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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.
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A great look at the post-Tropicalia scene in Brazil – as the set features artists who struck big at the 1972 Festival International Da Cancao – titles that include "Let Me Sing Let Me Sing" by Raul Seixas, "Mande Um abraco Pra Velha" by Os Mutantes, "Pente" ... LP, Vinyl record album
A hip collection of some of Gilberto Gil's best compositions – performed by Gil and some of the best talents of his generation. The material is mostly lifted from other LPs on Philips in Brazil, but the whole set works very well together, due to the strength of Gil's writing. Titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic compilation of rare bossa tracks – released by Polygram Brazil on the 10th anniversary of bossa nova! The set's got some really nice ones, and it has the kind of focus that gives it a distinctly Brazilian flavor – with none of the obvious sorts of tracks you'd expect from ... LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent compilation of tracks from the Tropicalia years – and one that focuses on the rich interplay between the artists Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania. The material is all from the years 1967 to 1969 – and the set includes a lot of tracks that are pretty tough ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection – featuring famous collaborations between Elis Regina and Gilberto Gil, Pele, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tim Maia, Pierre Barouh, Jair Rodrigues, and Toots Thielemans! The Tim Maia and Pierre Barouh tracks are especially unusual! LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of the amazing work by this oft-overlooked Brazilian vocal group. The MPB4 combo managed to skirt bossa, samba, and MPB styles – and come up with a unique sound that was always extremely pleasing, and often a little challenging. This record features many great cuts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Spare European work from Egberto Gismonti – a set that's different than his fuller earlier work from Brazil, but still pretty compelling overall! Gismonti's playing here with a group of familiar ECM artists – mixing his own piano, guitar, and percussion lines with soprano sax from Jan ... LP, Vinyl record album
The greatest and grooviest hits from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – that completely charming little group that really warmed up pop at the end of the 60s! The tunes here are awash in bossa rhythms, and topped with the group's trademark two-gal harmony style – a sound that reaches out ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice! Although the early work of Jards Macale from the 70s was a lot more experimental, this album features this oft-overlooked Brazilian singer doing a nice batch of material that pays tribute to some of Brazil's greatest singers from an earlier age. Macale's voice is as fantastic as always ... LP, Vinyl record album