A big thanks to Derek Miner who shared his awesome reimagination of The Monkees' last original album Changes, based on the premise that Michael Nesmith was still a member of the group at the time of its release in June 1970.
Before you check out the images below, there is some backstory about the photo used for the cover of Changes, and the fact that Michael was cropped out of it:
Here's Derek's take on the front cover:
The back cover, complete with Derek's own track listing for a Nesmith-infused Changes:
Derek's artwork without the title treatment:
And finally, the actual cover art for Changes as released on Colgems Records in 1970. "There is the theory that the color background image was done with Mike originally and he was just cropped off," Derek said, adding that "the evidence being a small purple spot on the left that could have been Mike's guitar headstock."
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