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Can you spot the hidden messages?

Words: Flo Orbkircher
Photos: Sony

Look closely at these album covers to find the hidden messages we’ve never known about.

A year after from the release of David Bowie’s final album “Blackstar”, fans are still finding hidden messages in the vinyl artwork. Bowie wasn’t the first to hide Easter eggs on his album cover - here are three more.

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Santana
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Santana

Originally designed for a Santana concert poster, Lee Conklin’s pen-and-ink illustration impressed the guitar hero so much he used it for the cover of his 1969 debut album. No wonder: Closer inspection reveals that the lion’s head is made up of several human faces and other body parts. 

 
Kate Bush
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Aerial

At first glance, the cover of Bush’s 2005 album seems to show rocks reflected in water. In fact, it’s the waveform of a blackbird’s song, superimposed over a photo. The image references the album’s last track, which features blackbirds chirping. 

The Rolling Stones
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Their Satanic Majesties Request

After the Beatles included a doll wearing a “Welcome the Rolling Stones” jumper on the Sgt. Pepper cover, Jagger and co. responded. Look closely at the Satanic Majesties cover and you’ll spot the four Beatles’s faces.

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