Label: Motown Records
Front covers: I just found a sealed copy of this one. I never imagined I’d find one but I did. My other copy of this is pretty trashed and even though this was sealed, it still has some issues that show themselves on the scanner glass. I expected I’d find them given that albums that have been sealed this long. All minor imperfections were removed with “cloning”. I’m aware that the cover appears off-center. On top of my other LP, I also have a reel-to-reel copy and all of them are off-center. I’ve included a properly-centered front cover for those who’d prefer it.
Gatefold: The gatefold is in perfect shape. I couldn’t separate the sides or hide the folds so I didn’t bother. This is as it really is. Because the white areas had suffered being sealed up, I did have to replace the white areas. To do this, I cut out the original white border. I created a new black file, used the white to color-match, and added the graphic back on top of it.
Back cover: Though sealed, the back cover actually had some scrapes that had to be removed. Many of them in the orange areas an on the group’s pants. There was also a pretty bad slice that extended from the top of the jacket, through the lettering and Dennis’ head, and went down to his arm. I removed it through careful cloning. I was also forced to take an “S” from elsewhere and paste it over the last “S” in Supremes due to wearing.
Sleeves: As you can see, these are absolutely pristine. No air hit them so they’re still white. Bizarre in a great way. It looks absolutely new. I did have to treat a fold in paper which I handled with 3 sheets of card stock inserted into the sleeve prior to scanning.
Labels: Perfect labels. Just removed spindle hole. Nice and simple.