Two Richards – Richard Atkins & Richard Manning – working here together in a sweet duo style that often has them harmonizing nicely on the vocals! The approach is a bit like some of the smoother, more professionally crafted pop that would show up more in 70s mainstream rock – but here, it's a bit more rough-edged and earnest – kind of soft-psyche, and served up with some great added strings and horns on some of the album's best tracks. There's a really compelling quality to the set – a reminder of what the twin-male vocal style could sound like before it was polished too much in LA studios in the 70s – but after it was used for more than just simple 60s pop. Titles include "Generation 70", "My Love Bathes In Silence", "The Finest Poet", "She Catches Me Running", "What Makes Me Love You Like I Do", and "1:25 AM". (Cover has a split top and bottom seam with clear tape on the bottom.) © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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.
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:
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.