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Syl JohnsonBack In The Game ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Syl JohnsonBrings Out The Blues In Me ... LP
Shama, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Post-Twinight, and with a sound that's a little less raw, but still pretty darn soulful. The arrangements are by Syl and Simtec Simmons (from Simtec & Wylie), and the record has a good west side groove to it. The material does "bring out the blues" in Syl, but never too much, and really only in the way that his stuff always has a bit of blues in it. The album includes a remake of "Is It Because I'm Black", plus "Crazy People", "Sock It To Me", and "Liberated Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonFoxy Brown ... LP
Shama, 1988. Sealed ... $99.99
Later work by Syl Johnson, but a really great little set – one that furthers the sweeter approach to soul that Syl started on his Shama recordings, and which has him working a southern bluesy mode that we really love! The style here is one that was used heavily at the time by a number of other aging deep soul singers, but Syl makes it come off a lot better than most – with clean, stripped-down arrangements, and an overall presentation that's never too gimmicky or modern-sounding. Titles include "Foxy Brown", "Love Baby", "Gimmie Some", "Here We Go", "Tripping On Your Love", "Do You Know What Love Is", and "They Can't See Your Good Side". LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonGet Ready/Same Kind Of Thing ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Tight hard popcorn soul from Syl! Both cuts have a nice hard sound – in the best manner of Syl's classic funky work on Twinight! "Get Ready" is a cover of the big hit, but done nice and soulfully by Syl – and "Same Kind of Thing" is deep Chicago soul, with the roots firmly planted in the west side! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonGoodie Goodie Good Times ... LP
Shama/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A Japanese-only release – and a much-needed LP collection of work from Syl's own Shama Records label – really great stuff that's compiled here from some excellent singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi – and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonMs Fine Brown Frame ... LP
Erect/Boardwalk, 1982. Sealed ... $7.99
A bit of a comeback for Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson – a set initially recorded for the smaller indie Erect, but picked up for bigger distribution by Boardwalk thanks to a catchy title hit! The sound here is quite different from Syl's Twinight or Hi Records years – still a bit bluesy overall, but also going for a much tighter boogie-based groove – in keeping with the sound of Erect at the time. Johnson's vocals still retain that nice kind of pinch that shows his down home roots, but the instrumentation is much tighter than before – often in an electric mode that's a bit like Malaco in the 80s, only slicker. Syl produced the record with General Crook – and titles include the nice groover "Ms Fine Brown Frame", plus "Sweet Thing", "You Don't Have To Go", "It Ain't Easy", "Groove Me", and "Keep On Loving Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonMy Gift ... LP
Federal/Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
A perfect snapshot of early Syl Johnson – with all the 45 sides he cut for Federal at the very end of the 50s and into the first couple years of the 60s! This is incredibly prescient work, building off the formative bedrock of late 50s rhythm & blues, while paving the way for gritty but beautiful soul to come! Even at this early point in his career, Syl's voice is a mature vessel for raw emotion. What a gift it is! Includes Syl's smoking cover of James Brown's "Please, Please, Please", "Teardrops", "They Who Love", "Lonely Man", "His Gift", "I've Got To Find My Baby", "She's So Fine – I Just Gotta Make Her Mine", "I Wanna Know", "Well Oh Well", "I'm Looking For My Baby" and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonTalkin' Bout Chicago ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Syl JohnsonTotal Explosion ... LP
Hi Records, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A wicked explosion from the legendary Syl Johnson – one of his smoking sets for Hi Records – done with solid soulful help from Willie Mitchell! Mitchell's familiar Memphis groove is firmly in place here – tightly compressed rhythms and horns, vamping perfectly for Syl's raw vocals – and the set also seems to feature Johnson smoking some grooves on harmonica too – but in a way that's still a lot more soul than blues! There's a few great funky moments on the set – a nice reminder of the Twinight years – and tracks include "I Only Have Love", "Take Me To The River", "Bustin Up Or Busin Out", "'Bout To Make Me Leave Home", "That's Just My Luck", "It Ain't Easy", "Steppin Out", and "Watch What You Do To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". CD

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... LP
Hi Records/London, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonMs Fine Brown Frame/Keep On Lovin Me/You Don't Have To Go ... 12-inch
Erect, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Syl's last big record – a sweet bluesy groover for the clubs, with a bit of an older feel to it. "Ms Fine Brown Frame" was written with General Crook, who also produced and arranged. Backing on all tracks is by the James Cotton group. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Erect sleeve.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonIs It Because I'm Black (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This CD features most of Syl Johnson's classic hard Chicago soul originally recorded for the Twinight label. This is the stuff that made him a legend, and it sails waaaaay above the weaker stuff that he did for Hi. Hear why Chicago was the center of the universe in all kinds of soul, and listen to tracks like "Dresses Too Short", "Concrete Reservation", "Right On", "Different Strokes", and the monster monster title cut. 19 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonMy Funky Funky Band ... LP
Twinight/Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A vintage cover for some vintage grooves – the kind of funky soul tracks that made Syl Johnson one of the hardest-hitting talents on the Chicago soul scene at the end of the 70s – one with enough raw soul power to be a sort of James Brown for the Windy City! The work here represents Johnson really hitting his stride at the Twinight label – still holding onto some of the bluesier currents of his roots, but also working with larger charts and hipper grooves – including some great instrumentation by his funky funky band! Titles include "My Funky band", "I Resign", "Send Me Some Lovin", "Love Condition", "Going To The Shack", "Take Me Back", "I Take Care Of Homework", and "Double Whammy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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Garland GreenPlain & Simple Girl/Hey Cloud ... 7-inch
Cotillion, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Although "Plain & Simple Girl" was recorded after Garland's classic UNI album, and although it never appeared on a full LP, it's still one of his best tracks, and one of the most eduring sides of Chicago soul he ever recorded. The whole thing's got a sweet jaunty Chicago soul groove and a great hook – not to mention arrangements by Donny Hathaway and production by Syl Johnson. Only released on 45, and a real treasure! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker.)

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Bobby JonesWelcome Back A Foolish Man/Lovin Hard, Livin Good ... 7-inch
Kack/Rocafort (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Two tasty deep soul numbers from Bobby Jones! Both cuts have that heavy west side sound that you'd expect from Syl Johnson – and "Lovin Hard" has a weird groove, strange arrangement, and an echoey production approach that gives the cut a nice nice edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Magic SamBlack Magic ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 15.99
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStompin' 17 – 22 Crazed Rhythm' N' Blues Pounders! ... CD
Norton, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
Includes 22 tracks from King Solomon, Syl Johnson, Dean & Jean, Earl Chatman, Viola Russell, Little Irvin, Lucky Carmichael, Gus Jenkins, and Jimmy Toliver. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam BakerSometimes You Have To Cry ... LP
Seventy Seven/Sound Stage 7, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost bit of southern soul from Sound Stage Seven – featuring sublime production by the great John Richbourg, and a sound that's simply out of this world! Sam Baker has a strong deep soul style – a bit like Otis Redding, filtered through the rougher edges of Syl Johnson – and this rare album of deep soul tracks is one of the few records of his fantastic work. Arrangements are by Dan Penn, Cliff Parman, and Aaron Varnell – and tracks include "It's All Over", "Sometimes You have To Cry", "That's All I Want From You", "I Believe In You", "Someone", "Just A Glance Away", and "Safe In The Arms Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Vivid, with insert!)

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✨✧ Magic SamBlack Magic ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". CD
Also available Black Magic ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 1 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of some of the original tracks that Wu-Tang has sampled over the years! No over-used Puffy beats here – and the set's a great batch of rare soul tracks nicely pulled together! The set features 21 tracks – including "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 2 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol' Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second volume in this great series of classic 70s soul tracks – most of them with a deep underground sound, and nice little riffs and beats that have been sampled by hip hoppers over the years. Tracks are from a range of sources – and although some of the artists cut big singles in their day, most of these are more obscure numbers. Titles include "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, and "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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✨✧ Miguel De Deus/Boogaloo ComboBlack Soul Brothers/Hot Pants Roads ... 7-inch
Odeon/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer funky soul from Brazil! "Black Soul Brothers" begins with this massive break, and an "uhhhh" exclamation that would have made Syl Johnson proud – all before the tune then rolls into these heavy horns and a sweet female chorus singing the lyric! "Hot Pants Road" is a wicked remake of the James Brown classic – maybe even funkier than the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Record CollectorIssue 475 – January 2018 ... Magazine
Record Collector, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This issue takes a look back 50 years – to revisit the revolutionary musical power of 1968 – alongside other articles on Chris Spedding, Syl Johnson, Come Organization, and an extra-cool look at psychedelic music in Eastern Europe! There's plenty more too – lots of shorter articles and features, music reviews, and the always-great look at trends in record collecting and things you might not normally expect to be rare! Magazine
 
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✨✧ Syleena JohnsonI Am Your Woman (summertime club, summertime remix radio, soul society (can you dig it?) radio, album, summertime radio edit inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Cam'ronPurple Haze (purple colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On April 21, 2018
Includes "More Gangsta Music" feat Juelz Santana, "Get Down", "Killa Cam", "Down And Out" feat Kanye West & Syleena Johnson, "Harlem Streets", "Soap Opera", "Bubble Music", "Get 'Em Girls" and more. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 22. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on purple colored vinyl.)
 
 
 



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