So I’ve just had a quick game on my Project Café (gotta catch them all!) and now I’m rewatching Blue Harvest for the thousandth time (it’s the best in the saga) but what the hell am I talking about I hear you cry?! Well, these are working titles of course!

Forgive me for talking in code, but these names and what follows were used when some of our best loved projects were in production. I’m sure you knew already but check out some of these other crazy-assed code names you may not be familiar with:


Blue Harvest – Star Wars – Return of the Jedi

Rory’s First Kiss – The Dark Knight

Autumn Frost – Man of Steel

Group Hug – The Avengers

Corporate Headquarters – Star Trek

Oliver’s Arrow – Inception

Changing Seasons – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Burly Man – The Matrix Reloaded

Bravo 14 – Suicide Squad

Incident on 57th Street – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


PS-X – PlayStation

Project Reality – N64

Dolphin – Nintendo GameCube

Revolution – Wii

Project Café – Wii U


Now it feels a little bit different for these alternative famous album titles, as the level of secrecy is not as high in terms of what might be required for a games console (fears a rival will learn the spec) or a new movie (spoilers for the film and hype for it’s release). For these are more working titles, most probably where the final decision did not have to be made until the process of recording it was complete. It’s a more organic process involving fewer people but you do wonder if these had been quite as successful with their original names…?

A Doll’s House by The Beatles – The White Album

Get Back by The Beatles – Let It Be

Eclipse by Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

Sheep by Nirvana – Nevermind

London by Blur – Parklife

I Can Smell the V.D. in the Club Tonight by Beck – Midnight Vultures

Snakes and Ladders by Radiohead – Hail to the Thief

Coco Beware by Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones

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