Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Album Names Based On Format?

The only album I know of that was released under different names based on format was Public Image Ltd.'s 1986 record, Album (also Compact Disc, also Cassette).

The album designs were based on the generic foods seen in the 1984 film Repo Man (trailer below), which in turn were based on the generically "branded" goods sold by Ralph's Grocery Stores (hat tip to Rusty at SomaFM for that trivia tidbit).

Apparently the grocery chain got a thank you in film's end credits.

Since then the folks over at Flowering Toilet has made a version of the Album artwork for the iTunes generation:

Do you know of any other albums that were released under different names based on format?

Please leave answers in the comments below. Thanks.

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