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The Euro (€), Pound (£), and Japanese Yen (¥) prices listed here are all approximate prices,
to be used for comparison purposes only.
They are updated every day based on currency rates quoted to us by our bank —
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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.
Sublime jazz funk soul from Patrice Rushen – one of the cuts that really broke her into the mainstream, and set a whole new groove for the fusion of soulful rhythms and jazzy instrumentation! "Hang It Up" has a good that grabs from the very first groove – supported by massive ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
An important early record from Yello – only a 4 track ep, but one that had a huge influence on modern dance! The standout cut here is "Bostich" – a great little track that's spare, electronic, and has snapping beats, catchy vocals, and this dark sound that fit perfectly with ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A killer cut! The Clark Sisters were mostly a gospel-oriented group, but they cut this amazing groover during the early 80s, and it's got a semi-secular sound that launched them into the mainstream soul world for a while. The cut's got a great stepping groove, a very catchy hook in the chorus, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Blowfly hits the hip hop era – and does a surprisingly nice job of it! The track's got a compressed kickback groove – and while Blow's not the best MC in the world, the style of the cut is certainly a nice way to freshen up his raunchy party sound. Plus, the x-rated version includes a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A great little cut from Edwin Birdsong – an uptempo groover cut for Philly International in the years after he parted company with Roy Ayers – but oddly, a track that's very much in the smooth clubby groove that Roy was using at the same time. The track's got a strong bouncy beat ... 12-inch, Vinyl record