Label: A&M Records Ltd. (U.K.)
U.K. Front cover: I bought this years ago on eBay and I figured it for being in great shape after all these years, though I hadn’t played it in a long time. Thankfully, it mostly is. The scanner had problems with the hype sticker that is permanently affixed to the cover so I cloned it out entirely and it’s presented in its own. It also tried to make the jacket darker so I had to adjust it at the scan stage. Beyond that, it’s in excellent shape.
U.S. Front cover: This one was sealed when I bought it from the record store (remember those?) It’s in perfect shape. Just uploaded.
U.K. Sleeves: All of them are in great shape. There was some mysterious brown dust that infiltrated not only a part of the sleeves but one of the records itself. It’s likely moisture from being in a poly jacket sleeve for years but I’m not sure how humidity got to it. No matter. Easily cleaned off of all surfaces.
U.S. Sleeves: These weren’t as carefully packed as the U.K. sleeves were. As a result, they are a little wrinkled. All of that was fixed by replacing the black in the one and cloning on both. Not a very big deal. Text remains totally unharmed as I had a light touch.
Hype Sticker: This is in great shape. On it’s own, I could fix its brightness issues without worrying about the overall balance of the front cover.
Back cover: Again, mystery brown substance but this didn’t come off so easily. I just cloned around it and I’ll work on it more thoroughly later. Everything cleaned up nicely and other than adjusting the brightness, this was pretty simple.
Labels: All labels are pristine. Just removed spindle holes, scanned, and uploaded.
*Note: Only elements changed from the U.K. album are included here. All labels look exactly the same and two of the sleeves do too. Translation: you aren’t missing anything.