"The Final Countdown" is the third studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. Released on 26 May 1986 through Epic Records. It was recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Mastersound Studios in Atlanta and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.
Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.
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.
NEAR MINT or NM, M- : 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.
This album "Europe - Final Countdown" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos
The album: "Europe - Final Countdown" was produced by: Kevin Elson for Elson Music Vision
Sound/Recording and Sound Mix Engineer(s): Kevin Elson, Wally Buck
This album was recorded at: Powerplay Studios, Zurich, Switzerland; Soundtrade Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Mastersound Studios, Atlanta; Fantasy Studios, San Francisco.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York
Bob Ludwig is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering facility Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc at Portland, Maine.
Art Direction: Joel Zimmerman
Album cover Illustration: Les Katz
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Epic EPC 26808, BFE 40241
Origina custom inner sleeve with photos and lyrics of all songs by Europe
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1986 Netherlands and Europe