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Collectors information & Description: 

This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork, album production details.

Torch is a Heavy Metal band from Sweden and is evolving from the former "Black Widow" band. Torch has been active from the year 1980 until 1986 and resurrected in 2003.

Torch is their first official full-length album and was released in 1983 on the Tandan record label with the catalognr "TAN LP 5". The production and sound engineering was in hands of "Thomas Summo". It was recorded at the Popstudio, mixed at "Studio Bastun" and Mastered at Polar. Album cover art was designed by "Kjelle Lindgren", co-designed by Jane M. who also did the photography.

TORCH - Self-Titled FOC album cover photo
High resolution photos of  TORCH - Self-Titled FOC

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

Album Fact Sheet: TORCH - Self-Titled FOC
Music Genre: Heavy Metal 
Album Production information:

The album: "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" was produced by: Thomas Summo

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Thomas Summo

This album was recorded at: Studio Bastun

Album cover design: Kjelle Lindgren and Jane M.

Album cover photography: Jane M.

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: TANDAN TAN LP 5
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Year & Country:  1983 Made in Sweden

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC"


Album Back Cover  Photo of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC"


Inner Sleeve   of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" Album


Photo of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" Album's Inner Sleeve  


Enlarged & Zoomed photo of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" Record's Label


Photo of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" 12" LP Record - Side One:


Photo of "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" 12" LP Record - Side Two:


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: TORCH - Self-Titled FOC

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dan Dark (Lead Vocals),
  • Claus Wildt (Guitars)
  • Chris J. First (Guitars),
  • Ian Greg (Bass),
  • Steve Streaker (Drums).


Chris J. First - Guitars, Claus Wild - Guitars and Steve Streaker - Drums have been performing in the Black Widow band before joining Torch in the year 1980.

Complete Track-listing of the album "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC"

The detailed tracklist of this record "TORCH - Self-Titled FOC" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Warlock
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Watcher of the Night
  4. Rage Age
  5. Beyond the Threshold of Pain
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Battle Axe
  2. Hatchet Man
  3. Sweet Desire
  4. Sinister Eyes
  5. Gladiator

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: Very Good Plus (VG+) - A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled. Record surfaces will show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches.

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.


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