Charter A&M Corner Member
Looking at the IH-5 that Steve posted above, I believe that the albums pictured are identical to ones I have on IH-6.
I had one of the old catalogs of full color of everything released through that time. I do not remember what the max album number was but I do know only 4 Brasil'66 were listed. It did have Bossa Rio and that is how I came to know the existence of that album. There was also a different sleeve when I bought "Fool On The Hill" it had a menorah design against a light brown background and only about 15 album pictures on the opposite side.I've yet to see one of the '4 color catalog' of A&M albums offered if you sent a SASE. They were rumored to show covers of LPs that were never released.
I tried to get information to upload this sleeve but got no response.
I think it may have been a "reserved for future use" issue...only they moved on from this design to another in the following years and never filled in the blanks. Errr, rainbows.Maybe they figured that putting too many miniature album cover images made the whole thing look too "busy" or something like that. Or maybe the designer was an old hippie who liked rainbows.
The 12" LP jacket was often a work of art. Even today, vinyl releases sometime put extra effort into packaging (new releases usually do; reissues can range from plain white innersleeves to lavish reproductions of the originals with added liner notes and photos).Today's buyers of downloads and CD''s are missing a lot by not having the sleeves.