Then and Now: Photos of classic album covers superimposed onto their respective modern-day Google Street Views

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Have you ever wondered where the covers of some of your favorite old records were taken? This series of old-meets-new photographs collated by British daily The Guardian might tickle your fancy!

We all love photography and music, and records blend these two just perfectly. We get our music fix, and at the same time marvel at the interesting covers that sometimes depict photographs of actual places. And since some of these albums were released many years ago, we can’t help but think not only where they were taken but also just how that particular location looks like today.

Abbey Road by The Beatles. Photo via The Guardian

Well, wonder no more! Recently, The Guardian unveiled photographs of 12 of the most popular classic albums blended into their respective locations via Google Street View. The collection includes What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis (1995) which was shot on Berwick Street in Soho at London, Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin (1975) which featured residential blocks at St. Mark’s Place in New York, Animals by Pink Floyd (1977) which depicted the Battersea Power Station in Wandsworth, London, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan (1963) which showed Bob and girlfriend Suze Rotolo walking down Jones Street at New York’s West Village, Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys (1989) which featured what used to be a clothing store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington at New York’s Lower East Side, and of course, the famous Abbey Road by The Beatles (1969) taken at a crossing outside EMI Studios at Abbey Road in London.

From top: (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, Physical Graffiti, Animals by Pink Floyd, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, and Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys. Photos via The Guardian

All information and photos in this article were sourced from The Guardian via Petapixel.

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