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Back To Basics

LP (Item 473007) Columbia, 1986 — Condition: Near Mint-

The Manhattans get back to basics, but they're also working with a sound that's a bit smoother and more contemporary than before – a mix of slightly grooving rhythms and mellower quiet storm moments, the latter of which is especially well-suited to their vocals! There's a bit less harmonizing than before – at least on the main lyrics of the tunes – but the sound is still plenty darn great, and the group remain head and shoulders above most of the younger soul groups of the time. Regina Belle delivers guest vocals on one track, and Bobby Womack wrote and produced a number of tracks on the set. Titles include "Change Of Heart", "All I Need", "Mr DJ", "Just Like You", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Don't Look In My Eyes", and "Neither One Of Us".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(In the die-cut cover, includes the gold inner sleeve. Cover has very light wear, with the bottom of the "A" separated at the die-cut, still looks nice.)

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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