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    The Headless Cross album covers features a large grave marker shaped like a cross with a circle around the center portion.

    Now, watching the Led Zeppelin Song Remains the Same DVD, during No Quarter there is a scene where John Paul Jones rides a horse through a graveyard. He passes right by two gravestones that look just like the cover. The first one, which is behind JPJ is clearly the same shape. The second one, which is the larger one, passes in front of JPJ, but since it is lit from behind it is not clear if it has the exact same shape.

    So I wonder if both were filmed at the same location. Perhaps that type of grave marker is more common than I think, but I've never seen one like it.

    For those of you who own both the Led Zep DVD and Headless Cross (or at least have access to the cover art) I would like your opinion as to whether this could be filmed at the same place.
    How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
    --Benjamin Franklin

  • #2
    Re: Headless Cross album cover

    Those gravestones are pretty common and can be found in pretty much any cemetary.

    Plus I think the HC album cover is an illustration, so it could be based off of any stone.

    Kickass cover though!!


    edit: found some pictures http://images.google.com/images?q=celtic...n-US%3Aofficial

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    • #3
      Re: Headless Cross album cover

      I dont know if this is exactly true but doesn't the cover of the Headless Cross album have something to do with the black death that swept through Europe in the 1300s?

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      • #4
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        Just love Headless Cross cover... but I wonder.. if the album's name is "Headless Cross", why the cross have a head??

        [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
        Can't you see what I see
        You and I victims of Their word
        As the master of power
        Try to poison our world
        ----- Eternal Idol ~ 1987

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        • #5
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          RAY RULES, check the back side of the album...The thing which is great with this cover is that at first the celtic grave cross is whole but then on the back side - as if after listening to the album through and through - it's been broken by the lightning...

          The cover of the album "HEADLESS CROSS" is some of the most intriguing and mesmerizing illustrations I've ever seen. Dark, imposing, secretive, simple. The nighttime background couldn't be any darker and the moon makes me wanna grow some lupine hair and fangs...Mystical and almost frightening sensations creeping in my backbone just because of an album cover! But then comes the very best Black Sabbath album itself, 8 dark jewels of heavy metal. The entirety of the cover art and the content form some of the best heavy metal albums of all-time.

          I sincerely wish that this masterpiece album would be remastered and re-released soon with the original cover artwork and the original soundtracks reinforced anew.

          Classic Rock is a good and faithful organization in supporting rock music, but their re-issue of "HEADLESS CROSS" and "TYR" are total failures. Poor and pale front cover artwork with the irritating white framing, the CD prints and the back covers are totally different compared to the original IRS version...and the sounds are also fucked up somehow, I hear. I don't even want to try to listen to these Classic Rock versions to hear if their sounds are actually fucked up, these albums are just too important for me to be harmed in any way. Until the re-releases appear, I'll stick to my IRS versions.
          "He is the King of all kings, the keeper of light...He holds eternity's wings"

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          • #6
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            The Moon is so great there.
            "I don't sound like nobody"

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            • #7
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              [ QUOTE ]
              Just love Headless Cross cover... but I wonder.. if the album's name is "Headless Cross", why the cross have a head??

              [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

              [/ QUOTE ]

              The back cover shows it without a head.

              http://www.sabbathlive.com/temp/mar0...-back_&_CD.jpg

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              • #8
                Re: Headless Cross album cover

                [ QUOTE ]
                RAY RULES, check the back side of the album...The thing which is great with this cover is that at first the celtic grave cross is whole but then on the back side - as if after listening to the album through and through - it's been broken by the lightning...

                The cover of the album "HEADLESS CROSS" is some of the most intriguing and mesmerizing illustrations I've ever seen. Dark, imposing, secretive, simple. The nighttime background couldn't be any darker and the moon makes me wanna grow some lupine hair and fangs...Mystical and almost frightening sensations creeping in my backbone just because of an album cover! But then comes the very best Black Sabbath album itself, 8 dark jewels of heavy metal. The entirety of the cover art and the content form some of the best heavy metal albums of all-time.

                I sincerely wish that this masterpiece album would be remastered and re-released soon with the original cover artwork and the original soundtracks reinforced anew.

                Classic Rock is a good and faithful organization in supporting rock music, but their re-issue of "HEADLESS CROSS" and "TYR" are total failures. Poor and pale front cover artwork with the irritating white framing, the CD prints and the back covers are totally different compared to the original IRS version...and the sounds are also fucked up somehow, I hear. I don't even want to try to listen to these Classic Rock versions to hear if their sounds are actually fucked up, these albums are just too important for me to be harmed in any way. Until the re-releases appear, I'll stick to my IRS versions.

                [/ QUOTE ]

                Man, I just LOVED your definition!
                Can't you see what I see
                You and I victims of Their word
                As the master of power
                Try to poison our world
                ----- Eternal Idol ~ 1987

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                • #9
                  Re: Headless Cross album cover

                  [ QUOTE ]
                  [ QUOTE ]
                  Just love Headless Cross cover... but I wonder.. if the album's name is "Headless Cross", why the cross have a head??

                  [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

                  [/ QUOTE ]

                  The back cover shows it without a head.

                  http://www.sabbathlive.com/temp/mar0...-back_&_CD.jpg

                  [/ QUOTE ]

                  Thank you buddy!!.. Very nice sleeve!
                  Can't you see what I see
                  You and I victims of Their word
                  As the master of power
                  Try to poison our world
                  ----- Eternal Idol ~ 1987

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                  • #10
                    Re: Headless Cross album cover

                    [ QUOTE ]
                    Classic Rock is a good and faithful organization in supporting rock music, but their re-issue of "HEADLESS CROSS" and "TYR" are total failures. Poor and pale front cover artwork with the irritating white framing, the CD prints and the back covers are totally different compared to the original IRS version...and the sounds are also fucked up somehow, I hear. I don't even want to try to listen to these Classic Rock versions to hear if their sounds are actually fucked up, these albums are just too important for me to be harmed in any way. Until the re-releases appear, I'll stick to my IRS versions.

                    [/ QUOTE ]

                    Aww don't get me stated on those ones [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
                    The thing is, is there any other versions of HC And TYR to be sold? Those classic rock cds are the only I can find. And I'm tired of not having the lyrics included...

                    The blood runs free
                    The rain turns red
                    Give me the wine you keep the bread

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                    • #11
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                      It must be painful to you, UnderTheSun...The IRS versions have all the lyrics included. And the IRS version of HEADLESS CROSS I have comes with coloured front and back covers, not black and white. Geez, I must have a true treasure in my collections! Original artwork, original soundtracks...

                      By the way, I found my HEADLESS CROSS by a pure and sudden chance, a friend of mine sold it to me for 50,00 FIM. But I had to hunt and seek TYR for five fucking years until I found it from used records' shop for 7,00 €uros!!! Here in Seinäjoki we also have a shop that buys and sells used CDs and even orders them from the main office or even abroad if needed/available. Reminds me that I have to check out this shop today...

                      Why in the hell's name the recording industry won't pay proper homage to these great Black Sabbath albums, both being the definitions of heavy metal in the beginning of the 90's...

                      I haven't seen the IRS versions of these albums on sale for many many years, only the feeble Classic Rock versions are out there. Hopefully they have the sense and respect to make these jewels available in their true form once again.
                      "He is the King of all kings, the keeper of light...He holds eternity's wings"

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                      • #12
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                        I got my copy of TYR at ebay for 5 English pounds and it's the original copy.

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                        • #13
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                          I got my Headless Cross at Wal Mart for $6. Should've only been two

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                          • #14
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                            [ QUOTE ]
                            the IRS version of HEADLESS CROSS I have comes with coloured front and back covers, not black and white. Geez, I must have a true treasure in my collections! Original artwork, original soundtracks...


                            [/ QUOTE ]

                            It's not the original if it ain't black and white! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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                            • #15
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                              I dont know if those have any connection but it is an awesome cover.

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