Every once in a while, it’s fun to do a CD cover. This one is for Bay Area musician Claudia Russell’s new album ALL OUR LUCK IS CHANGING. I was hired by Claudia’s husband, musical partner, and graphic designer Bruce Kaplan.
David Chelsea is listening to:
by Edmund Morris
Fun fact about Claudia; her father was British vocalist Val Rosing, who sang lead on bandleader Henry Hall’s hit recording of The Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
My favorite tracks on the album are two nostalgic tunes about childhood, the title track and PIRATE GIRLS. In addition to physical CDs, you can purchase songs by download.
You can preview three of the songs here.
The most fun part of the job was designing Bruce and Claudia bobble heads to go on the dashboard of the car. Bruce also adapted the bobble head art for a fridge magnet.
Bruce and Claudia are having a ”Virtual CD Release Party” on Facebook this Wednesday, July 10th, and I am theoretically attending, though I have no idea what that entails. Virtual Twister? Drink apps? Here’s a link to the page. If you aren’t on Facebook yet, this may be the excuse you need to sign up.
Speaking of CDs: My sister Anny‘s newest, JANUARY, is out shortly. Buy it even though I didn’t do the cover! Anny will be a doing a Portland-area house concert at an “undisclosed location” in August. Details forthcoming as they develop.