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(Stereo/Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
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.
A surprising late folk entry in the Elektra Records catalog – recorded in the early 70s, and with some sublime production from the great Gary Usher! The sound is definitely contemporary folk, as promised in the title – but there's more of a singer/songwriter sensibility too – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early RCA album from the great Skeeter Davis – a set that also features her harmonizing along with her own lead vocals – creating the same sort of magic as when she was part of the Davis Sisters duo! LP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic later collection of work from Mother Maybelle Carter – an artist who first started out with the legendary Carter Family, then went on to help shape the sound of generations with her unique strumming style on the autoharp! This set features some of those musicians – in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early work from John Prine – exactly the kind of sounds that made him so different from both the 60s generation of folksingers, and most of his hip 70s contemporaries too! In one breath, Prine manages to embrace musical worlds that run from New Orleans up through the Mississippi ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fabulous is right – as the set's a fantastic illustration of the genius of Charlie Rich – still in his more soulful mode here, working with Billy Sherrill production on a set of tracks that really fit the growing sophistication of his sound! LP, Vinyl record album
Detroit had plenty of great harmony groups in the 60s – but by the early 70s, The Detroit Emeralds were right on top – a feat that was easy to do with work this great! The trio have a fantastic approach here – a bit of the psychedelic soul sound of the Norman Whitfield generation ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great collection of obscure rock tunes for MGM from the 60s – and we have a keen attachment to this record because it features both sides of Van Dyke Parks' first single ever, "Come to the Sunshine"/"Number Nine". The original single is totally hard to find, and we just ... LP, Vinyl record album