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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.
A groovy little soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – a set of tracks written for a colonialist narrative, but with some nice touches that keep with the time in which the music was recorded! One track features some electric harpsichord in a chunky, catchy little melody – and the album ends ... LP, Vinyl record album
A lovely little soundtrack from Paul Misraki – done in the mix of jazz and more exotic elements you'd know from his famous 60s scores, but with a feel that's sometimes a bit more playful overall! The record begins with a great vocal reading of the song "Les Volets Clos" by ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Nino Rota's best scores for Fellini! The record has Rota's trademark interweaving of dominant themes, and the kind of tight chamber scoring that makes his compositions work so well – bouncey, but never silly, moody, but never too serious. Wonderful stuff all around – with loads ... LP, Vinyl record album
A groovy soundtrack to a film we'd love to see – an obscure thriller that starred Henry Fonda and Yul Brynner! The style of the music runs between the two poles of work from Morricone at the time – with some cuts that are spare, quiet, and very pretty, and others that are fuller, more ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the early years of Henry Mancini – a hip jazzy TV score that we've loved for years! The jazzy theme to "Mr Lucky" is reason enough to buy this album – as it's got these wonderful warm washes of sound, interlayed in a way that makes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Groovy and goofy stuff from Hirt and Montenegro – with cuts that include "March To The Alamo", "The Alamo Letter", "Don't Turn Back", "Viva Max March", "Paula's Theme", and "Sneaky Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
A groovy little soundtrack – put together by the DeAngelis brothers for one of the earlier pairings of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer – with a sound that's arguably better than most of their later soundtracks! There's plenty of playful elements in the mix – the kind of jaunty ... LP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly delicate late 70s score from Ennio Morricone – oddly auspicious, given that it's for a biblical era comedy – 1979's Il Ladrone! The sound has some of the elegiac qualities, with with lightly chiming strings and winds – but really has a unique feel thanks to what ... LP, Vinyl record album
An Italian release of work by a Japanese studio orchestra! Includes version of tracks from Arizona Colt, Adios Gringo, For A Few Dollars More, All'Ombra Di Una Colt, Django, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, and other spaghetti western scores! LP, Vinyl record album
Groovy stuff from Chad & Jeremy – a rare soundtrack, but one of their best albums from the 60s! The album's got loads of jangle-happy tunes done in a 60s mode that recalls the best of the post-Brit Invasion years – guitars upfront, dreamy vocals, and more complicated orchestrations ... LP, Vinyl record album