Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Rev Files: Supertouch - "The Earth Is Flat" aborted gatefold LP


Front and back cover Supertouch - "The Earth Is Flat" mechanicals, Photo: Tim DCXX

Somehow or another, through out the 18 years since it's release, the fact that the Supertouch "The Earth Is Flat" LP was originally to be a gatefold layout has completely eluded my knowledge. When I stumbled upon these gatefold mechanicals and original layouts, sitting in a folder at the Rev HQ, I was virtually speechless. Not only is "The Earth Is Flat" a personal favorite of mine musically, but the layout and design of this record has been a huge influence on some of the design work I've done as well. Seeing this layout as it was originally to be, really makes me wish I could have seen a finished product like this. I have a feeling this gatefold design would have made an already phenomenal layout that much more impressive. -Tim DCXX


Left side of gatefold mechanical, Photo: Tim DCXX


Right side of gatefold original cut and paste photo layout, Photo: Tim DCXX


Right side of gatefold mechanical, Photo: Tim DCXX


Full gatefold mechanical together, Photo: Tim DCXX

9 comments:

Flanders Fury said...

There should come a repress with a gatefold sleeve...

Anonymous said...

Re press? They should pay us a royalty first.

Flanders Fury said...

Or a second press, if it stays on Revelation. Maybe the term 're press' was misplaced here. Just wishing it would happen that's all, because I totally like this record also.

marcus said...

Even though this would have been cool if it had surfaced, it's nice to see an instance where someone was going to do a gatefold sleeve and then decided against it. It seems every LP that comes out these days is gatefold.

Head2Wall said...

I would love to have this on vinyl, strangely enough the other week I got this on tape. Perfect record.

chalo said...

good record, i have ot in cd...

the mosher said...

it seriously breaks my heart to know this shit is sitting in some damned joint lock n key. TEIF deserved better. you heard me.

dangerclose said...

oh man...those are bad ass looking pictures...

whore said...

second pic from the top. and then, second row, the pic on the right. i'm pretty positive i saw a picture of TEIF with this photo on a cover. it was in a WE BITE records catalog from the early 90s