Gem of Carpenters

Released:  1973
Label:  A&M Records Japan

 carpentersgemfront

carpentersgemgatefold

carpentersgemkaren

carpentersgemrichardoval

carpentersgemrichardkaren

carpentersgemback

carpentersgemblackandwhitefaces

carpentersgemstage

carpentersgemcredits

carpentersgemcredits1

carpentersgemcredits2

carpentersgemcredits3

carpentersgemcredits4

carpentersgemcredits5

carpentersgemjcredits1

carpentersgem45sleeve1

carpentersgem45sleeve2

carpentersgemobi1

carpentersgemobi2

carpentersgem45label1

carpentersgem45label2

carpentersgemlabel1

carpentersgemlabel2

carpentersgemlabel3

carpentersgemlabel4

Notes:

Front cover:  This one wasn’t bad at all. It would get infinitely harder.

Gatefold:  So far, so easy. This was in great condition so nothing done.

Karen photo:  Sleeve a little wrinkled but not too bad. A little cloning and that’s it.

Richard photo:  This was particularly wrinkled. It was bad enough that I was forced into color replacement. The blue was completely redone.

Richard and Karen photo:  Again, the sleeve was pretty wrinkled. Took much “cloning” work to make it presentable.

Back cover:  The back is in great shape. Just scanned and uploaded.

Karen and Richard photo:  This is the worst of the bunch. This was wrinkled beyond my wildest dreams. Much “cloning” of usuable areas in order to make this look good. This alone took about 45 minutes – the amount of time it usually takes to do an entire album – sleeves included.  The work is obvious but the uniqueness of the photograph makes it to important to simply not include.

Group photo – The work continued. Much “cloning” brought it back to life.

Credits 1-6:  All of these credits sheets are in pretty good shape. Just cleaned a bit and uploaded.  Also of note is that lyrics are wrong throughout.  That’s the way the sheets actually read.

45rpm sleeves:  45 sleeves is in great shape. Just scanned and uploaded.

OBI strips:  How the OBI strip escaped damage is entirely beyond me…but it did. Both of them are in great shape.

45rpm labels:  All labels are just beautiful. As is always the case, I’ve removed all spindle holes – even on the 45’s.

LP labels:  Again, all in great shape.  Simply removed spindle hole and uploaded.