I love LP sleeve notes, me. They hark back to a simpler, more innocent time, before fancy artwork took over, to an era when the record companies felt they had to sell us the music via some florid prose and a litany of painfully earnest (and often painfully untrue) facts and figures about the artist(s) in question.
Looking back now, many sleeve notes read like something out of Dickens (or Mills & Boon). Which is why I love them so much.
Just like before, here are the sleeve notes from a famous album with the identifying words blacked out. All you have to do is tell us the album title and the artist(s) involved.
And, even though it’s a fairly labour-intensive business to join in, it would be great if others felt moved to post their own sleeve note challenge for us.