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It's Hard

LP (Item 576573) Warner, 1982 — Condition: Near Mint-

Maybe the last really essential album from The Who – the second to feature Kenny Jones on drums, doing a surprisingly great job of filling in the space left behind when Keith Moon departed the planet – and a record that also has Pete Townshend working out some of his stronger mature songwriting moments! There's a bit of polish here at times, but the record's nicely never too slick or commercial – thanks to work from producer Glyn Johns – and bassist John Entwistle also contributed a few strong tracks to the set – right before leaving the group for solo work after the album. Titles include "Athena", "It's Your Turn", "One Life's Enough", "Cry If You Want", "I've Known No War", "Dangerous", "Eminence Front", and "Why Did I Fall For That".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Limited edition Quiex II pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and promo stickers.)

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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