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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.
A really great little western score from Riz Ortolani – a composer you might know from bigger films of the 60s, and a handful of especially nice action and comedy soundtracks too! Riz seems to be drawing on the latter a bit here – as he mixes the usual western elements with some ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title alone should hip you to the fact that the score's for a spy spoof film – in this case a practically forgotten comedy starring Laurence Harvey and Lionel Jeffreys. Riz Ortolani's scoring here is pretty much in his straight soundtrack bag – with a range of styles to set the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dramatic and overblown music to this dramatic and overblown film set in India – starring Jay "Dennis The Menace" North as a white guy who meets up with his famous hunter dad in India, and has to deal with a lot of animals. Despite an exciting looking cover and some interesting ... LP, Vinyl record album
A classic 60s soundtrack from Frak DeVol – filled with bold themes, dramatic action, and some of the most sharp-edged scoring Hollywood could offer at the time! The WWII setting of the film makes for a fair bit of military moments in the music – but there's also some surprisingly ... LP, Vinyl record album
"Hold On" kicks of with the chiming title track, and maintains it's upbeat pop mode from there, with titles including "The George And Dragon", "Wild Love", "Where Were You When I Needed You", "Gotta Get Happy", "A Must To Avoid" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
MGM goes for the Tower/Sidewalk approach – and turns out an album of shlock rock tunes designed to accompany this b-grade biker film from the early 70s! Simon Stokes sings lead vocals on a number of tracks by The Nighthawks – not a bad backing band, save for Simon's "tuff" ... LP, Vinyl record album
This one's got a bluesy jazz approach – set by Ray Charles' version of the title theme, and followed through by Lalo's great instrumental tracks – which mix strings, soul, and just the right jazzy touches to keep things moving along with a subtle groove. Ttiles include "The ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wild little soundtrack that's equal parts biker and hot rod – a great rocking rarity that really bridges two sub-genres of rockish sounds in the 60s! The set's one of Mike Curb's great soundtracks for AIP – and like some of the others, it features a set of lesser-known talents coming ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jerry Goldsmith/Peter Gabriel/Quarterflash/Michael
Just a mini-album – but the closest they came to issuing a soundtrack record at the time! Features one side of instrumental work by Jerry Goldsmith – and more cuts by Peter Gabriel, Quarterflash, and Michael Sembello! LP, Vinyl record album