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Musical Testament 1964-1984

LP (Item 54349) Motown, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s — Condition: Very Good+
2LP

A 2 LP career retrospective of Marvin Gaye's recordings with Motown – one that doesn't try to be a greatest hits or fully comprehensive – but rather dedicates a side of each LP to different themes as approached by Marvin! Side 1 is subtitled "Crossroads" and features "After The Dance (inst)", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Loving & Affection". Side 2 goes a bit further, calling itself "A Parting of the Ways" and has some classic breakup songs: "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You?" and a live version of "Distant Lover". Side 3 is love songs, entitled "A Witness to Love" and features "That's the Way Love Is", "Lonely Lover" and "The End of Our Road". Finally side 4 covers the reflective side of Marvin, called "Introspection" and features a version of "The Star Spangled Banner" unavailable elsewhere, and "Save the Children" and "Wholy Holy". A great collection that's thoughtfully put together and plays really well front-to-back.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Promo copy. Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear, a few bent corners, a promo stamp and some pen on the back cover and labels.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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