Harry Potter Album Covers

Music

First off, are you tired of Harry Potter yet?  The internet has blown up with posts about the last and latest film – people are even going so far as to get Harry Potter tattoos.  Sorry, folks, but there’s more.  To give credit where credit is due, this content is from nextmovie.com and the art was done by Old Red Jalopy.  Here are some Harry Potter album covers – famous album covers that now feature Harry Potter characters instead of the original cover art.  The images are quite good, so kudos to Old Red Jalopy, and the idea is super cool.

Aladdin Sane Ron

Ron Weasley subbing for David Bowie on a redo of the cover of Bowie’s sixth album, Aladdin Sane.  Since it was the album that followed The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it got mixed reviews, but it does rank 277 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the greatest 500 albums of all time.  Ron’s got the red hair required…

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though Harry has the intense look on his face.  Funny that they both have their eyes open, since Bowie did not on the real album cover.  Want to see what that looks like?

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The name of the album is a play on words – for “A Lad Insane.”

Bad

This one’s fun, especially since Lord Voldemort looks a lot more “bad” than Micheal Jackson did on this cover of his seventh studio album.  The album is one of the best selling of all time, and had five singles go to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It still wasn’t as good at Thriller.  I don’t care what you say.

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The real album cover.

Comeback

Ever notice how many musicians like to wear black leather?  Here, Snape stars in the album cover of the soundtrack to the 1968 TV special Elvis, also known as the ’68 Comeback Special.  Why do I get the feeling Alan Rickman would be horrified if he saw this?

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You have to admit, though, that the artist did a great job on the Snape version.  Yes?

War

Here Hermoine sits in for the angry little boy on the cover of U2’s third album, War.  Featuring iconic songs like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Near Year’s Day,” it was U2’s first openly political record.  I think the original captures the spirit of the album more, don’t you?

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This kid, named Peter Rowen, was also on the cover of U2’s albums Boy (the UK release), Three, The Best of 1980-1990 and Early Demos. He was the brother of Bono’s friend Guggi and is now a photographer, instead of the one being photographed.

Dark Side of the Moon

I’m not going to bother showing you what the real album cover looks like.  Just imagine this, without the Deathly Hallows in it.  The album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album, is thought by many to be one of the best albums of all time.

The Joshua Tree

Playing with U2 again, this time we find Harry and his pals on the cover of U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree.  The album featured the songs “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With or Without You,” and “Bullet the Blue Sky,” and is U2’s best selling album.

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Queen

Queen II, Queen’s second album, is a pretty obscure album, in that none of the songs were big hits, but this album cover is famous because the band continued to use it, and they used the same look in the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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I see a little silhouette-o…

Some Girls

Not my favorite Rolling Stones album, and not my favorite Harry Potter album cover.  Some Girls was the 16th American album by the Stones, and it is the band’s biggest-selling US album.

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“Beast of Burden” was on it.  Chicks dig that song.

The Ramones

Here everybody is in the album cover of the Ramones first album, aptly named Ramones.  I think they should have put the good guys in it, because Ron totally has hair like Johnny Ramone and not in a good way.  Check it out:

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Let us know if you see any other Harry Potter album covers out there (or if you’re ambitious enough to create your own) and we’ll post them.

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