Randy & The Gypsys – Randy & The Gypsys

Released:  1990
Label:  A&M Records


Front cover:  This wasn’t as nice as it should have been.  It has some cracks that just come from being played and loved.  Very underrated record that came and went without any real notice.  Shame.  Also of note is that the band name is all the way at the edge of the jacket so this is actually a composite image of four different scans:  one for most of the jacket, one for the top, one for the bottom, and one for the hype sticker.  The last one was because I tried replacing the color many times and couldn’t undo back far enough so I had to paste in the sticker from another scan.  It’s exactly as it is on my cover.

Correction sticker:  Because this is a promo copy, this sticker was very crudely pasted on to the bottom of the back cover.  Based on the differences in the text, it appears Randy credit is larger than everyone else’s and he took main production credit on “Love You Honey” and gave co-production credit to Khris Kellow where the original credit gives all production credit of that song to Khris Kellow.  Not sure what’s up with that.  

Back cover:  I pulled off the correction sticker as soon as I got this so I could see what was under it and decided to place it on the left side.  Not a great idea because it covered up the circle and some of the circle on the left side.  As I can’t remove the sticker again (it’s been attached for years), I copied the right side of the sticker, pasted it, and reversed it until it matched exactly what was under the sticker.  I then moved it and cloned around it so the lines would be gone.  Next up, I replaced all the black as it was worn from years in my possession, and painted over the sticker completely to make it disappear.  As you can see, there’s no way to know this big sticker was ever there.  There’s also no text damage.  The last thing I did was to deal with the promo stamp.  As gold scans poorly, I took a picture of it with my phone, resized and re-colored it a little, and pasted it over the stamp.  I then cloned around it to make the lines disappear.  This took a long time but the results were worth it.

Labels:  Labels are in great shape.  Getting rid of the spindle hole on both sides took time but it’s all done.