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There Is Only Now (picture disc)

LP (Item 910222) Linear Labs, 2014 — Condition: Near Mint-

A great pairing of Bay Area hip hop legends Souls Of Mischief and producer-composer Adrian Younge – akin to the cinematic hip hop funk productions by Younge for Ghostface Killah and others – but it's also the tightest, most focused work we've heard from the Souls in a while! It finds the right balance of delivering on the character-driven song cycle/concept album front – held together by interludes featuring fellow blueprint era hip hop veteran Ali Shaheed Muhammed as a radio DJ whose brief news readings move the story along – but concept aside, it's a timeless, funky jazz-fueled gem that'll stand the test of time. Includes "Time Stopped", "Womack's Lament" with Busta Rhymes, "Panic Struck", "Another Part Of You" feat William Hart of The Delfonics, "All You Got Is Your Word", "There Is Only Now" with Snoop Dogg, "Meeting Of The Minds", "Miriam Got A Mickey", "Stone Cold" feat Scarub, "The Synopsis" plus intro, outro and interludes with Ali Shaheed Muhammed, "Narrow Escape", "Finally Back" and "The Last Act".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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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