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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.
A wonderfully jazzy soundtrack – one of our favorite Jerry Fielding film scores of the 70s, thanks to key solo work from Art Pepper on alto and Jon Faddis on trumpet! The music is far deeper than you might expect for the Clint Eastwood action film setting – funky enough in the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
A heavenly bit of work from Morricone! The album's a non-soundtrack – but it features singer Edda Dell'Orso interpreting some of his greatest themes of the late 60s and early 70s, in that wordless drifting mode that always made for his best soundtracks ever. There's a few instrumental tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool Japanese-only collection of songs from classic Bruce Lee films, plus tribute tracks to the late master too! Features some great funky numbers by Lalo Schifrin – plus other titles that include "Fists Of Fury", "Dance The Kung Fu", "Goodbye Dragon", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great document of the hippest thing going on TV at the time – the full absorption of the 60s underground into mainstream TV culture! Producers Rowan and Martin bring together a cast that includes Henry Gibson, Joanne Worley, Dave Madden, Ruth Buzzi, and Goldie Hawn – all doing a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful set of tunes from soundtracks scored by French maestro Francis Lai! Arrangements on the set are by Jean Musy and Christian Gaubert – tunes include "13 Jours En France", "Bilitis", "Ames Perdues", "Mariage", "La Lecon D'Amour D'Emmanuell ... LP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Harris always turns in great soundtrack work, and this score is no exception – definitely a cut above the usual mountain man film score of the 70s! Harris has a way of bringing in some sweeter moments to the music – mixing them with the dramatic undercurrents, and creating a ... 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
Totally excellent – and probably the best of the Planet Of The Apes soundtracks! The record features lots of snippets of dialogue from the film – including Cornelius telling the creed of the fate of man, General Ursus addressing Ape City, and the chilling Mass Of The Holy Bomb. The ... LP, Vinyl record album