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Five Years Later

LP (Item 593629) ECM, 1982 — Condition: Near Mint-
Two players with a very spacious sense of sound – coming together here in an all-guitar album that mixes both electric and acoustic tones! The pairing is perfectly captured by the ECM production style – an approach that lets each note ring out with a great sense of presence, and blend together in the slightly echoey territory created by the recording – a mode that's filled with subtle beauty and a shimmering sense of color throughout. Towner plays 12 string acoustic and classical guitar – and Abercrombie works some of his best chromatic magic on electric guitar, both 6 and 12 string – but also plays acoustic and a bit of mandolin guitar as well. Titles include "The Juggler's Etude", "Child's Play", "Bumabia", "Caminata", "Microtheme", and "Late Night Passenger".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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