Lost Covers, Vol. 3

The unwanted brainchilds, the dispassionate requests, the okay’ish ones I guess and the late comers. Also the lone wolves that’d definitely deserve a single post but somehow didn’t end up in one. They all suffer the same fate: Being dumped into this consolation prize of a blog entry, without the chance of ever being the single featured image on the front page. For the third time now. I should rename this series into The Good, the Bad and the Tragically Misjudged. But Lost Covers rolls off the tongue more elegantly. Though not everything’s lost on these to be honest. This time I’ve included two covers, that rightfully deserve a gallery…

“Mulan” by Jerry Goldsmith

So far 2015 had some great collaborations for me in the bag and now there’s one more in the bank. All of these artworks were created for an unofficial fan release of Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar nominated score to Mulan. To be honest, I’ve never heard the music (or seen the film for that matter) before, but when I was asked to work on this project, I immediately accepted. I have the deepest respect for the person behind this and therefore I felt accordingly high pressure. But I was met with incredible patience and was even encouraged to take the time necessary. It took me almost four weeks to…

“Alien Isolation” by Christian Henson, Joe Henson, Alexis Smith, Jerry Goldsmith

Why would anyone want to do covers for an apparently nonexistant soundtrack album? Well… First and foremost, because Alien Isolation is just one fucking awesome video game! I don’t play far as much as I used to, but Isolation is so immersive, it managed to keep me glued to the screen until four o’clock in the morning. It’s that gripping and tense! No matter what, the graphics, the sound design or the overall programming, it’s brilliant in every aspect. Another reason may be that there is indeed an inofficial bootleg album floating out there… and thus there may very well be demand…

“Alien” by Jerry Goldsmith

Faithful followers of my blog might remember an already existing entry to Jerry Goldsmith’s Alien. Indeed, I’ve already published custom covers to this soundtrack as one of the very first posts on HQCovers. But I always wanted to revise them some day and finally this day has come. Actually I’d like to take this opportunity to overhaul the whole Alien saga. But first things first, here’s one of the true classics in Sci-Fi cinema and film music history: Alien. H.R. Giger’s space creature serves both as source of many nightmares, as well as an inspiration to many, incredibly creative works…

“Poltergeist” by Jerry Goldsmith

I‘m always working on several custom covers to multiple soundtracks simultaneously. That way I can keep myself busy without the risk of getting bored (and subsequentially artifically dull) within one film’s design scheme. In addition to this, I every once in a while throw in some random work in between too. For example, some soundtrack I stumble upon shuffling through my iTunes library or a new film poster I come along in the web. Poltergeist by Jerry Goldsmith was one of those throw-in’s. I’ve made custom covers for it a while back, but never was really satisfied with them. And…