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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.
Some great later Capitol work from Merle Haggard – titles that include "It's Not Love But It's Not Bad", "If We Make It Through December", "Always Wanting You", "You'll Always Be Special", "Movin On", "Holding Things Together", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
An album by one of the greatest American songwriters and interpreters who ever lived – the one and only Merle Haggard! Here you get his huge early 70s live album Fighting Side Of Me, best known for the reactionary title tune, quite unfortunately, since it's a really amazing document of ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Hag's stellar early 70s efforts for Capitol – with the prolific Merle dividing the set between his own numbers, a handful of traditional pieces and some nice tracks by other writers. Hag also strays from the straight honky tonk he pioneered in the late 60s into some gospel and ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early 70s album from Hag that mostly contains slower paced country tunes, many of which have to do with lost love. As usual, The Strangers sound great, subtly providing the background for Haggard's great voice, although they do have some nice solo moments. Tracks include "It's Not Love ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Merle Haggard's key Capitol classics – filled with great tunes that include the essential title cut – plus "It Meant Goodbye To Me When You Said Hello To Him", "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", and "Who'll Buy The Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
This album is Merle Haggard's tribute to Bob Wills, the king of Western Swing. There are several of Wills own songs included in the track list and others that are simply in the Western Swing vein. Some of the titles are "Right Or Wrong", "Brown Skinned Gal", "Misery", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Hag's golden era for Capitol! Keep Movin' On falls a little outside his classic work, but it's aged well, and is a great batch of Haggard originals with a running ramblin' theme. Tracks include "Movin' On", "Life's Like Poetry", "September In ... LP, Vinyl record album