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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.
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if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
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cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
A great re-working of Lamont Dozier's "Going Back To My Roots" – taken at a really different pace, and one that gives the tune a bit of an Afro Funk sort of groove! The original version of the track is great enough – but here, Odyssey work in some tribal beats on the intro ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A sweet sweet groove from Odyssey – tripping along in a snapping 80s beat supported by some "wheeet" keyboard work! The hook is very tasty – sung along by the group with a really nice little swing that makes the tune more playfully soulful than you'd guess at first! "Lov ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A classic early 80s groover by Nick Straker – not really as jazzy as you'd expect, but with some nice piano work that hints at use of the instrument in later house singles. "Space Age" is more of an electro track – with vocoded vocals and lots of keyboards. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A sweet lost piece of 80s groove, on the Prelude label, but without the disco sound that was their trademark – a midtempo groover with a fat synthesized bassline rolling along underneath. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A track that really takes us back, like any of the Arthur Baker or Johnny Rocca cuts, or Shannon's "Let the Music Play". We're not sure this qualifies for classic status, but it does make us feel a little nostalgic. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Hugh Masekela's never been shy of the soul charts, and he made a nice dent with this excellent discofied jam, with the catchy chorus, and surprisingly little horn peaking through the percussion heavy mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record