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(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear, some aging, and bumped corners.)
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
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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.
One of the best albums we've ever heard by this soulful Brazilian singer – with modern arrangements that mix together sparkling jazzy backings and slight bits of rootsy percussion. Rogerio Duprat and Portinho arranged the album together – and Jair's vocals are in tremendous shape ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more unusual 70s albums from Gilberto Gil – a record that has him alternating tracks with Germano Mathias – in a mix of older samba and choro modes! Titles include "Minha Nega Na Janela", "Samba Rubro Negro", "A Situacao Do Escurinho", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Smooth harmony vocals by this classic Brazilian quartet – released on the 10th anniversary of the group, and an excellent example of the way they'd matured over the years! The style is still in the mode of their older work – with harmonies right up front in the mix – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mid 80s work from Caetano Veloso – recorded with Banda Nova! Titles include a remake of his classic "Nine Out Of Ten" – plus "O Homem Velho", "Comeu", "Podres Poderes", "Pulsar", and "Grafiti". LP, Vinyl record album
One of Chico's strongest albums of the late 70s – a masterful set of sophisticated tunes, recorded with some great guest help from Milton Nascimento, Zizi Possi, and Elba Ramalho! The album's got a slightly melancholy feel overall – not completely somber, but a slightly world-weary ... LP, Vinyl record album
The first in a series of groundbreaking collaborations between a young Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues – one of Elis' first big albums ever, recorded live before a very enthusiastic crowd! The set's a mix of bossa and samba numbers – often sung in duet mode by Elis and Jair – ... LP, Vinyl record album
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base – a more grooving approach than usual – which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong vocals! There's some slight post-Tropicalia touches at time – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the last records that Elis recorded for Polygram, and a great batch of tracks that has a lot more of a jazzy feel than some of her other albums from the time! The backing is by a small little combo with some great electric piano, and there's lots of nice percussive moments to keep things ... LP, Vinyl record album
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual compilation of Brazilian and American tunes – done as a promo disco for radio! Titles include "All Together Now" by The Beatles, "Trains & Boats & Planes" by The Box Tops, "Cancao Da Volta" by Doris Monteiro, and "Adoro" by Altemar ... LP, Vinyl record album