Can't change Cover Flow Art

I was able to change the album artwork in "Get Info". The correct art shows in the "Now Playing Window", but the Cover Flow artwork wont change. I've been successful in changing the Cover Flow artwork using the "Get Info" change method in the past, but this is the first time I've tried it since the latest iTunes update...maybe there's a bug needs squashing. How do I change the Cover Flow artwork?

I gave that a try and it "kinda" works but doesn't really solve the annoyance. If you resize it again in the slightest or shift the divider bar, the whole thing jumps back to the 90/10 view. Why!?!?! Does that not drive anyone else insane?
Thanks for the duct tape fix though Captfred. I can at least use that in the mean time. I really hope they fix that problem with the next update. It worked just fine before, but now it makes cover flow somewhat unusable.

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