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Julie DriscollThis Is Julie Driscoll ... LP
BYG/Metronome (Germany), Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Compilation of Julie's swingin' beat group stuff from the 60's, with backing (we assume) by Brian Auger. Includes "Baby, Baby", "Shadows of You", and "I Didn't Want to Have to Do It". Great mix of Brit organy sounds with the great echoy way that they produced vocals at the time. LP, Vinyl record album

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Little SonnyBlack & Blue ... LP
Enterprise, Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
Tasty batch of funky blues tracks from Sonny – an artist who we normally don't like that much, but who sounds very sweet here, thanks to tight arrangements by The Bar-Kays, who back him up on the session! The record is a great mix of funky blues and Memphis soul – and includes the massive funky breakbeat track "Memphis B-K", plus "You Got A Good Thing", "They Want Money", and "Hung Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a sticker spot.)

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Vaughan Mason & CrewBounce Rock Skate Roll (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Brunswick, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
What can we say? This is a classic! The track has a monster roller skating groove that's been sampled more than a few times over the years – but which still sounds incredible on its own! Both parts are great – and even though the single's pretty darn long, you still never want it to end! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SadeDiamond Life ... LP
Portrait, 1985. Very Good ... $11.99
Think what you wantwe think this is a damn great soul album! Sure, the record was a crossover classic that got played to death back in the 80s – but give it a listen now, and you'll be stunned to hear how fresh it sounds, and how much it reminds you of all the British soul acts that sprung up in the years after it was released. We're not saying that Sade had a direct influence on groups like Soul To Soul or Brand New Heavies – but this album's strong commitment to acoustic musical styles and real jazz playing made it a real standout in the often-tinny world of 80s chart soul, and a harbinger of the later return to warm soul styles that would be spurred on by other groups from the UK. Plus, Sade's vocals are incredibly well-wrought, and are the perfect vehicle to deliver songs like "Frankie's First Affair", "Hang On To Your Love", "Your Love Is King", and the seminal 80s slacker dancefloor anthem, "When Am I Going To Make A Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing, including inner sleeve.)
Also available Diamond Life ... CD 2.99

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SOS BandJust The Way You Like It ... LP
Tabu, 1984. Sealed ... $16.99
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records – and does a great job of distilling all the things the group had done so well – including learning how to produce their own sounds to perfection, which they do here on cuts that aren't handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! SOS maintain a great sense of flow throughout – and really keep away from any too-tinny traps or cheesy cliches – holding onto their funk ensemble roots, while still picking up some sweet 80s instrumentation as well. Tracks include "No One's Gonna Love You", "Weekend Girl", "I Don't Want Nobody Else", "Body Break", and "Just The Way You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has hype and price code stickers.)

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VariousStaring Into The Sun – Ethiopian Tribal Music ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Hypnotic Ethiopian field recordings on Sublime Frequencies – recorded in 2009 by Olivia Wyatt – raw and resonant tribal recordings that provide a fascinating aural journey to contemporary Ethiopia! This is a set that's as evocative as anything we've heard from the global gurus at Sublime Frequencies – which is saying something, because they always transport us straight to where they want us, with just the drop of a needle! Wyatt does a terrific job of detailing the different sounds of the different regions – the Azmari, Borana, Dirashe, Dorze, Gedeo, Konso, Mursi and Tsemay. The performances range from mostly voices and percussion, to busier traditional instrumentation – all of it crisply recorded and beautifully documented! Includes "Borana Singing Wells" by Borana Tribe, "Konso Lyre Song" by Konso Tribe, "Habesha Traditional Song 1" by Habesha 2000 Band, "Masinko Song" by Azmari, "Gedeo Vocals" by Gedeo Tribe, "Dorze Song" by Dorze Tribe and more. 15 recordings on 2LPs – with some great photos and notes in the gatefold. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & orange label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)
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San Sebastian Strings/Rod McKuen/Anita KerrWith Love ... LP
Warner, 1975. Sealed ... $2.99
The last album to stem from the long collaboration of Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr – but quite possibly the best as well! There's a depth and sentiment here that goes farther than any other San Sebastian Strings album – quite possibly because the pair realized it was their swan song, or perhaps because after so many records together, they'd really wanted to push the boundaries a bit more than usual. Kerr's arrangements are especially brilliant – juxtaposing some slightly dramatic touches with the sense of space and timing that made For Lovers such a great record. And there's also a nice bit of 70s "adult" instrumentation here – never cheesy, or too electric – but echoing out with the class of a late 60s ad for Johnnie Walker Red, which sounds great next to Rod's boozy heavy-whisper vocals. Titles include "With Love", "Boxing Lessons", "Cycles", "The Runner", "School/The Distance To Monterey", "Furrows/Do It With Love", and "Tearing Down Walls". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGospel Soul Of Detroit – Sanctified Sounds from the Motor City ... LP
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, 1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A deep deep dig into the Detroit gospel scene – one that goes way farther than the bigger work by artists like CL Franklin and his famous daughters – and which instead looks at the wealth of work circulating on labels that mostly only issued 45rpm recordings! The music here is wonderful – a real revelation, from a city that had countless churches that each prided themselves on top-shelf singing groups to deliver the message on a Sunday morning – most of them artists who were also drinking deep from the same local brew that produced more famous Detroit soul at the time! Production on most of these tracks is mighty lean – leaving the vocals right up front in the mix, often driven by a few key instrumental elements – and titles include "Lord I Want You To Move" by Sensational Pontiac Spiritual Singers, "Save Me Jesus" by Gospel Blue Jays, "Another Soldier Gone" by Detroit Motor City Singers, "Have You Tried Jesus" by The Trumpelettes, "Been To The Water" by The Shackleford Singers, "My Captain" by The Pure Heart Travelers, and "Pressing On" by The Silver Harps. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited screened cover with red front/blue back.)

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✨✧ Wilbert HarrisonAnything You Want ... LP
Wet Soul, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of our favorite work ever from Wilbert Harrison – thanks to some great production! The album was done under the supervision of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn – and comes across with a stone chunky New Orleans groove that's really outta site – solidly hitting on all burners, in a style that's a lot like the best Toussaint/Sehorn Lee Dorsey work of the time. The style really pushes Wilbert out of hokey territory – and sounds great on original tracks that include the hit "Let's Stick Together", plus "Your Three Letters", "Pretty Little Women", "Near To You", and "My Heart Is Yours". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley Turrentine with The Three SoundsBlue Hour ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
During the early 60s, Blue Note wisely cut a number of sessions that took advantage of their soulful in-house rhythm trio The Three Sounds. The group recorded more than a few successful albums under their own name – but they also did a few great records that feature them backing up a more famous soloist. Such is the case with this one, in which Gene Harris and crew back up Stanley Turrentine for a beautifully mellow set of late nite tracks, played with an easy rolling groove missing from some of Turrentine's other, more full-on sessions at the time. Titles include "Blue Riff", "I Want A Little Girl", and "Willow Weep For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 63rd Street pressing, with RVG Stereo stamp and ear. Cover has some aging and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzDynasty ... LP
Verve, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A great lost album from Stan Getz! The record features Stan in a totally new setting, playing with some relatively unfamiliar French talents – Eddie Louiss on organ, Rene Thomas on guitar, and Bernard Lubat on drums. Louiss is incredible, and has a free spacey sound that recalls Larry Young – which works perfectly with Getz's post-Coltrane explorations here. The whole album's a triumph, and a tribute to Stan's never-ending quest for new sounds, despite the fact that labels always wanted him to reproduce his bigger hits. Titles include "Our Kind Of Sabi", "Song For Martine", "Invitation", and "Dum Dum". All tracks are long, and the album's a delightful meeting of European jazz and masterful solo talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Stan GetzVoyage ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A standout session from Stan Getz – one of the real gems of his later years, and a masterpiece of well-blown and confident tones! Getz here has a near-perfect form – a poise and balance that comes from decades of woodshedding on tenor sax, but which is still deeply personal, and one of the most honest sounds we can think of on his instrument. At a time when other players were often bumping into other too-contemporary modes, Stan lays back and blows in a warm acoustic setting – with Kenny Barron on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – plus some additional percussion from Babatunde Lea, who works here in a relatively gentle manner. As with most of the Getz/Barron work of the later years, the balance here is beautiful – never too far-out or indulgent, despite the length of some of the tracks – and almost in that Sweet Rain style of playing that Stan first opened up into at the end of the 60s. Titles include "I Wanted To Say", "Yesterdays", "Dreams", "Falling In Love", and "Voyage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo sticker.)

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Nona HendryxArt Of Defense ... LP
RCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Nona Hendryx at the height of her 80s glory – looking mighty fierce in a fencing costume on the cover! As with her previous set, this one's done with heavy help from Material – who bring in a beat heavy sound that's kind of a mainstream variation on the underground New York groove they'd had a few years before. Francois K helps a bit on the mixing, and you can definitely hear some of his playful touches – the sorts of sounds that helped a record like this build a bridge between the clubs and the streets, from Danceteria to the mainstream! Musicians include Bernie Worrell on keyboards and Bill Laswell on bass and tapes – and titles include "To The Bone", "Electricity", "I Sweat", "Soft Targets", "I Want You", "Ghost Love", and "The Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Hudson & The Soul PartnersHappy Feet ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Joyous, bouncy sounds from the legendary Al Hudson – a sweet little set with his Soul Partners group, done in a mode that's right up there with the best music of his One Way combo! The grooves are uptempo, yet are much more rooted in ensemble funk than some of the disco of Al's contemporaries – and if anything, the album really shows a great evolution from the funk bands of the previous generation to a newer, more sophisticated style overall. Hudson's work at the helm is wonderful – and helps steer the group towards some nice mellow moments too – with arrangements from Kevin McCord, Rudy Robinson, and Dave Roberson. Alicia Myers serves up some great early vocals with the group – and titles include "I Don't Want You To Leave Me", "Another Love Song", "You Can Do It", "In The Basement", "Call me", and "Rock". LP, Vinyl record album

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements – really giving them that sense of righteous power that pushed their music past a lot of the previous group soul sounds of the Chicago scene – with a sophistication in both the instrumentation and harmonies that's completely sublime! The album mixes Curtis Mayfield compositions – like "Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" – with special Impressions' takes on tunes that include "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear, with some delamination and pen on the back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesCome A Little Closer ... LP
Chess, 1974. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent set of messed-up funky soul from Etta James – one of her killer early 70s sides for Chess! The album mixes together bluesy tracks and straight ahead soul – in a hip, bad-walking style that nicely updates Etta's older style for the 70s. The set includes a great funky cut called "Out On The Street Again", which sounds like it should be the theme to some blacksploitation film because it's got these cool strings, and a nice hard groove. Other cuts include "Power Play", "Mama Told Me", "You Give Me What I Want", and "Come A Little Closer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing on Movieplay/Chess.)

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✨✧ Kay StarrBlue Starr ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good- ... $4.99
Plenty of blue tones in Kay Starr's music here – those sad-tinged sounds that made her a real standout in 50s pop, served up here with some slightly jazzier elements as well! The record's a nice contrast to some of Kay's more familiar hits – in that it still shows her singing strongly with that undeniable Starr style, but also brings in some fresher material and arrangements too. The latter aren't credited on the cover, and at points they have some really great elements – a male backup vocal group on some numbers, a bit of tenor or harmonica on others, and even a bit of gently stepping guitar. Titles include "Blue Starr", "Wedding Bells", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "You're Driving Me Crazy", "The House Is Haunted", "I Really Don't Want To Know", and "Just Like A Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and splitting in the top seam.)

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Ten Years AfterTen Years After ... LP
Deram, 1967. Very Good ... $29.99
The great first album from Ten Years After – recorded at a time when the group were maybe more strongly linked to the bluesy sounds of the beat group generation than in later years – although still with a hint of some of the trippy touches to come! There's a surprisingly strong dedication to American blues roots at many moments – not just on some of the songs by Sonny Boy Williamson or Willie Dixon – but, maybe thanks to producer Mike Vernon, or more likely the genius of Alvin Lee, the guitars are already getting a bit fuzzy at times, and the keyboards have some unusual tones that you never would have heard on the south side of Chicago. Titles include "I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes", "Spoonful", "Feel It For Me", "Help Me", "Adventures Of A Young Organ", "I Want To Know", and "Losing The Dogs". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Buddy TerryAwareness ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as tightly arranged as other records on the Mainstream label – and almost in the spirit of some righteous larger jazz ensemble. Players include Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano and Fender Rhodes, Buster Williams on bass, Mtume on percussion, and Roland Prince on guitar – all working together at a really organic, soulfully searching level that rivals the great Frank Foster album on Mainstream from the same stretch. Terry himself plays soprano, tenor, flute, and percussion – and titles include "Stealin Gold", "Abscretions", "Kamili", "Sodom & Gomorrah", and the extended "Awareness" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent French reissue on Wewantsounds.)

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinJump To It ... LP
Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Aretha's grooving sweetly on a record that's produced by Luther Vandross – and a damn strong one, too! Aretha wasn't the first, or the last classic soul singer to embrace the modern sounds of the early 80s, but relatively few outshined their younger peers as brilliantly as Aretha does here. She's great on this one! There's plenty of space in the arrangements for Aretha to do her thing – emoting naturally, improvising some of the vocals, and really just knocking it out of the park. Luther's production shows ample love and respect for the previous generation of soul, while still sounding right at home in '82 – with some timeless ballads along with contemporary chart-ready groovers. Titles include "Jump To It", "Love Me Right", "If She Don't Want Your Lovin'", "This Is For Real", "It's Just Your Love", "I Want To Make It Up To You" and "It's Just Your Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Augustus PabloEl Rockers ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1973. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Essential! One wonders why when the original "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" albums is so heavy, that you'd want another dub version, but one spin of this special reissue package and you'll be convinced. Altogether different dubs and versions of many of the same rhythm cuts as that watershed dub lp only prove that the whole concept of "versioning", and cutting multiple dubs of the same rhythms (usually to service selectors and sound systems who needed unique tracks) was pure genius on the part of Jamaican producers. Add that to the sheer weight of the rhythms used here, and you've got a formula for a potent set! Once again, the producers at Pressutre Sounds have dug up some beautiful gems, finding unique versions of H. Swaby's melodica dancing over thundering Rockers' rhythms and taking a dip now and again in a bucket of reverb & echoplex. Insightful liner notes and a beautiful sleeve complete this package of 17 massive instrumental tracks, including "Black Gunn", "New Style", "El Rockers", "Skanking Easy", "Tribalist" and "Cassava Piece". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pretty ThingsGet The Picture ... LP
Fontana (UK), 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A huge leap forward for The Pretty Things – a really dramatic move away from the rougher blues of their debut, into some very hip swinging London sounds of the 60s! There's still a gritty undercurrent here, but the music is much more British overall – a bit like the shift The Who made in their first few records, with some mod themes and instrumentation, but a lurking specter of older American work hiding in the background. The guitars and drums are plenty loud, and the album's got a really fierce kind of feel – a sinister edge that's totally great, and which shows that the group are a lot more powerful when speaking from their own point of view than that of a US bluesman. Titles include "Buzz The Jerk", "Get The Picture", "I Had A Dream", "I Want Your Love", "London Town", "Cry To Me", "Gonna Find A Substitute", and "Can't Stand The Pain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono reissue on Madfish.)

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✨✧ StarpointSensational ... LP
Elektra, 1987. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Sensational sounds from Starpoint – an overlooked set from 80s, and one that has the group working with contemporary soul maestro Preston Glass! Glass brings in his own approach to beats and keyboards, and helps the group find a style that's got lots of lean bounce, and a style that maybe picks up a bit of the currents that were touching mainstream soul from the world of hip hop – almost a pre-New Jack Swing approach at times. Titles include "He Wants My Body", "DYBO", "Prove It Tonight", "Sensational", "Another Night", "Touch Of Your Love", and "Second Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole from price sticker removal.)

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✨✧ UniquesAbsolutely Rocksteady ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Soul stirring rocksteady and deeply moving melodies from unfailingly great singer Slim Smith and the Uniques – just a beautiful compilation of late 60s material that's provides ample evidence for those of us that contend that Slim Smith and the Uniques are among the greatest and most soulful combos in the history of reggae vocals! Includes nice early production by Bunny Striker Lee throughout – and backing musicians including Lynn Taitt & The Jets and Bobby Aitken & The Carib Beats. Nice steady rockers and lover's tunes, with sweet harmony vocals. 14 tracks on the LP version: "Give Me A Love", "You Lied To Me", "People Rock Steady", "Facts Of Life", "This Feeling", "Trying Hard To Find A Home", "You Don't Care (You'll Want Me Back)", "I'm Lost", "Love & Devotion", "Where Do I Turn" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Delaney & Bonnie & FriendsOn Tour With Eric Clapton ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A killer set of southern rock – even if the whole thing was recorded in London, while the group was on tour with Eric Clapton! Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett are at the height of their powers here – really reworking rootsy southern elements into the kind of sharp-edged 70s sound that made them such an important part of the scene at the time – even though they never went as mainstream to get the kind of crossover fame as some of their contemporaries! But it's that true-to-roots quality that really keeps things great here – as they work with famous help from Eric Clapton and Dave Mason on guitars – alongside sounds by southern stalwarts who include Bobby Whitlock on organ, Jim Price on trumpet, Bobby Keys on saxes, and Jim Gordon on drums. Titles include "Things Get Better", "Little Richard Medley", "Coming Home", "That's What My Man Is For", and "I Don't Want To Discuss It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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