Label: A&M Records
Front cover: I am the original owner, though I didn’t own this until about 20 years ago or so. Still, it’s in very good shape. The scanner had other ideas on how this should look and I had to fight with it a little but I got there. All adjustments done at the scan stage
Sleeve-front: These had yellowed with age but I managed to correct that fairly easily both at the scan stage and then removing the color cast in Photoshop. I love vendor sleeves. They’re such “blasts from the past.”
Sleeve-back: Same processes applied here. Neither one was bent in the slightest which is pretty remarkable given their age and the fact that I did play this record.
Back cover: This went well too, thought the scanner had different ideas of what the color should be. All correction done at the scan stage.
Labels: Labels are in great shape. Spindle removal is pretty simple. Just use the same gradient pattern from the same area and cloned away the holes.
Poster: I haven’t done a stitch project like this but this one went pretty easily. This took two scan passes to capture all of it. Once done, I stitched it together and, through cloning, got rid of the fold creases. This is in excellent shape too somehow. I also have to add what a totally strange thing to add to the album package. It’s not done particularly well and I have no idea what its purpose is? Who would hang this on their wall?