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(White label promo in an Elektra sleeve. Label has some pen.)
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
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.
Sublime harmony soul from Chicago – a real late bloomer of a group, and one who cut some excellent work that was much more in a sweet 70s mode! "Say I Do" starts with a spoken bit in a deep voice, then rolls into a mode that has the group trading off vocals during the verses – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
"Computer Game" is one of the best early singles from this famous Japanese combo. The cut's got plenty of electronics, as expected, but it's also got a wonderfully soulful groove – with some Barry White-esque strings that provide a nice degree of warmth, and help the cut hit a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A tremendously soulful single on Salsoul reissuing 2 great tracks, both sweet mid 70s Philly which really works the wonderful harmonies of Double Exposure over the groove! "Ten Percent" is a fantastic track that mixed earlier east coast vocal soul with the burgeoning club/disco scene in ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Masters At Work by another name still means deep, soulful underground house tracks. If we remember right, Hardrive was more of a Louie Vega project, though he brings in Kenny Dope on these tracks too, as well as Maurice Joshua for one cut. 12-inch, Vinyl record