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For Once In My Life

LP (Item 2991) Tamla, 1968 — Condition: Near Mint-

The title tune on this one should be enough – as it was a key track in the transformation of Stevie Wonder from a younger novelty act at Motown to the adult powerhouse that would take the world by storm in the 70s! The album's got a soaring, almost righteous quality that grabs you from the very first note – vocals that shine and sparkle, and which are still also touched by a bit of Stevie's work on harmonica as well. Titles include the seminal "For Once In My Life", a great cover of "Sunny", and the tracks "I Don't Know Why", "You Met Your Match", "I'm More Than Happy", and "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Later brown and yellow label Tamla pressing. Includes the Tamla inner sleeve, with a bit of marker. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, a small sticker spot, and some marker at the inside of the opening.)

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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