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Acting Up

LP (Item 35417) Columbia, 1978 — Condition: Near Mint-
By this point in her career, Marlena has shed most of her roots as a jazz singer – but she's still singing with a lot of class and poise, bringing a sophistication to modern soul that made her one of the better singers on Columbia at the time, even if it probably did keep her off the charts. This record's one of her strongest for the label – and it features the nice stepper "Rhythm Of Love", plus "You Bring Out The Best In Me", "Moonrise", and the underground club groover "I'm Back For More", done just as well by Marlena as it was by a few other artists. Bert DeCoteaux handled production and arrangements, and the album also features "Don't Ask To Stay Until Tomorrow", which was the theme to "Looking For Mr Goodbar".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, promo stamp, and light staining on the bottom seam.)

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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