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Le Mode D'Emploi

CD (Item 499574) Happiness (Japan), 2003 — Condition: Used
Temporarily Out Of Stock



A pretty great little groover from Dahlia – a trippy, bossa-inflected duo that features the almost unbelievably gorgeous Kaori on vocals and Kanichi Saito on bass, programmed beats, songwriting and arranging. Saito has the good sense to flesh the jazzy arrangements out in the studio with a lot of live instrumentation – efficient work on guitar, drums, lots of vibes and spare flute. It really lends some jazz credibility to much of the album – one with moods that stretch from Stereolab to Getz/Gilberto. Tracks include "LENZ 28", "Hotel Margaret", "Non Finito Samba", "Smart Ball Watermelon", "Snowflake Like A Chiffon", "Ask Me About Anything Orange", and more.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible.

When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.

All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.

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