Heavenly work from The Walter Raim Concept – a warmly-tinged vocal group with a sound that's somewhere between Spanky & Our Gang and Singers Unlimited! A few years earlier, and the group might have just been a stock "chorus vocals" sort of ensemble – but here, at the dawn of the 70s, they're recording with a style that has a fair bit of Sunshine Pop touches too – a mode that reminds us a lot of the Alan Copeland Singers album on A&M, thanks to a nice undercurrent of groove in the mix! Singers are both male and female – coming together with a sweet style that's a bit like The Free Design, but a bit more grown up too – and the titles include some originals by Raim, plus a few other well-chosen tunes. Tracks include "Endless Possibilities", "It's Always Somewhere Else", "A Woman Looking For Love", "City Of Grey", "Those Beautiful People", "Nice Lady", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", and "I Hear Bells". (Cover has ring & edge wear.) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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.
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:
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.