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Prime Of My Life

LP (Item 59881) Motown, 1965 — Condition: Very Good

A lost bit of work from Billy, and a suprisingly nice album that sets the stage for a host of more sophisticated male singers to come! The record features Billy with lush arrangements by Melba Liston, Gil Askey, and Bobby Tucker – singing in a deep and sensuous style that's similar to that used by Grady Tate on some of his albums for Skye, cut a few years later. Billy's sounding better here than he has in years – and titles include "Feeling Good", "This Is All I Ask", "Fantasy", "The Prime Of My Life", "Maybe Today", and "Had You Been Around".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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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