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LP (Item 473434) Arista, 1981 — Condition: Near Mint-
2LP Gatefold

Great early 80s work from Dionne Warwick – mostly recorded live, with a slightly looser feel than some of her studio sets of the time! The double-length set features three sides live, and an additional set of studio material – and the live tracks are possibly the greatest in the bunch – as they show the aging Warwick really sparkling wonderfully in front of an enthusiastic crowd, stretching out naturally without too much studio adjustment to her voice. The set includes a 19 minute medley of older hits – 13 in all, packed in a very tight space – but even better are some of the more contemporary soul tunes, which are great when handled with Dionne's smoother tones. Titles include "What You Won't Do For Love/In The Stone", "Don't Make Me Over", "Deja Vu", "Easy Love", "There's A Long Road Ahead Of Us", "Some Changes Are For Good", and "Now We're Starting Over Again".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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

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