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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.
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – an archetypal album from French composer Francis Lai, and a record that set the tone for countless other imitations to come – yet which is still the best! The groove here is really unique – a spare blend of bossa influences, jazzy organ ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not one of those cash-in collections, but a set that features all original music from the James Bond films of the 60s - including Thunderball, Gold Finger, You Only Live Twice, Dr No, and From Russia With Love! LP, Vinyl record album
Music by Elmer Bernstein, Neal Hefti, Jerome Moross, Andre Previn, Nick Perito, Jerry Goldsmith, and Dimitri Tiomkin – and work from The Way West, Wonderful Country, Hour Of The Gun, Magnificent Seven, The Big Country, Return Of The Seven, and Duel At Diablo. LP, Vinyl record album
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very strange little record – composed for a very strange film directed by Allen "Candid Camera" Funt – in which people are surprised by a nude woman, and have to react accordingly. There's a lot of tunes on here that have an almost Harper's Bizarre feel – that kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album
An assortment of western themes, mostly from the big 60s years of the United Artists soundtrack run – with music from Hang Em High, Good The Bad & The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More, Fistful Of Dollars, Return Of The Seven, Magnificent Seven, Dual At Diablo, and other films! LP, Vinyl record album
A wicked little James Bond soundtrack – one of the lesser-known ones, which is why it's all that more great! The title theme is a totally catchy number, sung by Shirley Bassey with all the dark energy of her best pop work – and Barry's score has some really surprising moments, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really wild soundtrack to a really wild film – a movie set in pagan Rome, and one of the most offbeat Fellini films to ever hit the screen – which is quite a lot, given the director's other oeuvre! Nino Rota really steps up with his soundtrack here – and breaks the mold of his ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the stranger soundtrack projects from French jazzman Claude Bolling – his music for the animated feature of the comic character Lucky Luke! Mostly instrumental, but features one vocal track by Nicole Croisille, and two more by Pat Woods. Nice gatefold cover – filled with inside ... LP, Vinyl record album