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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.
"Dance" is a nice little number, but the real winner here is "You Make Me Feel" – a track that broke Sylvester out of the underground and into the mainstream – propelled by a slight early electro groove that almost seems to set the pace for house music in the 80s! A ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Snapping bass and slow-stepping drums make "Body To Body" boogie" a great little track – one that moves along slowly, and with a much funkier edge than you'd expect! "Moon Boots" is moogy wonderfulness from the Munich scene – a tune that's as spacey as you'd ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A seminal bit of crossover from The Eurythmics – easily one of the biggest tracks of the early 80s British invasion, and a tune that almost makes us forgive all the later crimes of Annie Lennox! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Warm Philly magic from the great Vince Montana – a track that links together both parts of the city's sound in the decade of 70s soul! "Love Is You" bubbles along on strings, beats, and vibes long before Carol's vocals come into the mix – and then really takes off ... 12-inch, Vinyl record