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Eivets Rednow – Alfie

LP (Item 27109) Motown, 1968 — Condition: Sealed

A late 60s all-instrumental set from Stevie Wonder – and a record that shows a real change from his style in the earlier part of the decade – a much more mature move forward, and one that hints at the power of his arrangements in the 70s! As you might guess from the "Alfie" in the title, Wonder takes on a bit of Burt Bacharach – but also then moves in to other territory too – numbers that feature his harmonica over hip larger arrangements, almost with the feel of a Toots Thielemans album at points – and a bit of a soundtrack vibe at others, particularly some of the more keyboard-oriented cuts. Titles include "Alfie", "A House Is Not A Home", "Grazing In The Grass", "Never My Love/Ask The Lonely", "Ruby", "Which Way The Wind", "Bye Bye World", and "How Can You Believe".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(80s Motown reissue. Cover has a cutout notch.)

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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