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Family

LP (Item 21546) Paisley Park, 1985 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

A great lost album of 80s soul, and one of the best side projects that Prince ever worked on! This was the only record from the Family, a group that consisted of former members of The Time – and it's very much in the Prince mode of the mid 80s, but also with a voice that's a bit different, perhaps more conventionally soulful. They manage to hit both of the best sides of the Paisley Park sound – and the record's got some nice funk numbers – "Screams Of Passion" and "High Fashion" – plus some nice mellow cuts, including the original recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" (done to greater fame later by Sinead O'Connor.)  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight 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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