Different covers for Miles' Jack Johnson LP?
January 24, 2010 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone tell me about the multiple covers for Miles Davis' Jack Johnson LP? Before today, I'd only seen the iconic arched Miles blowing trumpet cover, but, today, bought a vinyl version that has a cover illustration of Jack Johnson in a canary-yellow car surrounded by women. Can anyone tell me anything about this (alternate) cover?
posted by the sobsister to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Best answer: This list of issues of the album [scroll down] calls the blowing trumpet the "alternate" cover, and implies the car illustration was the original release.
posted by mediareport at 6:34 PM on January 24, 2010

I believe that's correct. I have an original issue of the album, and it has the illustrated cover.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:14 PM on January 24, 2010

The car surrounded by women was featured on the back of the edition with they signature Miles pose on the front.
posted by furtive at 7:48 PM on January 24, 2010

Mine (vinyl, made in Australia, 197?), has the trumpeter on the front and the illustration on the back.
posted by Wolof at 8:27 PM on January 24, 2010

I should maybe also point out that mine has a rave by Miles on the front. This may have been on the back in other editions. Happy to type it in if anyone expresses interest.
posted by Wolof at 5:30 AM on January 25, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for the info, all.
posted by the sobsister at 5:57 PM on January 25, 2010

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