No explanation. I never bothered to seek one out. I've always wondered too. I figure that whatever LP had that earlier number was taken out of production before ever having been put into circulation. Then something had to be given that number----and voila---I became KM 148.
The cover showed a photo of me on the very day, after a serious year-long diet, I'd lost 100 pounds. K.M. needed a photo for the back and they went into their archives for one. When the album came out the photo on the back was 100 pounds heavier than the one on the front cover. That makes the album exceptionally heavy and I can't lift it to put it in a scanner. ;-)