Argus - Cover Art

Original cover art by Hipgnosis.

US CD: 088 112 816-2 (remastered version)
[Argus cover art 1]
 
German CD: MCAD 10234
[Argus cover art 2]
 
Canadian LP MCA 2344 gatefold inner
[Argus cover art, Canada]
Canadian LP MCA 2344 gatefold inner courtesy of Stian Brekke.
See his web page here: www.hipgnosiscovers.com.
 

 

 
Argus deluxe Cat# Set 9849624 / CD1 9849625 / CD2 9849626
 
Front cover with see-through slipcase on:
[Argus cover art 3]
Back cover with see-through slipcase on:
[Argus cover art 3]
 
Argus deluxe booklet cover (with UFO)
[Argus cover art 3]
 
Argus deluxe, Front half open
[Argus cover art 3]
 
Argus deluxe, inside half open
[Argus cover art 3]
 
Argus deluxe, inside fully open
[Argus cover art 3]
Note that Andy Powell can be seen twice among the black and white photos but there's no picture of Ted Turner.
 

 

Japanese 2013 single SHMCD release, UICY-75890. Tracks as on US 30th anniversary release.
[Argus JPN 2013 SHMCD cover art]
Note that the cover for Live from Memphis is a dummy. There is no separate CD for it. All tracks are on a single SHMCD.
 

 

Japanese 2013 single platinum SHMCD box, UICY-40015. Tracks as on US 30th anniversary release.
 
Portrait view:
[Argus JPN 2013 platinum SHMCD cover art 1]
 
 
 
Outside view of box:
[Argus JPN 2013 platinum SHMCD cover art 2]
 
 
 
Inside view of box and contents:
[Argus JPN 2013 platinum SHMCD cover art 3]
 
 
All tracks are on a single platinum SHMCD.
 

 

Pink label factory test pressing:
[Argus cover art 4a] [Argus cover art 4b]
Pictures courtesy of Ben Reinhardt.
 
 
White label test pressing:
[Argus cover art 5]
Thank you Mike Tarling!
 

 

Tsutomu Kubota's LP with a "couple of signatures":
[Argus cover art 3]
 
 
Detail of Back Cover. GER LP 250 473-1 (Single sleeve)
[Argus cover art 5]
 

 

180 gram single LP release from year 2010, Universal DL 75347 (80013902-01)
Single sleeve. Detail of front cover with a sticker. Upper right corner.
[Argus 180 gram LP year 2010, front detail]
 
 
180 gram single LP release from year 2010, Universal DL 75347 (80013902-01)
Single sleeve. Detail of back cover. Upper left corner without the UFO!
[Argus 180 gram LP year 2010, back detail]
 

 

Detail 1 of US LP release MCA-49 which was re-distributed by EMI as MCG 3510.
Upper right corner of back cover.
[Argus re-distributed cover art detail 2]
  Text partially covered by sticker:
MCA-49
(FORMERLY DL7-5347)
All selections previously released
on DECCA album old number DL7-5347
entitled ARGUS
 
 
Detail 2 of US LP release MCA-49 which was re-distributed by EMI as MCG 3510.
Lower right corner of back cover.
[Argus re-distributed cover art detail 2]
Note the Decca logo that's been edited out (or tried to be edited out).
 

 

Russian LP R60 02137, front Russian LP R60 02137, back
[Russian Argus cover art 1] [Russian Argus cover art 2]
 
Sticker, side 1 Sticker, side 2
[Russian Argus cover art 3] [Russian Argus cover art 4]
 

 

UK Cassette TC-MCG 3510
[UK cassette TC-MCG 3510 cover art]
 
UK Cassette MCLC 1787, front
[UK cassette MCLC 1787 cover art, front]
 
UK Cassette MCLC 1787, back
[UK cassette MCLC 1787 cover art, back]
Note that the track running order is different from the original LP.
Side A on the LP has become side B on the cassette and vice versa.
 
All 70's MCA UK cassette pictures courtesy of Philippe Gweganton.
 

 

UK Cassette CLAMC 140
[UK cassette CLAMC 140 cover art]
 

 


Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Jan, 2014