My iTunes collection is filled with many thousands of songs. Some were culled from a long dormant CD collection. And a few thousand songs came from the Apple iTunes Store. What they have in common is album art, a collected also cultivated through the years.
Unfortunately, I don’t really use album art because iTunes plays music in the background while I’m busy doing something else on the Mac. But if you’re an album art aficionado, you’ll likely want yet another way to display album art on your Mac. It’s free. And a little wacky.
Cover Version is a Mac iTunes plugin which displays album art for the currently playing song, as well as lyrics.
While that’s a nice effect and who doesn’t want lyrics nearby, Cover Version does something else. While the lyrics are visible over a graphic of the album art, the actual album cover are is animated.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Why?
Cover Version displays the lyrics and the album cover art in a unique way. As an animated flag, a rotating cuboid, a kaleidoscope design, a Vertigo effect, or as a slide pane.
The song’s artist name and title track are displayed at the bottom of Cover Version. It’s easily the strangest way I’ve run into yet to display iTunes album cover art, but it works. The best feature besides the price, though, is the lyrics.