I’ve seen this happen a lot with Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall where someone finds a “pretty” image and uploads it as the cover. When clearly it is from a different version of the release. Anniversary editions often get prettified covers and someone will try and upload that to a standard version.
It is why notes are so important as to sources of images. If I see a heap of images uploaded with ZERO notes then that tells me the uploader doesn’t care. You see the pattern a lot when someone is just throwing an image at an old Release.
Edit histories are the key. It is clear when reading an edit history when a REAL editor is working as multiple images appear together, they talk about the differences, and talk about the source of the images.
I would rarely replace a scanned image. Uncredited images - more likely to go if I have scans in my hand.
HAHA - don’t give me stuff like this to look at
Stick the three images up side by side. Or even better flip between then on the same screen.
Look at the text on the left. On the CD editions you can see boat sails between the word FROM. Look on the LP and you now see the red text is in a totally different place.
Compare the contour of the mountain on the Mollousc and mmirG images and it has got noticably fuzzier and less defined in mmirG’s image. (Kinda ironic for a PNG)
When looking at the top of the peak it can be see where the mmirG image cuts earlier due to the little valley on the left.
And then load up the cassette image and the text is in yet another position.