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(German pressing. NOTE – Still sealed, but with some heavy wear on the opening.)
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 heck of a weird soundtrack – written to accompany the US debut of director Milos Foreman! The film deals with runaway girls, and features musical performances by a number of the actors in the film – as well as a few tracks borrowed from more famous acts of the time. The core of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lalo Schifrin did the score for this 70s film set in Brooklyn (just how many of those were there, anyway?) – and the music is a real mix of styles, with a funky theme, some sparer sadder tunes, string-based dramatic ones, and more. The two longest tracks – "Hey Nunzio" and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A dreamy little soundtrack by Piero Piccioni – not as mad as some of his more famous Italian work, but with plenty of nice touches! Piccioni's going for more of an atmospheric approach here with isolated instrumentation drifting over rhythmic string passages, in a way that's halfway between ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice 60s crime jazz from Mancini! Although Mancini's fame was made in the late 50s for his work on the classic Peter Gunn TV show, it's less known that he also did the score for the less-than-successful Peter Gunn film. Directed in 1967 by Blake Edwards, the film was a weak attempt to transfer ... LP, Vinyl record album
The original first recording of The Wiz – the super-soul musical that remade Wizard Of Oz for the 70s! The hits here are familiar, but the music is actually pretty great – handled by hip Harold Wheeler on most numbers, and really stepping forth with a nice mix of soundtrack grooves and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool lost moment from the great Michel Legrand – a selection of soundtrack tunes he did for a late 70s TV film based on the Bobbie Gentry tune! Side one is all Legrand – side two features songs by Gentry, Thurman Box, Hoyt Ming, and Morgan Gilmer – all more country-oriented ... LP, Vinyl record album