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LP (Item 570363) Atlantic, 1981 — Condition: Near Mint-
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A warmly laidback album, but one with more than enough sense of variety and depth to ever keep it from being too mellow overall! Herbie Mann's stepping out past the disco years here with a nice sense of variety – a style that avoids some of the fusion cliches of the time, and instead goes for some great elements that really work well with his flute! Some of these cuts have Herbie adding in an echoplex to the instrument, creating this really spacious tone – while others mix the lead with some reggae backings recorded in Kingston, an approach that works surprisingly well – and overall, the whole thing's got a really creative, electric exploration of space and sound that rivals some of Mann's first electric albums from a decade or more before. Titles include a wonderful reading of Milton Nascimento's "Cinnamon Flower", a completely different sweet funky take on "Memphis Underground", a version of Stevie Wonder's "Another Star", and the cuts "Cecilia", "Sir Charles Duke", and "Bend Down Low". (Cover has a sticker spot.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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.



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