Label: RSO/Polydor Records
Front cover: Very nice copy but my scanner wanted it darker than it should be. Easily fixed in Photoshop with a simple brightness adjustment.
Sleeve-1: Time does what it does and both sides of this sleeve had yellowed – not considerably but they are yellow nonetheless. A simple “remove color cast” fixed this side. Then, I removed all the inconsistencies with the “paint bucket” tool when it was at its largest scanned size. All imperfections disappeared with the exception of just a few that I easily “cloned” out. As you see, the text was preserved perfectly.
Sleeve-2: Same thing here but instead of “remove color cast,” I just copied the color from the first side and used the “paint bucket” here to remove the yellow along with the imperfections. One less step. As with the other side, I did have to do some light “cloning” to remove a few creases but this came out looking great. You can still see some uneven text at the bottom but fixes just aren’t believably so I left it alone. It’s all still very readable.
Back cover: …Turns out recycled fibers don’t do the “40 year” thing very well. As a result, the front and back covers were taken from my Japanese mini-LP. It looks exactly the same – right down to the consistency of the paper it’s printed on. You even get the flap. The back had the Japanese release number printed on the very bottom which I removed but, beyond that, no difference whatsoever. I apologize for any perceived artificiality. It wasn’t by choice.
Hype sticker: Thanks to our friend, Rick-An Ordinary Fool from A&M Corner, we can share this with you. He scanned this at 600dpi (just like we do). I took it, cleaned up the edges, and added it here. Thanks again, Rick!
Labels: For some reason, there was magic marker that started right near the foot of the cow and it extended in a rectangle right to the left edge of the label. This was done to both sides. No clue why that’s there. There’s no text behind it so I don’t get it. Anyway, after some careful hand-drawing to fix the cow’s leg, I could “clone” out the rectangular bar that was marring otherwise perfect labels.