Absolutely lovely! – Record sleeves of the recent past

The design talent behind the cover art of Dame Shirley Bassey’s albums ‘The Performance’ and ‘Hello Like Before’ has delighted us on Instagram with two wonderful galleries.

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Design for Dame Shirley Bassey – The Performance I was asked by Geffen Records to come up with ideas for Dame Shirley Bassey’s album, (her first studio recording of original compositions in three decades) and although the final cover is far from what I had initially proposed, I won DSB over on the strength of the crest logo I’d designed which apparently she adored. The original image used on the cover was shot in colour on a white background, DSB in a red outfit, by photographer Mary McCartney (daughter of Sir Paul). After the magic was worked on the image it was featured as Portrait of The Month at the National Portrait Gallery in London. . . . #dameshirleybassey#theperformance#davidarnold#andrewmurabito#musicdesign#graphicdesign#albumcover#singlecover#artdirection#typography#branding#logo#packaging#print#musicpackaging#cdcover#album#albumcover#albumartwork#vinyl#musicartgallery#weartyouldn#weartyoudesign#weartyouworld#weartyou#photography#portraitphotography#nationalportraitgallery#musicphotography#marymccartney#geffen

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Art direction and design for Dame Shirley Bassey – Hello Like Before . The follow up to DSB’s The Performance was also released on vinyl as a special edition package containing a 12” sized 24 page booklet. Photographer Jason Bell shot all new images as well as the cover in a house in Stamford Hill, North London. . . . . #dameshirleybassey#hellolikebefore#andrewmurabito#musicdesign#graphicdesign#albumcover#singlecover#artdirection#typography#branding#logo#packaging#print#musicpackaging#cdcover#album#albumcover#albumartwork#vinyl#musicartgallery#weartyouldn#weartyoudesign#weartyouworld#weartyou#photography#portraitphotography#musicphotography#jasonbell#shirleybassey#sonyrecords#vinyljunkie

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Our thanks to Andrew Murabito for sharing these behind the scenes stories and for following/tagging The Bassey Blog.

Andrew told us “I got to meet Dame Shirley at the shoot for the second album I designed and she was absolutely lovely!”

DSB can be found among a great portfolio of Andrew’s works at their We Art You website.

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