Wasn't there an A&M innersleeve before the the top pictured one which also showed the George Mccurn and Dave Lewis Los along with the first BMB l.p.s? I could have sworn I saw one back in the 80s
I so remember that one it kept Herb alpert's just you and me album photo in the lineup for quite awhile and it graced many of the Various 60s A&M reissues from that time up until the Late 70s or so there were plenty of those particular inner sleeves back then"Man's Best Friend.....Music!" (my favorite A&M inner sleeve from 1976)!!
I know of those back album cover pictures but I was for some reason under the impression that there was a very rare early innersleeve that had those pics too maybe it was a dream I had when I was youngerThat probably was a series of album cover pictures that ran at the bottom of the back side of the LP cover under the heading "Other A&M albums you will enjoy...". Several of my earliest TJB albums feature this. I don't know offhand if I have one that showed a picture of the George McCurn album(they're all in my closet thanks to CDs), but I know I have some that showed Lucille Starr/Bob Regan and Dave Lewis.
I enjoy looking at all the different designs of the A&M inner sleeves. The design, layout, fonts, and colors represent an artwork all its own. When I put an A&M LP on the turntable I find myself staring at the inner sleeve and the little LPs images from the A&M catalog. I have a stash of extra A&M inner sleeves on hand as replacements for the used A&M LPs I purchase that come with white sleeves.
As a kid, I used to stare at these innersleeves all the time, wondering what all of those records sounded like! My folks had the TJB, Brasil '66 and Baja albums, and eventually we ended up with a Sandpipers album, but beyond that we never had any of the others.When I put an A&M LP on the turntable I find myself staring at the inner sleeve and the little LPs images from the A&M catalog.