I remember this moment well, if only because the reverse side of the album's gatefold sleeve
had the lyrics printed on it - the first one ever to do so - giving all budding pop singers the chance to sing along with ease.
The Fab Four show off the gatefold sleeve
Thinking they may never get another chance to release anything, they did the single with a gatefold sleeve
and put five tracks under the EP Transmissions on the Teen-C Tip!
Also, the artwork and texts from the 1965 album gatefold sleeve
are reproduced, including the text that Coltrane simulates in "Psalm." As secondary sources, notated transcriptions of Coltrane's solos from the studio album have been published by Hal Leonard for tenor saxophone (John Coltrane--A Love Supreme [Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2003]), and those from the studio album and the Antibes Festival tape have been transcribed and self-published by Andrew White (Andrew's Musical Enterprises, 4860 South Dakota Avenue, Northeast, Washington D.C.
"Not only did commercial advertising appear on the gatefold sleeve
, but the box office income over the 18 performances helped to pay the recording costs.
I recall gazing at the gatefold sleeve
of Abba's Greatest Hits LP.
As it was a double album there were four sides on the gatefold sleeve
and each featured nine small pictures.
Released in 1980, the Triumph album has a gatefold sleeve
which folds in half and has soared in value since the death of Michael Jackson.
A 30-minute "making of " documentary and a double LP in a gatefold sleeve
designed by Screamdelica artist, the late Paul Cannell, is also included.
The Sgt Pepper room had a huge replica of the album's gatefold sleeve
which opens up like the original LP, and an even bigger copy of the cover art where you stand in one of the rows to get your photograph taken.
Take, for example, their latest full-length album, Black One: Released on CD last year and recently issued as a double LP, it features an elaborate gatefold sleeve
boasting a morosely hyperstylized drawing of an overgrown forest.