Location, location, location – the image on the cover of a record can set the mood of the music, and create a sense of place. Walking down the pavement of any city and many towns, a musical map can be conjured up. This map of the locations where New Zealand album covers were shot was inspired by world album map created by The Word magazine in 2010, and it was nudged along by Steve Braunias’s 2021 book, Cover Story: 100 Beautiful, Strange and Frankly Incredible New Zealand LP Covers (Oratia). We will be adding more albums and locations as they come to light. 

Click here to see a full sized version of the map. The map is best viewed on a desktop/laptop/tablet. If you wish to zoom in on any particular location then double-click.