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(In a Sugar Hill sleeve, with light wear and a cut corner.)
Near Mint - (minus)
Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play,
but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
An early single from the best of the West Coast underground. As you'd expect, solid production from Alchemist, Evidence and Kutmasta Kurt. And equally strong, conscious lyrics and a guest appearance by Defari on "Third Degree." 12-inch, Vinyl record
The original version of this track that went on to be huge for Simply Red – done here by The Valentine Brothers, who wrote the cut in a sweet 80s groove harmony style that really holds up over the years! 12-inch, Vinyl record