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Stevie At The Beach

LP (Item 8902) Tamla, 1964 — Condition: Very Good+

Almost a precursor of California Motown in the 70s – given that the young Stevie Wonder spends a day at the beach! The set's an unusual one for Wonder, but a great one too – filled with beach-themed tunes to cash in on Stevie's appearance in Muscle Beach Party – but handled in ways that ring out with all his early Motown charm! Wonder's still doing a fair bit of instrumentation here – harmonica, and percussion too – and although there's a fair bit of strings in the backings, they're used in these cool cascading ways that almost replicate the feel of the surf. Titles include the single "Castles In The Sand", in both vocal and instrumental versions – plus "Happy Street", "Beachstomp", "The Party At The Beach House", "The Beachcomber", "Hey Harmonica Man", "Ebb Tide", and "Beyond The Sea".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original 2 globes pressing. Cover has a bumped bottom corner, otherwise great shape!)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

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