Album cover

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An album cover (also referred to as album art) is the front packaging art of a commercially released studio album or other audio recordings. The term can refer to:

  • the printed paperboard covers typically used to package:
    • sets of 10 in (25 cm) and 12 in (30 cm) 78 rpm records
    • singles and sets of 12 in (30 cm) long-play records
    • sets of 45 rpm records (either in several connected sleeves or a box)
  • the front-facing panel of:
    • a cassette J-card
    • a CD package
  • the primary image accompanying a digital download of the album (or of its individual tracks).

For all tangible records, the album art also serves as part of the protective sleeve.

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