Hello. And goodbye, unfortunately.

This will serve, for the time being anyway, as my final Cover Me. Cold, hard reality is beckoning, so I must put my toys aside and be a grown-up for a change. But don’t worry, Cover Me will continue. You will be in the very capable hands of Michael Parr starting with the next quiz. I’d like to thank everyone who played, and especially those who came back for more. Most of all I’d like to thank Scraps for launching Name That Tune, thus giving me the idea for Cover Me. I’m looking forward to playing the game like the rest of you.

Below are magnified fragments of album covers. Most of them are well-known albums, but there are a few obscure covers (or lesser-known albums from well-known artists) mixed in to keep you honest. You must guess both the artist and album cover. In order to keep things simple, live albums, soundtracks and singles compilations will not be used, and with all apologies to our European and Japanese friends, we are going with the covers that appeared in the US record stores…back when we had record stores. Sigh.

The rules are the same as Name That Tune. Each player can make three guesses between updates (“Update” is defined as “The time when I post a comment listing all of the covers that have been guessed correctly,” “Guess” is defined as “any attempt to identify a single cover”), so everyone will have a chance to contribute. And, just to spice things up, we have a puzzle cover this week, yay! One guess per player of the puzzle between updates, please.

There is no acrostic this week, but there is a theme. What better way to go out than to break the last rule that had yet to be broken?

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

25.

Lastly, the Puzzle Cover

I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post (click on “Track Comments”) to more easily follow the progress of the game. Remember, maximum of three guesses between updates of the list. Have fun!