Apostrophe('): The Alternate Cover

This is an alternate cover design for Frank Zappa's 1974 LP Apostrophe('), scanned from a unused cover slick. (Because the slick is larger than the bed of my scanner, I had to scan it in two sections and join them together. I used the mole on FZ's cheek as a reference point for aligning the two halves!) It's a beautiful image: the buttery yellow lighting--it looks like an outdoor shot in natural light--gives FZ a softer, more benign look than he usually projected. It's no surprise that he ultimately opted for a more characteristically menacing image on the released version of the album.

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