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Let It Be

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1970 (first issued)
    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Russell, Eltham (photographer)
    Kosh, John (designer)
    EMI Records - The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (publisher)
    Parlophone (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Kevin Edge

  • Museum number:

    E.1812-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 42

Physical description

Cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Let It Be' recorded by The Beatles for EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd./Parlophone. The design features portraits of all the band members.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1970 (first issued)
1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Russell, Eltham (photographer)
Kosh, John (designer)
EMI Records - The Gramophone Co. Ltd. (publisher)
Parlophone (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title, credits and 'Design by John Kosh Photographs by Eltham Russell'.

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Let It Be' recorded by The Beatles. Photography by Eltham Russell. Design by John Kosh. Published by EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd./Parlophone, Great Britain. 1988 reprint of the 1970 original design.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oak, Arlene. Shake it up Baby! Graphics recording change: Beatles album covers 1963-70. RCA/V&A MA thesis, 1992. Appendix I. pp.15-18.

Production Note

This is a 1988 reprint of the original 1970 design.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Group portraits

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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