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Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 1 include "Santa Anita", "Culver City", "Santa Monica", and "Blindfold Test No 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 2 includes "Here's Pete", "Blindfold Test No 3", "Arcadia", and "Burbank Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Daisy ChainStraight Or Lame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United International/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Excellent work from The Daisy Chain – a very groovy all-girl combo from the Southern California scene of the late 60s – and one with a surprisingly dark sound as well! At some level, there's traces of regular post-folk psyche or sunshine pop in some of the group's work – but at another, there's a sense of darkness here that really surprises us – almost west coast echoes of the work that Nico did with the Velvet Underground, or a precursor to some of the trippier female work that would come out of the Bay Area scene a few years later. There's a counterpointed sense of moods at work here that really makes the album a great one – not nearly as nasty or kinky as you might guess from the reference that gives them their name, but still pretty moody nonetheless! Titles include "Final Hour", "Superfluous Daisy", "I'll Come Runnin", "All Because Of Him", "Zzotto", and "Run Spot Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Dillard & ClarkFantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark ... LP
A&M/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A mellow masterpiece of sunshine country rock from Dillard & Clark – featuring Gene Clark of the Byrds and Doug Dillard of the Dillards – just a wonderful blend of Cali longhair harmonies, back porch psychedelia and expert Byrds-y tunefulness! Dillard's banjo and some chirping fiddle, mandolin and chiming acoustic guitars bring a bit of bluegrass into the sound, but the record has California written all over it thanks to the vocal harmonies and wistful tune craft. Really close to perfection – and deserves as much praise as the better known country rock benchmarks of the era. Tracks include "Out On The Side", "She Darked The Sun", "Train Laves Here This Mornin", "With Care From Somewhere", "Git On It Brother", "In The Plan", "Why Not Your Baby", "Lyin' Down In The Middle", "Don't Be Cruel" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob DylanBest Of The Cutting Edge 1965/1966 – Bootleg Series Vol 12 (180 gram 3LP box set) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy 3LP ... $88.99 99.99
Pinch yourself – you've gotta be dreaming – because Columbia Records just unlocked the vaults, and unearthed a treasure trove of never-heard recordings from the sessions from some of Bob Dylan's greatest records – Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde! Each record is a masterpiece in its own right – the product of countless creative moments by Dylan in the studio, only some of which made it on record – leaving a lot more to be rediscovered all these many years later, and finally offered up to paint a vivid picture of Dylan's genius in 1965 and 1966! Some tracks are quite different – demos, acoustic versions, piano versions, and even a few rehearsals – and if you dig Bob Dylan at all, you'll find plenty here to love. Heavy 3LP set is pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with a big book in a slipcover, and includes 36 tracks in all – with unreleased unusual versions of "Tombstone Blues", "Positively 4th Street", "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", "California", "You Don't Have To Do That", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Medicine Sunday", "Desolation Row", "Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence", "Just Like a Woman", "Lunatic Princess", "I'll Keep It With Mine", and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Evan GeesmanCoils (with bonus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
An album that bills itself as "acoustic songwriting filtered through the futuristic acid trip that is the current Southern California beat scene" – but a set that's also much more than that as well! True, there's some sweet songs nestled in the mix – vocals and guitar that might be more familiar on a sensitive indie rock set – but the electronics are what really make things great – and have these great textures and tones – lots of bubbles and waves that come across with a warmth that really matches more straightforward moments. The blend's as strong as you might find in Stereolab at their best – but Evan Geesman sounds nothing like them – and instead has a very different vibe, but with a similar blend of acoustic and electronic. Titles include "Rain Maker", "Take A Chance", "Sleeptalking", "Uncoil", "Husk", and "Beast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Lightnin Sam HopkinsLightnin Sam Hopkins (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 20.99
A gem of a record from the legendary Lightnin Hopkins – a set that adds in just a bit of extra instrumentation, including drums from Spider Kilpatrick on a few cuts, and additional bass and drums on a few more – all with a vibe that adds a slight extra kick to the Hopkins groove, but all without ever making things too smooth or commercial at all! Hopkins was already a very fully-formed singer by the time of this early 60s session – and his ability to effortlessly tell a tale is instantly apparent – both with his vocals and guitar! Titles include "Meet You At The Chicken Shack", "Once Was A Gambler", "Ice Storm Blues", "Do The Boogie", "Goin' Out", "California Showers", and "Ice Storm Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Hard rock perfected! It's around Led Zeppelin IV that you can easily say that the group moved up from being incredibly great to flat-out legendary – really in a class by themselves, although maybe they'd already reached that point with the sublime sounds of the previous three records! There's a darkness here – and a sense of magick too – an eerie new energy that still has all the balls-out rock power of before, but which has the group moving into this heady territory that's really all their own. Every song is a classic – and tracks include "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "When The Levee Breaks", "Going To California", "Four Sticks", and "Battle Of Evermore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and maybe even more solid than the original!)
Also available Led Zeppelin IV ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlo SavinaGrand Tour (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ring/Sonor (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A grand tour in sound from maestro Carlo Savina – swirling out here in a sweet blend of funky rhythms, strings, and some of the warmer touches you'd find on Italian soundtracks from the late 70s! Savina scored more than a few films over his career, and he's equally great on this obscure sound library session for the Ring Records label – a set that's awash in keyboard lines, compressed guitars, and a blend of the kind of soulful, slinky currents you'd expect from the Love Boat image on the cover! There's some nice effects on the electric elements at times – almost creating a watery vibe – and titles include "California 3000", "Bahamas", "Tibet", "Caraibi", "Sechelles", "Portorico", and "Canaries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Marlena ShawMarlena Shaw Anthology ... LP
Soul Brother/Expansion (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
At last! Someone's finally gone and put together a real collection of Marlena Shaw's fantastic jazzy soul work! Sure, there's been other compilations out on the market – but this one's the real deal, and spans her years at Chess/Cadet, Blue Note, and Columbia – years that saw Marlena emerging to become one of the greatest smooth soul singers of all time! The set begins with the oft-sampled cuts "Woman Of The Ghetto" and "California Soul" – both righteous classics in their own right. The groove then moves onto the excellent "Liberation Conversation", and other smoother material, like "This Feeling's Good", "Loving You Was Like A Party", "Feel Like Making Love", "Without You In My Life", and "Yu Ma/Go Away Little Boy", which features one of the greatest monologues on record! Also includes a version of Al Johnson's "Back For More", and "Could It Be You", a duet with Phil Upchurch. 16 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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Piero UmilianiSmog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale (180 gram vinyl plus bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing out on a handful of rare recordings like this one – quite different than their American material of a few years before! Baker is especially striking – with lead solos that have a great sense of compression, and a depth of soul that really move beyond the Pacific Jazz recordings. And Merrill is wonderful, too – with that special flavor she only ever seemed to open up when she went overseas – and got to move into more unusual settings. But the real star is Umiliani throughout – balancing modern impulses with late night jazz in a way that really points the way towards his later scores in the 60s – but which is already nearly perfect here! Titles include "Smog" (done in instrumental and vocal versions by Baker and Merrill), plus "Dawn", "Tensione", "Tops", "California In The Summer", "Hollywood Tonight", "Bowling", and "Twilight At Los Angeles". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCambodian Cassette Archives – Khmer Folk & Pop Music Vol 1 (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99
A massive assemblage of raw, percussive Cambodian music recorded between the 60s and the 90s! The blend of styles is pretty impressive – raw found-folk elements prevail throughout, but a pretty staggering array sounds throughout the years find their way into the mix – from traces of organ funk, to 60s psychedelia, lounge, and pop vocals! The tracks were culled from over well over 100 cassette tapes found at the Asian Branch of the Oakland Public Library in California – many of the artists are unknown! 20 tracks including "Blue Basket", "Sat Tee Touy (Look At The Owl)", "Srey No", "She Doesn't Need Your Money", "Birds Are Singing But My Lover Won't Return" and lots more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HazelGame, Dames, & Guitar Thangs (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... About February 1, 2016 (delayed)
A massively tripped-out set of guitar-based funk – played to perfection by the legendary Eddie Hazel, best known for his work in the George Clinton P-Funk empire! The album offers a different side of Eddie's talents – one that's produced with a smoothly compressed California groove, in a mode that's almost an extension of some of the themes explored by Shuggie Otis on his own 70s albums – taken with a bit more of a P-Funk style. George Clinton produced the set with Eddie – and the tunes have a nice slow-stepping groove that really opens up the guitar solos wonderfully. The record kicks off with a massive cover of "California Dreamin" – but the whole thing's great, with a wonderfully unified feel throughout! Other titles include "Frantic Moment", "What About It?", "So Goes The Story", "Physical Love", and a great cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerTravelin' ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Rough and raw blues from John Lee Hooker – recorded with plenty of emphasis on gritty guitar and vocals, backed by a nicely understated rhythm section! The overall feel is a bit rootsier than some of the other blues work coming out from Chicago labels at the time – and Hooker's right at home in this lean, mean setting – working in the kind of groove that made him a bit influence on a younger generation in the 60s. Titles include "No Shoes", "I'm A Stranger", "Goin To California", "Dusty Road", "Solid Sender", "Sunny Land", "Whiskey & Wimmen", and "Run On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Baby HueyBaby Huey Story – The Living Legend ... LP
Curtom, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types – working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy – a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows – plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cheap TrickAt Budokan – The Complete Concert (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Epic, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest, most iconic live rock albums of its era – in which the to that point underappreciated (in the US...as you can hear the wild screams, the had the love elsewhere) midwestern powerpop progenitors FINALLY broke through and cemented their legend! As great as the original live album was (and still is), it always felt truncated, and it was – until this long-waited complete concert was released! Most of the greatest cuts from the first few albums are represented, including "Come On, Come On", "I Want You To Want Me" (of course!), "Big Eyes", "ELO Kiddies", "Need Your Love", "High Roller", "Auf Wiedersehen", "California Man", "Surrender" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jordan De La SierraGymnosphere – Song Of The Rose ... LP
Unity/Numero, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey piano work from Jordan De La Sierra – material that's clearly informed by the 60s experiments of La Monte Young and Terry Riley, but which also has a more open, spiritual quality too! The piano has a nice sense of tuning – one that's almost watery at points – and Jordan's in no rush to let the notes unfold, as he often waits for one to resonate out before starting the next – which creates this very spacious, meditative quality throughout – a mode that's also inspired by Indian music, but much more laidbck and North California! The package reproduces the original 2LP set – complete with artwork and original notes. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gymnosphere – Song Of The Rose ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ OdysseyOdyssey (MoWest) ... LP
MoWest/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A key moment in the west coast years of Motown – and one of the most unique albums the label recorded during the early 70s! The group's got a mixture of soul, funk, and rock – served up by a hip lineup of younger longhairs who make for a real change from the class and poise of Detroit in the decade before! There's a freewheeling vibe here that takes inspiration from Sly & The Family Stone, but which is handled with some more acoustic elements and jazzier phrasing at times too – a really great Free Soul quality that's kept the album an under-discovered treasure for years. The whole thing feels more like a lost A&M gem from the Laurel Canyon scene – but with a definitely soul bent, too – and titles include "Gossamer Wings", "Wondrous Castles", "Broken Road", "Black Top Island", "Sunny California Woman", and "Home Of The Brave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

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✨✧ Chuck & Mary PerrinBrother & Sister (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Webster's Last Word/Mapeche (Spain), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from the duo of Chuck & Mary Perrin – a sweetly dreamy folk rock duo from Central Illinois! The pair recorded this album for their own tiny Webster's Last Word label back in the late 60s – and although they were cut off in the hinterlands of the midwest near Peoria, there's a sound to their work that reminds us of a lot of the best California sunshine folk of the time! Chuck and Mary sing duet vocals on nearly every track – and although their background is folk, they're not really folkies – and are working much more in the freer-spirited, and personally empowered sound of the sunshine pop generation. Titles include "Commencement", "Violets Of Dawn", "Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do", "Younger Generation", and "Mornings". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCountry Funk Vol 2 – 1967 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into the "swamp rock" mode of the time – while others showcase hip LA artists mixing rootsy elements with tighter studio production – and a few more have genre-crossing country artists trying on some more soulful modes for good measure. The range of work is really great – and quite surprising, too – and the whole thing's got a great look that really illuminates the music within. Titles include "Northeast Texas Women" by Willis Allan Ramsey, "Nobody" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, "Collection Box" by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, "Me & Mr Hohner" by Bobby Darin, "Hunger Child Blues" by Townes Van Zant, "California Women" by Hoyt Axton, "Pay Day Give Away" by Bill Wilson, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, "Cajun Moon" by JJ Cale, "Sumpin Funky Going On" by Donnie Fritts, and "Don't Let Me Down" by Dillard & Clark. LP, Vinyl record album
(Housed in a deluxe stoughton tip on jacket.)
 
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✨✧ Ty SegallEmotional Mugger ... LP
Drag City, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A grimy gem from the indefatigable Ty Segall! Backed by here by The Muggers – with frequent co-horts including Mikal Cronin and new collaborators Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang), Dale Crover (Melvins) and others – it's got a tense, murky vibe quite unlike his earlier records! It's dense and dissonant, but has strong songcraft – with weird bits of keyboard that remind us of pre-WB Devo (as does the creepy baby mask on the cover...coincidence?) without burying the raw garagey rock at the core. Includes "Squealer", "Californian Hills", "Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess", "Breakfast Eggs", "Diversion", "Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)", "Mandy Cream", "Candy Sam", "Squeler Two". "WUOTWS" and "The Magazine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Emotional Mugger ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ PharcydeLabcabincalifornia (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Delicious Vinyl/Bicycle Music, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second Pharcyde record – and though not as blunted and playful as the first one, it's still nearly as great – with that unrivaled, wholly original, easy west coast vibe! The production is more steady-handed this time around, which alienated fans of Bizarre Ride early on, but it also laid the groundwork for the late 90s Jay Dee groove of keyboards and measured beats! The set also features production by M-Walk and Diamond D. 17 tracks including "Bullsh*t", "Pharcyde", "Groupie Therapy", the classic single "Runnin", "She Said", "Splattitorium", "Drop", "Somethin That Means Somethin", "Hey You", "Devil Music", "Emerald Butterfly", "Heart & Soul", "The Hustle", "The E.N.D." and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
 
 



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