Monkees fan, collector, and author Ed Reilly recently shared these images with the Live Almanac of a mock-up cover for the 1969 greatest hits album. Artist and Monkees associate Neko Chohlis designed this prototype for the project, with inspiration from Micky Dolenz. The concept was scrapped by The Monkees' label, Colgems, for budget reasons and for the fact that it would be too difficult to manufacture.
Thanks again, Ed, for sharing!
Here's the track listing on the mock-up cover:
The final released version of the album art appears below and was also designed by Neko Chohlis.
Neko's work can also be seen on the cover of The Monkees Present LP, as well as the picture sleeves for "Tear Drop City" and "Good Clean Fun."