Janet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

Released:  1989
Label:  A&M Records


Front cover:  This isn’t bad at all.  It’s lived most of its life in a sleeve so other than a few cracks, it survived well.  Interesting that my scanner kept wanting to give it a hint of color when none is here.  I removed the color at both the scanner stage and then did it again in Photoshop.  Odd…  The scanned result was also too muted so I increased the contrast by 30%.  That made a world of difference.  I did that to both covers and both sleeves as well.

Sleeve-front:  This sleeve is well-loved.  What can I tell you?  I played this record…a lot.  As a result, its original condition had to be fixed.  The first thing I did was to pick its true color based on what was in front of me.  Then, I used the paint bucket at its largest size as not to damage the text.  The rest is history.

Sleeve-back:  I used the paint bucket on this too but while the text survived, Janet’s picture didn’t.  The solution was to make another paste it in.  Of course, I also did the usual contrast trick to make it look the way it should.

Back cover:  This one was easy too.  Minor scratches but nothing severe.  All removed with cloning.

Labels:  Labels are in great shape too.  Removing the spindle hole took ages but it’s gone.  I don’t know why I started doing that but can’t stop now!