AAX gallery contributor Vocephus wrote about two album covers from 1958 that gave him a déjà vu moment.
I ran across The Ames Brothers "Destination Moon" record (for 20 whole cents) yesterday and it certainly reminded me of Esquivel's "Other Worlds, Other Sounds" in it's theme, but it wasn't until I got it home and compared them that I realized it's the exact same moon painting. The Ames Bros. record adds the rocketship, the Earth (I presume) floating in the background, and has the brothers sorting through "moon rocks" which look suspiciously more like pieces of broken concrete.
They both hit the stands in 1958 and though the Ames' have the earlier catalog number, who knows who was really "first" with the idea. In any case, they were both just two of dozens of space-themed records churned out in the late '50s and early '60s.
With GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talking about going to the moon and invading Cuba, it certainly seems like a little bit of that earlier era is returning. Thanks to Vocephus, the album covers look as fresh as ever.