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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.
Used Vinyl Grades
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:
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.
An excellent bit of lost Brazilian fusion Hugo and Jorge Fattoruso, produced by Airto Moriera! Opa recorded Golden Wings in the Fantasy studios with that sweet west coast vibe that the best albums of the label had at the time. Spacey keyboards and drums drive the sound brilliantly here, with bits ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stunning work by one of the greatest bossa combos of the 60s – and one of their few albums in the US! The tracks were originally recorded in Brazil for RGE, and have that crackling solid bossa style that rarely showed up so well in American studio sides of the time. The album features the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Most of this session's a bit sleepy – as percussionist Machado's allowed a bit too much electric instrumentation and smooth production to get into the mix – but those elements are also the ones that make the better tracks groove fairly well, with a smooth R&B fusion sound that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
An album with a love-styled title, but one that's a lot darker than you might expect – put together with some of the moodier undercurrents you might find in the work of Maria Bethania, although with Simone's own sense of musical balance overall. The album's got a somber, serious approach at ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gentle and warm work from Dori Caymmi – a sweet little record done in the best style of his recordings from the time – with some jazzy touches on the instrumentation, and an overall approach that lets his honest vocals dominate the set. There's light interplay between guitar and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime pop soul genius from Bobby Hebb – a standout record that really made his career, and a dusty nugget we never tire of hearing! Bobby was really unique at the time – singing a mixture of soul and pop that kept things real while still crossing over big – earning him an equal ... LP, Vinyl record album