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Classic Album Art


Genesis - Selling England by the Pound

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Classic Album Art

release - 1977
album art - Betty Swanwick

cover front

The album front cover is a painting by Betty Swanwick called The Dream. The original painting did not feature a lawn mower; the band had Swanwick add it later as an illusion to the song 'I Know What I Like'.

cover back

Cover Back

vinyl art

side a

Special attention to the Art on the vinyl: It reminds to Alice in Wonderland with the Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat.



Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Other important members were singer Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett.

The band underwent many changes in musical style over its career, from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade.

Their discography includes fifteen studio and six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. They have won numerous awards and nominations. They have sold 21.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US and an estimated 130 million worldwide.

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