Diana Ross – Swept Away

Released:  1984
Label:  RCA Records


Front cover:  This one has clearly been through the wringer.  I remember rescuing it from a box of LPs that were being dumped in a laundry room some years ago.  As such, it’s got some ring wear everywhere and various cracks.  It’s also yellowed due to age.  The yellowing was easily fixed through the “remove color cast” plugin.  The cracks and other wear went away with cloning.  Lastly, I replaced color of each letter as well as the white background to bring it back to its original luster.  

Gatefold-front:  ThEven the inside didn’t get away unscathed.  The wear inside was easy to fix with color replacement while it was at its largest size to preserve the text.  This was actually fairly easy to do.  

Gatefold-back:  This one was harder.  Had it not been for Diana’s hair coming off the edges of the photo, this would have been over with quickly.  It was not to be, though, so I had to manually replace the coloring all around the photo.  I then did some other cloning work in her hair and on her blouse.  This didn’t take forever but it wasn’t as quick as it could have been.

Back cover:  Again, more roughness.  Wear removed through cloning…lots of cloning. 

Labels:  In a bizarre twist, the LP itself is in fantastic shape.  Yeah, I don’t know why either.  It plays whisper quiet too.  This was very easy to work with.  Just scan, remove spindle hole, and that’s it.