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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.
The title alone should hip you to the fact that the score's for a spy spoof film – in this case a practically forgotten comedy starring Laurence Harvey and Lionel Jeffreys. Riz Ortolani's scoring here is pretty much in his straight soundtrack bag – with a range of styles to set the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little soundtrack from Dave Grusin – early work, but with really nice sound! Dave's sliding between styles here – using a bit of his jazz background, but also working in a mixture of mod 60s styles, even a bit of Bacharach-type lines. As with most car racing film soundtracks ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-ever Lalo Schifrin LPs! It's got a very cool organ-driven keyboard sound, tight jazzy arrangements, and a great set of themes like "Once a Thief", "The Cat", "The Man From Thrush", and "Blues a Go Go". Very swingin', very cool, and recorded ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest Ennio Morricone dramatic scores of the 70s – composed for Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film Novocento, and featuring some of Morricone's best serious scoring at the time! The work's got a sense of majesty and authority that befits the historical setting of the film – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jerry Goldsmith/Peter Gabriel/Quarterflash/Michael
Just a mini-album – but the closest they came to issuing a soundtrack record at the time! Features one side of instrumental work by Jerry Goldsmith – and more cuts by Peter Gabriel, Quarterflash, and Michael Sembello! LP, Vinyl record album
Mostly mellow and dramatic orchestral tracks – composed and conducted by Ruby Raskin, with an approach that's somewhat in the mode of music used for British social realist films from the time. Titles include "Sexy Sax", "Arena", "Nick Took Her Money", "Priva ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty darn cool record – with a very silly concept! The record was scored as sort of a soundtrack for the book The Pretenders – a trashy late 60s best-seller written by Gwen Davis, in the mode of work by Harold Robbins or Jackie Suzanne – and the tracks are a mix of groovy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hilarious! This is the soundtrack to a goofy late 60s shocker film about the time when hippies and young folks would take over America. Les Baxter handled the musical score for the film, but the real treat is the schlocky rock tracks – written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with ... LP, Vinyl record album