Stakeout (Solution)

by Dan Gulotta

Identify the album covers. Each album has the same name as a song that didn't make it onto the the album.

ArtistAlbumAlbum where song first appeared
Captain BeefheartSafe as MilkStrictly Personal
Elvis CostelloAlmost BlueImperial Bedroom
Emerson Lake and PalmerBrain Salad SurgeryWorks Volume Two
Gentle GiantThe Power and the GloryGiant Steps
Led ZeppelinHouses of the HolyPhysical Graffiti
QueenSheer Heart AttackNews of the World
The WhoThe Kids are AlrightMy Generation

Observe that each album cover has been cut into equally sized pieces, and the number of pieces (including ones that are missing from the collage) is equal to the length of the album where the song appeared. Write the letters on the album covers like this:


Now find where the letters go on the collage. They spell out PLURAL OF WHAT MINNEAR PLAYS IN SO SINCERE INTRO. The answer is CELLOS.