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2. Album Cover Front The photo use on the front cover is a low angle long shot as it shows all three band members looking down at the camera to see the cracks on the screen that seem to be made by one of band members. Their hand is in the bottom right hand corner that is shown to have gone through the lens to give a 3-D type of effect. This is conventional for the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be looked up at by fans as they influence them and that they stand out. The clothes that are warned by the band members is casual as they are wearing hoodys, jeans, and t-shirts. This is conventional for the Pop Rock genre as the band is shown to be from a working class background by the use of the clothes that are warn. The location of the cover shows a traditional photo shoot by the use of the backing and the brick wall that its attracted to and the way that the band are looking at the camera as if it has just fallen over. 3. Album Cover Front The text in the top left corner of the cover is in small white, bold serif font. This is used as the white shows up on the black of the ceiling, the serif font is used to create a messy type of look that still stands out even though the text is quite small. This is conventional for the album title to be in a small font as it is not as significant compared to the name of the band. The text in the bottom right corner of the cover is in large red, bold, serif font. The font is so big that it could easily be san serif. This is used as its the name of the of the band and makes it stand out from the rest of the album cover. This is conventional as having the band or artist name to stand out from the rest of the cover makes it eye catching and clear for the audience to see what their looking for more easily. The language and mode of address to the audience is informal as Busted tends to be used when something is broken. The title of the album makes it seem to have an audience of anyone as its A Present For Everyone meaning most people will enjoy the album regardless of their background. 4. Album Cover Front The photo of the band covers all of the front of the cover with the exception of the text. It covers the whole cover as it makes the CD appeal to its audience as it makes it easy to recognize is in the shops and that they can tell what they are buying as the audience would have a bit of understanding of what the band would look like by the used of the TV and the internet. The text of the title of the album is shown in the top left terminal area as it is the first thing seen by the reader as its is the start of the root of the eye. This is slightly unconventional as the name of the artist or band tends to be the first piece of text that the reader sees raver than the title of the album. The logo and name of the band is shown in the bottom right terminal area which is the last thing to be seen as its at the end of the root of the eye. This is unconventional as the name of the band or artist tends to be one of the first things seen by the reader of the cover as it tells who the artist is before the name of the album as it could introduce the listener of the album to the artist or band. 5. Back of Albums Back Cover The photo used on the page isof a dressing room whichshows a poster of the shadowsof the band which has bedrawn on. There is also photosof the bands journey, aroundthe mirrors and on thelights, on the wall of the room. The poster of the band withthe name of the band on it inlarge, white, san serif font isshown in the middle of thepage as its only seen by takingthe CD out of the case as theposter is in the main opticalarea of the page. 6. Album Cover Back The list of songs that is on the album areshown near main optical area of the backcover as its the main part of the use of theback as its conventional of it to show the listof songs on the album. This is shown inblack, bold serif font as it continues from thefront cover of the album and stands out fromthe white background. The copyright, small print is in the bottom ofthe back cover as it has less significance as itis shown in tiny black serif font as it shows allof the music copyright to the album. This isconventional as it kind of gives the seal ofapproval of the album from the recordingcompany and the credits. This is a formallanguage as it shows the copyrights and iscommon for albums and other mediaproduct to be copyrighted. The barcode of the album is shown in the topright terminal area as is doesnt districts fromthe rest of the contents on the back cover asits only there for the use of buying thealbum. 7. Album Cover Front The photo use on the front cover is a low angle long shot as it shows all four band members looking down at the camera from pillars that are normally seen on a beach. This is conventional for the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be looked up at by fans as they influence them and that they stand out. The clothes that are warn by the band members consist of jeans, shorts, t-shirts and shirts. This is conventional to the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be from a working class background by the use of their clothes. The location of the beach scene is used to on the cover as it a beach holiday tends to be associated with a working class background. 8. Album Cover Front The text of the bands name is large, yellow, bold, san serif font. This is used as it shows up on the background of the blue sky and contrast to the colour of the location of the beach. This is conventional as the bands name is the largest piece of text on the cover which appeals to the audience even more. The text of the album name is small, white, san serif font. This is used as it shows up on the blue sky background and is the same colour of the clouds in the background. This is conventional as the album name has less significant to the name of the band as its more of a sub heading where as the bands name if a main heading. The language and mode of address on the text is informal as the title of the album uses 3rd instead of third which would make the title more aimed at a working class background as its more like something that would be written on a text to a friend. The name Mcfly is more of a name from a working class background as it is quite a short name where as an upper class background name is more formal and a bit longer. 9. Album Cover Front The photo of the band covers all of the front of the cover with the exception of the text. It covers the whole cover as it makes the CD appeal to its audience as it makes it easy to recognize is in the shops and that they can tell what they are buying as the audience would have a bit of understanding of what the band would look like by the used of the TV and the internet. The title of the album and the name of the band is shown in the middle of the top of the cover. The bands name is above the album name and is larger as it is used to attract the audience of the album by the artist name. Both have been placed here as its the first thing to be seen by the root of the eye as its at the top of the cover and the first and only piece of text on the cover. This is conventional as most album covers tend to show the name of the artist before anything else on the cover as it is used to draw in the audience of the album. 10. Back of Albums Front Cover The list of songs that is on the album are shownnear the top of the back of the front cover as itsone of the first things seen by the root of the eyehowever all of the track listings will be one of thelast things seen as its out side of the root of the eyeand is not in the main optical area. This isunconventional as the track listings are mostlyshown in the main optical area and not near thetop of the page. An image of a drum set with the name of the bandon the front drum is shown in yellow as it contraststo the front cover where the name of the band is ina bold yellow san serif font. This has been placed inthe main optical area as it the most thing seenthing on the page by the root of the eye and its oneof the first things shown to the reader as its in themain optical area. The copyright and website is in the bottom of thepage as it has less significance as it is shown in tinylight and dark grey serif font as it shows all of themusic copyright to the album. This is conventionalas it gives the owner a website to look up if theywish. This is a formal language as it shows thecopyrights and is common for albums and othermedia product to be copyrighted. 11. Back of Albums Back Cover A large image of a drum set with the name of the band on the front drum is shown in yellow as it contrasts to the front cover where the name of the band is in a bold yellow san serif font. This has been placed in the main optical area as it the most thing seen thing on the page by the root of the eye and its one of the first things shown to the reader as its in the main optical area, when the CD has been taken our of the case. 12. Album Cover Back The photo use on the front cover is a longshot which shows all four band memberslooking at the camera by sitting on theback of a mini bus. This is shown in themain optical area as it makes the photo ofthe band one of the first things seen bythe audience of the album. The clothes that are warn by the bandmembers consist of jeans, shorts, t-shirtsand shirts. This is conventional to thegenre of Pop Rock as the band is shown tobe from a working class background bythe use of their clothes. The location of the beach scene is used toon the cover as it a beach holiday tends tobe associated with a working classbackground. This is helped by the use ofthe mini van as well, this is because itshows the band on a road trip like holiday. 13. Album Cover Back The copyright and small print is in the bottom ofthe back cover as it has less significance as it isshown in tiny black serif font as it shows all of themusic copyright