Spotify: Laurence Stevens, Record Sleeve Artist - Art Of The Sleeve Podcast (July 22, 2021)

The Wild Turkey

Wild T!
Turkerator
Always thought the Southpaw Grammar cover
was a picture of a guy standin' by a wall.
Turns out it's a picture of a guy jumpin' rope.

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That's why these podcasts are super important.
 
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Ketamine Sun

HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA
Moz talk around -32:00


Laurence says that Mark E. Nevin
told him that Morrissey would send Mark the lyrics and Mark would write music for Morrissey that way.

This is news, if true.

Is it true ?


The only other time I heard about Morrissey working this way was when Marr told the story of Morrissey handing him the words to Suffer Little Children and Marr put music to them.


Spotify source only - which says you need the app, but not if you embed it so enjoy.

"Designer Laurence Stevens talks about his career, his passion for sleeve art, working with Morrissey, Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and Shakespears Sister"

Was an interesting listen.
Regards,
FWD.
 

Flibberty

Well-Known Member
Moz talk around -32:00


Laurence says that Mark E. Nevin
told him that Morrissey would send Mark the lyrics and Mark would write music for Morrissey that way.

This is news, if true.

Is it true ?


The only other time I heard about Morrissey working this way was when Marr told the story of Morrissey handing him the words to Suffer Little Children and Marr put music to them.
No.
 

joe frady

Vile Refusenik
That was a fascinating listen, and an all too rare peep at his design 'process'. Cheers for posting; í don't do spotify.

í seem to remember discussing this odd point with you rather recently, but was this {"Southpaw Grammar" '95variant} the debut of Whores In Retirement, as Mr Stevens seems to state here? Or had that appeared previously?

í would have been interested to hear the host expand upon just why he thought the "Vauxhall & I" sleeve was such a stinker. í always had a problem with the clunky 'effect' applied to a perfectly fine matinee idol Dean Freeman photograph, but you can forgive alot given the contents within.

Anyone recall the other someone once who mentioned Morrissey's furniture shifting tendencies? Perhaps he was still in training to be blind...?

But the 'white noise' shenanigans...is...Bowie at Doheny Drive '75 territory. Pure odd.

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joe frady

Vile Refusenik
Mr Stevens has a handful of Moz entries on his recently created instagram page.

Nothing 'unseen' yet, but some interesting wee details, such as matt silver off-centre staples, italicised humiliation ~ "specifically requested by the artist", Etc.




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Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Mr Stevens has a handful of Moz entries on his recently created instagram page.

Nothing 'unseen' yet, but some interesting wee details, such as matt silver off-centre staples, italicised humiliation ~ "specifically requested by the artist", Etc.




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His lyrics work so well as poems, that I'm slightly irked Simon Armitage dismissed the label just because he's also a singer.

Also I want a book of lyrics & photos!!!
 

joe frady

Vile Refusenik
Spotify source only - which says you need the app, but not if you embed it so enjoy.

"Designer Laurence Stevens talks about his career, his passion for sleeve art, working with Morrissey, Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and Shakespears Sister"

Was an interesting listen.
Regards,
FWD.

í tried to extract the audio from this, but failed. Is there any chance you would be able to provide a download of this interview, if you get a minute?

Cheers FWD.

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Ketamine Sun

HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA

Yeah my first thought. But what if it is true? Morrissey at that time maybe tried working that way. A strange thing for Laurence to say though.


í tried to extract the audio from this, but failed. Is there any chance you would be able to provide a download of this interview, if you get a minute?

Cheers FWD.

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I don’t do Spotify either. But played for me fine here.


Wish they used that Boy Racer sleeve as the album sleeve instead.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

Well-Known Member
Anyone recall the other someone once who mentioned Morrissey's furniture shifting tendencies? Perhaps he was still in training to be blind...?

That does ring a bell, but I can't quite place it. I do remember Paul Morley mentioning that Morrissey would switch seats every time Morley left for the bathroom...
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
í tried to extract the audio from this, but failed. Is there any chance you would be able to provide a download of this interview, if you get a minute?

Cheers FWD.

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I won't be doing Spotify rips again anytime soon.
Utter headache.
All the extensions for Chrome / FF are duff.
As too: various 'free' rippers - all junk.
So podcast below recorded through soundcard - which they haven't managed to stop yet.
Shame Spotify are doing the monopoly nonsense.
Most podcasts are happy to have many sources - insert long rant...
Anyway - as requested:
FWD.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

Well-Known Member
í seem to remember discussing this odd point with you rather recently, but was this {"Southpaw Grammar" '95variant} the debut of Whores In Retirement, as Mr Stevens seems to state here? Or had that appeared previously?

I think the first release it appeared on was The Malady Lingers On.

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And the first record sleeve was Beethoven Was Deaf.

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joe frady

Vile Refusenik
I won't be doing Spotify rips again anytime soon.
Utter headache.
All the extensions for Chrome / FF are duff.
As too: various 'free' rippers - all junk.
So podcast below recorded through soundcard - which they haven't managed to stop yet.
Shame Spotify are doing the monopoly nonsense.
Most podcasts are happy to have many sources - insert long rant...
Anyway - as requested:
FWD.

Sorry for the headaches; We Thank You for your service (y)

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marred

Member
Yeah my first thought. But what if it is true? Morrissey at that time maybe tried working that way. A strange thing for Laurence to say though.




I don’t do Spotify either. But played for me fine here.


Wish they used that Boy Racer sleeve as the album sleeve instead.
Same here.
 
M

Moz Fan

Guest
I won't be doing Spotify rips again anytime soon.
Utter headache.
All the extensions for Chrome / FF are duff.
As too: various 'free' rippers - all junk.
So podcast below recorded through soundcard - which they haven't managed to stop yet.
Shame Spotify are doing the monopoly nonsense.
Most podcasts are happy to have many sources - insert long rant...
Anyway - as requested:
FWD.

FWD, you're the best. ;)

Thank you x
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

Well-Known Member
Thanks @joe frady, for drawing attention to Stevens' Instagram account.

First of a number of alternative designs?




Plus some more background on the use of the RCA logo

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