A bunch of old timers have new albums out this year. And while they say women tend to be more vain than men, I'm not sure if that's the case from just looking at the album covers from Neil Diamond and Liza Minnelli.

Diamond, whose "Dreams" is a collection of covers -- including a limp "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- looks as stiff as one of wax figures at Madame Tussauds'.

And poor Liza looks as fresh-faced as a young Rachel Maddow.

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Meanwhile, Elton John and Leon Russell show off every wrinkle on the cover of their awesome new album, "The Union."

A side-by-side comparison after the jump:

Neil Diamond, looking like a life-sized tin soldier, staring into the abyss:

Who is more airbrushed in their new album covers, Neil Diamond or Liza Minnelli?

Wacky Liza:

Who is more airbrushed in their new album covers, Neil Diamond or Liza Minnelli?

Meanwhile, look at these old codgers, Leon Russell and Elton John:

Who is more airbrushed in their new album covers, Neil Diamond or Liza Minnelli?

Photo: "The Union" from Amazon.com

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