One of the biggest recorrds ever for Ian Carr's Nucleus group – a set that helped the British combo cross over to the US market, thanks to a key release here on Capitol Records! Carr's at the height of his powers here – stretching out on trumpet and flugelhorn, but also playing a bit of electric piano alongside Geoff Castle – the main keyboardist for the set, working here on both Fender Rhodes and mini moog. Tracks are long, but never sloppy, overindulgent, or too jammingly fusion – and the rest of the group features Brian Smith on saxes, Roger Sellers on drums, and Werimu Aata Teransiamoa Karaitana on bass. The record's got a really great building sound – and titles include "Mysteries", "Heyday", "Gestalt", and "In Flagrenti Delicto". (German Contemp Records pressing.) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.