Good God it’s been busy on the run up to Christmas. Another new Western Star CD album packaging just signed off. Another great rockabilly band “Delta 88” have already released an album and a vinyl EP on the Western Start label over the years. This one features the gorgeous Betty Brosmer on the cover.
Artwork for another new band, “The Deadshots”, on the Western Star label just whizzed off to the pressing plant like a proverbial magic reindeer on Christmas eve. I’m told this is a hard hitting rockabilly band in the same vein as band such as “Jack Rabbit Slim” and “The Bullets” so not much to live up to there then! I know it’ll be stomping as Western Star keep all their production in-house for the whole process from recording the first track to delivering the final product and they don’t do half measures
This booklet started off as separate sheets per outing when I first worked on it in 1987! Here we are 31 years later and still producing this for North Walsham based Nenta Traintours but it’s now a glossy, full colour 40 page booklet (and has been for many years). Beautifully printed by Barnwell Print of Aylsham.
Having fun with “Illustrator” for the illustrations and design of the new Western Star records release. A compilation of 25 tracks of rare and unreleased recordings from Western Star Recording Studio called “Rockin’ at The Lost & Found”. You can’t beat a bit of pink ‘n’ black for a rockabilly record cover!!!!
I do a lot of work for Western Star Recording Company in ‘Wild West’ (well Somerset actually!). Loads of really cool rockabilly, psychobilly and rock ‘n’ roll bands record there and every now and again they release a themed compilation which requires a themed cover as opposed to one representing a specific band which is always fun. The brief on this one from Alan was a bunch of cool guitars floating in space. So here we go, all done and dusted and with the pressing plant for release in a few weeks time.