Via Del Rey’s twitter:
It uses the same artwork as the UK cover. I like it, though I prefer the tight typeface on the UK version. It’s interesting to note that they’ve removed the fellow standing on the platform watching the blimp/ship/thing. Weird.
Big change here. I actually think the US cover executes the idea much better than the UK cover. The ship looks more impressive, the setting more interesting and the general perspective of the scene is a lot more realistic. It reminds me of Stephan Martiniere‘s work on The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham. That said, I prefer the grimy typeface used on the UK cover, which stands out from the crowd better than the typical san-serif font of the US cover. Plus, Black Lung Captain is a barely different, but way cooler title than The Black Lung Captain.