Bob Weinstock, ever resourceful, selected many of his prime recordings for a second issue with a new catalogue number and a new cover, and occasionally an altogether new title to snag the unwary. It is worth noting these pairs as they offer the opportunity to acquire very scarce rare early issues effectively pressed with metal derived from the original master. Or enable you to avoid mistakenly buying a later copy of an original release you already have, something I have done more than I care to admit to.
Many of the second issues sought to capitalise on the craze for stereo, late ’50’s recordings being remastered for pseudo-stereo, something absolutely to avoid, though some of the later are genuine stereo properly remastered from multi-track recordings
Designers of original Prestige covers
( quoted from Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection by Larry Taylor)
Tom Hannah did many covers and among the most striking are his abstract design in red and black for Thelonious Monk / Sonny Rollins (1954) and the silhouette of Sonny Rollins for Saxophone Colossus (1956).