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The Plastic Ono Band
Apple, 1970
Designers: John Lennon and Yoko Ono

e always took great care with our album covers," says Yoko Ono. "We wanted them to be statements in themselves." For the cover of Live Peace, Ono and John Lennon chose a painting by Yves Klein. ("John and I were being very artsy at that point in our lives," Ono says.) Called simply Blue, the work depicts a sky of pure, sparkling azure; the Lennons introduced into that image a single cloud. "By us putting a cloud there," says Ono, "it suddenly became the real sky -- and the real world -- as opposed to perfection."

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