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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
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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.
Some great guests here – Sneaky Pete Kleinow on steel guitar, Richard Thompson on guitar, and Chris Hillman on mandolin – on titles that include "All The Times", "Alligator Man", "Days Used To Be Much Warmer", "The Life You Love", "Yarrow" ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure US release by UK singer Dave Morgan – earlier in a few groups, and at the time of this set in the combo Wishful Thinking! Here, Dave's more of a singer-songwriter, but with a very big sense of variety – sometimes spare and folksy, but sometimes using fuller and uncredited ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool UK group who work here in a mix of moody styles – all songs wirtten by Dave Morgan, who's not in the group – with lead vocals from Kevin Scott in the quartet. Production is nice – with some of that compression that was showing up in British modes in the early 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... LP, Vinyl record album
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pure mainstream 70s pop genius, the most fully-formed of all early Supertramp albums – and a record that's filled with a surprising amount of great Fender Rhodes moments too! The set's a masterpiece from start to finish – filled with themes of loss and loneliness, but served up by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not the out there primal scream of Plastic Ono, and more of an impeccably produced, easy to love landmark from John Lennon! The title track, beautiful as it is, is so heavily ingrained into rock & roll myth making machine that it's become too easy to overlook how great most of the songs on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first great moments from the team of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – working here in 10CC with the equally-great Gram Gouldman from Herman's Hermits! The songwriting power of the trio is amazing – and they're joined by Eric Stewart on lead guitar and a bit of moog – all ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really great bit of Brazilian rock – with a feel that's hard and heavy, but also has nice traces of pop, and which reminds us a lot of work by Peruvian group We All Together! The production is simple, but ambitious – with the vocals all flanged out in a way that sounds perfect next ... LP, Vinyl record album