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Cicero Park

LP (Item 17024) Big Tree, 1974 — Condition: Near Mint-
One of the best albums by this seminal British rock & soul of the 70s – a great mix of group soul and funky rock, with some overtures to the oncoming disco scene that work incredibly well within the heavy rhythms and strings and brass punctuated groove the group worked in so masterfully! The vocals are great, and the album's got some of the band's most perfectly realized playing – and the tightly compressed guitar work is hard grooving. You'll hear this to best effect on the wonderful cut "Emma", a killer 70s rock number that was later covered with heaping irony by Urge Overkill. Other tracks include "Cicero Park", "Could Have Been Born In the Ghetto", "You're A Natural High", "Brother Louie", and "Funky Rock n Roll".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, light aging, and lightly bent corners.)

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.



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