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Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

VINYL GRADING

MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks PERFECT, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains.

NEAR MINT or NM, M- : 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.

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches

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.

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.

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.

ALBUM COVER GRADING

MINT (M): Perfect! This album cover looks PERFECT. 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 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.

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++: 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+: 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: 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 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.


 

RAVEN - STAY HARD NWOBHM 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

 

Collectors information & Description: 

"Stay Hard" is the fourth full-length album by the British heavy metal band Raven, released in 1985. It is the first album recorded in the United States for the major label Atlantic Records, after the British band had passed under American management. Source: wikipedia

RAVEN - STAY HARD album cover photo
Great Vinyl on https://vinyl-records.nl/ this is album cover photo of RAVEN - STAY HARD

Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

John Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "John Gallagher" has been playing bass and singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. John Gallagher is the brother of "Mark Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both John and Mark Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.

Mark Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "Mark Gallagher" has been playing guitars and occasionally singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. Mark Gallagher is the brother of "John Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both Mark and JOhn Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.

Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his productions with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s.Pre-1970 Wagener and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O) performed together in a German band called "Band X", which was a predecessor to Accept. Michael Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept.

Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions

His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , W.A.S.P., White Lion and many others

Norman Dunn a sound engineer and in the 1980s responsible for the recording of several metal albums for bands like Anthrax, Carnivore, Crumbsuckers, Raven, Whiplash.

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

Album Fact Sheet: RAVEN - STAY HARD
Music Genre: Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 
Album Production information:

The album: "RAVEN - STAY HARD" was produced by: Michael Wagener and Raven

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Norman Dunn

Assistent sound engineers: Alex Perialas, Peter Bombar

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

Peter Bombar a sound engineer who has been working together with Alex Perialas, Norman Dunn, Jon Zazula. During the 1980s he has been responsible for the sound recording for albums of the Heavy Metal bands: Attila, Raven, Thrasher, T.T. Quick and others.

This album was recorded at: Pyramid Sound Studio, New York

Mastered by George Marino, at Sterling Sound, New York City.

  George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C. , he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. . Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

Album art direction: Bob Defrin

Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Atlantic 781 241-1
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1985 Made in Germany

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "RAVEN - STAY HARD"

 
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Album Back Cover  Photo of "RAVEN - STAY HARD"

 
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Enlarged & Zoomed photo of "RAVEN - STAY HARD" Record's Label

 

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Photo of "RAVEN - STAY HARD" 12" LP Record - Side One:

 
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Photo of "RAVEN - STAY HARD" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

 
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Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: RAVEN - STAY HARD

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Gallagher - Lead vocals, Bass
  • Mark Gallagher - Lead Guitar
  • Rob "WACKO!" Hunter - Drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "RAVEN - STAY HARD"

The detailed tracklist of this record "RAVEN - STAY HARD" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Stay Hard (Gallagher, Hunter) 2:59
  2. When the Going Gets Tough (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:34
  3. On and On (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:54
  4. Get it Right (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:49
  5. Restless Child (Gallagher, Hunter) 2:45
  6. The Power and the Glory (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:37
  7. Pray for the Sun (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:22
  8. Hard Ride (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:15
  9. Extract the Action (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:04
  10. The Bottom Line (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:37

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Very Good Plus (VG+) - LP cover will have slight signs of wear. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.

 RAVEN LP's in Stock

 

 All For One (ITA)

Price 24.95

 

 Pack is Back

Price 7.95

 

 Stay Hard

Price 9.95

 

Wiped Out + 7" Single

Price 39.99


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