Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Breakin' Away

LP (Item 530472) Warner, 1981 — Condition: Near Mint-

Sublime sounds from Al Jarreau – exactly the kind of record that made him a unique superstar at the time of its release, and which still continues to fly Al's flag strongly all these many years later! Jarreau's got that perfect blend between jazz roots and soulful expression here – set up in backings that are a few shades hipper than AOR, and just as perfectly polished – the kind of superb setting that could take a singer like Al and really make him into something new – opening up his sound to a huge audience who might never have tapped into the singer otherwise. Titles include the killer classic "We're In This Love Together" – a cut that's almost a genre unto itself – plus "Closer To Your Love", "My Old Friend", "Roof Garden", "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Teach Me Tonight", and "My Old Friend".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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.



You might be interested


Graham Central Station

Now Do U Wanta Dance
Warner, 1977. Near Mint-
Larry Graham's still burning strong here – resisting the temptation to go disco that you might guess from the "dance" in the title, and if anything, pulling up the bass-heavy funk even more! The set's got a super-tight feel that's kind of a distillation of the successful Graham ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michael McDonald

If That's What It Takes
Warner, 1982. Very Good+
Tracks include "I Keep Forgettin'", "I Gotta Try", "Playin' By The Rules", "Love Lies", "No Such Luck", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

Scritti Politti

Cupid & Psyche 85
Warner, 1985. Very Good+
Includes the hit "A Perfect Way", plus "Wood Beez", "Small Talk", "Word Girl", "Hypnotize", and "A Little Knowledge". LP, Vinyl record album

Serge Ponsar

Back To The Light
Warner, 1983. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Randy Crawford

Abstract Emotions
Warner, 1986. Near Mint-
Randy Crawford's working here with arrangements and production from Reggie Lucas – all very much in that sweet 80s style he was bringing to work with other artists at the time! There's plenty of beats, guitars, and keyboards in the instrumentation – pushing an overall sound that's more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Brian McKnight

Ten
Warner, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album

Sly & The Family Stone

Back On The Right Track
Warner, 1979. Sealed
Sly Stone's definitely back on the right track here – returning to the heights of his earlier powers in this late 70s comeback album for Warner Brothers! The record's got a lot of touches of the old Sly funky sound, but it's done in a slightly tighter style too – a bit more polish than ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gamble/Philadelphia International, 1968. Very Good+
An excellent early album from Billy Paul – done in a mode that's quite different than his bigger hits of the 70s! The record's almost more of a jazz outing, but with a definite soulful twist – done in this righteous mode that's not unlike some of the best Nina Simone material from the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Staple Singers/Curtis Mayfield

Let's Do It Again
Curtom, 1975. Very Good+
One of our favorite albums ever from The Staple Singers – and that's really saying a lot, as they cut a huge amount of really great records! The album's an unusual collaboration between the group and Curtis Mayfield – one that forges the great vocal styles they were developing at Stax ... LP, Vinyl record album
Motown, 1972. Near Mint-
An overlooked moment of 70s genius from The Supremes – and from the great Jimmy Webb as well – given that the pop studio genius wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album! Jimmy had plenty of famous work under his belt by this point in time – including his famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold
Sweet jazzy work from War – a record that has them stretching things out a bit from before, and finding new ways to groove for the second half of the 70s! All the core elements are still firmly in place – that sublime blend of jazz, soul, funk, and Latin elements – but there's a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis
High Rise, 1982. Sealed
Later work by Tyrone, but an excellent album of smooth modern soul tunes that builds off his strong work for Columbia! The album features a sublime stepper called "Are You Serious" – a great track that easily ranks with Tyrone's best work from later years – and the rest of ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top