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XTCApple Venus Vol 2 – Wasp Star ... CD
TVT, 2000. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Robbie BashoVenus In Cancer ... CD
Blue Thumb/Tompkins Square, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spacey fingerstyle guitar meanderings from Robbie Basho – a contemporary of John Fahey who helped create the genre of tripped out, open tuning excursions! This album was recorded after Basho's early work for the Takoma label, and it's got a bit less Native American imagery than before – replaced with more of a sense of Eastern mysticism for inspiration that also features some vocals alongside the guitar! Titles include "Venus In Cancer", "Eagle Sails The Blue Diamond Waters", "Kowaka D'Amour", "Song For The Queen", "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis" and "Wine Song (Sweet Wine Of Love)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ WingsVenus & Mars ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the heavy inner sleeve and stickers. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and small sticker on the back.)
 
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Barbara CarrollSentimental Mood ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Sentimental, but never sappy at all – a great set of later work from pianist Barbara Carroll, who also sings a bit on the date too! Carroll first rose to prominence in the 50s, then was under-recorded for many years after that – but re-emerging in a recent set of sides for Venus Records, she's still in tip-top shape – really playing with warmth and creativity that manages to do a lot with a little! The tunes here are shorter than the usual Venus outing, but that's only a testament to Carroll's sense of economy – an easy familiarity with the standards on the date, which lets her really get to the heart of the melody quickly, but in ways that bear plenty of her own twists and turns too. Bass is by Jay Leonhart and drums are by Joe Cocuzzo – and titles include "As Long As I Live", "Yesterdays", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lady Be Good", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Last Night When We Were Young", and "On A Clear Day". CD

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Bill CharlapI'm Old Fashioned ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2009. Used Gatefold ... $25.99
CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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George Garzone & Trio Da PazNight Of My Beloved ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... $9.99
CD

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Nicki ParrottMoon River (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2007. Used ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness of the rhythms have a good deal to do with the strength of the record – played by familiar Alexander associates Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but at a level that's very different than their usual accompaniment, which really shows their diversity. Titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Corcovado", "Manteca", "Journey", "So In Love", and "Mambo Inn". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bill CrowFrom Birdland To Broadway (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bassist Bill Crow is perhaps best known for his work in the Gerry Mulligan group of the 50s, but he also had a great revival moment in the 90s – thanks to a well-penned autobiography, and a few great sessions as a leader like this! The album's got the same title as Bill's life story, and it's billed as something of a musical accompaniment to that book – but really just works best as an illustration of the fact that Crow had grown tremendously as a musician in his years after working with Mulligan – a well-rounded talent on the bass, and a leader with a good vision for steering together younger talents. The group's a quartet – with Bill on bass, Carmen Leggio on tenor, Joe Cohn on guitar, and David Jones on drums – working in a mix of modes that recall Crow's modernist roots in the 50s, but which have some warmer, more mature tones that reflect his (then) current presence on the upper echelon of the New York scene. Titles include "From Birdland To Broadway", "News From Blueport", "Tricotism", "Autumn Leaves", "Night Lights", and "My Funny Valentine". CD features 2 bonus tracks not on the original album – "Okay Bug" and "Share A Key". CD
(Includes obi.)
 
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Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $2.99
Legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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DeodatoDeodato 2 ... CD
CTI, 1973. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
Also available Deodato 2 ... LP 7.99

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Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD

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Azar LawrenceSeeker ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Tremendous work from Azar Lawrence – part of a great return to form the reedman has had in recent years – and, if anything, a run of music that's maybe even greater than his legendary sides from the 70s! Lawrence is razor-sharp throughout – spinning out bold, soulful lines on tenor and soprano sax – with a quintet that includes Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Benito Gonzalez on piano, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts on drums! Payton's got a fire that may well surpass his own recent albums – and Lawrence provides a set of original compositions that soar to the stars from the very first note – really wonderful tunes that include "Venus Rising", "Gandhi", "Lost Tribes Of Lemuria", "The Seeker", "One More Time", and "Rain Ballad". CD

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Hank MobleyCaddy For Daddy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. Used ... $29.99
One of the greatest Blue Note albums of all time! Hank Mobley leads an incredibly soulful group that includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, McCoy Tyner, and Billy Higgins – and the group plays this amazing mix of soul jazz and modal grooves that is hardly matched by anything else in the Blue Note catalog. Every cut is a winner, and titles include "Venus Di Mildew", "The Morning After", and "Ace Duce Trey". Fantastic material all the way through, with tracks that will stay in your head for years – and one of the greatest jazz album covers ever! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision, 1988. Used ... $10.99
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like these he was really embracing the bigger sounds of the time – and has a way of mixing his guitar roots with kind of a fuzzier, more electric vibe – of the sort that the Gramavision label could do wonderfully at the time. The group is mostly a quintet, with Don Alias on percussion – and keyboards are by Robert Aries on all tracks, but George Duke steps in with some solos as well. Titles include "Signature Of Venus", "Dirty Rice", "Did It", "Loud Jazz", "Otay", "True Love", and "Igetthepicture". CD

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TelevisionMarquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $21.99
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Velvet UndergroundLive MCMXCIII (4LP colored vinyl) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Sire, 1993. New Copy 4LP Gatefold (reissue)... $54.99 69.99
The Velvet Underground live in 1993 – something we never would have expected a decade before, and a performance that's gone onto have more permanence in the group's catalog over the years! The concert's recorded in Paris, with a quartet lineup that reunites John Cale with the group – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, and Moe Tucker – and while there's not as many freaky longform jams as you might find in the Robert Quine tapes from the early years, there's still some surprisingly nice longer tracks that really open up some tunes – including "Heroin", "Some Kinda Love", "The Gift", "Rock & Roll", and "Hey Mr Rain". Lots more nice moments too – including "Velvet Nursery Rhyme", "Black Angels Death Song", "Femme Fatale", "Beginning To See The Light", "Afterhours", and "Venus In Furs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Edition of 7500 copies – deep blue vinyl, and 4LPs!)

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Popul VuhNosferatu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Egg/Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... On July 1, 2015
The spooky soundtrack to Werner Herzog's remake of Nosferatu from the late 70s – featuring a spare, moody score that's quite different than some of Popul Vuh's other work. The music almost seems to bubble out of the ground like Nosferatu himself coming out of his coffin in the minutes after dusk – using light electronics to set a tone, but also employing a bit of what seems to be flute, plus occasional acoustic guitar, which has a very striking effect in this setting. Titles include "Mantra I", "Die Nacht Derhimmel", "Through Pains To Heaven II", "On The Way", and "Venus Principal". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nicole Mitchell & Joelle LeandreSisters Where ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination of flute and bass – the former from Nicole Mitchell, the latter from Joelle Leandre – both players who really open up in the space of a spare record like this! Leandre's got a very lyrical, spiritual tone to her instrument – but also lots of sharp edges too – and she really brings out some fresh sounds from Mitchell, who continues to be one of the most expressive, inspirational musicians in the current generation of jazz! The titles of the tunes have a very heavenly feel, which suits the music well – and tracks include "Sisters On Venus", "Sisters On Mars", "Sisters On Saturn", and "Back On Earth". CD

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✨✧ Perrey-KingsleyIn Sound From Way Out ... LP
Vanguard, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape experiments that chop up quirky analogue electronics – and uses them to produce moogy songbits and space sounds, all with a really groovy beat! There's a simple magic here that has made the album hold up for years, and stand apart from a legion of later imitators with a clear, simple, and effective style that makes the best of all the bleeps and blonks in the set! Titles include "Unidentified Flying Object", "Spooks in Space", "Barnyard In Orbit", "Swan's Splashdown", and "Girl From Venus". A loving musical space party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vanguard stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ TelevisionMarquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Marquee Moon (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing, in a non-torso cover, with banana sticker detached and missing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". LP, Vinyl record album
(4 Men With Beards 180 gram pressing.)

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✨✧ Mladen FrankoAmazing Space (Amazing Space Vol 1/Amazing Space Vol 2) ... CD
Sonoton/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of totally wonderful albums from sound library composer Mladen Franko – both originally released by the Sonoton label in Germany, and presented here as a single CD! Franko's less well-known than some of his bigger European contemporaries, but has a similarly deft hand with a groove in this setting – an ability to focus quickly on a key rhythm part and hip instrumental twist, with an especially strong approach to keyboards – which range from Rhodes-y groovy to spacey moogy! Mladen played all the instruments himself, but the overall feel is more in a classic sound library studio mode – and although both records were issued in 1980, they have a sound that's much more mid 70s overall. Titles include "Venus & Aquarius", "Back From Wonderland", "Sound Safari", "Wind In Your Hair", "Midnight Party", "Yellow Baloon", "Melancholy Girl", "Lazy Daisy", "Leading Star", and "Clown Town". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetSpace ... LP
Apple, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully spacey work from the Modern Jazz Quartet – a record that more than earns its enigmatic title! The session's an odd one – in that the MJQ are recording for the Beatles' famous Apple label – but that fact is also one of the best aspects of the record, as it seems to push the group past the staid third stream sound of some of their 60s recordings for Atlantic, into territory that's a bit more experimental, and concerned with sound, colors, and texture. The album's got 2 incredible originals from John Lewis – "Visitor From Mars" and "Visitor From Venus" – plus the tracks "Dilemma" and "Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with a short click on the first track due to a small pressing flaw.)

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✨✧ Marc Bolan & T RexZinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Here's where it started getting weird for Bolan & T Rex – with strange bits of soul and other elements in the shiny, spacey veneer! Includes "Venus Loon", "Sound Pit", "Galaxy", "Change", "Teenage Dream", "Interstellar Soul", "The Meathawk Immaculate", "Nameless Wildness", "Liquid Gang", "The Leopards Featuring Gerdenia & The Mighty Slug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with code for digital download.)

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✨✧ John ScofieldLoud Jazz ... CD
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like these he was really embracing the bigger sounds of the time – and has a way of mixing his guitar roots with kind of a fuzzier, more electric vibe – of the sort that the Gramavision label could do wonderfully at the time. The group is mostly a quintet, with Don Alias on percussion – and keyboards are by Robert Aries on all tracks, but George Duke steps in with some solos as well. Titles include "Signature Of Venus", "Dirty Rice", "Did It", "Loud Jazz", "Otay", "True Love", and "Igetthepicture". CD
Also available Loud Jazz ... CD 10.99
 
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NRBQNRBQ Interstellar (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sundazed, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A really unique record from the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet – an early live set that has the group playing the music of Sun Ra – in a really offbeat hybrid with their own individual style! The lineup is expanded a bit here – with additional trombone and tenor – and the spirit of Ra is definitely alive and well in the music, as are some of the warmer tones of the group's own roots – which blend with the compositions to make some really wonderful moments! We're stunned at how much we like the record – almost a slightly more human take on the sound of the Arkestra – and titles include "Rocket #9", "Venusian Sunset", "Next Stop Mars", and "Approach The Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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