Skids ‘The Absolute Game’ original album label designs

Some months back I promised that as well as publishing some details on the CD issues of the Skids album ‘The Absolute Game’ I would post some photos of the original album art, for comparison – so anyone who is not familiar with the original album (and free album) can get an idea of details such as the label designs, inserts and even a badge of the period that was available courtesy of the merchandise sheet slipped into the album copies.

'The Absolute Game' label design, A side

^ 'The Absolute Game' label design, A side

'The Absolute Game' label design, B side

^ 'The Absolute Game' label design, B side

'The Absolute Game' lyric insert and merchandise sheet

^ 'The Absolute Game' lyric insert and merchandise sheet

'Strength Through Joy' label design, A side

^ 'Strength Through Joy' label design, A side

'Strength Through Joy' label design, B side

^ 'Strength Through Joy' label design, B side

'The Absolute Game' marble-effect badge and merchandise sheet detail

^ 'The Absolute Game' marble-effect badge and merchandise sheet detail

Merchandise sheet

^ Merchandise sheet

When this album first came out back in 1980, I had to return it to the shop several times before I got a pressing that did not jump and skip all over the place!

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