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LP (Item 8531) RCA, 1974 — Condition: Near Mint-

Music beyond description or definition – one of Jon Lucien's legendary albums for RCA – a true pinnacle in the generation of sophisticated 70s soul! The sound here is a unique blend that's never been heard before – and hardly ever since, even though many have tried – a complicated tapestry of jazz, soul, Latin, and Brazilian elements – all served up with a sense of warmth and soul that are undeniable, and which gives the record a tremendous sense of personality. Arrangements are by Jon himself, but Dave Grusin also headed up the orchestra – and does a beautiful job here as well, with some sweet electric touches that are right up there with his best 70s work. The record's got a huge amount of great tracks – like "Ghetto Song", "Soul Chant", "When the Morning Comes", and "Prayer for Peace" – and it stands as one of the best ones that Jon Lucien ever recorded!  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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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