The Temptations – Meet the Temptations

Released:  1964
Label:  Gordy/Motown Records


Front cover:  This isn’t an original but it’s awfully close to being one.  I tried to find an original but all the ones I found were trashed.  Since I also play my records, I didn’t just want one for visual purposes.  This is a nice thick slab of vinyl in a thick cardboard jacket that’s in pretty good shape.  For whatever reason, the image was cockeyed so I had to fix that.  I also corrected the browning with a paint bucket.  Not hard to do at all and the result is great.  I did a “remove color caste” to find the true color which matched other LPs I found online.  Then, I used that color and cleaned everything up at its largest size so text wouldn’t be harmed.  The result is really nice.

Back cover:  The back of this was also cockeyed so that had to be adjusted.  Not too difficult.  I also replaced all the white because while mine is in good shape, it’s also kinda brown.  The “remove color caste” trick mentioned above got rid of all of it and it looks pristine.

Labels:  The scanner rendered these labels perfectly.  All I had to do was remove the spindle hole which I just cloned out.