It can sometimes be hard to remember that despite the innate fantasyland of your average record sleeve, simply because pop music rarely asks you think about the nitty-gritty. But obviously the photograph on your average album was taken in real life and in real places. Abbey Road? Well yeah, as countless tourists can tell you that’s a very tangible location, but what about The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, or countless other classic New York albums? Well, Visual News put together a very cool feature that returns to the origin of all those sleeves, from the blackened brick wall of After the Gold Rush to the West Side Story frolic. Not to read too deeply, but it does a really good job of reminding you that the touted New York Art Scene in the ‘60s wasn’t some silver-screen faraway dreamscape, but a place where people actually worked and lived. Take a look right here.
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