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LP (Item 572195) Island, 1985 — Condition: Very Good+

A high point creatively and popularity-wise for Shriekback – somehow fusing soul and funk derived bass lines and choruses with postpunk urgency, keyboards that bring both airy delicacy and fierce tension, some of the most best songs the ever put on an album. This is one of those records that was considered really creative and tough to categorize in its time, yet found a bit of crossover appeal, which is great – but it probably deserves a bit more admiration all these years later! Includes "Malaria", "Everything That Rises Must Converge", "Fish Below The Ice", "This Big Hush", "Faded Flowers", "Only Thing That Shines", "Health And Knowledge And Wealth And Power",, "Coelacanth" and more.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(US pressing in a green cover, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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.

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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