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Natural Woman

LP (Item 371529) Capitol, Late 60s — Condition: Near Mint-

A key album in the transformation of Peggy Lee's sound at the end of the 60s – one that has her moving from just being a jazz singer, into a more complicated role of interpreting contemporary singer/songwriter material – often with a mature and experienced tone, one that makes her versions often come across better than the originals! The album's got some hip arrangements from Mike Melvoin and Bobby Bryant – both of whom situate Peggy nicely – with enough youth in the backings to make the tunes come off well, but never too much to make them sound hokey. Titles include versions of "Everyday People", "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today", "Lean On Me", and "Natural Woman" – plus Peggy's massive versions of "Dock Of The Bay" and "Spinning Wheel", taken here with a great drum-n-organ break on the intro!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Rainbow label stereo record club pressing, in fantastic shape!)

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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