Top 10 Albums with More Than One Version of the Album Cover

These are albums that have more than one version of the album cover this also includes misprints like the green version of Ride the Lightning.

The Top Ten

1 The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd

Their are two versions of this album cover the one shown here is the more commonly known version the original version the triangle was just all silver and the 30th anniversary version has a background while the original was just a black background - christangrant

2 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Yes there is a green version of this album cover however it was only on vinyl and is a very rare thing to find - christangrant

3 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

There are two versions of the album cover the version shown hear has a blue background the other one has a grey background - christangrant

4 Sound of Perseverance - Death

The One shown here is the remastered album cover the orginal was diffrent from this one as that one featured a much darker red - christangrant

5 Far Beyond Driven - Pantera

The Album cover shown here wasn't the original version of the album cover but like wise there was two versions of this album cover - christangrant

6 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

There is two versions of the cover the Deluxe version had a different cover - christangrant

7 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

The Version shown here is the international version of Dirty Deeds the Australian version has a different album cover - christangrant

8 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian

It has 2 official versions, no misprints. The original is blue with a red mirror (what you see here).
The alternative cover is mostly red - it depicts the same mirror from the original but from a different angle and the mirror is zoomed. Some fans liked better the alternative red version, some others - the original. I liked them both and most importantly - the music on the album (2015). - Metal_Treasure

9 Killing is My Business… and Business is Good - Megadeth

The one shown here is the remastered version of the album the original didn't have the same Megadeth logo and the original used a plastic skull instead of a drawing - christangrant

10 God Hates Us All - Slayer

Yes this album has two covers the one not shown in the picture was white and had Crosses pointing Up Down Left and Right - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Virgin Killer - Scorpions

I think they have too much interest to show these kinds of things. They have more than one. - zxm

Go ahead, I dare you to show the original version of the cover.

12 Worship Music - Anthrax

The Deluxe version of this album has a different album cover from the one shown here - christangrant

13 Yesterday and Today - The Beatles

The most famous panicked album cover revision in history resulted from original "Butcher Block" photo, but it somehow got neglected on this list?

14 Screaming for Vengance - Judas Priest

The 30th anniversary edition has a golden brown cover. The original being yellow. - IronSabbathPriest

15 Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

The cover you see is the North American cover. The European cover shows a gatefold of nude women, which Jimi himself despised. In France, Barclay Records (who handled his catalog there) created yet another design showing the inside of Jimi's expanded mind. - Gg2000

16 Out of Our Heads - The Rolling Stones

The UK version shows a photograph of the band standing in front of a narrow alley. The US version used a completely different photograph. They later adapted the British artwork for the album December's Children (And Everybody's). - Gg2000

17 Boy - U2

The picture you see is the UK version, which features Peter Rowan (a brother of one of Bono's friends) on the cover, shirtless. The North American department of Island Records, however, thought that the cover suggested pedophilia, so they changed it to a distorted picture of the band. The artwork was standardized to the UK version in 2008. - Gg2000

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Top Remixes

1. The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd
2. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
1. The Dark Side of the Moon -  Pink Floyd
2. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden


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