No comments yet? Hard to believe.
A change in looks is a change in identity, at least at first impact.
I have mixed feelings about the new design.
On the plus side I like having more space, at least enough to write Bass Player on one line, but bigger pictures are welcome.
On the negative side, I found the cover a little empty, compared to the crowd of words I was used to. I understand that the contents is the same. Maybe a cover picture with a small Geddy with a uniform dark background adds minimalism. The previous covers had much larger pictures with more detail and borders well filled.
I wish the font size was as big as the line spacing. There is more air and less ink, but legibility has not improved a bit, it actually is worse. I cannot read anymore without reading glasses. I think a taller condensed font might allow for the same text adding body to characters.
To me, all this whitespace says shyness.
Printed music is less balanced on a wider page and there is one less row, if I am not mistaken. I think legibility is about the same, but equilibrium has changed slightly.