The Album art is better
The Book Designers, Editors should be sent to Guantanamo for a scolding
The Format should have matched the LP 12"x12"
For those who never saw the Album "You have been shortchanged"
Images are clipped, reduced and cropped. The binding hides images
The Printer should also be on the list of convicts - the colors are washed by comparison to the original.
The larger format I suggest would have cost more for the cover and binding but would have used less paper and few pages. The design time would have been less. The Album would have been copied - with the new pages inserted or appended.
The additional material is negligible if viewed apart from the original.
By the way - I did compare the 2 after viewing the book for a week