Islands In The Stream, that is what we are. But the original front cover artwork for this single by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton tells us nothing more than that both artists can smile. Where's the stream, and what about the islands? On the remix we find a babe on an island by some water which could well be a stream. It's raining and she is using a large leaf as an umbrella. Dry!
The Supreme Beings Of Leisure though that the Last Girl On Earth would be sitting in a 1960s pod chair wearing a white tunic. But check again, because on the original single front cover artwork there are two more girls in the background, one in a bikini and the other in a pink dress. So not the last girl at all? On the remix we find a babe riding a rocket in space. She may be the last girl, but the problem here is that she isn't on Earth. Zap!
The Beat or The English Beat as they were also known, spared almost no effort whatsoever in preparing the front cover artwork for their single Hands Off... She's Mine. All you can see is the band members and a drawing of a triangular ear-ring wearing babe, though they have not got their hands on her. On the remix we find a babe who has got her hands on, whilst indicating to others to keep their hands off. She's mine!
Another song with an invisibility theme, is Invisible by Alison Moyet. On the original single front cover artwork you can see Ms Moyet apparently covered by a see-through material of some kind that is largely invisible, so full points for effort there. On the remix we find a babe who has taken this to the next level and is standing in a hallway in see-through, or shall we call it invisible, clothing. Tiling!
The Police fail badly with the original single artwork for Invisible Sun, primarily because the sun that is depicted on the cover is not invisible, thought it does appear to be made of cheetos. On the remix we find a babe wearing red gloves holding her dress in front of her. Like the supposed sun on the original cover, her clothing is largely invisible. Is the sun involved, well she is casting quite a shadow. Indigo!
It's Invisible by Irish boy band D-Side that's being remixed today, and boy does it need it. On the original single cover artwork the band are standing around by a brick wall and the only thing that's vaguely invisible is the writing on the wall. On the remix is a babe who is also leaning against a wall, and although the writing on the wall is still transparent, it would appear that her bra is too. Translucent!
What could illustrate The Cookbook better on the front cover artwork of an album than having Missy Elliott standing in front of an old school microphone in black and white, and with the Betsy Ross flag behind her? Well, how's about an actual cookbook? That is what the remix offers us, a babe wearing a diamond necklace, holding a cookbook and eating string. It's not clear why she would want to do any of these things, let along together. String theory!
What would you know... Today's remix is also for a track titled Larger Than Life, but today it is the turn of the Backstreet Boys. On the original single front cover artwork, we find the band members standing in front of a tree at night. Maybe it is the tree that is larger than life? On the remix we find a babe whose waist is very small, but whose bosom is out of proportion and may well be larger than life. Squeeze!
Do you know what isn't Larger Than Life? The font on the front cover artwork of the album of that name by Jody Watley. For that matter, there is nothing that is excessively big on the original cover. On the remix we find a babe whose bosom is larger than life. Indeed, they appear to be several times larger than her head. It's a wonder she can stand upright. The font is still very small though. Melons!
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, Try Again. At least that is what Aaliyah would have us do. To illustrate this, the original single front cover artwork shows a blurry, monochrome shot of the singer. Definitely worth another attempt! On the remix is a babe trying to catch the attention of a worker by standing on a wooden pallet wearing a PVC bikini and boots. He does not seem interested in her. Try again. Attempting!