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Ronnie McNeir Experience EP

LP (Item 387612) Capitol, 1984 — Condition: Near Mint-

A rare gem from Detroit soul legend Ronnie McNeir – featuring 4 tracks done for Capitol in the early 80s! Ronnie certainly bumped around over the years – from RCA, to Motown, Prodigal, and a few other labels – and it's a little known fact that he recorded for Capitol briefly during this time. Ronnie's soaring style of soul is perfect for the Capitol sound of the time – and the label's got him stepping forth in an 80s groove mode that ranks with some of the best work on the label at the time, including sides by Dayton, High Fashion, and BB&Q Band. But in a way, since Ronnie's style is always more personal and intimate, his work is even greater than those artists – as he manages to serve up more excitement in this short ep than we might have hoped for in a full album by anyone else at the time! Titles include "Come Be With Me", "Light My Fire", "Is This What Happens To A Love", and "Keep Giving Me Love".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a bumped corner and a promo stamp.)

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

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