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Like It Is . . . Like It Was

LP (Item 21410) Cadet, 1970 — Condition: Very Good
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(€0.87 || £0.74 || ¥99) (approx.)

A beautiful album of soul tracks that has the Dells performing a number of new tracks ("Like It Is"), and doing new versions of some old favorites ("Like It Was"), with swirling baroque production by Charles Stepney that transforms the older ones into nice new tracks with a great late-60s Cadet sound. Titles include "Off Shore", "Open Up My Heart", "Oh, What A Day", "Long, Lonely Nights", and "I'm Not Afraid Of Tomorrow". (Cover has waviness and splitting due to seepage along the bottom 4 inches.)  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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