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Lost Covers, Vol. 6

Some things never change. A sort of mantra that was sitting on top of one of my first websites. And I guess it is just like that. But some things do change and here are six that have changed over time on HQCovers.   Making a virtue of necessity Back in the early 2000s, I started making my own soundtrack covers due to the lack of high quality artwork available. This whole thing really was born out of necessity. Over time I’ve more and more started tackling soundtrack that I don’t even have. And by now I mainly do it…

“The Last of Us Part II” by Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quayle

It’s June 18th, 23:59 and I am sitting on the couch in my basement staring at the countdown that’s projected onto the wall in front of me. It’s the final seconds before the release of The Last of Us Part II. A game that I certainly had on my release radar, but deliberately tried not to get hyped for. Still, here I was, in the middle of the night, waiting for the game to be unlocked. You can’t deny your inner child, can you? Ready for bed, I just wanted to take a short glimpse at the opening scenes to…

“Yesterday” by Daniel Pemberton, Himesh Patel

I‘m always creating covers, always busy with lots of projects and endless entries on my mental to-do-lists. So I’m definitely not lacking duties, or ideas for that matter. What I’m definitely lacking tho is discipline in publishing. It’s not rare that this blog lies idle for months without any new posts, even though I’m all of a dither behind the curtains, working on multiple things at the same time. More than once, I thought about giving up traditional blogging as you know it and just upload my custom covers on some online service instead (here or elsewhere). But somehow this…

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” by Alan Silvestri

Just a quick insert for this 80s classic by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. When I stumbled across Alan Silvestri’s album in my music library the other day, I noticed how dreadfully low-res the embedded cover artwork actually was. And to my absolute consternation I was not able to find a better looking version anywhere on the net. Intrada apparently publishes their official covers in a rather lousy resolution of 600×600 pixels only – a mid-level crime in today’s digital age if you ask me. Their Special Collection productions may receive the highest level of care and dedication, however when…

“Tales From the Loop” by Paul Leonard-Morgan, Philip Glass

The new Amazon original Tales From the Loop is a sci-fi anthology series that takes place in an 80’s provincial town, where tape decks, CRT displays, and old-fashioned furniture co-exist with robots, flying devices, and gigantic alien-like structures. It tells the story of an underground particle accelerator called The Loop and how its existence affects the town folks above ground. Set against this seemingly ambivalent background the series tells its all-too-human tales, from broken friendships to family affairs to, yes, love stories as well. Its slower narration may seem a little off-putting at first, but little by little you notice…