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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    One way to determine if they are serious about the music or just following trends is how they handle the vinyl.

    By the edges = serious. Greasy fingers on the grooves = well, you know.
    I believe the proper way to handle vinyl is like learning a guitar chord. It takes practice. Can't remember the last time I actually touched the surface of an album.
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    Someone sold his Tangerine Dream collection and I opted for Rubycon in near mint shape for the record. The cover is in a good shape but for a removed round sticker which leaves a faded blue round. Quite visible on this great cover art. I wonder if the lamination came off or if its the residual from the sticker . Any advice for cleaning ?
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    ^ Don't think there's much you can do, and you risk damaging it further if you try to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    Someone sold his Tangerine Dream collection and I opted for Rubycon in near mint shape for the record. The cover is in a good shape but for a removed round sticker which leaves a faded blue round. Quite visible on this great cover art. I wonder if the lamination came off or if its the residual from the sticker . Any advice for cleaning ?
    If there's sticker residue, 99% of the time it can be removed with lighter fluid without any damage to the sleeve. If it's varnish or laminate that got peeled off, there's not much you can do.

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    I think he said sticker fade, which is just a discolorization caused by the sticker, but not actual residue. Or did I misunderstand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    I think he said sticker fade, which is just a discolorization caused by the sticker, but not actual residue. Or did I misunderstand?
    If that's the case, then yeah, not much can be done.

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    Bought an old blues LP last week where a previous owner had for some reason "sealed" it with a strip of inch-wide cellophane tape across the middle of the opening. Working carefully with lighter fluid, Q-tip, and an X-acto knife (to pry up the tape corners), I got the tape itself off only to find that it came off completely clean, leaving 100% of the adhesive still on the sleeve--soft and gooey, too, not dried and hard. Took me the better part of half an hour to get all that muck off the sleeve, but it was worth it--it looks great now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    If that's the case, then yeah, not much can be done.
    I will try on a small portion to see if its just faded or residue from the sticker. Just came home from record store day with a couple of used records. A near mint Corea/ Burton : Crystal Silence ECM German Pressing, a bit of the lamination has peeled of, but that happened to a lot of my German laminated covers. Not too bad so. Klaus Schulze Time wind French pressing cover and record near mint. And yes I never learn, a near mint Weather Report Black Market Dutch Pressing, cover great but the former owner had written his name ERIC with a red permanent marker right on the front cover. There should be a law to punish people who write their names on record covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    Someone sold his Tangerine Dream collection and I opted for Rubycon in near mint shape for the record. The cover is in a good shape but for a removed round sticker which leaves a faded blue round. Quite visible on this great cover art. I wonder if the lamination came off or if its the residual from the sticker . Any advice for cleaning ?
    In the "olden days", my recommendation would be to go to the Library and ask a Librarian for advice....They used to spend time cleaning stuff off of books / covers to keep them clean. I recall an old interview about this subject....another place would be a picture framing shop....they also had knowledge about cleaning up paper surfaces. Alas....I say "Olden Days" as I believe Libraries just chuck old books now and picture framing shops might hire chain-food employees now.....But, look around your community / YT videos.... I took an old Poster from the 90's to my local craft-shop (Michaels) for framing....met a wonderful woman who cleaned up all the tape spots, thumbtack holes and creases and didn't charge extra for it. YMMV IMHO
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    I think I have asked this before but still interested. What album have you bought that has had the most inserts? Pics, liner notes, cards, drawings, stickers etc. For me it's still, Live At Leeds. Am I mistaken but wasn't, Living In The Past, packed as well?
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    Living in the Past just had a bound-in picture booklet.

    Dark Side of the Moon and Sir Pauls' Venus and Mars each came with not one but two posters and two stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Living in the Past just had a bound-in picture booklet.

    Dark Side of the Moon and Sir Pauls' Venus and Mars each came with not one but two posters and two stickers.
    Yes, I have the DSOFM posters. I also liked the poster and books that were in Elton Johns, Captain Fantastic. Great album but again, I've never seen as much stuff as there was in LAL. I guess in those days, it was just part of the fun. Oh, I think that's a beautiful cover print that came out of the Marillion, Brave, reissue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Remember Alice Coopers Schools Out pink panties?
    I got cheated. My copy back in the day didn't have them, just a plastic inner sleeve. Looks like copies with the panties go for big bucks on eBay nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Living in the Past just had a bound-in picture booklet.

    Dark Side of the Moon and Sir Pauls' Venus and Mars each came with not one but two posters and two stickers.
    LTIP also had very hard cardboard outer cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Yes, I have the DSOFM posters. I also liked the poster and books that were in Elton Johns, Captain Fantastic. Great album but again, I've never seen as much stuff as there was in LAL. I guess in those days, it was just part of the fun. Oh, I think that's a beautiful cover print that came out of the Marillion, Brave, reissue.
    Of course, there was Quadrophenia's inner booklet, as well as Madman Across the Water and Kantner's Blows Against the Empire
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    The White Album came with four individual colour portraits of the boys - roughly A4 size - and a big fold-out poster.

    ELO's Out of the Blue had a poster (I think) and a build your own cardboard spaceship kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie B View Post
    The White Album came with four individual colour portraits of the boys - roughly A4 size - and a big fold-out poster.
    The employees at the pressing plant who assembled the album had stacks of photos collated with each set of four separated by a sheet of green paper. They would often just stuff the green paper in the album sleeve along with the photos; I had one in my copy.

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    Black Sabbaths Volume 4 had really nice color photos inside.
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    Chicago live at Carnegie Hall had a book and two posters including the largest I've ever seen in an album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Chicago live at Carnegie Hall had a book and two posters including the largest I've ever seen in an album.
    Right, and was that the first "boxed" set? No, I guess it was George Harrisons' All Things Must Pass. I'm also thinking there must be some classical music boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Right, and was that the first "boxed" set? No, I guess it was George Harrisons' All Things Must Pass. I'm also thinking there must be some classical music boxes.
    I think the first boxed set in rock was Donovan's A Gift from a Flower to a Garden, which contained two LPs and a portfolio of art prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Right, and was that the first "boxed" set? No, I guess it was George Harrisons' All Things Must Pass. I'm also thinking there must be some classical music boxes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    I think the first boxed set in rock was Donovan's A Gift from a Flower to a Garden, which contained two LPs and a portfolio of art prints.
    JC Superstar was around those years as well, wasn't it?? (my copy is a boxset, anyways)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    JD Superstar was around those years as well, wasn't it?? (my copy is a boxset, anyways)
    Jesus Christ Superstar and All Things Must Pass were both 1970, vs. 1967 for the Donovan set.

    The box set version of Superstar was apparently only fleetingly available in the US; I don't think I've ever seen it. The far more common version was a regular gatefold sleeve with faux-leather texture and cutouts inside the gatefold for the LP labels to show through.

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    Am I cheating or just going a little overboard here. I really enjoyed the Wilson Yes vinyl box set. My problem was the new art work for the album covers. I can understand updating these for this particular set. However, these are iconic album covers especially CTTE. Well, it's bugged me so badly, I've started to order these albums from Friday Music. I think they do a really good job with their reissues and covers. Well made and the printing and art work is very good. I'm putting Wilson's vinyl inside these covers and placing them into the box instead of the original box covers. Have I gone 'round the bend with this? As a side note, I thought TFTO, sounded the best to these ears.
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