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Klaus Wunderlich – Hammond Pops 8 album art

Contributed by Christopher Bentley on Apr 11th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Hammond Pops 8 album sleeve (front).
    Photo: Christopher Bentley. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Hammond Pops 8 album sleeve (front).

    Klaus Wunderlich – born 18th June 1931, Chemnitz, Sachsen, died 28th October 1997, Engen, Baden-Württemberg – has already appeared at Fonts In Use in association with his “Hammond Pops” series of releases, specifically, for No. 5 in the series (1970), with the headline font Chwast Art Tone. This is No. 8, from two years later, TELDEC release no. SLE 14 675-P.

    One of the tracks on this record is “Coconuts From Congoville”, originally by the Soulful Dynamics. This was covered in Czechoslovakia in 1973 as “Hádej, mámo” (“Take A Guess, Mum”) by Petra Černocká, the flip side to Petra’s entirely self-composed “Koukej, se mnou si píseň broukej” (“Look, Hum The Song With Me”), which can be seen here at Fonts In Use under the headline font of Motter Ombra.

    The other notable association with female Pop singers in the former Czechoslovakia on the album is the track “Hello-A”, originally by Mouth & McNeal. This was covered in Czech by the sometime colleague of Valérie Čižmárová at the Divadlo Rokoko, Jitka Zelenková, as “Haló, haló” (“Hello, Hello”) (1972) and in Slovak by Eva Kostolányiová, in a duet with Michal Dočolomanský, as “Haló tam” (“Hello There”) (1973).

    The title of the album and Klaus Wunderlich’s name appear in Antique Olive Compact on both front and rear, in the former case the text being shadowed, the “Hammond Pops” and “8” being reversed in terms of the colours of text and shadow. The track-listings appear in Helvetica, with the tracks on the front being aligned with the lower leg of the model.

    In both the cases of the photography and sleeve design there are unfortunately no credits.

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    Hammond Pops 8 album sleeve (rear).
    Photo: Christopher Bentley. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Hammond Pops 8 album sleeve (rear).

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