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About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby Straight Shooter » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:18 pm

I'm very curious about the second album cover. It seems as if the cover design, as we know it, was set. Then, when Michelle was fired, Jill literally came into the picture. The booklet in the Creeque Alley CDs shows the image of Jill stripped into the original photo.

Yet, when the album was advertised before it was released, it had entirely different title and cover: CrashOn, ScreamOn, All Fall Down, with a great cover featuring the group, including Jill, in an outdoor picnic setting.

So at what point was the alternate cover considered? If Jill remained in the band, which album cover would have emerged? And why did they abandon the original title for such the unimaginary self title?
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby John Sands » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:23 pm

good point and I remember the tv guide advertising 'the Papas and the Mamas' under the title 'Springboard' with an entirely differet cover.
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby Midnight Voyager » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:49 pm

John Sands wrote:good point and I remember the tv guide advertising 'the Papas and the Mamas' under the title 'Springboard' with an entirely differet cover.


Wow. That is really interesting, and I don't think it's ever been mentioned or referenced anywhere. Has an image of this ever circulated anywhere? I wonder how much control, if any, the group had with regard to album titles/graphics.
During that time, I believe the studio heads made most of the decisions. Springboard is a much more interesting title.

By the way it only took me 5 months to respond! I was briefly Straight Shooter (more like Late Shooter). :roll:
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby John Sands » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:02 am

there was a picture of it in the TV Guide for one of those record clubs and it had one of those outside pics with Michelle in yelow shawl on the coverr. I brought this up before and Richard mentioned something about it but I don't rememember what. Maybe he can mention it again? RBC, where r u???
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby John Sands » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:54 am

good lord. So I wasn't dreaming. Can we get a scan of it?? The Jill "Scream on' cover is floating around. I have seen that before a few times, though I don't recall where. Maybe on this site??? Thanks,
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby Ars_Nova_Chris » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:47 am

This is my painstaking reconstruction of it...

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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby John Sands » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:12 pm

thanks, Now can we gat a scan of 'Springboard' with Mama Michelle?
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby Midnight Voyager » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:57 pm

Ars_Nova_Chris wrote:This is my painstaking reconstruction of it...

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Many thanks for effort put into this. It's the most clearest image of a great record cover that never exsisted!
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Re: About Michelle & Jill on the second album cover

Postby John Sands » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:32 pm

Anyone have a scan of 'Springboard' with mama Michelle?
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