was used to mirror the original (right) and the background at the sides was removed. The idea was to create a rectangular image out
of a square and the joint at centre had to be precise in order to make the letter "A" on the pink drum perfect.
Shadows were applied beneath the carpet so now it seems to float and the wooden floor was processed with the Liquify filter in order
to make it look like another layer. What looks like the carpet now is the brown border on the original album cover.
Here's the original illustration by Ingrid Haenke.
Ernie Cefalu, Creative Director, Pacific Eye and Ear: "After a three-day meeting with Joe Perry and Stephen Tyler on
this cover, there was only one illustrator in my mind that could give the band what they wanted, fashion and children’s
book illustrator, Ingrid Haenke. She is a beautiful person and a great artist and In the end this piece is one of Areosmith’s
biggest and most recognized albums of all time."
Here's the original album cover art design.
No. 177, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000; No. 229, Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time;
No. 274, Billboard, The 300 Best-Selling Albums of All Time
Album design by Pacific Eye & Ear, photography by Bob Belott, illustration by Ingrid Haenke.
Album produced by Jack Douglas. Columbia 1975.
Aerosmith got off to a solid start with their debut album and avoided the sophomore jinx with their second. With their third, 1975’s
Toys in the Attic, they truly took off.
Released in April 1975, Toys in the Attic found the group working to maintain its rock audience while making another bid for the
crossover success that, to that point, had continued to flit just out of reach. Reconvening at the Record Plant in New York City during
the early winter months of the year, the band members were under the gun in terms of delivering new material — but after years of
live performance, they were better prepared than ever.
“Toys was the first record where we had to write everything pretty, much from scratch,” guitarist Joe Perry told Ultimate Guitar.
Jeff Giles on Ultimate Classic Rock
For his review of Toys in the Attic for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the album's style a mix of Led Zeppelin and The
Rolling Stones riffs, and said it was filled with songs about sex with a different style than there ever was before. Greg Kot called the
album a landmark of hard rock. For the Blender magazine review, Ben Mitchell called Toys in the Attic cocaine-influenced and
mentions the songs "Toys in the Attic", "Walk This Way", and "Sweet Emotion" as "standout tracks". wikipedia
(A) Toys in the Attic - Uncle Salty - Adam's Apple - Walk This Way - Big Ten-Inch Record
(B) Sweet Emotion - No More No More - Round and Round - You See Me Crying
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