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Soul Crusade

LP (Item 776485) Atlantic, 1968 — Condition: Very Good
Gatefold

Wild eyed organ soul from Mandala – a mix of raw and heavy R&B and fuzzed out garagey sounds from the Toronto combo – bringing their legendary approach to fiery performance to this lone rare studio set pretty well! It's not a soul set by a purist's definition, with raw funk, psychedelia and even rave up gospel revival feverishness in their sound – with very excitable lead vocals, thick layers of organ, some vibes and raw percussion. Typical of Atlantic Records of the era, a couple cuts have grander arrangements courtesy Arif Mardin, but this is quite an atypical album overall! Titles include "World Of Love", "One Short Year", "Every Single Day", "Mellow Carmello", "Palumbo", "Stop Cryin' On My Shoulder" and more.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has unglued seams, a cutout notch, and light surface wear.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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