbelievable!!! nice version of the ramones :))))) Almost every tool album, save for Opiate (which was an EP anyway) and Lateralus (the title is on the album jacket, but not on the actual booklet). Let’s be honest, there is no other album cover as famous as Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. Why in the world did Humble Pie get a bunch of policemen to form a human pyramid? Have a mono and a stereo copy. Steppenwolf: 7 Genesis: Seconds Out Any artist who dares to look this terrifying on the cover of their first album deserves all the platinum success they get. The Beatles Rubber Soul,Sgt Pepper… Led Zeppelin 3, In Through the Outdoor Deep Purple in Rock, Stormbringer Jethro Tull Stand Up, Thick As A Brick Peter Gabriel 2, Joy Division Closer, Cocteau Twins Treasure, Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Therapy? We've taken some famous album and single covers and decided to get rid of the text. One of the best covers ever! (Pictures) Fifty years ago this week the photo session that produced the iconic cover for The Beatles album “Abbey Road” took place. This Was by Jethro Tull, Here is what you left out: At last someone actually mentioned “Budgie ” Great LP covers. nearly 1/2 of these covers don’t deserve to be on this list…a lot of much better covers aren’t even represented here, from bands represented here and from lesser known bands. Current 93 Crooked … This is not even close to 100 of the greatest covers. Vlad Sepetov, who also worked on Kendrick’s striking ‘DAMN.’ sleeve in 2007. P-funk’s wild fusion of funk, surrealism, and pop art extended beyond music, resulting in some of the most provocative LP covers of the era. Mountain – Twin Peaks Genesis-Nursery Cryme. Santana – First two albums Roger Dean was a genius. excelent …………Which one si the most important sleeve of all times?? The Byrds Fifth Dimension and Younger than Yesterday. From Beatlejuice to Nightcrawler, how many can you get right? The James Gang…a Myriad of others…The Moody Blues alone should have at least 2 of their awesome art on this display….. Although…you have captured many…. Here here! Oh, I forgot to note that all covers done by Neon Park for all Little Feat albums. I don’t think half of these deserve to be on this list. I have planned my holidays around his tour dates. How come the Destroyer album from Kiss or Love Gun for that matter didn’t make the cut? i’m thinking of ACDC’s back in black, come on, it’s hardly a great cover. Any of the First 3 Waterboys album covers. The album cover that started it all the most iconic Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass the one with the naked girl covered in whipped cream , WTF how could this not be included really, That was my first thought too. I framed it and hung it on my wall. All the Ohio Players covers were legendary, and the early Westbound ones were considerably more daring than the hit-era ones for Mercury. The perfect cover for a sensual and futuristic concept album, this captures Janelle Monáe’s depth and mystery and is a beautiful piece of art in its own right. This beautiful, panoramic view of Ludlow Street in NYC on the cover of Paul’s Boutique did everything possible to put you right into the Beastie Boys’ world, making it look both funky and inviting. Definitely Ziggy cover Rush – 2112. 20 images. Also Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies snakeskin wallet cover or the Schools Out School desk cover one of these should be there. Play Album Cover quizzes on Sporcle, the world's largest quiz community. 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