Without any musical ordering principle, the collection of record covers presented in this book have just one thing in common: they are pictures of people and animals. Many show the musicians with their pets, giving the record sleeves a biographical and personal aspect. The special relationship between the protagonists in these photographs is also apparent in their body language, as humans and animals are often shown in an “embrace” or physically close to each other. Nowadays, it is increasingly clear that humans are not autonomous beings, but defined by their relationship to other non-human creatures. Is that perhaps why these pictures touch us so strongly?