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Passport To Ecstasy

LP (Item 5697) Warner, 1977 — Condition: Very Good

Modern soul, but with a bit of a southern twist – a sweet set recorded in Muscle Shoals by the team of Homer Banks and Carl Hampton – and produced by Brad Shapiro with all the great mix of modes he was bringing to records with Millie Jackson and others! The album's got a nice sort of groove – almost with an undercurrent of funk at points, bubbling along nicely with the vocals of Banks and Hampton in a way that's almost similar to some of Tyrone Davis' great work for Columbia – a great update of older southern soul modes, but in ways that still hold onto some of the best roots too. There's a great blend of smooth groovers and mellow midtempo tracks on the set – and titles include "Let's Make Up", "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her", "Passion & Promises", "Passport to Ecstasy", "Believe", "Loving You", and "We're Movin' On".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cutout notch and some surface and edge wear.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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