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Stove Man, Love Is The Word

LP (Item 18848) Sandra (Germany), 1979 — Condition: Near Mint-

A great little album from Frank Wright – pretty soulful, with an inside vibe that's more in a 70s spiritual soul jazz mode than some of Wright's other work. The title's a pretty strange one – as is the bluesy title track, which features Wright vocalizing a bit. The other numbers are pretty great, though, especially the modal groover "T&W", which has nice grooves from the band, and a spiralling trumpet solo by Ka-Kamal-Abdul-Alm. Other tracks are more in a post-Coltrane searching mode, and include "Rice Patch", and "Export".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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