Music Lovers Should Head Over To Prime Video and Watch “Squaring The Circle” By Anton Corbin

August 16, 2023
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Before this film, we knew NOTHING of Hipgnosis.  Well, nothing directly.  Unbeknownst to us, we actually loved their work and we’d be willing to guess that the majority of you are in the same boat.  From 1968 – 1983, this English design group created album covers for some of the most recognized bands and artists in the world.  (Many of which are in our vinyl collection to this day.)  From Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Paul McCartney & Wings, Yes, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, Styx and Pink Floyd, their art was and IS still seen and beloved around the world.  Check out the trailer and then head over to Prime Video to give it a watch.

“Celebrated photographer, creative director and filmmaker Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) tells the story of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, the creative geniuses behind the iconic album art design studio, Hipgnosis, responsible for some of the most recognizable album covers of all time.

 

They formed Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the ferment of the sixties and became rock royalty during the boom time of the seventies. They conjured into existence sights that no one had previously thought possible, produced visuals which popularized music that had previously been considered fringe, and were at the white-hot center of the maddest, funniest and most creative era in the history of popular music.

During this period, record companies didn’t dictate to acts like Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Paul McCartney what their LP covers should look like – Storm & Po did. They made money; they lost money. They did great things; they did silly things. They fell out bitterly; they made up. They never played a note, but they changed music. It’s the story of Hipgnosis.

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) is directed by the renowned Dutch photographer / filmmaker Anton Corbijn, director of the documentaries U2: The Joshua Tree Tour and Spirits in the Forest and films Control, The American, and A Most Wanted Man previously, plus tons of music videos and short films previously. Produced by Trish D Chetty, Ged Doherty, and Colin Firth.

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