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Winds Of Change

LP (Item 7394) Casablanca, 1979 — Condition: Near Mint-
One of a host of ambitious albums cut by maestro Alec Costandinos at the end of the 70s for Casablanca – just the kind of full-service records that must have helped to bankrupt the label, but which end up still sounding pretty great after all these years! Alec's working here with a full complement of strings, and a fair bit of jazzy studio players too – a nice mix that has horns from the Brecker Brothers, Jon Faddis, and others nestled nicely in the mix – plus vocals from Pattie Brooks and Arthur Simms on some of the shorter numbers. Side one features the extended "Winds Of Change", which runs for over 18 minutes as a symphonic disco number. But almost even better are the shorter soul tracks on side two – which have Costandinos pulling things back a bit more than usual, and even hitting some mellower moments at points. Titles include "Red Hot River Of Fire", "Star Child", "Future Legend", "Creation Of Man", "You Gave Me Dreams", and "Where Are You Going Perseus".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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