Here are your favourite albums as book covers – inspired by The Charlatans

The Charlatans have fully embraced the spirit of this year’s World Book Day by having 12 book covers relating to their first 12 albums designed.

The Manchester band’s frontman Tim Burgess teamed up with designers Nick Fraser and Ian Read to create the illustrations to celebrate World Book Day, and the results are impressive.

Twitter and Instagram has also risen to the challenge: with DIY versions of albums reimagined as classic book covers with the hashtag #AlbumsAsBookCovers.

Here’s a look of some of the best.

The Vaccines: What Do You Expect From The Vaccines and English Graffiti

Happy Mondays: Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches

The Smiths: The Queen is Dead

The Beatles: Abbey Road

Charming novel about 2 girls' religious conversion. #albumsasbookcovers

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Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run

One man's story to compete against the odds in the 1924 Paris Olympics. #albumsasbookcovers

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Michael Jackson: Bad

Latest hard-hitting shocker from the pen of MJ. #albumsasbookcovers

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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

Best-selling children's book, massive in Japan. #albumsasbookcovers

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Prince: Purple Rain

I'd buy this… #albumsasbookcovers #purplerain #prince #worldbookday #dove

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