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It's Impossible

LP (Item 504341) RCA, 1970 — Condition: Near Mint-

A key later album in the career of Perry Como – and a record that has him hitting a nicely mature sort of sound! The title track was a big hit for Perry, and is still relatively well-remembered now – but the whole set is pretty darn great – with swirling strings that couch a subtle sense of darkness that takes Como way past the simpler pop of earlier years. There's a world-weary quality here that's really great – one that seems to hide broken dreams underneath a sweeter smile, but which seems out especially on a few of the album's more contemporary covers. Backings are arranged by Nick Perito, Don Costa, and others – and wonderfully use strings to pillow-up Perry's vocals. Titles include "I Think I Love You", "Close To You", "It's Impossible", "Snowbird", "Something", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and "A House Is Not A Home".  © 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

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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