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How sweet an echo it is!

"The first effect is that of anguish...."

Not too many people know it, but Salvador Dali designed the album cover for Jackie Gleason's "Lonesome Echo" album:

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On the reverse, Dali is pictured with Gleason, and provides the following description of his art:

"The album cover is by eminent contemporary artist Salvador Dali. He describes his conception in these words:

The first effect is that of anguish, of space, and of solitude.

Secondly, the fragility of the wings of a butterfly, projecting long shadows of late afternoon, reverberates in the landscape like an echo.

The feminine element, distant and isolated, forms a perfect triangle with the musical instrument and its other echo, the shell."

It's still for sale as a CD on Amazon.com (with the Dali cover, of course).

That's resonance.

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