Re-Covered: Sally-Anne’s Illustrated Favourite Albums

If you’re anything like us, throughout Lockdown you may have been seeking refuge in some of your favourite records, perhaps rediscovering some old classics along the way. In the first of a new feature, illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman re-imagines her favourite ten albums of all time by painting their covers in her own unique style, using watercolours.

Check out the first of Sally-Anne’s choices below, and keep your eyes peeled for the rest over the next few weeks… 

Hole – Live Through This
From the opening chords coupled with the lyrics “and the sky was made of amethyst”, ‘Violet’ – the opening track of Live Through This – perfectly captures the powerful raw energy that courses through this album’s veins. Courtney Love’s personal lyrics deal with themes of body image, motherhood and revenge, creating various female characters written from her own pain and trauma. I have played this album thousands of times, its blended melodies sit over the heavy guitar riffs perfectly and were a chaotic soundtrack to my adolescence.

Sally-Anne Hickman

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