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(Promo in the printed Bearsville sleeve. Sleeve and labels have some marker.)
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.
Nice mid tempo-ish groover off of Prince's great "Controversy" LP, which we look back at a little more fondly now in light of the rest of his career. This long version is more than twice as long as the LP, and features a non-LP b-side which was unavailable elsewhere for the longest time, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
2 sweet disco groovers from the glory days of the De-Lite scene – co-produced and written by Leroy Burgess and Stan Lucas, both of whom sing on the record! Although the cover makes the album look a bit like a throwaway set, the overall quality is very high, and quite soulful – thanks ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
The classic track from the Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" finally back on vinyl. What more can you ask for – Masta Ace, Special Ed, and Buckshot all at the top of their skills and production from A Tribe Called Quest. 12-inch, Vinyl record