The [Almost] Complete List of 45 RPM singles and EPs with Andy Warhol Cover Art

I started to compile a list of all vinyl singles (seven and twelve inch) and extended play (EP) 7-inch records early in 2013  (see Andy Warhol Art on 45s, Part 1) and published it on 26th June 2013 with the intention of completing the list within a couple of weeks. However, the challenge proved greater than I had anticipated and it has taken me just over two years to get anywhere near a reasonably complete list of all the 45 RPM records that have cover art by Andy Warhol. Experience has taught me never to claim that a list like this is complete but this is as near as I can get just now. I am sure that more records will turn up as soon as this list is published. So, if you can see that I have missed any, do not hesitate to contact me and I will add them to the list.

Just a note about the conditions for inclusion on my list.
1. I have omitted compact disc singles – obviously, they are not on vinyl.
2. I have also excluded singles whose covers simply have a picture of the parent album on the reverse.
3. I have omitted European pressings of RCA singles that simply repeat the American issues.

My apologies for including the records listed in Part 1 of this list. I felt it best to make a new chronological list.

Note: No. 13 on this list, “Progressive Piano” was scheduled for release by RCA as a 10-inch LP and a 2 x 7-inch EP set, but appears never to have been issued. Only lithographs of the cover design exist in The Warhol Museum.

While on the subject of RCA EPs released in the 1950s, I would point out that the company released Byron Janis‘ recording of “Rhapsody in Blue / Grand Canyon Suite” and Erica Morini‘s recording of Tchaikovsky‘s “Violin Concerto” on both on LP and as 3 x 7-inch EP sets. The third RCA Bluebird record with illustration attributed to Andy Warhol is the “Porgy & Bess / Symphonic Dances” album also released on LP and, I suspect, even as a 3 EP set. I have thus far never seen the EP set of this recording so I have not included it in my list.

On 10th June 2015 The Rolling Stones‘ Album “Sticky Fingers” was rereleased on both vinyl and CD with added tracks. A box set including a repressing of the “Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock” EP was included in the box set with the same cover as the 1971 and 2011 versions, using the rear cover photo from the “Sticky Fingers” album on the rear.

45-List-croppedSo, there is my latest attempt at a complete list. Suggestions for additions are very welcome.

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Five more covers featuring Kate Moss and a current list.

Since my previous post collecting all the record covers I could find that featured Kate Moss on their covers, I have come across five more.
1. Primal Scream & Kate Moss – “Some Velvet Morning” – Columbia 12″ – 2003
2. Babyshambles – “Down in Albion” – Rough Trade 2LP – 2005
3. Babyshambles – “Shotter’s Nation” – Parlophone LP – 2007
4. The Unholy Two – “Kutter / Porkys” – Columbia Discount Records – 7″ – 2008
5. Various Artists Compilation – “Kate Moss for Longchamp” – Universal Music – 2010

Pete Doherty of Babyshambles had a much publicised relationship with Kate Moss and she wrote several songs for the group. Babyshambles‘ 2005 double album “Down in Albion” came in a plain beige cover but had colourful inner sleeves with a picture of Kate Moss on one of them.

Their next album “Shotter’s Nation“, released on 1st October 2007 had a possible picture of Kate Moss‘ back on the front cover.

Babyshambles' 2007 album "Shotter's Nation". Is that a scantily clad Kate Moss standing on rthe right?
Babyshambles’ 2007 album “Shotter’s Nation”. Is that a scantily clad Kate Moss standing on rthe right?

First there was Primal Scream‘s 12-inch cover of Lee Hazelwood‘s “Some Velvet Morning” which featured Kate Moss repeating the Roland S. Howard & Lydia Lunch version from 1982. Thanks to Carlos Soares for tipping me off about this cover.

Primal Scream's 2003 12-ich single
Primal Scream’s 2003 12-ich single “Some Velvet Morning” featuring Kate Moss. Front cover (left), record label (centre) and rear cover (right).

Then in 2008 a group called The Unholy Two released a 7-inch single entitled “Kutter” b/w “Porkys” that featured a fold out cover with photocopied pictures of a naked Kate Moss. The photographs are from a 2005 portfolio by painter and photographer Chuck Close.

Composite of the cover of The Unholy Two's
Composite of the cover of The Unholy Two’s “Kutter/Porkys” single.

A promotional CD from 2010 released by fashion house Longchamp featured a selection of tracks chosen by Kate Moss and featured cover photos from a Longchamp catalogue. The CD was simply titled “Kate Moss for Longchamps“.

Kate Moss 2010 CD for Longchamps.
Kate Moss 2010 CD for Longchamp.

So, assuming that the cover of Babyshambles‘ “Shotter’s Nation” does show Kate Moss there are at least sixteen record and CD covers that feature the iconic Kate Moss. So here is the complete list (in chronological order):
1. Primal Scream & Kate Moss – “Some Velvet Morning” – Columbia 12″ – 2003
2. Dirty Funker – Let’s Get Dirty” (1st pressing) – Spirit Music – DF 006 – 2006
3. Dirty Funker – Let’s Get Dirty” (2nd pressing) – Spirit Music – DF 006 – 2006
4. Babyshambles – “Down in Albion” – Rough Trade 2LP – 2005
5. Babyshambles – “Shotter’s Nation” – Parlophone LP – 2007
6. 6majik9 – “Kate Moss” – Music Your Mind Will Love You – mymwly0080 – 2007
7. The Unholy Two – “Kutter / Porkys” – Columbia Discount Records – 7″ – 2008
8. Damien Hirst & Kate Moss – Use Money, Cheat Death” – White Cube – DHKM 99 – 2008
9. Various Artists Compilation – “Kate Moss for Longchamp” – Universal Music – 2010
10. Bryan Ferry – “Olympia” – Vinyl Factory – Ltd edn 2 x LP – VF 021 – 2010
11. Bryan Ferry – “You Can Dance” – Vinyl Factory –  Ltd edn 12″ – VF 019 – 2010
12. Bryan Ferry – “Heartache by Numbers” – Vinyl Factory – Ltd edn 12″ – VF 020 – 2010
13. Bryan Ferry – “Alphaville Remixes” – Vinyl Factory –  Ltd edn 12″ – VF 022 – 2011
14. Bryan Ferry – “BF Base (Ode to Olympia)” – Vinyl Factory –  Ltd edn 12″ – VF 023 – 2011
15. Bryan Ferry – “Shameless” – Vinyl Factory –  Ltd edn 12″ – VF 024 – 2011
16. Bryan Ferry – “Alphaville” – Vinyl Factory –  Ltd edn 12″ – VF 030 – 2011