Recently I picked up the rarest version of the LOUD AND CLEAR Lp on Powered Records:
This one has an alternate sleeve with the band name in BLUE instead of RED. And is printed on thick foldout paper. Also numbered out of 45 and has a stamp on the dust-sleeve:
I really like those little details that Powered Records has an eye for.
Another version is also cool to have; the LIGHT THE FUSE fest version. Powered ordered an exclusive color from the pressing plant to sell on that fest, namely CLEAR!
They also put a stamp on the dust-sleeve like they regularly do. But this time the stamp looks boring but is informative though:
|Bandname, edition name, numbering and web address|
I do not know why POWERED RECORDS seems defunct now, I regret it though.
Another sweet thing is that these records are mint, because I got them from the label and from a friend of the band. Will store them safely. Which isn’t easy, because the final press sleeve is as I told thick paper, but could easily be caught up with ringwear after a few years. That why I came up with a solution:
- Separate the vinyl with dust-sleeve from the record sleeve
- Put the vinyl with dust-sleeve in a empty leftover LP jacket
- Put the record sleeve and now full LP jacket in a plastic protective sleeve
- Put the whole in a sealed plastic LP box