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Introspective Of The Early Years

LP (Item 61154) ABC/Duke, 1960s — Condition: Near Mint-
2LP Gatefold
Originally: 11.99
Not a retrospective, but an introspective – get it? Anyway, apart from the annoying title, the set's a great collection of Bobby's classic work from the 60s – 24 tracks pulled from his monumental years at Duke, a sublime blend of soul and blues, handled with a skill unmatched by no other singer! Titles include "Road Of Broken Hearted Ruin", "You're Worth It All", "Ask Me Bout Nothing", "Black Night", "If I Hadn't Called You Back", "That Did It", "Touch Of The Blues", "I Smell Trouble", and "Two Steps From The Blues".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Tan label MCA pressing.)

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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