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Greatest – Original Soundtrack (in store play ep)

LP (Item 27663) Arista, 1977 — Condition: Very Good+

Rare promo-only 4-track e.p. of cuts (the best ones!) from the soundtrack to The Greatest, a 70s film about Muhammad Ali. The best cut is Mandrill's clubby "Ali Bombaye", an Afro-Funk tinged track with a strong uptempo groove, and lots of wah wah guitar. George Benson's "I Always Knew I Had It In Me" is also a pretty nice track, with a jazzy uptempo groove.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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