Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Freedom Suite

LP (Item 469123) Atlantic, 1969 — Condition: Very Good
2LP Gatefold

A double-length set from The Rascals – possibly their most stretched-out exploration of ideas, at least during their initial run for Atlantic Records! The 2LP set features a fair bit of shorter, catchier tunes on the first record – many with some righteous soul overtones – but on the second record, the group really open up – hitting some longer jamming tunes on side three, and moving into a 15 minute instrumental on side four! Vocals are great from all three singers – Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati, and Felix Cavaliere – and the rhythms are rock-solid too, often augmented with a bit of Atlantic-styled backings by Arif Mardin, to further enforce the soulfulness of the set. Titles include the hit "People Got To Be Free", plus "American The Beautiful", "Any Dance'll Do", "A Ray Of Hope", "Look Around", "Boom", "Heaven", "Cute", "Baby I'm Blue", and "Adrian's Birthday".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(In the silver foil cover, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut notch and light surface wear.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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.



You might be interested


Rascals

See
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+
Harder rocking and almost deeper soul than before – and a tremendous evolution in the music of The Rascals – light years past the pop hits of a few years before! The group co-produced the album with Arif Mardin, and the sounds here are even more sophisticated than their Once Upon A ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jon Anderson

Animation
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Stephen Stills

Stephen Stills 2
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
Titles include "Change Partners", "Sugar Babe", "Know You Got To Run", "Open Secret", "Word Game", and "Marianne". LP, Vinyl record album

Crosby Stills & Nash

Daylight Again
Atlantic, 1982. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1987. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Yes

Tormato
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Genesis

Abacab
Atlantic, 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Yes

Yes
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good-
The group's first album – with tracks that include "Harold Land", "Beyond & Before", "I See You", "Looking Around", "Sweetness", "Survival", and "Every Little Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, Late 70s. Near Mint-
Songs from Wind & Wuthering sessions – recorded in 1977 before guitarist Steve Hackett's departure. LP, Vinyl record album

John Lennon

Plastic Ono Band
Apple, 1970. Near Mint-
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – recorded after a few non-Beatles records with Yoko Ono, and at the same time as Yoko's much wilder album with a similar title! This one, though, is John at his best – very personal and exposed, in similar territory to Paul McCartney on ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top