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Heavy Horses by Jethro Tull

9/52 for the group 52 of 2012

This week's theme: Interpretation of a cd or album cover

This was definitely not an easy one! So many of my CDs (and LPs!) have artwork rather than photos on the cover, and those that do have photos were not exactly easy to reproduce. But then I had the idea for this.

Here is the original for comparison... I have to admit that I did cheat slightly and scan the fancy border, but all the rest is mine own.

The models are some of my old Britains horses. These were some of my favourite toys when I was small and I used to play for hours acting out stories with them.

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From: cmcmck Date: March 1st, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great album that!

Were you aware that it's the fortieth anniversary of the release of 'Aqualung' this year?

Now that's scary! :oz
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 1st, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I didn't. Actually I don't have "Aqualung", but then I came rather late to Jethro Tull, having failed to appreciate the band in my teens.
From: cmcmck Date: March 1st, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd still put Aqualung top of my Tull list. I still have the 12" I bought at around 15!

Apparently, there'll be a special remastered release with all the outtakes some time later this year.
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: March 1st, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't really like them when I was in my teens, either. It wasn't until I found the pagan community and *everyone* had a copy of "Songs from the Wood" that I really started to like them. I've even seen them live *twice* now. *g*
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: March 1st, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it! I think it's a much better interpretation of an actual album than some of the stuff I've seen posted this week.

I have doubts I will be able to accomplish this one, what with most of my stuff in boxes and my brain rather fried, but I'm hoping to get inspiration somewhere. Since it's snowing like gangbusters here, maybe I can think of an album featuring snow...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 1st, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't blame you for feeling a bit frazzled after the move. The other weekly group I'm in allows an off-topic picture if you're really stuck, but this group doesn't, as I found out last year. :(

But as you have snow, I'm sure there ought to be a fairly simple album cover featuring snow.

How about this one by Kate Bush?
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: March 1st, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a thought. I could swear there was one by U2 from the early 80's that had snow on the cover, but I must be misremembering. I can't find it anywhere.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 1st, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a very simple one, though I've never heard of the group/singer before.

From: cmcmck Date: March 1st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: March 1st, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am impressed!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 2nd, 2012 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Some of the others in the weekly competition thread are even more ambitious and resemble the original even more closely, but I lack suitable models so the toys have to come to my rescue. :)
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: March 1st, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, not sure what happened to them but I used to have a huge bag full, a veritable herd, of Britain's horses (farm and cowboy and... anything I could find to the same scale) bought in the days when they were (mostly) 2 shillings and eleven pence each - which was always a problem because I only got two shillings and sixpence pocket money. So not a horse every week. I used to buy Humbrol enamel paints and change some of my horses' colours regularly, except for a few that were just perfect as they were, one a galloping black stallion and the other a white mare, hocks tucked under and stomping the ground with one front hoof as if just about to rear. (The gender was kind of arbitrary because Britain's horses were pretty much gender neutral.)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 2nd, 2012 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
My brother and I had a farm (mostly mine) and a zoo (shared) and he had all his soldiers, of course. I passed all the zoo animals and other livestock (along with the farm and zoo buildings) on to my brother for his kids to play with, but my treasured herd of horses was secreted away and kept for sentimental reasons. :)

I also had a galloping black horse (came with a knight originally) and a similarly posed on in bay (cowboy, I think). The shire on the left is named Beauty and has a foal called Prince. They were some of my earliest plastic ones and (IIRC) were a special offer from Summer County magazine. You had to save up coupons and send off for the toys.
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: March 2nd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a feeling my Grandma disposed of mine at some point when I was starting to get too grown up for plastic horses. She wasn't one for keeping anything you didn't use regularly. I certainly haven't inherited that gene! (Maybe to my detrement.)
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: March 11th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You too, huh? I've got loads of the things kicking around. I used to collect Breyers, too, and customise them, too. I recognise the guy with the flat cap - he used to ride the brown hunter type horse!
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