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Regeneration Report

LP (Item 4421) Context, 1981 — Condition: Near Mint-

Funky, jazzy, and mighty righteous grooves from the Sedition Ensemble – a group who've got a great early 80s New York sense of criss-crossing styles! The messages are as political as you'd expect from the group's name – and they're delivered in a mix of sung and spoken passages by Crystal Joy, Robbie McCauley, and Valois Mickens – all names we don't know at all from other work, but who really give this set a strong sense of personality – and a good dose of soul, too! The vibe is somewhere in the spirit of some of Jayne Cortez' recordings, or maybe later work by Sarah Webster Fabio – but the music is an equal part of the record, too – given that the group features Melvin Gibbs on bass, and Bern Nix on guitar – plus trumpet from Ben Bierman, alto from Richard Fairfax, and tenor from Ed Montgomery. Titles include "Regeneration Report", "Digression On Triangles", "Inside/Outside", "Tax", "Prison Poem", and "Random Collisions".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Recent reissue on Sol Re Sol.)

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

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.



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