Label: RCA Records
Front cover: This is in very good shape. I just scanned it and took out the cut-out notch on the lower-right corner. The scanner did want the image “hotter” so I had to back that off in the scan stage.
Sleeve-front: The sleeve is dead perfect. Just scanned and took out the cut-out notch on the lower-left corner. No, I have no idea why the cow is there…but you laughed when you saw it like I did, didn’t you?
Sleeve-back: The art on this album is just amazing. What a great-looking package. All the flowers to Paul Allege (photography), Cheryl Winter (tinting…by hand!), and Jeb Brien & Joe Stelmach (direction and design). This is Grammy-worthy work! As for my restoration work, the green wouldn’t scan cleanly for some reason so I had to paint bucket the green in after I scanned it. No text was harmed. Removal of the cut-out notch on the lower-right corner and I was done.
Comment card: This is my first time seeing one of these. I didn’t even realize it was in the album until I heard it rattling around in the jacket (I’ve had the album out since I got it and somehow just missed it). It’s in perfect shape and it’s a real time capsule of the time it was printed. Check out the TV shows referenced. I got a good laugh out of it. I doubt this needs to be said but please don’t bother trying to fill it out and send it in. You’ll get it back if you try.
Back cover: All I had to do here was remove the cut-out notch in the lower-left corner. Beyond that, it looks great.
Labels: Even the labels are cool! RCA spared no expense here. Coming a little bit after the last hit off of Hall & Oates’ album, “Big Bam Boom,” they just knew they had a hit on their hands. Unfortunately, I don’t think it did all that well (though “Dreamtime” did). I don’t think it achieved any certification. As for my efforts, the scanner had interesting ideas of what these labels should look like and I had to fight it through color adjustment and even histogram adjustment (which I NEVER do.). Still, they came out looking just as they do in front of me. They look great so it was worth all the trouble.