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The Ronettes – Sing Their Greatest Hits album art

Photo(s) by Klaus Hiltscher. Imported from Flickr on Jan 17, 2022. Artwork published in
September 1975
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The Ronettes – Sing Their Greatest Hits album art 1
Source: www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Klaus Hiltscher and tagged with “zebra” and “eurostile”. License: All Rights Reserved.

This record with songs by the Ronettes was released in 1975 as the first volume of the nine LP “Wall Of Sound” box set, completed in 1981. Although titled “Greatest Hits”, it’s a re-release of the Ronettes’ first studio album from 1964, with a reproduction of the original cover, surrounded by photographs and newspaper clippings.

The band name is shown in Zebra. This innovative script has letterforms that are half solid and half shaded. Designed by Karlgeorg Hoefer, it was first cast by the Stempel foundry in 1965. VGC adopted it for phototypesetting around 1973.

Cover design by Grant Smith at WadeWood Associates, with art direction from Ian Murray.

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In memory of lead singer Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett a.k.a. Ronnie Spector, who died January 12, 2022 at the age of 78.

The Ronettes – Sing Their Greatest Hits album art 2
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  • Zebra
  • Eurostile
  • Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed
  • unidentified typeface

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2 Comments on “The Ronettes – Sing Their Greatest Hits album art”

  1. The text for “All Original Recordings” is set in Akzidenz-Grotesk (aka Standard) Condensed, amongst other members of the family.

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