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Castles In Spain

LP (Item 468181) Columbia, 1956 — Condition: Very Good+
One of the great early albums in Michel Legrand's "travelogue" period – a set done at the same time as his musical portraits of Paris and Rio, and served up with a similar flair for the dramatic! The style here is somewhat different than Legrand's better-known soundtrack work of the 60s – and like his other travelogue albums, the record is sort of an imagined version of Spain – a musical fantasy of the country, served up in a style that mixes fuller orchestrations with some lighter, more isolated instrumental moments. There's a fair bit of acoustic guitar alongside the strings, and also some Spanish-styled rhythms at times – never too dramatic, but enough to help the overall flavor of the project. Titles include "Andaluza", "Espana", "La Danse Du Feu", "Espana Cani", "El Choclo", "El Gato Montes", and "Sant Marti Del Canigo".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Red label Japanese pressing, in a flip-back cover, with a small rip on the opening and a price sticker remnant.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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