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Posted at 8:38 AM on May 19, 2006 by Rex Levang

A colleague passed on to me a file of “the worst album covers of all time,” which seems to be drawn mainly from pop and gospel albums of the '70s (link forthcoming if I can figure out how to do it).

For classical fans who were around in that decade, this kind of conversation inevitably comes around to the famous covers of the Westminster Gold label, a nice collection of which has been posted here. Sometimes they were striking for their visual simplicity, but what everyone remembers are the humorous ones, whether flagrantly goofy (as in WGS-8188) or understated (as in WGS-8115).