My original idea for the Romantic album sleeve was to do something in the style of José Guadalupe Posada, see above.
But A: clearance for that seemed impossible and an expense I didn't need
And B: It would have no connection to my previous sleeves, and I like the running theme in my artwork.
As it goes I love the sleeve I eventually came up with and although the 'collage landscape' references to other albums are actually cropped from the final image, I know they where there.
Speaking of things that didn't make it to the final version of 'The Romantic' here is one of the fairly numerous songs that I eventually decided to cut form the track listing ; 'Brave Heart'....