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LIZZY BORDEN LOVE YOU TO PIECES 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0628 LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces

“Love You To Pieces” is the first official full length album and second record by the American Glam Metal band “Lizzy Borden”.

This album “LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces” includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Album Production information:

The album: “LIZZY BORDEN Love You To Pieces” was produced by: Lizzy Borden

Executive Producer: Brian Slagel

Brian Slagel is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records. Slagel is known for giving Metallica their first break in 1982, with an appearance on Metal Massacre, a compilation album on Metal Blade, and has since released seminal albums by Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Amon Amarth and The Black Dahlia Murder, among others. Use this link to access a list of heavy metal albums produced by Brian Slagel during the 1980s

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Randy Burns

Randy Burns is an American Music producer, Sound Engineer, and sound mixer. Responsible for the recorded sound of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. Bands he has worked with include: 3rd Stage Alert, Agent Steel, Aversion, Bitter End, Chris Poland, Crumbsuckers, Dark Age, Dark Angel, DBC, Dead End, Death, Excel, Helstar, Kreator, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, Ludichrist, Megadeth, Morgoth, Mortal Sin, Nuclear Assault, Possessed, Suicidal Tendencies, Uncle Sam, Zoetrope.

This album was recorded at: Grinder Studio in Hollywood, Sun Swept Studio in N. Hollywood and Mad Dog Studio in Venice.Mixed at Mad Dog Studio in Venice

Mastered by: Eddie Schreyer

Eddy Schreyer, Owner and chief engineer of Oasis Mastering, Studio City, California, has over 30 years of experiencing mastering thousands of music albums.

Mastered at Capitol Records.

Album cover design: Vince Gutierrez

Cover model: Stephaine (or Stephanie) Smith

Album cover photography: Daniel Hernandez

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IRON ANGEL WINDS OF WAR 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0627 IRON ANGEL Winds of War

This album “Winds Of War ” is the second official full-length album released by the German Speed/Thrash Metal band “Iron Angel”.

This album “Winds of War was recorded in April 1986 at Karo Music Studio, Munster, Germany. It was produced by Kalle Trap (Kalle Trap being producer for many of the leading German Thrash Metal bands during he 1980s) and engineered by Uwe Ziegler. Artwork was done by Edda & Uwe Karczewski , best known for the album covers of “Helloween”.

ACE LANE – SEE YOU IN HEAVEN NWOBHM EXPULSION 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0626 ACE LANE See You in Heaven
Front cover of the original “See You in Heaven” by “Ace Lane”

“See You In Heaven” is the first and only album released by the British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band “Ace Lane”. 

This album is the EXPULSION release which is the very first release (later this album was re-issued on the Mausoleum and RoadrunneR Record labels.

VINYL Record COLLECTOR’S GUIDE On Right Society and Market Codes

This section list the market code information of the codes listed on the record labels. Note that the Country Market Code does not necessarily produced in that country, but that the record is intended to be sold in that country. Export/import records can be recognized by examing/matching the market code with other “country” related information on the label. Eg Led Zeppelin II ATL SD 8236 has printed “Gema” in the top right of the label. While the label bottom reads Mfg Atlantic Recording Corp… Broadway New York. This indicates that this record was Made in the USA and destined as an export record for Germany, most likely for the American Forces located in Germany.

ACAM = Costa Rica
ACDAM = Cuba
ACUM = Israel
AEPI = Greece
AGADU = Uruguay
AKKA/LAA = Latvia
AKM = Austria
ALBAUTOR = Albania
AMCOS = Australia, New Zealand
APA = Paraguay
APDASPAC = Peru
APDAYC = Peru
APRA = Australia
ARTISJUS = Hungary
ASCAP = USA
AUSTROMECHANA = Austria
BIEM = international and relates to some European countries. Additonal information on country of origin can usually be found on the record’s label or album cover.
BMI = USA
BUMA = Netherlands
CASH = Hong Kong
CEDAR = Netherlands
CISAC = international
CMRRA = Canada
COTT = Trinidad, Tobago
EAU = Estonia
FCA = Fiji
FILSCAP = Philippines
GEMA = Germany
GESAC = Europe
GESAP = Georgia
GRAMO = Norway
GVL = Germany
HDS = Croatia
HFA = USA
IMRO = Ireland
IPRS = India
JASRAC = Japan
KCI = Indonesia
KODA = Denmark
KOMCA = South Korea
LATGA-A = Lithuania
MACP = Malaysia
MCPS = UK
MCSC = China
MCSK = Kenya
MESAM = Turkey
MUSICAUTOR = Bulgaria
MUST = Taiwan
NCB = Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia
OSA = Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia)
PAMRA = UK
PPL = UK
PRS = UK
RAO = Russian Federation
SABAM = Belgium
SACEM = France
SACEM Luxembourg = Luxembourg
SACM = Mexico
SACVEN = Venezuela
SADAIC = Argentina
SAMI = Sweden
SAMRO = South Africa
SAYCO = Colombia
SAZAS = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SBACEM = Brazil
SCAM = France
SCD = Chile
SDRM = France
SENA = Netherlands
SESAC = USA
SGA = Guinea-Bissau
SGAE = Spain
SIAE = Italy, The Vatican, San Marino
SOCAN = Canada
SODRAC = Canada
SOKOJ = Serbia, Montenegro (former Yugoslavia)
SOZA = Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia)
SPA = Portugal
STEF = Iceland
STEMRA = Netherlands
STIM = Sweden
SUISA = Switzerland, Liechtenstein
TEOSTO = Finland
TONO = Norway
UACRR = Ukraine
UBC = Brazil
UCMR-ADA = Romania
ZAIKS = Poland

VINYL Records GRADING/CONDITION

Guidelines for assessing the grading / condition of used records (based on Goldmine Grading for Records)

MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains. No stickers address labels, writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.

NEAR MINT or NMM- : this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl. It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see. The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the outer edge of the vinyl resting inside) may be acceptable, however the artwork is be as close to perfect as can be.

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NOScratches COVER: Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the cover or taped repairs can make this grade.

VERY GOOD PLUS or VG+ record shows wear, surface scuffs. The vinyl still has a great luster, but the flaws will be noticeable to the naked eye. If the flaws don’t cause any surface noise, the vinyl can still make the VG+ grade. COVERS: A virtually clean cover, but may have small writing on it.The artwork looks clean with slightly more aging. The back of the cover usually gives away the age of the cover. Flat white paper will be somewhat yellow yet no stains or mildew from water damage. Some minor wear to the seams or spine, but no tears or holes popping through. The corners will be slightly dog eared yet no crackly bends, defacing the artwork. In essence, a VG+ cover should have no more than 3 flaws mentioned.

VERY GOOD or VG: this record is a record that is good enough. They are not really going to look very good, but it will STILL play very good. there will almost always be some surface noise when they are played. The Dynamics should still be excellent, overpowering the surface noise. A VG record will appear well have been played but still have some luster. VG covers will look worn, used. There may be some seam splitting . There will be some ring wear, where the ink has begun to wear off. Giving the cover a look of snow falling. If the artwork looks snowy all over, it is less than VG condition. There may be some writing on the cover (still, no Large letters in magic marker). It will look aged and more yellowish due to contamination’s in the air (sometimes looking like cigarette smoke). Still it should be decent.

GOOD or G A good record will look very well played, dull, grayish and possibly abused. However a Good record should still play. It will have distracting surface noise. Such as crackle that is continuous or some hiss. Will also have some loss of dynamics caused from grooves being worn. It should play without any skips or any obtrusively loud pops or repeated clicks, caused by deep scratches. Good means that it will play with some form of decency, so one can still enjoy the music even though you can still hear noise caused from the wear. A Good cover will have just about everything wrong with it. It will have seam splits (possibly taped repaired, but only with scotch tape. No duct tape or masking tape repairs. These are big turn offs. May have magic marker writing on the cover but still if they are in huge letters, it is a big turn off.In essence, the cover will looked virtually trashed, but some artwork will still be noticed. If the artwork is worn, it is POOR and the cover is worthless.

Glossary for Vinyl Collectors

An explanation of the abbreviations used in the domain of collecting vinyl records.

7

7″ means a 7-inch diameter, the smallest diameter used for vinyl records, mainly used for singles, although 7″ EP’s do exist. Mostly recorded at 45rpm, but some older UK records have been recorded at 33 1/3 RPM

10

10″ 10-inch the medium diameter of records, mainly used for EP

12

12″ 12-inch (~31cm) the largest diameter for records, mainly used for LP’s, although 12″ singles exist, so-called maxi-singles.

B

BJ Blank Jacket (cover(

B/W “backed with” or “B-side with” and refers to the b-side of a single

C

CC Cut Corner

CDM La chante du Monde

CH: Cut Hole

CND Club National du Disque

CO Cut Out, deleted item that has been saw cut, clipped or drilled by the record company to prevent it being sold as full price product.

D

DF Les Discophiles Francais

DIE-CUT – A sleeve with a custom cut area or hole, usually intended to reveal a picture disc, coloured vinyl disc or the label, without having to remove it from the sleeve.

DL DeLuxe Cover

DLP Double LP

DMM Direct Metal Mastering during the vinyl records production process the master disc is cut on a copper-coated disc. which produces a high quality audio (audiophile) record, it seems that DMM also improved the lifetime of the vinyl discs

E

EP an EP is a record which has two or three tracks on each side

F

F/A: For Auction, item is for sale on an auction

FOC Fold Out Cover, see: Gatefold cover

FREAKBEAT Freakbeat is the name for rare, collectable, and obscure British Invasion records. Usually, these are rare British blues and garage rock, bands that sounded a bit like the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, or the Bluesbreakers, but occasionally some of the tougher Merseybeat bands fit this category, too. The criteria for freakbeat is a little vague, and known basically to collectors who specialize in the style, but it generally is fairly obscure British Invasion of all

FS: Factory Sealed, or For Sale

G

Good, see Vinyl Grading Guide

GF Gatefold Cover, A sleeve folded down the centre to create a double pocket, some may have the opening on the inside (eg Pink Floyd’s Meddle) more commonly the opening is on the outside

GLAMROCK Glam rock is a style of rock music popularised in the 1970s, and was mostly a British phenomenon and confined to larger cities in the U.S. such as New York and Los Angeles. It was distinguished by the costumes and stage acts of the performers rather than any particular aspect of their music. The emphasis was on superficiality and an unabashed embracing of decadence, fame and sexuality, a statement of sorts against such acts as Pink Floyd, King Crimson,  

GLITTER ROCK Glitter rock, a short-lived genre in the mid-1970s, was an extreme exploration of the fantasy-side of the reality-fantasy parents of heavy metal. Was staylized by the flashy appearance of the performers. The music merged theatrics and rock music of the early to late 1970’s. There was as well a influence of the idea of alien life and an ever changing image in performance, music and artist in general.

H

HM Harmonia Mundi

HQ 180: High Quality Vinyl LPs which weights 180 grams. The High Quality 180 gram premium format offers a significant improvement in the sound of recordings. The HQ-180 is 50% heavier with 50% more mass, providing a more substantial platform for the phono pick-up system. The result is a more stable, focused image with tighter, deeper bass, crisp transient attack and improved channel separation. The HQ-180 is not only thicker and heavier, the new technology used to press the HQ-180 yields an even quieter surface, providing reduced noise and distortion components

HR Highly Rated, Recommended

I

ITALO DISCO Italo disco was a style of electronic dance music during the 80s. Though many of the artists came from Italy as the name implies, the term is sometimes used for groups in other European countries in conjunction with euro disco. Italo disco had a more synth pop/electro feel to it than American disco, which had funk and soul roots

L

LCFDD Le Club Francais du Disque

LOL L’oiseau Lyre

LP Long Play this is record with more then 4-5 tracks per side

LVDP La Voce del Padrone

LVDSA La Voz de Su Amo

LVDSM La voix de son Maitre

M

MATRIX NUMBER The number or numbers in the run-off groove of a record or around the centre ring on the playing side of a compact disc. Identifies a particular pressing from other pressings of the same item. For example, the only way to tell which mix of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ 12″ you may have (there are three different ones with identical labels) is purely by the matrix in the run off groove. See also: stamper code

MFSL Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been the undisputed pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company’s inception in 1977. Established by dedicated audiophiles, Mobile Fidelity’s first and foremost goal was to offer faithfully reproduced high fidelity recordings that would compliment the numerous advances occurring in audio delivery systems. Throughout its history, Mobile Fidelity has remained true to this goal, pioneering state-of-the-art technologies and setting audiophile standards that remain in place today.

MMS The Musical Masterpiece Society

Mono

N

NC Neutral Cover, neutral sleeve, opposite of picture sleeve.

NM Near Mint, see vinyl grading guide

NOC Non original cover

NO-PS No Picture-sleeve

O

OBI: An OBI is a paper strip which is usually wrapped around the left corner of the LPs or the CDs. The purpose of the OBI is mainly for the translation of the title into Japanese and to give additional information on the product. See our OBILand? Section for more information about OBIs. Obi-strips are very rare on Japanese items dating from before the late 1960s. Related Links: Electric OBILand

OIS Original Inner Sleeve

OOP: Out Of Print, this recording (LP, CD) is no longer produced

P

PH Punch Hole or Promo Hole

PS Picture Sleeve , or picture cover

S

S Sealed

Single: this is a record which has one track on each side

SOB Sticker on Back Cover

SOC Sticker on Cover

S/ST Stereo

Stamper: A stamper is used to “press” the vinyl. Pressing vinyl records over and over again is hard on metal stampers. Causing them to wear out, split, become scratched, etc. For a regular weight LP, one can press approximately 1000 records per set of stampers before we start to lose sound quality. For HQ-180 records, the general rule of thumb is one set of stamper per 500 records, due to the longer cycle time and added pressure needed to make the thicker record. Therefore, if you have larger orders, more stampers are needed to complete that order with the highest quality surface integrity. For instance, no one wants an LP from a stamper where the grooves have been damaged due to overuse.

T

TOC Tape On Cover, or Tear of Cover

TP Test Pressing

U

UNCUT PICTURE DISC An item which when commercially released was a shaped disc, but for test pressing purposes has been left circular with either a clear or coloured surround around the actual picture. Only ever a handful in circulation.

V

VA Various Artists

VG Very Good, see Vinyl Grading Guide

W

WLP White Label Promo. Appears only on vinyl where the label is white and for promotional use only

WHITE LABEL A promotional pressing with a completely blank label denoting it is promo only. May also have unique black on white printed labels with just artist & title information or “A” & “B” symbols. Some white labels have different catalogue numbers to domestic releases.

WOB Writing On Back-Cover

WOC Writing On Cover, or Without Cover

WOL Writing On Label

WSOC Water Stain On Cover

WTB: Want To Buy